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Q&A: What are the small cars with high hip points?

Hi CarAdvice! I'm in the market for a new car but don't have the garage space for a full-blown SUV. My only issue is, I find a lot of hatchbacks, sedans and wagons a little too low to the ground and I struggle to get in and out because of a back issue...

Mini begins to outlay electric plans, could reintroduce Minor nameplate – report

Mini’s future plans are already coming to fruition, as its parent company BMW is set to spearhead the British brand’s electric transformation with a new super-compact electric light hatch, a larger Countryman crossover SUV and a new long-range people mover. British publication Autocar reports the current Mini three-door hatch and its five-door counterpart will be replaced, as well as the Convertible and Clubman models...

Gallery: 2022 Mini John Cooper Works Convertible tours a German coastline

When Mini took the wraps off the second facelift for its staple 3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch and Convertible models in January, fans of the brand likely noticed one odd omission from the brand's media materials: the hero John Cooper Works variant...

Mini to drop petrol and diesel by 2030s to become all-electric brand – UPDATE

UPDATE, 18 March 2021: Mini will become an all-electric car brand by the end of the decade, the company confirmed overnight. The announcement was made at the annual conference held by Mini's parent company, BMW, with chairman Oliver Zipse outlining future plans for the brand. "Mini will be the first BMW Group brand to go fully electric...

2021 Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition price and specs: Classic rally-inspired edition available in Cooper S, JCW bodies

2021 Mini Paddy Hopkirk Edition price and specs detailed Rally-inspired special limited to 65 units Red paint, white roof and rally decals pay tribute to 1964 Monte Carlo Rally Available to order now in three model variants, priced from $60,800 drive-away...

2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk Edition price and specs

2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk Edition price and specs detailed Cooper and Cooper S variants available in Australia, with 59 units bound for our shores Special-edition trim elements for up to $7500 extra Pricing and specification details for the 2021 Mini Countryman Boardwalk have been announced...

Mini goes vegan: Future models to drop leather interiors – report

Mini will stop offering leather interiors on its future models, according to an interview with design boss Oliver Heilmer. Speaking to UK magazine Autocar, Mr Heilmer said Mini no longer believed leather fitted with the brand. "We don’t need leather any more in the future, because we don’t believe it’s sustainable," he said...

Gallery: 2021 Mini Hatch and Convertible facelift

Mini took the wraps off its updated Hatch and Convertible ranges this week, and though the brand is unlikely to admit it, the new model is intended to serve as a stop-gap between the current, seven-year-old model and the next generation Mini, which has reportedly been delayed to 2023 due to the impact of Brexit and COVID-19...

2021 Mini Hatch and Convertible facelift unveiled, Australian launch second half of 2021

The 2021 Mini Hatch and Mini Convertible have been revealed, ahead of an Australian launch in the second half of 2021. The second major facelift for the Mini 3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch and Convertible since their introduction in 2014 – following a mid-life 'LCI' update in 2018 – the 2021 updates implement a variety of tweaks inside, out and under the skin...

2021 Dakar Rally wrap

The 2021 Dakar Rally is won and done, with France's Stéphane Peterhansel taking out the podium driving an X-Raid Mini. In its 43rd running, navigation proved to be more challenging for the 556 competitors, who covered an intense 8000 kilometres over 12 days and 12 gruelling stages...

2021 Mini Hatch facelift spied inside, debut expected January 24

The interior of the facelifted 2021 Mini Hatch has been caught with little disguise, ahead of its rumoured unveiling later this month. Images posted to German fan forum Mini-F56-Forum.de show the updated Mini will gain an assortment of minor revisions inside the cabin, comprising a new steering wheel, new interior trim inlays and capacitive-touch buttons for the steering wheel and infotainment system controls (replacing physical, push-button switches)...