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Got a MINI? There’s an app for that.

The line between personal technology and our cars is becoming increasingly blurred, thanks to a new generation of connected vehicles and user technology. This is a series of pieces where we look at the mobile applications available for your car. First cab off the rank, is MINI. Apple iPhone and iPad MINI Driver’s Guide: Digital owner’s manual for your car, linked to the VIN...

Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

2020 Mini Countryman S Sterling Edition pricing and specs

MINI has released a special Sterling Edition of its 2020 Countryman Cooper S, specially produced for Australian and New Zealand markets. Limited to only 50 cars, MINI Australia receives 40 of the Countryman Sterling Edition models. Each vehicle comes with an edition badge immortalising the build number...

Next-generation Mini range delayed due to Brexit uncertainty

The third-generation Mini went into production in late 2013 and will outlive the first two generations, which stayed in production for six to seven years each. Maximilian Schöberl, BMW's head of corporate and governmental affairs, told Reuters, "The lifespan of this platform has been extended for cost reasons and because of Brexit"...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: John Bowe pays tribute to Rod Barrett

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the Alpine A110 Sportsx concept has been revealed, an Australian launch for Kia Stonic has been confirmed for late 2020, there's Australian interest in the Volkswagen Arteon 'Shooting Brake', and research shows school pick-up as 'the most dangerous time' to be on Australian roads...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Next Mini Clubman could become a crossover

The next-generation Mini Clubman could grow up, literally, to become the brand's second crossover model. Oliver Heilmer, Mini's head of design, hinted as much in an interview with Autocar. The move to a range with two crossover models is being driven by the US market, where the current Countryman's slow sales are being blamed on its small size...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Farewell to the Commodore

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Scott Collie. We share our memories of the Holden Commodore, and listen to a commercial compilation of each Commodore model over its 41-year life. According to a study, Australian interest in electric vehicles is well below the global average, and we speak to Natasha Santha, principal at L...

BMW: 'Pure' performance range to expand

Power-hungry Australians will soon have more lower-cost, high-performance BMW 'Pure' models to choose from. The badge was reserved for full-on BMW M models like the M3 and M4, before the reveal of the Australian-specific M550i xDrive Pure. Priced from $134,900 before on-road costs the M550i Pure packs a 4...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Mini JCW GP priced from $63,900

Mini has revealed the JCW GP will be priced from $63,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in Australia. That's $12,500 more than a conventional two-door Mini JCW, and and a whopping $22,200 more than a Cooper S. It's also more expensive than conventional hot hatches like the Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R, although it manages to undercut the pared-back Renault Megane RS Trophy-R by $11,090...