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2021 Mini Cooper S facelift spied ahead of unveiling

The facelifted 2021 Mini Cooper S has been photographed driving on the streets of Holland ahead of its official unveiling. These grainy spy pics, posted by CocheSpias, show a darker, more aggressive, simplified front end for Mini's hot hatch. In a departure for the Cooper S, all exterior chrome accents have been replaced by bold gloss black finishes, while the headlights also look to be tinted...

Electric car subsidies: how Australia compares to the rest of the world

Australian buyers pay substantially more for electric cars than motorists in Europe and the US, where generous government subsidies and strict emissions targets have forced prices down. While the financial incentives to purchase electric vehicles overseas can equate to as much as €12,000 ($AU20,000) per car, buyers in Australia get little to no taxpayer assistance...

Add to cart: New cars you can buy online

There’s never been a better time to buy a new car – online. In this new era of social distancing, automotive buyers are increasingly moving online, and several brands are accommodating this shift with the implementation of so-called ‘virtual showrooms’...

2021 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works announced for Australia

The 2021 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works has been announced for Australia, bringing a fresh look and new tech. The sporty Mini SUV now comes with LED headlight and rear tail-lights – complete with its signature Union Jack design – as standard across the Countryman range. Daytime running lights, indicators, and fog lights are also LED. A new 5...

World's fastest Mini flips in back yard stunt gone wrong

A limited-edition 2021 Mini JCW GP – the fastest and most powerful Mini of all time – has rolled in a backyard crash in Europe, within hours of the owner taking delivery.  The vehicle flipped and landed back on its wheels with less than 38km on the clock – and most of that distance was accumulated in the owner’s back yard...

How to get a 'free' electric car

Fancy an electric car for free? There's only one catch: you will need to move to Germany. Tax exemptions for electric cars in parts of Europe are now so generous it is possible to lease a brand-new zero-emissions vehicle at almost zero cost. German dealership Autohaus Koenig has begun advertising Renault Zoe leases for “free” – after a deposit of €3100 ($AU5060) – thanks to new government rebates...

Coming soon: Mini’s ‘massive’ SUV

British carmaker Mini is preparing to build its biggest vehicle yet – a mid-size SUV with similar proportions to a BMW X3 – according to overseas reports. The new model – speculated to revive the Traveller name – would assume flagship status for the brand, slotting in above the Countryman city SUV in both price and size, according to UK publication AutoCar...

2021 Mini Countryman revealed: No more diesels

The refreshed 2021 Mini Countryman has been unveiled online ahead of a late 2020 Australian debut. The new-look Countryman was last spied in final testing less than a week ago, with next to no camouflage except to the one section we can now see notable changes have been made...

2021 Mini Countryman spy photos

Mini’s facelifted 2021 Countryman city SUV has been spotted during testing at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit ahead of its Australian showroom arrival later this year or early 2021. Although we have had photos of the updated model before (click here), the new images reveal more detail of the upcoming Mini Countryman, including a revised front and rear bumper design, and updated interior tech...

2020 Mini Electric price and specs revealed for Australia

Mini has announced pricing and specs for the launch edition of its first-ever all-electric model, the Mini Electric, revealing it will arrive in Australia in August this year. The German-owned British marque has said the three-door hatchback will have a national drive-away price of $59,900, or a recommended list price of $54,800 plus on-road costs, when it lands in Australian showrooms...

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 (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...