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Toyota, Mini to team up on sub-light cars - report

A report published by Edmunds this morning has revealed that Mini is reportedly holding discussion with Toyota about a possible micro car tie-up along the lines of Toyota's iQ. Although the deal has not been set in concrete the report indicates that Toyota would benefit from the deal in receiving a counter deal in the form of the upcoming Mini Coupe and Roadster...

MINI 50 Mayfair and 50 Camden anniversary models

To celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the most iconic automotive brands, MINI has announced two new special edition anniversary models for the Australian market. Named after distinguished boroughs of London, the MINI 50 Mayfair and MINI 50 Camden will be available in Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper D Hatch variants...

Mini launches iPhone roadside App in US

Mini owners who use an iPhone (or Blackberry) in the US can now download a free application that allows them to call for roadside assistance at the touch of a button. The iTunes App not only allows users to quickly and conveniently contact Mini for assistance, should they ever need it, but also automatically sends out the vehicle's exact location to ensure help is sent as soon as possible...

MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio due here next month

MINI has today announced its performance orientated John Cooper Works Cabrio will be available for sale in Australia from next month. Powered by the 155kW race bred MINI Challenge engine, the MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio is set to be one of the fastest accelerating open top vehicles on Aussie roads this side of $100,000...

Mini celebrates 1.5 million milestone

Just weeks after its official 50th birthday celebrations Mini has claimed yet another milestone in the production of its 1.5 millionth vehicle. Since production began in 2001 the production line has run almost non-stop at Mini's Oxford plant with the milestone model, a Chili Red Clubman, rolling off the line in the  presence of Business Minister Ian Lucas and BMW Group board member Ian Robertson...

Mini Cooper D welcomes new Toyota Prius

Update: Mini Cooper D Review Recently Mini was quick to run a large advertising campaign across the country to showcase the Cooper D as Australia's most fuel efficient car. We can imagine Toyota's marketing department wasn't awfully happy with that, knowing the new Prius was only weeks away. In it's first full month on sale, close to a quarter of new Mini buyers chose the Cooper D...

Rolls-Royce trimmed Mini on the way

Rolls-Royce and Mini, polar opposites of the BMW Group, could be collaborating on a new special "luxury" edition Mini. The move has said to have come about due to Rolls-Royce's slowing recession sales and the parent company's desire to distribute some of the luxury marque's class across the rest of its line-up...

Mini Cooper D Review

Mini Cooper Diesel Review To take a marketing stance that claims position as ‘Australia’s most fun and fuel efficient car’, well, you’re just crying out for attention. And you’re bound to get it - the good, the bad and the ugly. In the case of the 2009 Mini Cooper D, the first diesel powered Mini Cooper to enter the Australian market, the claims don’t stop there...

Mini turns 50 today

Fifty years ago today, the first Mini rolled off the production line at Cowley, now called Plant Oxford. For the first time in half a century that very car is returning to its birthplace for a celebration of 50 years of production. The Mini Minor, finished in Old English White and carrying the registration number 621 AOK, is at Plant Oxford for the day to mark its birthday in style...

Mini introduces the 'Speedster'

Mini, in conjunction with the UK's AutoExpress, have today released images of its new 'Speedster' model. The eye-catching two seater convertible is said to combine dramatic looks with sizzling performance in what Mini believe will put it in place to challenge Mazda's long time favourite, the MX-5 and Honda's upcoming CRZ...

Citroen DS 3 GT set to challenge mighty Mini

It's a bold claim, but Citroen have indeed announced that its new rally-inspired hatch, likely to be named the DS 3 GT, is set to challenge Mini's popular Cooper S as the new must-have hot hatch. Featuring white alloys, a big rear wing, flared wheel arches and body kit with muscular bonnet vent, the GT has several hallmarks to distinguish it above its slower siblings...