A New Year – MINI US January Sales Report

A New Year – MINI US January Sales Report
The first month of 2017 is gone, the United States may be facing many changes, one thing unfortunately has not changed. January sales for MINI continue to dip, despite a hint at a turnaround late in 2016. The report does not specify the cause of bump in Countryman sales. Mostly like this is a result of extra incentives to clear out... Read More

US Sales Continue Fall For MINI and BMW

US Sales Continue Fall For MINI and BMW
  The US new car market continues to fight against MINI and parent company BMW with another down month for both brands. We continue to hold a positive outlook for MINI’s US sales as the second generation MINI Cooper Countryman hits the shorelines in the coming moths. Historically a hot seller in America, the new Countryman should help revive slumping sales.  ... Read More

Future MINI Concepts – Let the Rumors Fly

Future MINI Concepts – Let the Rumors Fly
Every so often, especially after a big MINI announcement, the rumor machine kicks into high gear, and crazy future MINI ideas hit the internet. Before you even realize it, one person’s dream for a future MINI turns into an actual plan. Moments later that plan is “in development”, and then a few twists of some words, and it’s official, MINI is... Read More

Official Release: The New MINI Countryman

Official Release: The New MINI Countryman
As the new generation of the MINI Countryman sees its premiere, the tradition-steeped British brand continues its advance into the premium compact segment. The new MINI Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the brand’s 57-year history. Having been completely newly developed, it now reflects considerable advancements in the areas of space, functionality, athletic flair and premium characteristics.... Read More

Teaser: MINI Hybrid Progress and the New Countryman

Teaser: MINI Hybrid Progress and the New Countryman
Back in May we told you that MINI was working on a plug-in Hybrid based on the upcoming Countryman based on small labeling we noticed on some cold weather testing spy shots that we shared. The topic of a MINI Hybrid was raised recently once again as several BMW executives passed on attending the Paris Motor Show to continue planning the future... Read More

New Countryman Getting Closer – Spotted In LA

New Countryman Getting Closer – Spotted In LA
A sharp eyed MINI owner recently captured the next generation Countryman cruising on the Southern California highways still decked out in its camouflaging wrap. The shot of the rear shows more detail (especially along the lower side panels) than we’ve seen before, but some of that may be added to camouflage the finished lines of MINI’s largest vehicle. What do you think about... Read More

Countryman… Clubman… Everyone Tests At the Nurburgring

Countryman… Clubman… Everyone Tests At the Nurburgring
Every auto enthusiast knows that when a manufacturer is ready to put its newest model through its paces, the Nurburgring is the place to go. The upcoming 2017 MINI Countryman has been spotted there on a few occasions recently. This time it was making laps along with the already available MINI Clubman. Both MINIs, especially the Clubman whose only disguised body panels are... Read More