Mini News and Reviews


Mini was founded in 1969, although the name has been used as a model name since 1959. The British automotive manufacturer is owned by BMW. Mini has been dominating motorsports since the 1960s, when they won the Monte Carlo Rally three times (1964, 1965 and 1967). The most powerful Mini models are tuned by John Cooper Works. In Canada, Mini markets the 3 Door, 5 Door, Clubman, Countryman and Convertible to customers.

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8 cars on Millennials' lease wish lists

Millennials transferring between leases look at vehicles that match values

Auto Finance Car Buying
Aug 5, 2019, 5:30 PM

JD Power CSI shows luxury owners most satisfied

Porsche ranked highest by satisfied owners; Buick tops mass-market brands Read More

Car Care Auto Industry
Mar 16, 2019, 6:30 PM

Mini boosts JCW limited edition to 300 hp

Race-inspired 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP limited to 3,000 units globally Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Feb 17, 2019, 4:30 PM

15 sour new-car picks from Lemon-Aid

A list of new and late-model cars, trucks and SUVs better left on the lot Read More

Car Buying New Cars
Dec 11, 2018, 11:30 AM


Mini confirms production of JCW GP hatchback

Mini John Cooper Works GP will be based on concept introduced last year Read More

Auto Shows New Cars
Nov 24, 2018, 6:30 AM

British company bodyshells make Mini restoration easier

Brit company BMH makes MK1 bodyshells from original British Leyland specs

Classic Cars Used Cars
May 22, 2018, 9:30 PM

Nearly 150,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in April

April recalls totalled 35, affecting 147,607 vehicles from 25 makes

Car Safety Car Care
May 3, 2018, 10:30 PM

Mini launches new JCW tuning kits at SEMA

New engine tuning and exhaust kits fit 2018 Clubman and Countryman


Mini celebrates rally heritage with JCW GP Concept

Design study maximizes Mini style and driving fun for road and track

Auto Shows Future Cars
Sep 6, 2017, 5:30 PM

BMW commits to electrifying its entire range

Auto giant says every series will be able to have electrified variants

Green Cars
Jul 25, 2017, 6:15 PM

Should you buy a used Mini Cooper?

The Mini Cooper is a fun car to lease and return before the warranty ends

Used Cars Car Buying Automotive Reviews
Nov 1, 2016, 11:30 AM

BMW previews its next 100 years

BMW displays four futuristic concepts together for the first time at 100th celebration


Mini puts a charge into Countryman

Engine powers the front wheels, while electric motor works on the rear

Green Cars New Cars
Oct 17, 2016, 4:45 PM

Mini gives its Clubman the Works

Newest Mini takes John Cooper Works high-performance to new level

New Cars
Sep 20, 2016, 5:30 PM

BMW sweeps automotive design awards

IDEA annually recognizes design excellence in several industries

Auto Awards
Jul 2, 2016, 5:30 PM

Mini gives Cooper convertible the Works

John Cooper Works performance added to convertible for first time.

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Jan 16, 2016, 12:30 PM


Honda Fit again named top Back To School car offers its list of top 10 Best Back to School cars for 2015

New Cars Auto Awards
Jul 31, 2015, 8:00 PM

MINI opens new doors on Clubman

New six-door wagon features seating for five and becomes biggest MINI ever

New Cars
Jun 24, 2015, 5:00 PM

Good-bye Google Glass – hello Mini Augmented Vision

Revolutionary eyewear display concept will make its debut at Auto Shanghai

Auto Technology Auto Shows
Apr 13, 2015, 8:15 AM

Is Mini Superleggera concept headed for production?

Production version of the two-seat Superleggera might arrive in early 2018

Auto Enthusiasts New Cars
Mar 19, 2015, 10:45 AM


New Mini gets the Works

John Cooper Works package makes most powerful Mini Cooper ever

Auto Shows New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Jan 3, 2015, 4:00 AM

Mini celebrates milestones in Oxford

Three millionth Mini rolls off assembly line

Auto Industry
Sep 9, 2014, 10:00 AM

Small cars challenged by crash test

Mini Countryman and Chevrolet Volt fare best in latest round of crash tests

Car Safety
Jul 31, 2014, 2:00 PM

Mini goes Pro with app camera control

Camera obsessed? Control your GoPro through Mini operating system

Auto Technology Auto Enthusiasts
Jun 22, 2014, 10:00 AM


Mini to add Hardtop 4-Door

Bigger Mini hatchback to arrive around the end of this year

New Cars
Jun 5, 2014, 8:00 AM

BMW marries time and tradition in Mini Superleggera Vision

Concept combines classic roadster with electric drivetrain

Classic Cars Auto Enthusiasts
May 24, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mini to streamline model lineup?

Paceman, Coupe and Roadster models may not be replaced

New Cars
Mar 18, 2014, 11:00 PM

Mini sings 'O Canada'!

Online ad reflects Mini's role as Official Vehicle of the Canadian Olympic Team

Auto Industry
Feb 4, 2014, 10:30 PM


New Mini hits Detroit

Latest edition is the focus of Mini booth set for NAIAS

Auto Shows
Dec 25, 2013, 5:00 PM

New Mini debuts on original designer's birthday

The design is evolutionary but the architecture and engines are all-new

New Cars Auto Shows
Nov 19, 2013, 7:00 PM

New engines for next-generation Mini

Three- and four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engines to be offered

Auto Technology New Cars
Sep 30, 2013, 5:00 AM

Next-gen Mini unveiling set for original designer's birthday

New Mini to debut on November 18, the 107th anniversary of Sir Alec Issigonis’ birth

New Cars
Aug 10, 2013, 1:00 AM


Mini offers a sneak peak into its future

Mini Vision concept is said to showcase elements of future Mini design

Future Cars
Jul 26, 2013, 8:00 AM

Mini to offer more AWD models

Base Countryman and Paceman to join the Mini Cooper all-wheel-drive brigade

New Cars
Jun 3, 2013, 11:00 AM

MINI Canada to provide incentives for racers

MINI drivers in CTCC and Targa Newfoundland will be eligible for cash awards

Motor Sports Auto Industry
May 10, 2013, 11:00 AM

Mini Paceman is for real

Another Mini concept vehicle makes its way into production

New Cars
Nov 19, 2012, 10:00 AM


Mini announces JCW Countryman

Newest addiiton to sub-brand is first with four doors, AWD

New Cars
Sep 9, 2012, 11:00 PM

Original Mini the greatest British car ever made?

No Aston Martins, Bentleys or Rolls-Royce make the top ten on Autocar's list

Classic Cars Auto Industry
Sep 1, 2012, 2:00 AM

Mini-Minis get a workout at London Olympics

Three 1/4-scale Minis help move sporting equipment on Olympic field

Auto Industry Auto Industry People
Aug 7, 2012, 10:00 AM

Mini and Puma partner up for lifestyle collection

Brit-inspired clothes, shoes, bags coming this fall

Auto Accesories Auto Enthusiasts
Jul 20, 2012, 1:15 AM