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Mini confirmed its new Mini Cooper will see its U.S. version fully unveiled next month at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The latest generation of the Mini is said by the British premium brand to be once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. Mini added […]

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U.S. auto journalists got their first “ride and drive” of the Mini Cooper Clubman at a press launch in Monterey, California today. The Clubman, a stretched-out, three-door variant of the iconic hipster-mobile, the Mini Cooper, features a unique “club door” configuration. Actually, this Mini has five doors if you count the two rear swing-out barn […]

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A new Mini Hardtop is coming and BMW has released information and pictures of this new car set to launch March 2014. BMW said this new Mini is characterized by a new generation of engines increasing driving fun and efficiency, and a wider selection of innovative driver assistance systems as well as Mini Connected infotainment […]

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MINI is working to finish a two-seat concept small car that it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March. The car will be an update of an existing concept that first appeared in Geneva in 1997 as the MINI Spiritual. The vehicle’s styling is expected to be the first showing of a revitalized […]

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As we reported last month, BMW has encountered several problems with its program to evaluate the all-electric Mini E. The program continues to stumble as a growing number of volunteers—who are leasing the Mini E for $850 a month for a year—are going public with their issues. The

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The plan to lease the Mini E—an all-electric version of the Mini Cooper—has hit a snag. The market test of about 500 Mini E cars in New York, New Jersey and California was to include a special 220-volt charging unit so leasees could recharge their cars in 3.5 hours. But the installation of the charging […]

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BMW officially jumped on the electric car bandwagon with the announcement of the limited edition Mini E car for production. The electric car, based on the Mini Cooper platform, will get power from a 150-kilowatt electric motor tied to a newly developed high-power lithium ion battery. Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW chief of development, told Hybridcars.com, […]

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BMW has officially joined the electric car parade with the announcement of the limited edition MINI E car for production. This zero-emission EV, based on the MINI Cooper platform, will get its power from a 150 kilowatt electric motor tied to a newly-developed high-power lithium-ion battery. “This is yet another example of the company’s overall […]

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The Chevrolet Volt came out of the IIHS’ recent round of small overlap front crash testing with an acceptable rating, something that can’t be said for its closest rival, the Nissan Leaf. “Driver space in the Volt was maintained reasonably well, and data taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of significant injuries,” said […]

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The 2014 J.D. Powers Vehicle Dependability study saw a decline this year for the first time since 1998 due to a proliferation in four-cylinder engines, it said. The poll of 2011 model year cars allowed owners to report issues, and it appears a strategy employed to increase fuel and emissions efficiency has not been without […]

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