Minis in U.S. may get dual-clutch gearbox later

Homologation issues mean that Mini's trio of small cars won't get the brand's new dual-clutch transmission when they are freshened for the 2019 model year.

Dealers should see a better 2018, Mini exec says

With a full year of the redesigned Countryman available, Mini's U.S. chief expects to turn around a sales decline -- and help sluggish dealership profitability

Mini has modest hopes for freshened small cars

Despite a freshening for the 2019 models, Mini expects small-car sales to remain slow this year.