Mini

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

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

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.... Read More »

Dealers should see a better 2018, Mini exec says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

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... Read More »

Mini has modest hopes for freshened small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2018

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

Mini freshens hardtops, convertible for 2019

9:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

The freshened 2019 Mini hardtops and convertible go on sale this spring. A new 6.5-inch instrument panel display is standard with a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display available.... Read More »

Freshened Mini convertible to debut in Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Mini will show freshened versions of its classic three-door Hardtop and convertible next week at the Detroit auto show, Automotive News has learned.... Read More »

BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief

Jan. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations.... Read More »

Mini goes minimalist with retooled logo

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2017

The new design, by Berlin ad agency KKLD, will be visible on all Mini models as of March 2018.... Read More »

Mini's switch to electrics hinges on 2019 launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2017

The Mini brand is contemplating going all electric, but a decision won't be made until early next decade.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mini boss predicts new sales high; calls EV move 'natural evolution' for brand

Dec. 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Mini is gearing up to launch an electric variant in 2019 and predicts record sales once again this year. The brand's boss, Peter Schwarzenbauer, discussed this and other subjects in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

Dec. 4, 2017 19:00 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks why what makes Lamborghini so bullish about its first SUV, a product that marks a big shift for a company best known for building two-seat supercars.... Read More »

Q&A: PETER SCHWARZENBAUER

Mini boss calls EV move 'a natural evolution'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017

Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer spoke about the automaker's move into the EV sector and predicted another record sales year for the British brand during a conversation with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

BMW may make Mini an electric brand in U.S.

Nov. 29, 2017 10:24 CET

BMW may counter falling U.S. sales of its Mini brand by making it an "electric urban mobility company," a senior executive said. BMW rival Daimler is converting its Smart marque into an EV-only brand in the U.S.... Read More »

BMW loses appeal against fine for blocking shipments to Switzerland

Nov. 10, 2017 14:57 CET

BMW has lost an appeal in Switzerland against a fine imposed after it banned Swiss customers from buying its cars elsewhere in Europe where they are 20 to 25 percent cheaper.... Read More »

Great Wall confirms talks with BMW on Mini production in China

Oct. 13, 2017 12:11 CET

Great Wall confirmed it is in talks to cooperate with BMW over Mini brand cars.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford offers fix to prevent Explorer CO leaks

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2017

Ford offers repair to prevent Explorer CO leaks; U.S. asks for more N.A. content in autos - report; Great Wall confirms BMW talks; Horsing around with Nissan, VW, FCA and Polestar.... Read More »

BMW in talks to build Minis in China with Great Wall, report says

Oct. 12, 2017 08:37 CET

BMW is discussing outsourcing Chinese production of Mini vehicles to Great Wall, Bloomberg reported. BMW may also export Minis from China, sources told the news agency.... Read More »

Mini hires new ad agency team, plots personalized ads

1:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

Mini has hired a new advertising agency team as it takes a more personalized marketing approach to pump up its small cars in today's SUV world.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

BMW will offer 12 full-electric cars to catch up with Tesla

Sept. 7, 2017 14:38 CET

BMW will offer 12 full-electric EVs by 2025 including a low-slung sedan to be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show as the automaker accelerates the rollout of battery-powered cars to catch up with Tesla.... Read More »

Mini gives sneak peek at EV design

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW board member responsible for Mini, said the car will come with next-generation batteries small enough to fit into a Mini without compromising range.... Read More »

Texas ports reopening, resume vehicle shipments

12:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2017

The Texas ports of Galveston and Freeport reopened Thursday and will receive their first vehicle carriers since shutting down six days ago because of Hurricane Harvey. A handful of vessels were forced to hold offshore during the storm, logistics officials say.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: In storm's wake, thousands of ruined cars

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2017

In storm's wake, a sea of ruined cars; How to spot flood damage; Bigger use for Ford self-driving tech?; GM doubling design space; Mini EV peek; Using Bitcoin tech in ride-sharing.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Mini reveals design for its new EV

Aug. 30, 2017 13:06 CET

Mini will preview its new EV due in 2019 with a Frankfurt auto show concept that it said will bring the brands "iconic design and customary go-kart feeling" into the electric mobility age.... Read More »

M-B Financial, Mini Financial, TD Auto Finance score highest in dealer satisfaction

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mini Financial Services and TD Auto Finance topped their segments in lender services satisfaction among auto dealers, a JD Power report said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August

Aug. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how surging sales of SUVs have altered demand in nearly every vehicle segment in Europe and why that will continue.... Read More »

Mini vehicles grow and add electric drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

For now, the brand is sticking with the core Mini silhouette rather than exploring other body styles such as a roadster or sedan.... Read More »

 
Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
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Valeo appoints new China president
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
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