Mini

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2017

Ford expecting $1.4B profit drop; Shelby GT350 Mustang loses power, lawsuit alleges; Meeting fuel standards cheaper than believed?; Calif.'s EV paradox; Mini marks 15 years in U.S.... Read More »

BMW chases volume growth in large cars, less so in small ones

March 22, 2017 14:01 CET

BMW is chasing volume growth mainly in the large car and SUV segments, while the less profitable small car segment is not being pushed as hard, CEO Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mini's ad agency calls it quits

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2017

Mini's ad agency quits ahead of review; BMW projects record results; VW's top shareholder reverses loss; 'Great potential' for Countryman?; Musk's Hyperloop vision taking shape.... Read More »

BMW reviews UK options post-Brexit but presses ahead with Mexico plant

March 21, 2017 11:52 CET

BMW said it is reviewing its UK factories ahead of Brexit and that construction of its new Mexico plant is "proceeding according to plan."... Read More »

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Mini maxes out with Countryman

March 21, 2017 06:01 CET

The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes in the compact class, the first Mini to do so.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

2017 Mini Countryman

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

The 2017 Mini Countryman's move to a new front-wheel-drive architecture makes for a pretty big jump. The redesigned Countryman, now on the same architecture that underpins the BMW X1, is longer, wider, has a roomier cabin and more cargo space than its predecessor.... Read More »

BMW Mini's longtime U.S. ad agency resigns account before review

4:41 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

Butler Shine Stern & Partners has resigned as U.S. advertising agency for BMW's Mini brand, a move that comes ahead of the automaker's upcoming creative review.... Read More »

Crossover boom should help Mini Countryman

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2017

The redesigned Mini Countryman should help turn around sales for the brand. As the brand's biggest vehicle yet, Mini expects the Countryman to tap into the surge in industrywide small crossover demand. The redesigned Mini Countryman should help turn around sales for the brand. As the brand's biggest vehicle yet, Mini expects the Countryman to tap into the surge in industrywide small crossover demand.... Read More »

BMW could be key to Swedish dealer Bilia doubling Europe sales

March 16, 2017 15:00 CET

Bilia's partnership with Volvo has helped the Swedish auto dealer conquer the Nordic market. Now it's hoping a similar alliance with BMW will help it succeed in other parts of Europe as it tries to counter slowing growth at home.... Read More »

Mini boss says UK production not essential to brand

March 7, 2017 19:47 CET

Building in Britain is not essential to BMW's Mini brand as most customers do not know where the cars are produced, brand boss Peter Schwarzenbauer said. BMW will decide by year-end whether to make Mini's first electric model in the UK, the Netherlands or another location.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for March

March 6, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at whether the EU's next wave of emissions targets will doom vehicles powered by traditional combustion engines in the world's largest economic bloc.... Read More »

ANE's March issue goes live Monday

March 3, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday, March 6. The new edition looks at whether the EU's next wave of emissions targets will doom vehicles powered by traditional combustion engines in the world's largest economic bloc.... Read More »

Brexit could count against UK as base for electric Mini, report says

Feb. 26, 2017 23:08 CET

Uncertainty about post-Brexit tariffs makes it harder for BMW to choose Britain as a production hub for an electric Mini, Reuters reported. BMW will review potential production locations in Germany, Britain and the Netherlands for manufacturing a battery-powered Mini, a source said.... Read More »

MAKE MEETINGS

Mini dealers rely on larger Countryman

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Mini has struggled recently to find its place in a U.S. market that is increasingly shunning cars for crossovers and other light trucks. Dealers hope the redesigned Countryman crossover will help on several levels.... Read More »

BMW's Mini brand may build new EV outside UK after Brexit, report says

Jan. 31, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW's Mini brand may build its first electric car in the Netherlands and not at its main plant in Oxford, England, a German press report said.... Read More »

Mini betting on bigger Countryman to win back sales

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

Mini dealers hope the bigger, redesigned Countryman crossover will help the brand solve its U.S. volume and marketing woes.... Read More »

Q&A: MICHAEL VADASZ, MINI NATIONAL DEALER COUNCIL

Dealers want new products, more brand awareness

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Michael Vadasz has served as chairman of the Mini National Dealer Council since March 2014. As general manager of his family's dealership Otto's Mini, in Exton, Pa., about 30 miles west of Philadelphia, since 2003, Vadasz has seen the brand's highs as it reveled in new product and lows as it struggles to overcome a consumer shift to SUVs and pickups.... Read More »

DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Mini dealers call for more brand awareness

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2017

Mini dealers, struggling with the ongoing shift in consumer preferences away from passenger cars and toward crossovers and SUVs, could benefit from greater marketing to build brand awareness, the chairman of the Mini National Dealer Council said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Supplying jobs by shifting into park

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2017

How GM creates supply jobs by shifting into park; SEC fines GM; Amazon patents tech for autonomous commutes; Jag E-Pace spied; Mini Countryman gets the Works; Loyalty awards.... Read More »

Mini adds power to John Cooper Works Countryman

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2017

Mini is adding some power to the largest vehicle in its lineup.... Read More »

Mini

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

Mini is launching two vehicles into the highly competitive compact segment -- the Clubman wagon and the Countryman crossover.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mini says bigger, bolder Countryman will lure wider range of customers

Dec. 24, 2016 06:01 CET

Moving the Mini Countryman to the compact segment while also making its exterior more rugged looking will help to boost sales in the U.S. and also put Mini on the list of buyers who might have otherwise ignored the brand, said Peter Schwarzenbauer, the brand's chief.... Read More »

Magna considers new plant in Europe; also looking at China, N.A. locations

Dec. 13, 2016 14:23 CET

Magna Steyr may build a new plant in Europe as its Austrian factory runs out of capacity, said Guenther Apfalter, the head of its European business. Slovenia is an option but the contract manufacturer is also looking at locations in North America and China.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for December

Dec. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at what Chinese automakers have done to put themselves in position to succeed in Europe after a decade of failures.... Read More »

Mini's redesigned Countryman stretches into new segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2016

The redesigned Mini Countryman has grown enough in size to compete in the compact crossover segment where it will take on both premium and volume players.... Read More »

 
Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
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Why Ford stands by its 'One Ford' philosophy

Richard Johnson
6:33 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

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Ford of Europe product development chief Joe Bakaj isn't commenting on GM's retreat from Europe, but ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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