Relaunched in 2002 by new owner BMW, the iconic British Mini brand traces its roots to 1959. New Minis retain a family resemblance to the brand’s original, influential front-wheel-drive cars. While Mini has since ventured into other classes, such as crossovers, the revived car started off as a two-door hatchback; convertible, coupe and four-door versions came later. First known as the Mini Cooper, the current generation is called the Hardtop, with “Cooper” used in trim-level names. Minis are characterized by sporty handling and a firm ride. Minis are known for their numerous personalization options and appearance packages. The next redesign is slated for 2021.
We’ve been told to expect a jillion new models of battery-electric vehicles in the U.S. market — of all body styles and sizes — and one of the most intriguing so far has to be the ... Read more
The verdict: An electric runabout in the traditional mold that’s true to Mini’s reputation for motoring fun, the SE Hardtop is priced appropriately for its modest range. Versus the... Read more
Times are getting financially tight for a lot of people right now, but Mini wants to try and make it a little bit easier to buy one of its fun, quirky cars or crossovers by ... Read more