MINI Countryman Park Lane Special Edition: Geneva 2015

Photo MINI Countryman Park Lane Special Edition

The MINI Countryman Park Lane Special Edition has been revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as a special edition with cosmetic and equipment upgrades. There’s lots of new cars at the Geneva Motor Show, but the MINI Countryman isn’t one of them. But that hasn’t stopped MINI revealing a ‘new’ Countryman – the the MINI Countryman Park […]

Next generation MINI Countryman to arrive in 2016

Photo MINI Countryman

It looks like the next generation MINI Countryman will arrive in 2016 after MINI announced its contract with Magna Steyr will end then. We’ve recently had the arrival of the all new MINI, and the next year or so will see the roll-out of a succession of takes on the new MINI. But that process […]

MINI Countryman Cooper & Paceman Cooper get ALL4 4WD

Photo MINI Countryman Cooper

MINI is extending the availability of its 4WD ALL4 platform for the Countryman range with the Countryman Cooper and Paceman Cooper getting the ALL4 option. We always find it astonishing that car makers ‘ration’ the availability of four wheel drive platforms in their cars, usually citing a ‘lack of demand’. But that lack of demand […]

MINI Countryman to be built in India

Photo MINI Countryman and Elephant India

BMW has revealed that, a year after sales of the MINI started in India, production of the MINI Countryman will commence in Chennai later in 2013. Whatever you may think of the plethora of MINI spin-offs since BMW grabbed MINI more than a  decade ago, no one can deny that the Germans have had even more success with […]

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar Limited Edition

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar picture

It’s another MINI limited edition model – the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman ALL4 Dakar – this time to celebrate MINI’s Dakar successes. We all know MINI loves a special edition, and it’s got to the point where there seem to be more ‘special edition’ and ‘limited edition’ MINI’s rolling out of showrooms than the bog standard […]

MINI JCW Countryman – this is the ‘Unexpected’ +video

MINI JCW Countryman Birdman

We had a marketing video for the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman recently telling us to expect the unexpected. This video is the unexpected. MINI marketing doesn’t come out of the box marked ‘Traditional Car Promotions’. Love it or hate it, MINI marketing comes very much from left-field, and the marketing for the new MINI […]