MINI

The original Mini was released in 1959 and was produced until 2000. The first new-generation Mini was released in 2001, and the current model in 2007. Since then, the range has expanded to include Clubman, Cabriolet, Roadster, Coupe, Countryman, Paceman and 5-door hatch models.

MINI Countryman goes large – and electric

The new MINI Countryman SUV will be larger than its predecessor and gain a plug-in hybrid version when it arrives in the UK in February 2017.

MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid to launch in 2017

The first MINI Countryman plug-in hybrid will launch in 2017, part of the second-generation SUV range, which will also be offered with conventional engines.

Record September for new car registrations

Nearly 470,000 new cars were registered last month, giving the UK its best September on record, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

MINI Works Clubman powers into Paris

MINI will unveil the John Cooper Works version of its latest Clubman at the Paris Motor Show on 29th September, with 39hp more than the Cooper S model.

June down but record 2016 for car sales

New car sales declined in June, for only the second month in more than four years. However the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), which compiles the figures, is indicating that the results are in line with expectations and pointing to a record first six months of 2016 for the market. Referendum uncertainty may be a factor Registrations of UK new cars were down 0.8 per cent in Jun...

Motoring wishlist: the new cars you’ll want in 2015

Sizzling sports cars, saloons, superminis or SUVs – whatever your preferred shape of car, 2015 promises to be a belter. This article by Jennings Ford Direct looks at some highlights (sponsored post)

The Top 10 concept cars of 2014 – Part Two

In the second part of our Top Ten Concept Cars feature, The Car Expert highlights the Final Five concepts, representing the very best automotive showstoppers of 2014.

MINI 5-door hatch review

What is it? New five-door variant of the latest MINI. Key features: Two extra doors, longer wheelbase, full engine range.

Mapping out movie car chases

The car chase is a staple of action movies. We look at some classic car chases and the routes they took, so you can recreate them for yourself.

Why a classic car can be a good investment

One of the most fascinating areas of luxury spending is on collectable items, such as classic cars. As well as providing considerable driving enjoyment, many buyers consider a classic car to have great investment potential.

Who makes the most reliable engines?

Figures released by a consumer warranty company show that some famous-name car brands make some of the least reliable engines on the market.

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