You there! Yes, you. The Mini “purist.” The motoring “enthusiast.” The person who insists that things should “do what they say on the tin.” The 2017 Mini Countryman is not for you. It’s the biggest Mini yet, and more fun than most small crossovers—as long as you’re willing to understand how low that bar is to begin…
The all-new and bulked up 2017 Mini Countryman is coming for us next year. And given the U.S. obsession with trucks, crossovers and large SUVs, it should do well here, right? Mini badly needs that to be the case.
I don’t know exactly who or what pissed into the 2017 Mini Countryman’s cornflakes, but whatever it was, it had a bladder full of redolent, dark urine. There’s just no other way to explain why Mini would design a car that looks so miserable and disgusted as the new Countryman.
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The Mini Countryman is neither small nor a man of the country, but it is a popular and premium small crossover. What do you need to know before you buy a Mini Countryman? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Skateboard legend Tony Hawk was known to be a Mopar guy, but it seems like he started downsizing by signing a partnership with Mini instead.
[This is the Monster Energy X-raid Mini Countryman built to defend their FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies title. These cars have won two World Cups already, plus the Dakar Rally for the third time in a row back in January.]
There's been a lot of publicity about Mini winning the 2014 Dakar. Well, the cars that placed first, second, and third have about as much to do with Mini as I have to do with a cheese danish.
A New Jersey woman crashed her car yesterday on a gravel path meant for walkers and bicyclists. She mistook the path for a proper road, almost certainly because she was driving a Mini.
It was just last week when I thought it was best to stick with some kind of Volkswagen Transporter if you want a camper vehicle. Mini has decided it needs a place in the small-vehicle-you-can-sleep-in stakes and released pictures of new designs for you to study. Fascinating.
Over the last few years, Mini has expanded its offerings in order to appeal to a broader audience. They saw a need for a bigger Mini to get people into showrooms, so the Countryman was born.
A little more than a week ago, our own Bill Caswell expressed his displeasure at how BMW has been diluting the M brand with special editions that mean nothing and cars that no longer have anything to do with the word "Motorsport."
If you're going to drive a Mini Countryman, you might as well attach a vanity license plate that matches its personality — but you're going to have a hard time surpassing this one I came across near the University of Maryland. Juicy, indeed.
With today's announcement of the 2012 list of nominees, the North American Car and Truck of the Year has further solidified itself as the laughing stock of auto industry awards. This year, the jurors, through their infinite wisdom and automotive expertise, have selected the Mini Countryman as a nominee for "Truck of…
Canadian design team and part-time human mirror Dean and Dan Caten had the rugged MINI "Red Mudder" built for the AIDS event Life Ball, held in Vienna this past weekend. The duo, known as DSQUARED², will auction the dirt-ready Mini for charity.
X-Raid's rally team worked up this Mini Countryman to fly over, as well as traverse, the blinding white dunes of Argentina's Fiambala, the vast Atacama Desert and the death-defying descent into Iquique in northern Chile. It's the 2011 Dakar, Mini-style.
Mini let slip a few Countryman pricing details at yesterday's press launch for 2011 models. The big news? The four-door Cooper will start at a base price of $22,350 — only $550 more than the equivalent Clubman. [MotoringFile]
Security gaurds at the Luxor Las Vegas casino mistook a lightly camouflaged Mini Countryman prototype for a car bomb Saturday night, shutting down the garage and disrupting a Playboy model's swan song. Exclusive photos of the sad, booted Mini below.