When we drove the first MINI Countryman years ago, we were expecting not to like it.
As the original Fiat 500 celebrates its 60th anniversary, it’s time for a look back at the cars that took the automobile industry from expensive curiosity to mainstream relevance. Some cars have been more innovative, some more popular, and many have been better looking, but when it comes to bringing mobility to the people and […]
Labor Day weekend saw Autohub Group and MINI Philippines at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Angeles, Pampanga with about a hundred customers and members of the Mini Car Club Philippines (MCCP) to commemorate the introduction of its all-new MINI Clubman. Several MINI Clubman units were deployed for lapping, braking and slalom exercises to show […]
Introduced by MINI Cooper in 2007, the MINI Clubman is presented this year as the premium British brand’s version of the shooting brake. (See sidebar article, “What is a shooting brake?”)
THE MINI has been growing steadily under BMW’s watch, and we don’t mean just the sales volume. The cars themselves, while remaining compact by today’s standards, are positively gigantic compared to the original. And Mini isn’t finished with the growth balls just yet.
American luxury luggage brand Tumi recently announced its collaboration with Mini to create an exclusive licensed premium line of travel bags and accessories customized to complement the look and feel of this iconic British automotive brand. Tumi, known for its stylish and world-class travel products unveils this exclusive capsule collection that invokes curiosity, while merging […]
At the Capitol Commons in Pasig this coming Sunday, car enthusiasts can look forward to visiting the Great British Auto Show, a one-day gathering of all-British classic and modern cars in one venue. Organized by the British Embassy Manila, the event starts at 10 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m. Some 40 classic and […]
MANILA, Philippines–If looks were everything, the new Mini Countryman would have us at “hello.” And it’s not about conventional beauty either. Minis are beautiful only if you consider a bulldog’s looks as a canine evolutionary high point. What’s more, the peculiarly endearing looks of the original hatchback have been successfully transplanted to a much larger, […]
The Mini brand has achieved further success at the Dakar Rally. After covering more than 9,000 kilometers spanning Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, Mini won the world’s toughest rally for the fourth time in a row. Nasser Al-Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel (QT/FR) crossed the finishing line in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires (AR) as the overall winners, having […]