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MINI Brand & Lifestyle

Learn more about the MINI brand and find the perfect MINI for your lifestyle today. Journey through MINI’s impressive history and model collection below. Discover how MINI’s iconic and daring performance has kept it in the spotlight for over 60 years! Plus, see how MINI has developed a growing and loyal customer base thanks to all the superb ownership benefits they have to offer both new and used customers.

Get to know everything the new MINI generation has to offer along with unpacking all the impressive performances, designs, and technology the current MINI generation has to offer. Choose from an exciting lineup that includes the iconic Hardtop 2 Door, sophisticated Hardtop 4 Door, the surprisingly spacious Countryman, the road trip ready Clubman, and the all-new Electric Hardtop 2 Door. Find the perfect new or used MINI for your lifestyle and budget at ONYX Automotive today.

MINI Ownership Benefits

Explore MINI’s impressive range of ownership benefits available to both new and certified pre-owned MINIs. The timeless style, sophisticated technology, and nimble performances are just the beginning of what MINI ownership has to offer. Additional MINI ownership benefits include:

  • Complimentary Maintenance for 3 years with the purchase of a new MINI – 36,000 miles. We’ve got you covered.
  • 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation.
  • Roadside Assistance, standard when you purchase a new MINI for the first 4 years thereafter anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, offering towing.
  • IIHS top safety pick, the MINI Cooper is decked out with smart safety features like predictive brakes and dynamic stability control.
  • Comprehensive CPO Protection Plan, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, and all the distinctive design and legendary fun of a new MINI, the road is yours for the taking.

New Generation of 2022 MINIs

MINI is upgrading its iconic fleet, starting with its unmistakable Hardtop and Convertible models, as well as its new all-electric MINI Cooper SE model. Each new 2022 MINI model will receive comprehensive updates and a refreshed design. With significant updates to the Infotainment and Digitalization, “The Purified MINI” represents the transition into the next generation while maintaining the traditional MINI Genes.

The new generation of MINI’s also will feature an array of brand new exterior accents and technology including updated LED head- and taillights, a new bolder and larger grille, and an eye-catching hexagon safety bar. Inside, the new 2022 MINI’d will boast updates and reimaginings of MINI’s premium offering. Highly anticipated 2022 MINI updates include:

  • Overall new front- & rear appearance and new front grille
  • LED head- and rear lights as standard for all derivatives
  • Introduction of three new body colors & the Multitone Roof
  • Extended contents for Piano Black Exterior
  • New center instrument design with 8.8” display now as standard
  • Updated interior design including new steering wheels
  • Various new functions: Steering wheel heating, lane departure warning, ACC Stop & Go
  • New adaptive suspension for even enhanced Go-kart driving

MINI History

Journey through MINI’s impressive 60 plus year history, see how MINI paved its path of what a car could be. Discover all the historic achievements in engineering, style, design, and technology that helped make MINI what it is today. Follow the MINI brand throughout history, from its game-changing 1957 initial launch to its present strives for continued excellence and innovation.

  • 1957 post-World War II England the Suez Crisis had sent fuel prices soaring, leading to the research and development of a more economical and efficient car by Alec Issigonis.
  • 1959 the first Mini was launched, offering better mileage, stylings, and handles than the competition could produce.
  • Perfect timing led to the 1960s style and performance needs, its low-cost, small size, fun, and nimble package were the essence of the 60s culture.
  • 1961 British racing legend John Cooper helped engineer a more powerful engine with bigger brakes, leading to the Classic Mini Cooper 997.
  • 1964 to 1967 Mini won numerous international races including 3 at the prestigious Monte Carlo rallies.
  • 1969 over 2 million Minis had been sold around the world.
  • 1977 the Classic Mini’s popularity had truly taken off with over 4 million cars sold. 
  •  1999 over 5 million Classic Minis had found happy homes around the world, and a panel of 130 international automotive journalists voted Mini “European Car of the Century”.
  •  2002 the United States was open for business, you could now go to your local MINI dealer!
  • Today MINI has continued to innovate, offering an available ALL4 all-wheel drive, three models with more seating and four doors, spirited two-seaters, topless motoring – and a new era of sophisticated technology and high-end interiors.
  • 2022 MINI models will see a refresh and emphasis on electric technology

MINI Design

If you’re looking to stand out and make a statement, MINI is a perfect choice. Featuring unmistakable looks that are known throughout the world. Carve up the streets in MINI’s signature body with circle headlights, a boxy frame, and MINIs flat back that opens with its unique side hatch system. Additional unmistakable MINI design highlights found throughout their lineup include:

  • Find a wide selection of top-shelf upholstery and interior finish options – from handcrafted wooden surfaces and trim to customizable door bezels, leather steering wheels, and ambient lighting with 255 available color tones.
  • Contrasting roofs and mirrors can be found throughout the lineup, an iconic feature that helps MINI stand out from the pack in races. 
  • Media System features integrated technology including an impressive 6.5″ Display with, available Connected Navigation Plus with Apple CarPlay capability and a MINI Touch Controller.
  • Explore the optional Sport Seats with Carbon Black Sensatec upholstery or available Premium Leather Upholstery, available Panorama Roof, and available Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control.
  • MINI’s offer a surprising amount of space with the MINI Clubman leading the way with 47.9 cubic feet of max cargo space.

MINI Clubman Comparison

2021 MINI Clubman vs the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 MINI Clubman
Fuel Efficiency: 25 city / 35 highway mpg
Horsepower: 189 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 207 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm
Comfort Access Tailgate: Available
Split Rear Doors: Standard

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Fuel Efficiency: 27 city / 34 highway mpg
Horsepower: 182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Comfort Access Tailgate: Not Available
Split Rear Doors: Not Available

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Fuel Efficiency: 23 city / 30 highway mpg
Horsepower: 228 hp @ 4700 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Comfort Access Tailgate: Not Available
Split Rear Doors: Not Available

Nothing else on the market quite drives the same as a MINI, that is true for the bold and spacious new 2021 MINI Clubman. Enjoy the handles of a sporty and nimble MINI combined with the space and capability of a small SUV. Enjoy the perfect balance of track-ready power and road trip-ready fuel economy. With 25 city and 35 highway mpg, 189 hp, and 207 lb-ft of torque, the new 2021 MINI Clubman proves you really can have it all.

MINI Hardtop Comparison

2021 MINI Hardtop vs the 2021 Subaru Legacy and 2021 Mazda3

2021 MINI Hardtop
Fuel Efficiency: 26 city / 37 highway mpg
Curb Weight 2,826 lbs
Sensatec upholstery: Standard
Horsepower: 134 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque: 162 lb-ft @ 1480 rpm
Comfort Access Tailgate: Available
McPherson Struts: Standard

2021 Subaru Legacy
Fuel Efficiency: 27 city / 35 highway mpg
Curb Weight 3,499 lbs
Sensatec upholstery: Not Available
Horsepower: 182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque: 176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Comfort Access Tailgate: Not Available
McPherson Struts: Not Available

2021 Mazda3 Hatchback
Fuel Efficiency: 26 city / 34 highway mpg
Curb Weight 3,082 lbs
Sensatec upholstery: Not Available
Horsepower: 186 hp @ 6000 rpm/div>

Torque: 186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Comfort Access Tailgate: Not Available
McPherson Struts: Not Available

Get style and substance in the new 2021 MINI Hardtop, see how the latest iconic MINI stacks up to the new 2021 Subaru Legacy and 2021 Mazda3 Hatchback. Enjoy everything from the lightweight design and advanced fuel efficiency to the convenient available Comfort Access Tailgate and refined Sensatec upholstery only in the new 2021 MINI Hardtop.

MINI Countryman Comparison

2021 MINI Countryman vs the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and 2021 FIAT 500X

2021 MINI Countryman ALL4
Fuel Efficiency: 23 city / 32 highway mpg
Sensatec upholstery: Standard
Comfort Access Tailgate: Available
Multi-Zone A/C: Available
Max Width: 71.7 in
Front Seat Headroom: 40.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room: 37.6 in

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Fuel Efficiency: 27 city / 34 highway mpg
Sensatec upholstery: Not Available
Comfort Access Tailgate: Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C: Not Available
Max Width: 71 in
Front Seat Headroom: 39.8 in
Rear Seat Leg Room: 36.5 in

2021 FIAT 500X
Fuel Efficiency: 24 city / 30 highway mpg
Sensatec upholstery: Not Available
Comfort Access Tailgate: Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C: Available
Max Width: 70.7 in
Front Seat Headroom: 39.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room: 34.8 in

The new 2021 MINI Countryman Countryman is built to impress from the inside, outside, and under the hood. Enjoy a refined interior equipped with standard Sensatec upholstery, available Connected Navigation Plus with Apple CarPlay capability, and a MINI Touch Controller. Enjoy more space for you and your passengers with advanced comfort features including multi-zone AC and a power liftgate.

Stop by ONYX Automotive today for a test drive

Find the perfect new or used MINI for your lifestyle and budget today at ONYX Automotive in Omaha, NE. At ONYX Automotive, our passionate team of experts are prepared to assist you with all your vehicle needs. From test drives to service appointments, we’ll walk with you and ensure a high-quality experience for you and your vehicle.

MINI FAQs

The first Classic Mini made its debut on August 26, 1959.

They were developed in the UK by the BMW Group's Development Division.

Lord Nuffield of British Motor Corporation (BMC) charged his chief designer, Sir Alec Issigonis to create an "orderly saloon" that could still compete with the onslaught of fuel-efficient microcars on the market.

The MINI Countryman is the largest model and can comfortably seat five in a richly tailored interior with generous cargo space. This sports activity vehicle makes space for the perfect getaway.

The PHEV comes equipped with a battery that is used as the primary source of energy. Your plug-in hybrid starts to use your gas tank when the battery runs out of power.

The MINI Countryman with ALL4 comes equipped with several features designed to make quick work of winter’s many challenges.

ALL4 all-wheel drive gives you all the control you need for all roads in all seasons.

Yes, an automatic transmission is available for all MINI models.

MINI offers a multitude of exterior color options as well as numerous top-shelf interior options – from handcrafted wooden surfaces and trim, to customizable door bezels, leather steering wheels, and ambient lighting with 255 available color tones.

MINI features great standard active driver assistance features that include everything from forwarding Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking to Anti-lock brake system with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC).

  • Hardtop and Clubman models have 6 total front and side airbags: 2 front, 2 side-impacts in each front seat, and 2 ceilings mounted side curtains.
  • Countryman models come armed and ready with 7 total front and side airbags: 2 fronts, 2 side-impacts in each front seat, 2 ceiling-mounted side curtains, and 1 additional knee airbag on the passenger side.
  • Coupe, Convertible, and Roadster models have 4 airbags: 2 in the front and 2 side thorax airbags in the seats so they move with the passenger. Convertible and Roadster models also feature a rollover protection bar.

MINI covers all standard maintenance for 3-years or 36,000 miles in addition to offering a 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation.


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