Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

The Countryman Is "The MINI That's Been Weightlifting"

That is what Jim McDowell, head of MINI North America, said about the Countryman to the New York Times at the New York International Auto Show debut of the Countryman. McDowell also said MINI is "still a niche player. We just want to give people more variety.” The Times believes it will be hard to convince customers that MINI is still just a "niche player" now that it has "an ever-expanding lineup of vehicles, from sports car to crossover . . ."