It was 1959 when Alec Issigonis, the top engineer at the Morris Company, introduced the world to the first MINI. It was in response to a challenge from his boss to create a fuel efficient small car that could carry four people with a price tag that was within reach of just about anyone. This was no small task in the age of massive, gas-guzzling vehicles, and the introduction of the MINI was no small event for the automotive industry.

After the world was introduced to the MINI, it didn't take long for racing legend John Cooper to recognize the performance advantages of this new design. A few minor upgrades like more power, bigger brakes, and a bit of tuning yielded a Rally racer that redefined the sport.

Today, MINI continues to redefine just what's possible in a small car. Innovations from its beginning, like pushing the wheels to the corners of the car, still exemplify the MINI lineup. The evolution of MINI performance is on display throughout the full lineup of John Cooper Works MINI models. Whether you're looking for an affordable, efficient, and reliable new car for your commute or a performance car capable of defeating V8 enthusiasts, you simply can't go wrong with a new MINI. Check out the models on this page to learn a bit more about why MINI has remained a global sensation since its introduction.

Visit South Bay MINI For A Better Dealership Experience

We want your car shopping experience to be as enjoyable as driving a MINI, and you're invited to swing by our dealership in Torrance to see just what that means. Naturally, you'll find a vast inventory of all the latest models MINI has to offer. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always eager to talk about all things MINI, and we're not just here for you when purchasing or leasing your next new MINI or quality used vehicle. Our Authorized Service Center makes it quick, easy, and convenient to take the very best care of your MINI.