MINI Clubvan ConceptFebruary 21, 2012
The MINI Clubvan Concept will be revealed at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show – the first premium model in the small car-based van segment.
The MINI Clubman-based concept car aims to combine all of the driving fun and MINI distinctive design, with an increased load-carrying capability. The Clubvan concept opens the door to a completely new market for MINI, premium small businesses who want to combine sharp driving dynamics with low cost of ownership, while also making a style statement with their company van.
Of course the concept of a MINI van is not new; the original Morris Mini Van was born in 1960. With its 10-centimetre-longer wheelbase, separate load compartment and split rear doors, it was perfectly equipped for commercial use. It also provided the basis for the fully glazed, four-seat Morris Mini Traveller, one of the precursors of today’s MINI Clubman. More than 50 years on, the MINI Clubvan Concept sees history repeating itself.
The MINI Clubvan Concept has just two seats, with a flat load area which reaches from the split rear doors right up to a partition grille behind the two seats.
The Concept has two front doors for the driver and front passenger, two side-hinged rear doors and the rear-hinged Clubdoor on the right-hand side, giving owners the option of loading smaller items from the side of the car as well as the rear.
The MINI Clubvan Concept is finished in British Racing Green, making it a genuine green car.
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