Hot on the heels of its Cooper sibling, which was launched just last week in Puerto Rico, the Cooper Clubman is about to make its international debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, albeit in concept form.
“The Mini Clubman concept shows how the Mini Clubman could be taken a step further. More interior space, a greater sense of high-end quality and yet still clever, bold and distinctive. In short, more car, more Mini,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, design head at the BMW Group.
Just 260 mm longer and approximately 170 mm wider than the outgoing model, the Clubman concept offers plenty of usable space that lives up to the classic Mini ethos of maximizing cabin room, supplemented by high quality materials and clever storage features.
On the outside, the Clubman concept is characterized by a hexagonal grille up front, with that unmistakable headlamp “lightprint,” and air inlets that are now part of the Mini design language. The longer wheelbase the Clubman concept uses, lends itself to the use of two exterior doors, which along with the twin tailgate doors makes for a total of six (one more than the previous generation Clubman).
Inside, there’s a mix of new materials and colours like nubuck leather in light “Sky Blue,” patent leather in “Berry Red,” and soft nappa leather in basic black. Trim elements in wood, leather and silver are used throughout.