The MINI Clubman – a smaller estate car – neatly blends the MINI’s cheeky and quirky styling with the extra practicality of an estate car-style body, so it’s perfect for drivers on the move that need to haul. And while the Clubman is clearly designed for those seeking extra space and even great everyday useability, it still doesn’t skimp in the MINI brand’s sense of style and fun. The perfect MINI combination.
Sometimes we all need to mix business with pleasure and sometimes we need our car to do the same. That’s where the MINI Clubman can be the perfect choice. From the front of the Clubman we see the cheeky, happy MINI face that we’re used to, and the familiar big wheels and bulging wheel arches, but it’s along the roof-line where the Clubman becomes an entirely different proposition to the rest of the MINI range. It’s got that estate car shape for greater load carrying capabilities, making it the perfect choice for drivers that don’t want to skimp on style and fun, but with that bigger boot it can take large, square loads too.
Mix in that practical load space with the full range of MINI engines and the Clubman choice starts to get very attractive indeed – you can have all the hauling space and almost any kind of engine you can think of. Including the really fast ones!
The Clubman range kicks off with the entry-level MINI One that gets all of the Clubman good stuff, at the lowest cost possible. And yes, it gets those groovy ‘Clubdoors’ at the side – the rear side door opening in a suicide-style to make a usefully wide loading space – as well as the split rear doors that open up van-style to reveal that bigger inner space. The MINI One Clubman comes with a small and efficient petrol engine and a good level of interior spec, but if you want the faster cars with the more opulent interiors, you have to move up the range. Or, perhaps you can stretch your spec further by leasing the Clubman of your dreams?
If you want the ultimate fast yet practical MINI then you have to look at the top of the range model; the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. Not only can it swallow some pretty big loads in its extended rear interior, but it can haul those loads at impressive pace thanks to its 1.6-litre, turbocharged petrol engine. A flying workhorse, if you will, that looks great too.
If the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is a touch too racy-extreme for your needs and you plan to travel a good few more miles than your average driver, then you can take a look at the MINI Clubman diesel range which goes from super-frugal, all the way to frugal and very fast. Just so much MINI diesel choice!
There’s the MINI One D that kicks off the MINI diesel range and promises great fuel economy and a quite sprightly performance, and then there’s the Cooper D that mixes an even quicker road-performance with that great fuel economy. Finally, for economy fans that really like to fly, there’s the Cooper SD with blistering pace and a fuel-sipping nature.