MINI REVEALS CLUBVAN CONCEPT
Mini moves into commercial vehicles with new panel-van-in-miniature
first heard about the new Mini commercial vehicle a little while back, the new Clubvan is basically just the Mini Clubman with rear seats and rear side glass removed to create a panel van.
It's cute, sure, but Mini's assertion that the "exterior design cuts a distinctive figure" is perhaps stretching things a little. The side-hinged rear doors and extra right-hand-side door of the Clubman should prove useful in a van, however.
Inside, it's familiar Mini fare, aside from the flat load area in the rear, which features six attachment loops, a fixed partition grille and side walls, floor and roof lining trimmed in anthracite-coloured cloth.
Only one question remains: is this a sensible twist on the Clubman them, or another case of Mini stretching its brand to breaking point? You, dear PHer, must decide...