Previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in concept form, the new Clubman will keep its signature split tailgate but see its single suicide-style rear door replaced by two conventional rear doors. The new Clubman will also feature different tail lights compared to those used on the third-gen MINI Hardtop, with which it will share the BMW Group’s new UKL front-wheel-drive platform.
Another major change is the size of the vehicle. As confirmed by the concept, the new Clubman will be almost as big as a BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon. The stretched version of the UKL platform it will ride is also being used by the recently revealed BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer.
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Buyers can also expect some new safety features. Offered across the latest MINI lineup, these include a head-up display, collision and pedestrian warning systems, a parking assistant and even a speed limit information system.
Look for the new MINI Clubman to reach showrooms in the fall of this year, as a 2016 model. Other new MINIs in the works include a new generation of the Countryman plus a new sports model to replace both the MINI Coupe and Roadster.