The MINI Cooper Clubman is a wagon or ‘estate’ version of the regular MINI Cooper hatchback and was first introduced back in 2008. That’s technically wrong to say as the Clubman has been around since the days of the original Mini Minor back in the 1960s and ‘70s.
The latest generation Clubman, based on the new MINI range, follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by offering a longer and more practical wagon body for the MINI Cooper, which results in a longer wheelbase, more doors and extra cargo space.
The Clubman is easily the most practical in the modern MINI lineup after the Countryman crossover
, the latter being a new addition for the 2011 model year.
At a starting price of $21,800, key competitors for the 2011 MINI Cooper Clubman would be the Volkswagen Golf and Mazda3, while the slightly more expensive--and sportier--Clubman S, which lists at $25,500, would probably go on to compete with the likes of the GTI and Mazdaspeed3 hot-hatches.