We announced the MINI Clubvan Concept debut back in February. Recently, MINI USA included the MINI Clubvan when they announced model year 2013 prices, so we knew it was coming. Now MINI has made it official in press release with new photos.
Munich. With two seats, five doors and wall-to-wall MINI style and personality, the MINI Clubvan – the world’s first premium compact delivery van – has it all. With this groundbreaking model, based on the MINI Clubman platform, MINI is translating the brand’s hallmark driving fun and inherent charisma to new applications aimed at the urban user. As the first premium vehicle of its kind, the MINI Clubvan sets new standards of style, quality and driving fun in the small car-based van segment. For the first time, trend-conscious commercial users can now make a stylish and sophisticated statement when carrying out deliveries to their equally discerning customers.
The enhanced functionality offered by the MINI Clubvan is based on a closed-off load area extending from the rear doors right up to the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. Cargo can be easily accessed either through the wide-opening split rear door or via the right-side Clubdoor. With its two-seater configuration, its fixed partition between the passenger compartment and load area, and its opaque, blocked-out rear side windows, the MINI Clubvan is classed as a commercial vehicle and therefore taxed at a lower rate. So as well as being the world’s only premium model in its segment, the Clubvan is also the first MINI commercial vehicle.
The MINI Clubvan comes in three model versions: the 72 kW/98 hp MINI One Clubvan, the 90 kW/122 MINI Cooper Clubvan and the 82 kW/112 hp MINI Cooper D Clubvan. This charismatic cargo carrier will hit the showrooms in autumn 2012.
From the announcement we know these exclusive features of the MINI Clubvan:
- The US will offer only the MINI Cooper Clubvan.
- The Clubvan comes in only four colors: Pepper White, Ice Blue, British Racing Green, and Midnight Black.
- It has exclusive 15″ Delta Spoke wheels (which can be upgraded).
- Standard interior has a black color scheme with Cosmo cloth seats and “Fine White Silver trim strips”.
- It’s classified as a commercial vehicle.
Read the entire press release Handle with care, deliver in style: the MINI Clubvan gets ready to roll up.