MINI just revealed its Clubman concept before its auto show debut next week in Geneva.
The concept is considerably bigger than the Clubman you can currently find on dealer lots. It measures over 10.24 inches longer than the current car and 6.6 inches wider without measuring the mirrors. More importantly, it features four doors along the side panels, of course while maintaining the current Clubman’s split rear porthole.
MINI hasn’t said anything about technical details aside from the dimensions, although a production version would presumably use the same engines and transmissions as the new Hardtop model. For now, the bulky concept is exactly that, with items that set it apart as such including a heavily stylized spoiler and massive wheels.
The cabin features an imaginative interpretation of the signature design cues found in current MINI products like a large circular center screen in the middle of the dash board. Predictably, there’s also considerably more space with room for five “fully-fledged” seats thanks to the concept’s growth spurt.
In it’s current form, the concept is meant to show the further potential MINI sees in the Clubman as a larger, more premium product in its line. The company hasn’t said that the concept at its current size is a literal preview of future Clubmans, but it’s relatively conservative compared to some of the company’s auto show display pieces like the Rocketman. Considering the brand’s choice to upsize the Hardtop, it’s easy to interpret this as little more than a thinly-veiled production car.
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