Auto News

AutoGuide News Blog

The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
 |  Feb 02 2011, 8:48 AM

MINI Clubman Hampton 01.jpg

MINI has revealed the Clubman Hampton edition ahead of its planned debut at the Geneva Auto Show, announcing the special trim will be available on all four Clubman models – including the new Clubman SD.

With a special Reef Blue paint color, the vehicle gets custom silver accents with the wheels available in either silver or black with a red trim. Inside, black Lounge Leather seats get red edging and orange stitching, while the roof and speedometer get a special anthracite color – the speedometer also being trimmed in red. Standard goodies include an upgraded interior with a sports steering wheel, automatic climate control and custom floor mats. And of course there are the obligatory markings with ‘Hampton’ badges on the fenders and radiator grille, while ‘MINI 50 Hampton’ appears on the door sills

The new package will debut in Geneva where company execs intend to draw attention to the new MINI Yours program, taking the brand’s trademark customization to a new level. While MINI currently offers a long list of dealer-installed accessories, MINI Yours will offer customization options from the factory with different paint colors, interior trim colors and materials, as well as special equipment packages.

We’ll bring you more on the car and MINI Yours from the Geneva Auto Show starting March 1st. Until then, see AutoGuide’s 2011 Geneva Auto Show Preview here.

GALLERY: MINI Clubman Hampton Edition

MINI Clubman Hampton 02.jpgMINI Clubman Hampton 07.jpgMINI Clubman Hampton 06.jpgMINI Clubman Hampton 12.jpgMINI Clubman Hampton 15.jpgMINI Clubman Hampton 10.jpg

 |  Jan 27 2011, 11:23 AM

The boys and girls over at MINI have been busy bodies in the last few years. While the company originally started making just one body style of car with two engine options, MINI has now grown and offers a whole line of vehicles.

You still get the regular Cooper, but add to that the Convertible, the Clubman, the Countryman, the recently announced Paceman, plus the Coupe and Speedster versions planned for 2012, you’d think MINI has enough on its plate already. But you’d be wrong, or at least you would be if the latest rumors prove to be true.

The internet is buzzing with the news that a new version of the MINI Clubman will be launched at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, dubbed the Hampton. It is said to feature a reef blue metallic paint job with red stripes and door mirror caps.

Along with the expected new badges for this model, also look for such goodies as bi-xenon headlights and new 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. Inside expect black leather with red accents covering seats and other surfaces.

There is no word on price or availability or if any power or chassis tuning is in the works also, but guess we just have to wait till March to find out.

MINI is also expected to debut a new Cooper SD model in Geneva, along with a range of more powerful diesel engines for all of its vehicles.

See AutoGuide’s complete 2011 Geneva Auto Show preview here.

[Source: MotoringFile]