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 |  Jul 17 2013, 11:32 AM


You might remember the MINI Clubvan; a stripped down version of the Clubman aimed at small businesses.

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 |  Mar 23 2013, 8:08 PM


Personal business owners in America looking for a compact utility vehicle can now take a look at the MINI Clubvan, which will be priced from $25,985 when it hits dealerships.

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 9:02 AM

BMW has officially announced that it will be boosting MINI production numbers, and investing a hefty $388 million into the United Kingdom based operation. 

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 |  Jun 24 2012, 11:01 AM

Last month, we got confirmation that the MINI Clubvan was heading to production and would be coming to America by September of 2012.

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 |  Apr 20 2012, 1:31 PM

We first saw the MINI Clubvan at the Geneva Motor Show, where it debuted as a concept, and now we can tell you that it will go into production and be available for purchase here in America.

The Clubvan is based on the MINI Clubman, and will have the same dimensions and exterior style, but that’s where the similarities end. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 18 2012, 4:15 PM


MINI was set to announce later today that their Clubvan concept will debut on March 6 at the Geneva Auto Show, showcasing a marriage between fun and functionality, which is something this car employs at its core. (Photos and info have, however, leaked ahead of a scheduled embargo.)

It does so by axing the interior MINI fans are familiar with in favor of a closed-off rear area designed for cargo. The rear windows are opaque and give the car a van-like look that justifies its namesake.

While it might not be the sort of vehicle you can carry a few friends in, the company’s latest concept promises business-oriented customers a practical solution to small cargo transportation. The concept’s five-door setup is meant to be practical yet stylish with double swinging rear doors, a driver’s side and passenger door and a suicide-style fifth door to allow easy access to all parts of the cargo bed without the need to crawl in.

Inside that cargo cabin, customers can expect hooks at varying levels meant for straps or rope to keep things from clunking around during the drive.

People sitting in one of the car’s two seats get the benefit of a metal mesh divider to keep wayward items from falling in their laps while still being able to see whatever they’re transporting.

Should the concept come to be, customers can also expect a line of pre-made shelves and drawers meant to fit in the cabin for additional storage practicality as well as 12-volt outlets in the cargo section.

We’ll be in Geneva next month bringing you this and the other debuts as they happen.

GALLERY: MINI Clubvan concept


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