MINI Clubman Concept Video, First Look

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

MINI revealed an intriguing design study at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Clubman Concept hints at a future “higher class” automobile from the famous British brand.

This vehicle is more than 10 inches longer and close to 7 inches wider than today’s version of the Clubman. With four doors, it seats five passengers and offers plenty of cargo room.

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From a design standpoint this car has short overhangs, a relatively long wheelbase and a bulldog-like face, all classic MINI traits. There are also characteristic side scuttles and a hexagonal radiator grille.

Moving inside the overall appearance is probably a bit more sophisticated than what’s in today’s car, with a three-dimensional look to the dashboard. Light blue cow skin and shiny-red patent leather is an interesting combination. Laminated ash wood trim adds a dash of complexity as do special silver accents.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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