2012 Geneva Motor Show – Mini Clubvan
Five years have passed since the Mini Clubman went on sale and last week at the Geneva Motor Show Mini decided to bring the Clubvan concept, which can be considered as a straightforward derivative of the latter. Instead of side windows, it comes with polycarbonate panels while the load bay now has a bigger size.
Developed by BMW, the Clubvan is a two-seater as it doesn’t have the false boot floor and the rear seats which we saw in the Clubman. Instead, it has been fitted with a continuous, deeper load bay that has 12V charging sockets and six load attachment points. The car’s rear doors have an extremely dark tint while inside the cabin we notice a stainless steel and aluminum load bay partition which has been developed exclusively for this concept.
With the seats down, the Mini Clubvan offers a maximum load capacity of 920 liters while with the lower load floor it offers about 1200 liters which is why when the production version will come out it certainly won’t be a spacious commercial vehicle. BMW didn’t say that the car will be produced, but according to various sources it will arrive in dealerships later on this year. During that period, the company’s factory in Oxford is going to be upgraded and revised in order to accommodate the production of the new generation of the Mini.
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