Spyshots: New Clubman Could Be the Most Practical MINI Ever

Despite MINI trying their hardest to sell the Clubman, with more options and special editions than the car deserves, the wonky mini-MPV with asymmetrical design never caught on.
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Using the new UKL1 platform developed by BMW, MINI are now working on a brand new Clubman. It will follow completely new guidelines in terms of design and might prove more successful.

Our team of spy photographers caught up with the new Clubman in Sweden, where the car is undergoing winter testing. As you can clearly see, there are two doors on each side and two side-hinged doors for the boot. It's a simple and more practical look, similar to a Ford Tourneo, which maximized practicality. This could also be the most practical car MINI has ever built, bigger than the current generation Clubman and about the size of the Countryman at 4.1 meters.

Engines and transmissions will be shared with the new MINI hatch and will include 1.5 and 2.0-liter turbos, both petrol and diesel. At start, only the Cooper, Cooper D and Cooper S will be available, the car in our spy photos being the Cooper S.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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