- The Mini Clubman Concept previews a production version of a supersized Mini.
- The concept debuts at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.
- The Clubman Concept is 166 inches long and 73 inches wide, just slightly smaller than the 2014 Scion xB, one of its chief rivals.
GENEVA — The Mini Clubman Concept previews a production version of a supersized Mini.
The concept debuts at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. A production version would be the largest Mini ever made.
The five-passenger Clubman Concept is 166 inches long and 73 inches wide, just slightly smaller than the 2014 Scion xB, one of its chief rivals. The production version of the Clubman Concept also will target the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, which is 179.4 inches in length.
The concept is 10 inches longer than the current Mini Clubman.
Mini seems to think the Clubman Concept fills a hole in the segment.
"With the Mini Clubman Concept we are presenting a car with space, flair and style in a segment where the focus is mainly on function and utility," said Anders Warming, head of Mini design, in a statement.
The BMW brand said the concept "shows how the Mini Clubman could be taken a step further."
Mini has not spelled out launch timing or pricing for a production version of the Clubman Concept. But it may arrive at dealerships by the end of the year, with a production version debuting at one of the major fall auto shows.
Concept details include split rear doors and an aerodynamic look. The cabin gets high-end materials, including patent leather and buttons with the Union Jack embossed on the seats and central console.
Edmunds says: Mini uses the word "mature" to describe the Clubman Concept. But whether that appeals to longtime Mini admirers is another question.