New MINI Claims CLUBMAN Name - VIDEO ENHANCED
GENEVA - March 10, 2007: At the International Automobile Salon in Geneva this week MINI announced that the next derivative in its model range will be called MINI Clubman. Based on a concept first shown in Frankfurt in 2005, a ‘Shooting Brake’ body-styled car will be on sale in the UK before the end of 2007. The new car promises to be distinctive, yet authentically embody the MINI character. Offering more versatility without compromising the revered chassis of current Hatch models, the production version of the car is further evidence of MINI’s aim to break boundaries in car design.
Historically, ‘Shooting Brake’ models are so-called due to a combination of premium two-door styling, with added interior flexibility for owners leading active lifestyles. The new car takes inspiration and styling cues from the Morris Mini Traveller, which experienced widespread success between 1960-69.
MINI Convertible Sidewalk completes MINI’s presence at the Geneva show. The new Sidewalk model is on sale from 14 April 2007, and offers a host of exclusive and additional options available on the One, Cooper and Cooper S.
It includes a choice of four paintwork colours, Malt Brown English Leather upholstery, 17” Night Spoke light alloy wheels, bi-colour leather steering wheel and gear knob and special ‘Sidewalk’ interior trim, floor mats, badges and door inserts. On the road prices are as follows:
MINI One Sidewalk £16,910 MINI Cooper Sidewalk £17,960 MINI Cooper S Sidewalk £20,235
Should a customer wish to specify these options on any other MINI Convertible, the cost of the extra kit would be approximately 25 per cent higher than if purchased as part of a standard package on the Sidewalk edition.MINI Cooper D video