The all-new MINI Clubman has been teased by the car maker before it makes its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.
First things first, the teaser image which was put up is terribly dark but with a little editing, we begin to see the most interesting new addition to the Clubman, two additional doors. That’s right, the all-new car will adopt a four-door format but retains the split “barn doors” at the back which should make it more practical than its current three-plus one-door layout.
This isn’t a surprise however because at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the MINI Clubman Concept showcased the new door layout and introduced larger dimensions (260mm longer, 160mm wider) than the current model. Save for a slightly different roof design and off-centred exhaust tip, the all-new car remains remarkably true to the concept shown.
(2014 MINI Clubman Concept)
Underpinning the new car will be a longer, wider version of BMW's UKL platform, commonly referred to as UKL2, which is also used in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and X1.