There have been some updates to the Mini Clubman and the 2020 iteration has been revealed. Let's see what's new.
The Mini Clubman is an interesting model in the hierarchy. Substantially more spacious than the hatches, yet a touch smaller than the family-focused Countryman, there's always been some left-field appeal to the Clubman. It's oozing coolness and more than a few members of the Cars.co.za team have a soft spot for this model.
For 2020, the Mini Clubman has received some changes. Visually, there's a new-look front end with new grille, LED headlights, LED foglights and optionally you can spec the Union Jack design as LED rear lights. There are new wheels too, and the sports suspension has resulted in a 10mm drop. Inside, there are new leather trims and interior surfaces as well as a Mini Yours equipment program and more accessories than ever before.
There is a choice of two engines with output ranging from 100 kW to 141 kW, with a potent John Cooper Works Clubman joining the range later. This model will feature ALL4 all-wheel drive. From launch, the 2 models are the Cooper Clubman with 100 kW / 220 Nm from a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine. It's good for 9.2 seconds to 100 kph and it's said to consume around 5.4 L / 100 km. The Cooper S Clubman boasts a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine pushing out 141 kW and 280 Nm. It's a tad quicker at 7.2 second for the 0-100 kph run and thirstier at 5.6 L/100 km.
Standard specification appears fair with a 6-speaker audio system featuring USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The standard operating system includes a 6.5-inch colour screen in the central instrument and the MINI Controller on the centre console. The Connected Media option comprises the Radio MINI Visual Boost and a 6.5-inch colour screen with touchscreen function and a newly design graphic display. It is also possible to use numerous online-based MINI Connected services.
The new Mini Clubman is expected to land in South Africa before the end of 2019.