ELEGANTLY EXECUTED ESTATE
THE MINI CLUBMAN IS PERFECT FOR DAPPER DRIVERS WHO WANT A STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL STATION WAGON.
What images come to mind when you hear the word “gentleman”? Most people would picture a handsome guy in sharp suit, shiny shoes and perfectly coiffed hair. They will probably say that he’s well-mannered and cultured, too.
These descriptions apply to automobiles, too, especially if we’re referring to the MINI Clubman. Such statements might come as a surprise to those who still think that MINI stands for everything that’s offbeat, fun and funky.
Well, those characteristics have always been an inherent part of the brand. But there’s a lot more to the MINI Clubman than that.
For starters, no other estate has as much road presence as the latest MINI Clubman. From its expressive face to its long, tapering and “floating” roofline, the MINI Clubman stands out anywhere it goes. And then there are those “fridge doors” at the rear. These dual doors aren’t just there for show – they are actually more convenient than regular tailgates, especially in carparks with restrictive height limits. Let’s not forget more petite drivers, who will find these “fridge doors” easier to close.
Like a true gentleman, the MINI Clubman’s interior exudes refinement and sophistication. A comprehensive infotainment system, along with options such as a Head-Up Display and Harman Kardon hi-fi system, are just a few of the nifty features available to drivers.
More importantly, passengers will find the MINI Clubman very accommodating. There’s plenty of lounging room in the backseat, which also has a pair of air-con vents for added comfort. Now, being an estate, one might think that the Clubman isn’t very “MINI” to drive.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The Clubman retains MINI’s renowned go-kart handling, and can deftly dart from one corner to the next. And because its wheelbase is longer than the MINI 5-Door’s, the MINI Clubman handles with even more composure, too.
In sporting terms, the MINI Clubman is very fit – it takes a lot to make it “sweat”.
Gentlemanly, practical and athletic, the MINI Clubman is truly one elegantly executed estate.