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Geneva Show 2014: Mini Goes Large With Clubman Concept

Tue, 04 Mar 2014

FRESH from launching its all-new three-door hatch range, Mini is keeping up the pressure on its rivals by revealing a concept for its forthcoming Clubman replacement.

Aside from some left-field interior design details, the big news is that the car is, well, bigger than its production predecessor.

Industry sources claim this latest interpretation of the Clubman is close to being production ready, hinting at a car with more cabin and load space than before.

And while this is good news, there’s even better news in the shape of a full complement of doors for the second-generation car. The old car famously sported only one door on the wrong side for right-hand drive UK cars.

In a bid to appeal to a wider market and boost the car’s versatility it’s now a six-door model - if you count the fact the Clubman Concept retains the van-style split opening to access the car’s boot.

By Press Association reporters