Six doors? Even for Mini, the new Clubman pushes convention to the limit.
With the 2016 Mini Clubman, the BMW-owned British brand has gone for a six-door layout, rather than the asymmetrical door system the previous model had. Yes, two front, two rear and two boot doors are standard.
Mini is pitching the Clubman as more of a luxurious small car rather than making it out to be as playful as its hatchback siblings, and a glance at the interior of the new model shows why. Look at the quilted leather and two-tone finish, and this looks more like a prestige small estate rather than the (relatively) cheap and cheerful Mini we've come to know so well.
As with the regular range, both three- and four-cylinder engines will be offered. And yes, there will be a go-fast Cooper S variant.
Stay tuned for more, as the 2016 Mini Clubman will arrive in Australia later this year.