- Sep 8, 2006
MINI Clubman opens its doors
Sporting the split rear doors and taillight-concealed hinges of the show car, this MINI wagon looks as stylish as it is practical. With seating for five allowed because of the longer body, MINI has also added a pair of reverse opening rear doorlets, making this a six-door model. And the trick rear hinges will allow a wider opening than would fixed taillights and conventional hinges, so BMW appears to have maximized the utility of this MINI.
Finally allowing five adults room to breathe, and still bring along some luggage, the Clubman answers our few complaints about the original. Clever and cute are what MINI has been doing best since the beginning, but with the extra room and clever split rear, they are taking it to the next level. One note of caution, owners should prepare themselves for the inevitable, "Hey buddy, your barn door's open," jokes.
[Source: AUTO EXPRESS]