Spy Shots: MINI Traveller/Clubman

The MINI Traveller, or as it should now be officially called, the Clubman, has been revealed to us in concept form as well as heavily camouflaged spy pics, but these new spy shots found on The Car Connection reveal a completely undisguised mule undergoing testing. Sporting a wheelbase probably longer than the original MINI itself, the Traveller adds at least a foot to the length of the standard MINI. Rear passengers will be able to access their seats through a rear-hinged suicide door on the passenger side, but as you can see from the pic, the driver's side sports a side window that's one long expanse of uninterrupted glass. No suicide door on that side, thank you very much. The benefit of the Traveller's extra inches seem relegated solely to additional space behind the rear bench, effectively making a MINI with a big trunk. While the look is all MINI, hopefully BMW engineers can maintain the same sharp handling and go-kart steering that makes the swb MINI so fun to drive.
[Source: The Car Connection]

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