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MINI Clubman set to debut in Frankfurt

As we told you back in January, the new MINI Clubman wagon will be debuting in September in Frankfurt. We also reported that the U.S. version should be shown in Detroit next year. What we didn't know was that the car will be going on sale in Europe in early 2008. That's the latest bit of info we just received via Inside Line. MINI will be offering the Clubman in exclusive colors, including Java Grey, S

Next MINI christened Clubman

Though the gaggle of MINI concepts preceding the brand's next long-wheelbase model have worn some variation of the Traveller moniker, we've known since last August the chances that name would be used for the production model were slim. Faced with the prospect of a prolonged copyright battle to obtain use of the name, MINI has decided to instead call its next model the Clubman, another name with ties to MINIs of yesteryear. BMW and MINI likely still had to gain approval to use "Clubman" from Hond

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 comple

MINI Traveller redubbed Clubman

MotoringFile is reporting that MINI will be dropping the Traveller name for its upcoming long-wheelbase version of its iconic small car in favor of 'Clubman'. Several sources have told the site that a mess of copyright issues with the Traveller name provoked the switch, and while the MINI crew still needs to gain approval in order to use the Clubman badge (Honda owns the Clubman name in Japan), the effort will be small potatoes compared to what would've been required to legally use their first c