2014 Mini Cooper Clubvan review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 9 April 2013 , 10:04:12 byAngela

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Mini Cooper Clubvan

The Mini Clubvan was spotted for the first time last year during the 2012 edition of the Geneva Motor Show in March. The last time we saw it was at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The model has as base the Mini Clubman and even though the two have the same dimensions, all side windows of the middle pillar are blocked out from the inside, have body color skin on the outside and the rear windows are tinted to boot.

The only engine available for the US market will be the 121 horsepower Cooper trim. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have offered a 6-speed manual transmission. According to the carmaker, the stateside models are now available to order with a starting price of $25.985. The new Mini Clubvan is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9.6 seconds and to reach a limited top speed of 125 mph. when it comes to fuel consumption the model reaches 35 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided 17-inch wheels.

On the inside, the floor and the sides are protected by synthetic coverings and there are six cargo-securing buckles on the floor, plus 12-volt sockets where, among other things, the driver can plug in a small wi-fi router. The model can be found through US Mini dealers in three colors: Midnight Black, Pepper White and Ice Blue. When trying to load something it is actually very easy as the twin standing doors open up wide to the sides and creates a completely uncluttered local level. According to its manufacturer, the new Mini Clubvan is supposed to be the most fun-to-drive delivery vehicle on public roads. The bad news refers to the added tax that increases the price and to the fact that the US customers will not receive the little model equipped with the turbo diesel engine capable of generating 110 horsepower. Source: autoblog