Mini has revealed the final version of its Clubman before it launches a revamped lineup next year.
The Mini Clubman Final Edition is fitted with a range of exclusive finishes both inside and out. Only 1969 examples of the model will be produced.
“Mini will not offer the Mini Clubman Final edition for the Australian and New Zealand markets. However, we will continue to offer the Clubman Cooper S and JCW variants until the model’s official end of production in February 2024,” said Mini Australia head of product and planning James Orlov.
“The Clubman’s departure paves the way for the development of next generation of models in the lead up to MINI’s all-electric future in 2030.”
The Mini Clubman Final Edition will be available globally in both Cooper and Cooper S forms, as well as with a diesel powertrain. It can also be had with all-wheel drive.
The local Clubman currently consists the Cooper S and John Cooper Works (JCW). The base Cooper model was axed from the Australian lineup in 2020.
On the outside, the Mini Clubman Final Edition comes with 18-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone cooper and black design, Shimmer Cooper exterior highlights, as well as Final Edition lettering on the back and a “1 of 1969” badge on the C-pillar.
It can be had with a choice of Nanuq White, Enigmatic Black, and Melting Silver exterior paint colours.
Inside the Clubman Final Edition comes Final Edition lettering on the door sill trims, Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel, floor mats, and key cap, as well as a dark dashboard with Sage Green Dark matte shimmering strips and Shimmer Copper highlights. There’s also a “1 of 1969” badge on the passenger side dashboard.
The Clubman Final Edition comes with Mini Yours leather sports seats with adjustable thigh support and a sewn-in edition badge finished in Dark Maroon. There’s also an anthracite-coloured Piquet fabric insert and blue contrasting stitching.
The Mini Clubman, with its iconic rear split barn doors, has been in its current four-door form for eight years now. It’s overall name and design dates back to the 1960s though.
The Clubman name was first given to a facelift of the original Mini before being used in the larger model instead of the typical Traveller or Countryman names of the time.
The first Clubman was produced between 1969 and 1981 with a long wheelbase and extended shooting-brake body.
The nameplate was resurrected in 2007 with a “modern interpretation” of the classic shooting-brake concept.
The second-generation Mini Clubman retained the rear barn doors but had a Hyundai Veloster-esque door on the right-hand side for second-row passengers.
The current, third-generation Clubman debuted in 2015 and is the largest version ever, measuring in at 4.25 metres long. It’s also the first to have two full-sized rear doors.
As noted above, Mini is preparing to unveil its next-generation vehicle lineup which includes a new Countryman combustion-powered and electric crossover, Cooper electric and combustion-powered hatches, as well as the Aceman electric crossover. The latter of these vehicles it pitched to replace the Clubman in the Mini lineup.
The last new Mini model with an internal-combustion engine will be released in 2025, and Mini says 50 per cent of its sales will be all-electric by 2027. Come 2030, every single Mini will be electric.
Based on previous updates from Mini, its next-generation model lineup will include the following cars:
- The Cooper three-door electric hatch, to be made in China in partnership with GWM.
- The Cooper three- and five-door petrol hatch, to be made in the UK.
- The Aceman electric crossover to be made in China in partnership with GWM.
- The Countryman SUV, grown up to take on the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA with petrol and electric power.
- Another premium compact car in an as-yet unrevealed segment, potentially based on the Vision Urbanaut concept.
- A new Convertible, due in 2025.
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