Believe It Or Not MINI Clubman Concept Has Six Doors!
MINI Clubman Concept showcases brand's new design philosophy and vision for a higher class of vehicles. The model is 26 centimeters longer and around 17 centimeters wider than the current Clubman. In addition, the concept is also more sophisticated and elegant.
The vehicle is envisioned as a four-door one and sports five seats. As a classic MINI, it features hexagonal radiator grille, Side Scuttles, the Black Band, short overhangs and elliptical front and rear headlights. Clubman Concept is 4223 mm long, 1844 mm wide and 1450 mm in height. The car is decided in Berry Red exterior color, while the roof is in a metallic grey color, called "Blade".
Seen from the front, the radiator grille incorporates black chrome bumper in the front section. The three-dimensional structure of the chrome ribs inside the front grille additionally improves the front section. In the lower area one can see a continuous air inlet, while a finely wrought chrome rib appears to hover inside the air inlet. In the outer section of the front apron there are the AirCurtains. They give the wheel arches an aerodynamically optimized closure.
Continuing to the sides, there are three chrome elements which give the side section a sense of exclusivity with modern understatement. At the front, the Side Scuttle includes filigree mirror base and turn indicator in an elongated element. Above this, the surrounding shoulder line in chrome offsets the corpus of the car from the greenhouse and roof in hallmark MINI style. At last, the 19" light alloy rims decided in bicolor Black Chrome and Chrome finish round-out the side view.
At the rear, the Clubman Concept is broad and athletic. The highlight at the rear is the characteristic split doors. In addition, the horizontally positioned rear lights have a highly detailed finish. Here one can also see an aerodynamically enhanced bumper, and a Smart Opening function which is a sensor underneath the bumper.
Inside the concept car also shows exclusivity. The interior has o larger dimensions and offers plenty of space. Unusual materials were utilized here. Some of them include nubuck leather in a light Sky Blue, patent leather in rich Berry Red and black soft nappa leather. In between, elements in patinized silver add accents. Two fabrics were used - Tweed Grey and Black Twill, while the small details such as the buttons with Union Jack embossment on the seats and central console, contrast stitching, piping or red accentuation surfaces in the sun blinds add a touch luxury.
The most powerful presence inside however is attributed to the leather-covered instrument panel. It has a surround in blue limed ash grain and a white porcelain finish. The linear air vents have patinized, silver-plated surrounds; while between them there is an area in Black Chrome which can be back-lit. The lower section of the instrument panel is finished in Berry Red patent leather, which contrasts the discreet design of the upper half.