MINI Malaysia premiered the newest generation MINI Clubman earlier today showcasing a unique combination of driving fun, premium charisma, functionality as well as MINI style individuality. Offering two chic super spunky variants – the MINI Cooper Clubman and MINI Cooper S Clubman, these bold new MINIs are set to revolutionize the Malaysian Premium Compact Segment, simultaneously taking the MINI appeal up to a whole new level.
The MINI Clubman’s bold and distinctive lines, staying true to the original MINI in its contemporary design and concept; is meant to cause a stir regardless of wherever it may roam. But alas, as much a visual treat as the new MINI Clubman undoubtedly is, it isn’t a mere eye candy. More versatile than ever, it is the MINI for all occasions. Longer and wider than the previous model, th extra space allows for the introduction of five seats, four passenger doors and the distinctive Split rear Doors are retained – a double take on comfort and practicality.
Along with the versatile interior, the New MINI Clubman meets all the requirements of the compact class in terms of functionality in its own unconventional way. For example its trademark split rear door, comes with a clever easy Opener tech – comes in handy when you’re your hands are full, allowing contactless access by waving a foot below the rear bumper – of course also by remote.
According to Mr. Han Sang Yun, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The New MINI Clubman creates a new chapter in the story of MINI. The new car revolutionises the brand, taking the MINI appeal a notch higher with current trendsetters and drives the creative class social segment.”
Han added that the MINI brand has been growing steadily and the New MINI Clubman will continue to set the tone for the brand’s performance in the country. Up until the month of March, a total of 197 MINI vehicles have been delivered, marking an increase of 38% as compared to the same period in 2015 (143).
It goes without saying that the new MINI’s aesthetics are truly a fine feast for the eye; intertwined with stellar details such as LED headlights and LED fog lights. One chic feature is the 20 seconds projection (at each time) of the MINI logo onto the ground from a light source housed in the exterior mirror on the driver’s side.
There’s a pair of performance-oriented engine powering both the MINI Cooper Clubman (136 hp 220 Nm 1.5 liter 3-cylinder) and the Cooper S Clubman 192 hp 280 Nm 2-liter 4-cylinder engines with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnets. Performance figures are respectable: 9.1 seconds 0-100km/h 205 km/h top speed for the Cooper Clubman, and a breezy 7.1 seconds 230km/h max speed for its brawnier sibling, which also feature an 8-speed Steptronic transmission among its impressive array of tech endowments.
Indeed there’s a myriad of technological features governing the new MINI Clubman’s dynamics, safety, and character. Among other there’s the MINI Driving Modes – activated by means of a rotary switch at the base of the gear or selector lever, with choices of standard MID mode, SPORT and GREEN mode. In SPORT mode, the accelerator pedal characteristic curve and steering are switched to a sporty set-up, as are the shift times in cars fitted with Steptronic transmission. In GREEN mode, a more relaxed and also more fuel-efficient driving style is supported by intelligent control of energy and climate management as well as by means of systems such as shift point display. Also its Infotainment are top class.
The New MINI Clubman also introduces two new paint finishes: Melting Silver and Pure Burgundy, along with Pepper White, Midnight Black, Moonwalk Grey, Deep Blue, British Racing Green, and Thunder Grey which is only available for the MINI Cooper S Clubman.
The New MINI Clubman comes with the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service as well. Free scheduled service is provided in accordance with the Condition Based Service system. Prices are as follows: MINI Cooper Clubman RM203, 888.00, MINI Cooper S Clubman RM253, 888.00
Please visit www.MINI.my for more information on the New MINI Clubman.