The Mini with maxi power

Designed to be Mini’s answer to the Golf, the Clubman has sold well since its revamp in 2016 - accounting for about 14 per cent of Mini’s global sales

11th August, 2019
The Mini with maxi power
The Mini Clubman John Cooper Works is a mannered missile

Mini’s Clubman estate has always been the oddball in the range. Named after a somewhat unloved second-generation model introduced in the 1970s, it started life in the mid-2000s as an estate with two conventional front doors, two “barn-door” boot doors and an unusual rear-hinged third side door, mounted only on the right because the fuel tank filler was on the left.

This quirky arrangement had its appeal, but in 2016...

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