The new MINI Clubman has been launched in India at Rs 37.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is the second item to be launched by the carmaker in India this year, with initial one being the MINI Cooper S Convertible. The Clubman is at present the longest model in the British carmaker’s line-up and in its second generation.
It was early this year in February amid the 2016 Auto Expo that MINI declared its plan to dispatch the new Clubman and the Cooper S Convertible in India. Concerning the car itself, the new Clubman depends on a similar front-wheel-drive UKL platform like its littler kin and shares its outline design with the Cooper S.
In reference to measurements, the new MINI Clubman is 270 mm longer, 90 mm wider than the standard MINI-5 door and accompanies an additional wheelbase of 100mm also. The more extended wheelbase means extra lodge space as well as expanded boot limit of 360 liters. Indeed, by flipping down the back seat it can be further extended to 1,250 liters.
As far as design, a considerable measure has changed in the new MINI Clubman. The car now accompanies another face styled by a greater front grille with a honeycomb design and a huge dark chrome brace and a chrome surround. The new front guard looks very much outlined with the solid lines and houses the new round fog lights and wide focal air dam. From the sides the car looks particularly like the more seasoned model separated from the new compound wheels alongside the overhauled ORVMs and entryway door handles. The back bumper is additionally new and is truly all around designed. The lower part of the bumper additionally gets plastic cladding and houses the double chrome-tipped exhaust pipes.
In the engine, the new MINI Clubman gets the 2.0-liter petrol engine mated to an eight-speed automatic Steptronic transmission. It conveys 189bhp and 280Nm of most extreme torque. The Clubman easily seats four adults offering liberal space for luggage. There is a totally new dashboard, however the design of cabin is practically same as any MINI out there like the seats, steering wheel and gear lever.
Specifications of New MINI Clubman
- Engine Capacity: 1998cc
- Power: 189bhp
- Torque: 280Nm
- Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic Steptronic
- 0-100kmph: 7.2 seconds
- Top-Speed: 228kmph