Perhaps I’m easily pleased – but it intrigues me that the MINI can be bought with two, three, four, five or six doors.

Six doors? I hear you ask… Yes the MINI Clubman has a split rear door of the type usually only seen on large, serious 4WDs.

For the 2020 season MINI Clubman has had a solid makeover outside and in. The body has a newly designed radiator grille, LED headlights with Matrix function for the high beam. LED foglamps with driving light ring.

At the rear LED lights as standard and optionally can be fitted with the Union Jack design.

Three new colours are; Indian Summer Red metallic, British Racing Green metallic and MINI Yours Enigmatic Black metallic. A Piano Black Exterior is offered on the MINI Cooper S, and the MINI Cooper SD Clubman.


Depending on the model variant, the new MINI Clubman is fitted as standard with light alloy wheels which are either 16-inch or 17-inch in size. Sizes 18-inch and 19-inch are optional depending on model.

Optional equipment items include sports suspension with a lowering of 10 millimetres. You can also opt for adaptive suspension.

Inside there’s a different range of leather trims and interior surfaces. Customisation options for the interior are the seat upholstery variants which have been newly added to the program of optional equipment items. The Leather Chester variant is now also available for the new MINI Clubman in the colours Malt Brown, Indigo Blue and Satellite Grey.

Updated MINI Clubman is equipped with a SIM card which is permanently fitted in the car and meets the 4G mobile phone standard. This means that Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic detection of vehicle location and accident severity is available, as well as MINI TeleServices.


In conjunction with the options Connected Navigation and Connected Navigation Plus, it is possible to use the Real Time Traffic Information service with traffic situation data in real time, the personal Concierge Service, the internet platform MINI Online and Apple CarPlay preparation. The mobile phone connection also means that the vehicle’s navigation map are updated automatically.

Not that this information is from a global press release from MINI in the UK. The local branch of MINI advises we will see Clubman in Australia by Q4 this year.

Though they aren’t giving any information on marketing at this stage it seems likely the revised Clubman lineup will be similar to the current MINI offerings; that is Cooper and Cooper S variants with a JCW version coming later.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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