No more trick (passenger) doors for the Mini Clubman, as the BMW Group-owned British carmaker is readying a more conventional replacement for the compact model with a regular four-door arrangement and a station wagon body that ditches the current version’s 2+1 side door setup with the suicide-style, rear-passenger side door.
One thing that will remain unchanged, however, is the split rear-tailgate with twin doors hinged on the sides.
The new Clubman will utilize the third-generation BMW Mini chassis codenamed UKL1, albeit with an extended wheelbase for improved interior space, and powertrain components including a selection of the three- and four-cylinder turbocharged diesel and gasoline engines.
It will sit above the forthcoming five-door 2015 Mini Hatch, essentially taking on the role of the more practical and roomier estate version of the series.
Look for the new Clubman to arrive in showrooms sometime in 2015.
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