Mini’s second-generation Clubman has landed earlier than expected, thanks to these official photos that surfaced online today.
It’s a completely new and very different car than the outgoing Clubman with its unusual layout, as the British firm reimagined it as a more conventional sub-compact station wagon with four doors – actually, six if you count in the two-piece rear opening for the cargo area.
While we don’t have official information in our hands yet, we expect the production car’s exterior dimensions to be very close, if not identical, to last year’s Clubman Concept, which at 4,223mm (166 in.) long, 1,844mm (72.6 in.) wide and 1,450mm (57 in.) tall, was 262mm (10.3 in.) longer, 161mm (6.3 in.) wider and 25mm (1 in.) taller than before.
The Clubman shares the same platform with the latest Mini Hatch as well as BMW’s 2-Series Active Tourer, with power expected to come from a similar range of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. It is possible that MINI may offer the option of all-wheel drive at some point.