Set to rival the likes of Mercedes A Class and BMW 1 Series in India, the new generation Mini Clubman was launched in India today at a starting price of INR 37.90 lakh, ex-showroom. First showcased in 2015, MINI Clubman has already managed to create a great fan following.
Talking about the new MINI, for starters, it sits on a longer wheelbase, extended by 100mm resulting in extended cabin space. Boot space is also increased to 360 liters while space available is increased to 1250 liters with rear seats folded down while overall length and breadth are also increased by 270mm and 73mm respectively as compared to the Mini 5 door.
Larger doors on the new Mini Clubman allow for easy ingress and egress while split opening or rear doors allows for better boot access. Seats are comfortable while its panoramic sun roof adds to extra headroom.
In India, the new MINI Clubman is only offered with the Cooper S variant. It is powered by a 2.0 liter generating 192 PS power and 280 Nm torque via a 8 speed auto steptronic transmission. This combination allows the car to do a 0-100 kmph in just 7.2 seconds.
Mr. Frank Schloeder, President (act.), BMW Group India said, “The all-new MINI Clubman has the distinctive persona of a modern progressive gentleman – a connoisseur of understated style and refined craftsmanship! The all-new MINI Clubman is a perfect combination of form meets function. Every inch is artfully constructed and smartly accented with practicality in mind and embodies the genes of a true MINI with the iconic MINI go-kart thrill. Reigning at the higher end of the premium compact segment, this MINI flagship is a revolution with substantial growth in size. Whether you drive alone or with family, the-all new MINI Clubman is the perfect choice!”