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Mini Dishes Up Clubvan Concept

Stand-out-from-the-crowd style can also be amazingly practical – and practicality can be surprisingly attractive. The MINI Clubvan Concept paves the way for an innovative vehicle concept without parallel in the premium small car segment. The MINI Clubman-based concept car, scheduled for its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show 2012, combines the driving fun for which MINI is renowned with increased load-carrying capability.

The closed-off load area behind the front seats and the opaque rear side windows of the new concept set it apart most strikingly from the MINI Clubman, the platform used as its base. The MINI Clubvan Concept uses its broader skill-set to open up new usage possibilities – both business and leisure. Where a business’s customers, product range or operating environment demand a particular style for its vehicles, this premium model can make the perfect delivery solution. read more »

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Mini Announces Two Special Edition Models‎

With just months to go before the Olympic Games get under way in the capital city of the brand’s home country, MINI introduces two new special-edition models to spread contemporary London style around the world. The latest takes on the MINI character – the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater – will go on sale in spring 2012. Expressive design features and exclusive equipment inject the cars’ exterior appearance, interior ambience and hallmark driving fun with their own distinctive flavors.

While both use the MINI Hardtop as the foundation, the MINI Baker Street embodies the youthful, fresh and innovative trend-setting style of the brand, while the MINI Bayswater focuses primarily on the sporting verve and agile handling for which MINI is renowned. read more »

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Driven: New MINI Coupé

The new MINI Coupé’s mission is a simple one: to maximise the thrill of being behind the wheel. Which I must say, I’m all for because the last offering, the Countryman, was about as fun to drive as a herd of sheep. With the new Coupé, MINI is definitely back on track and doing what they do best – great, pocket-sized desirability with a hint of swagger.

The new range went on sale earlier this month and MINI are typically keen to point out that Coupé customers can expect a decent standard of equipment like DAB digital radio, park distance control and the usual level of personal customisation. read more »