Mini Unveils the Six-Door 2015 Clubman Concept
Making its debut this week at Switzerland’s Geneva Auto Show is the latest iteration of Mini‘s Clubman: the 2015 Mini Clubman Concept. Highlighting the way in which the German company’s estate-style car could be taken even one step further, the Clubman Concept is both slightly longer and wider than the current vehicle and thus offers more interior space and style for a design that leans toward function and utility. New details include innovations like exterior aerodynamic “airbreathing” air ducts along with more aesthetically-inclined features like an elongated hexagonal radiator grille with three-dimensional chrome ribs, bi-color black chrome 19″ light alloy rims, and a front end that sits lower to the ground for a more aggressive stance. Classic design features like the Mini’s side scuttles and circular headlamps remain intact while the trunk is now home to a translucent “showcase” storage compartment. Finally, the interior cabin has been completely redesigned – and highlighted by blue limed ash grain and white porcelain – to give the instrument panel a hover-like effect and to incorporate a trio of “intelligent” toggles that are assigned relevant content according to driver selections or driving functions.