The current Mini Clubman, considered a six-door station wagon, is only a few centimeters more compact than the Countryman crossover and, in fact, these models play in the same price segment. As hinted edition Autocar chief designer Oliver Heilmer, with the change of generations Clubman can be reformatted in order to turn into a full-fledged all-terrain vehicle.
Accordingly, the model will grow in size. However, the representative of Mini did not specify whether the Clubman will become the new flagship and the biggest car of the brand, or along the way – to preserve the current hierarchy – will grow and Countryman.
At the same time, it is obvious that Mini wants to make an attempt to attract buyers larger than today, models with the required market all-road entourage.
Nevertheless, according to Heilmer, gigantomania in Mini will still be avoided: the chief stylist promised to make every effort to ensure that each model of the brand was – or at least seemed - the most compact in its segment. But to make the design more modern, as stated by Heilmer, it will be possible.
And this applies not only to the exterior of the future Mini, but also the interior architecture. Accordingly, at least some British cars may lose actively used now in the interior design of retro-dashes.