Updated Mini Clubman Revealed
The bigger Mini gets a refresh for 2019
Mini have revealed the 2019 Clubman, having given it a styling update, added personalisation options and extended the standard equipment list.
There will be three engines on offer – two petrol and a diesel option. The most economical of the three is, believe it or not, the Cooper D Clubman. A four-cylinder diesel, it brings 150bhp to the table, along with a 0-62mph time of 8.6-seconds and economy of 65.7mpg. Of the two petrols, the Cooper S Clubman is the punchiest (of the lot, actually) with 192bhp resulting in a sprint time of 7.3-seconds and 44.1 miles per gallon of petroleum. The Cooper Clubman model comes with a 3-cylinder petrol engine, giving 136bhp and 50.4mpg.
All models come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but there is the option to upgrade to a seven-speed Steptronic across the board. The John Cooper Works Clubman will join the lineup at some point further down the line.
Among the styling tweaks are the newly designed front grille which now extends the full height of the bumper, with chrome hexagonal surrounds that match the standard headlight edging. The bonnet is more domed and features an air inlet further towards the front.
The rear lights have been updated to feature the union flag design that came with the latest hatch update, and full LED front and tail lights comes as standard on all Clubman models.
Fresh with the updates are three new exterior hues and the roof and wing mirror caps can be finished in either black, white or silver. The new additions to the colour palette are Summer Red, British Racing Green and Mini Yours Enigmatic Black – all of which are metallic and available from launch.
Three trim levels are also on offer with Classic, Sport and Exclusive. Standard on all is a 6.5" infotainment screen, real time traffic information and Apple CarPlay. Rain sensors and automatic headlights are also fitted to all models, whilst the Sport trim adds a John Cooper Works sports steering wheel and seats and 17" alloys. Exclusive trim upgrades to the bigger wheels, too, whilst fitting leather seats and steering wheel.
Like many modern cars, the Mini has an accompanying app. From the Mini connected App a wide range of digital services help you keep connected with the vehicle, and the Clubman is also equipped with a 4G SIM card which enables the estate to contact emergency services should it be involved in a crash.
Pricing for the updated Mini Clubman starts at £21,200 and will be available to order from April.