MINI launches Clubvan

MINI has introduced a new small delivery van called the Clubvan, set to debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s due to go on sale in autumn, priced from £11,175 plus VAT.

The Clubvan is based on the Clubman estate, and features the same double rear does and single ‘club door’ on one side, but the cabin has been stripped out and the side windows have been body-coloured and reinforced with polycarbonate.

The payload capacity is 500kg, with 860 litres of loadspace. Thanks to a bulkhead behind the driver and passenger, the Clubvan’s load area can be stacked to the ceiling. The load-floor is flat and is 102cm at its narrowest point.  Six lashing points are installed to keep smaller items in place and there are 12v sockets to power electrical devices.

Three models are offered – the MINI One Clubvan, with a 98PS petrol engine, the MINI Cooper Clubvan, with a 122PS petrol engine, and the MINI Cooper D Clubvan, with a 112PS diesel engine. All are front-wheel drive and come with MINImalism efficiency technology, which includes stop start and brake energy regeneration to maximise fuel economy.

Because the Clubvan is classed as a commercial vehicle, business users can claim back their VAT, and so prices quoted exclude VAT. Prices start at £11,175 for the One Clubvan rising to £12,475 for the Cooper Clubvan and £13,600 for the Cooper D Clubvan.

Four colours are offered – white, blue, green and black, and because the van is based on the Clubman estate it comes well equipped, with air-con, electric windows, alarm and DAB radio amongst the standard fit items. Those who want a sneak-peak will be able to see the Clubvan at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, from 28 June to 1 July. 

MINI Clubvan