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MINI Clubvan
Usable, chic, and a real asset to your business image

MINI Clubvan 1.6 Cooper D

What is it?

The van version of the MINI Clubman estate car, the new MINI Clubvan expands the range of small, usable car-derived vans at a stroke, joining the likes of the Fiesta Van, Corsavan and Punto Van.

There are three models, two petrol and one diesel.

MINI clubvan
The Clubman look has found a home in the new Clubvan

The two petrol Clubvan models are the One 1.6 with 98hp; and the Cooper 1.6 with 122hp.

But the model we’re testing here is the most popular – the diesel Cooper D Clubvan, the four-cylinder 1.6 diesel producing 112hp.

But power is not what you need to worry about: the Cooper D Clubvan’s torque is a really handy 270Nm.

That means the Cooper D Clubvan is something of a pocket rocket, those great reserves of torque sending it speeding down the road, but perhaps more importantly, providing excellent around town drivability.

The MINI Cooper D Clubvan costs £13,600 ex VAT. For a contract hire business lease, MINI Business Partnership has a lease rate of £225 a month.

 

MINI Clubvan
All the image and presence of a MINI Clubman, but a load lugger

What’s hot

  • Those great looks – far better than the donor Clubman car
  • Longer wheelbase of Clubman means better ride quality; ours had 17 inch optional alloys with winter tyres, which meant the ride was sportily firm, but still compliant
  • MINI’s point and squirt fun nature transferred successfully to the Clubvan; you can’t help smiling when you drive this van, helped by precise six-speed manual gearbox (just don’t get carried away by the handling when you’ve got a load in the back!)

    MINI Clubvan
    The ‘suicide’ door comes into its own in the Clubvan – making the long load bay more accessible
  • ‘Suicide’ door on driver’s side – criticised  on the Clubman – actually provides quick access to the load area to grab jackets, bags, and so on
  • Rear doors swing open 90 degrees for easy access to rear load area
  • Additional overhead lighting, two 12V power sockets in the rear and six load rings give the Clubvan useful practicality
  • 860 litres of load space in the rear
  • Exceptional 72.4mpg beats Fiestavan (64.2mpg) and Citroen Nemo (62.8mpg) – we saw 47.3mpg recorded during our test
  • 103g/km CO2 emissions with auto stop/start fuel saving
  • Great specification: standard bulkhead (mesh at the top with aluminium lower section), DAB digital radio, 15 inch alloy wheels, air conditioning
  • Plenty of signwriting potential to advertise your business
  • Premium nature of MINI brand can enhance your business status

 

MINI Clubvan
Great cab – and well equipped – if a bit snug for the bigger driver

 

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