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The MINI Clubman Concept has broken cover ahead of its Geneva debut – rear barn doors still there, suicide ‘Club’ door no more. Measuring 4,223 mm long, 1,844 mm wide and 1,450 mm tall, the concept estate is 260 mm longer, 170 mm wider and 25 mm taller than the current R55 Clubman.

Noteworthy exterior elements include full-ring LED DRLs (half-rings on the F56 Hatch), two-tone 19-inch alloys, a twin-plexiglass roof, horizontal tail lamps and a split roof spoiler.

The MINI logo sits below the left tail lamp, and there are F56 Cooper S-style twin central tailpipes. Air Breathers and Air Curtains, too – you’ll have seen these on the BMW 4 Series. This is the first time they’re on a MINI.

Inside you’ll find five seats and “plenty of space for the pursuit of an active lifestyle.” Patinised silver accents and blue decorative strips are present amongst nubuck, patent and black soft nappa leather, plus tweed grey and black twill fabrics.

Of course, you wouldn’t expect things like the electrical door openers and snazzy cabin gadgetry to safely cross the production bridge, but this should be the shape of the next Clubman, more or less – see spyshots here.

The new third-gen MINI family is set to comprise three-door Hatch, five-door Hatch, Clubman, Countryman, Paceman, Cabriolet and maybe an MPV version that could be named the Spacebox or Traveller. No sign of Coupe or Roadster so far.


GALLERY: MINI Clubman