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We’ve seen many spyshots of the upcoming MINI Clubman, but this is the first time we’re getting a glimpse of the interior. Unlike the 5-Door which shares the same dashboard as the Hatch, it appears that the Clubman will be getting a different dashboard design.

When the MINI Clubman Concept was previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, it had a concept interior. Not much is being carried over to the production car except for perhaps the shape of the air cond vents. While the MINI Hatch and 5-Door retained retro round air cond vents for the side vents and square vents for the middle vents, the Clubman switches to square vents for all the dashboard air cond vents.

The entire climate control panel below the circular centre display has been changed, now looking stockier than the design of the MINI Hatch and 5-Door. The surround of the centre display itself is more shallow, likely thanks to a dashboard that’s a bit more upright. Finally, the Hatch and 5-Door’s manual handbrake is replaced by what appears to be an electronic handbrake button.

The Clubman will be the wagon of the MINI range, offering a larger boot space than the Hatch or 5-Door, but without the higher ride height and SUV aspirations of the Countryman. The new estate looks to keep the six-door configuration (four side doors, two rear barn doors) of the concept.