MINI Clubvan revealed

23 Jun, 2012 (All day) Luke Madden

First official pictures of the new MINI Clubvan have been released, and it will start from £11,000

MINI has revealed the Clubvan – the first commercial vehicle produced by the brand under BMW, and a successor to the original Morris Mini Van.

Simply put, MINI has taken a Clubman and blocked out the rear side windows with body-coloured panels, plus tinted the glass in the back windows to help keep cargo out of sight. The driver’s side Clubdoor continues to provide access as on the Clubman.

Inside, there’s 860 litres of space and a flat load area that measures 115cm long by 102cm wide.

One, Cooper and Cooper D versions are available. The One features a 97bhp 1.6-litre petrol, while the Cooper gets a 120bhp version of the same engine. The Cooper D has a 110bhp 1.6 diesel. MINI says the Cooper D Clubvan is capable of 72.4mpg.

Electric windows, a DAB digital radio, air-con, 15-inch alloys and black cloth trim are all standard.

Buyers using the Clubvan as a commercial vehicle can claim VAT back, meaning prices for the One start at £11,175 and reach £14,510 for the Cooper D automatic.