BMW’s MINI brand unveiled the Clubman Concept this week, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
The concept is 10 inches longer and nearly 7 inches wider than the current Clubman model, and showcases both sophistication and elegance. The design boasts high-quality detailing such as the hexagonal radiator grille, circular headlamps, and a bumper is finished in black chrome to just touch on the exterior. And inside follows suits with a leather-covered instrument panel, while a surround in blue limed ash grain and a white porcelain finish give the black upper section of the instrument panel a hovering appearance. Black chrome detailing offers an elegant touch, while a suggested “Faded Diamonds” rhombus pattern gives the surface a high-quality structure. And finally, the lower section of the instrument panel is finished in Berry Red patent leather, providing a sophisticated contrast to the more discreet design of the upper half.
Also, with four doors and five fully-fledged seats, the MINI Clubman Concept offers plenty of space for an active lifestyle.
“With the MINI Clubman Concept we are presenting a car with space, flair and style in a segment where the focus is mainly on function and utility,” says Head of MINI Design Anders Warming. “With clever ideas, emotional design and a cool blend of colours and materials, it offers an overall experience which remains unique in this segment to date.”
The Concept is also the first MINI to be fitted with a so-called AirBreather at the side. It echoes the design theme of the AirCurtains in the front apron, cutting dynamically into the surrounding Black Band, while the double roof spoiler at the rear is shown to best advantage from the top view.