Mini One Clubman confirmed for this year’s Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on January 26, 2009

This coming March 3, 2009 at the International Geneva Motor Show, the MINI One Clubman will be revealed. This latest entry-level version in the Clubman lineup will provide buyers the advantage of MINI's popular low running and ownership costs with an asking price of £13,290 OTR.

The MINI One Clubman will come with a 1.4-liter four cylinder gasoline powerplant and with all the traits that make driving a MINI a pleasurable one.

With an engine that delivers 95 hp of output, superb steering and suspension comparable to its Cooper sibling, the MINI One Clubman demonstrates trademark go-kart handling and impressive cornering capability. In addition, the new MINI One Clubman returns plus low fuel consumption of 52.3 mpg as well as low emission levels of 130 grams of carbon dioxide per km, as guaranteed by MINIMALISM technologies as standard fitment.

Other standard features for the MINI One Clubman include Auto Start Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, Shift Point Display and short-shifting 6-speed transmission. A 6-speed automatic gearbox is available as an option for the new MINI One Clubman.

New exterior color finish will be offered for the MINI One Clubman with the possibility of specifying Siler of Black variants with the same C-pillars color which was previously always in contrasting shade.

Air-conditioning has been standard for every MINI since the first of this month and the new MINI One Clubman. Orders for the MINI One Clubman can now be made by interested buyers from dealers in the United Kingdom.

MINI is a British automotive marque for a range of small cars. Since 1959, Mini has been used as model names. Initially, Mini referred only to the name of a small economy car produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959. BMC officially announced the Mini car to the public in August 1959. The Mini was marketed under BMC's two main brand names -- Austin and Morris (as Austin Mini and Morris Mini).

In 1969, Mini became a separate automotive marque. At this time, Mini was already owned by British Leyland Motor Corporation, which was formed in 1968 by the merger between British Motor Holdings Limited (formerly BMC) and Leyland Motor Corporation Limited.

In 1986, British Leyland was renamed as the Rover Group, which became a subsidiary of British Aerospace and then of BMW in 2000. When BMW broke up the Rover Group, it retained the MINI marque.

Held at the Palexpo, the Geneva Motor Show (Salon international de l'automobile) is organized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles. It will be held this from March 5 to 15, 2009.

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