Six-door wagon to follow in the footsteps of its Hatch and Convertible siblings with a lightly-refreshed design and more tech.
The facelifted Mini Clubman ‘LCI’ has been spied this week during development testing, giving us an early glimpse as to what to expect from the refreshed wagon range.
Spotted in hi-po John Cooper Works (JCW) guise, this prototype is wearing eye-catching yellow wrap on the front and rear, suggesting the majority of cosmetic updates will be centred around these areas.
If the recently-updated Hatch and Convertible are anything to go by, we can expect revised headlights with a circular LED daytime-running light signature, the option of matrix LED headlights, new LED tail-lights, and refreshed bumper designs.
We should also see the company’s new ‘flat’ logo design, new alloy wheel options, along with new exterior colour options.
No images were snapped of the cabin, though we can also expect the Clubman to offer the company’s latest Mini Connected infotainment setup, including extended online and concierge functions.
Other changes should also include an updated steering wheel and revised driver’s cluster as per the Hatch and Convertible.
Finally, the updated Clubman should get revised engines for improved efficiency and reduced emissions, along with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for the One, Cooper and Cooper S grades – the former isn’t sold in Australia.
It’s unclear exactly when Mini plans to debut the updated Clubman family, though we’d argue it’s not far off. Expect to see the final version either very late this year or sometime early next.
Should that timeline be accurate, we reckon the refreshed wagon should hit Australian showrooms in the second half of 2019. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.
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