MINI Clubvan Concept

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Soccer mums and current Honda Odyssey-driving dads rejoice! The latest offering from British-founded car manufacturer MINI sees the automotive designers taking strides to enter into the van market with the latest concept that is being dubbed the “Clubvan.” Slated to make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2012, MINI is touting the sliding door model as less of a family-focused vehicle and more of a functional and spacious alternative for fashion designers, gallery owners, musicians, and other younger demographs in need of a roomy, passenger friendly model.

Accessibility is what is most notable about the concept given its dual doors at the rear, dual front driver and passenger doors and van-like sliding doors along both left and right sides. Taking design elements from the Clubman while incorporating the increased space capacity of the Countryman, only time will tell if the MINI “Clubvan” concept can eschew the stigma that often surrounds operating a traditional minivan.

 

Source: Autoblog