Nothing recharges the batteries like a weekend drive; and the best travel companion to have during any mini journey outside of the city is a solid ride that takes you where you need to go in complete style, comfort and peace of mind. If riding in big cars and SUVs isn’t quite your cup of tea, the new MINI Clubman could be just the ticket.
Ideal for both long-distance travel and day-to-day driving, this latest contender in the premium compact segment is all revved up and ready to hit the road in Malaysia. Kitted with a plethora of nifty features, here are our top six favourites that will make any weekend jaunts outside of the city well worth the trip.
Riding in style
The 2019 edition of the MINI Clubman arrives with a fresh new look that will no doubt leave bystanders craning their necks for a better view. Available in a gorgeous shade of Indian Summer Red, exterior updates include a redesigned radiator grill, 18″ Mini Yours British Spoke 2-tone runflat tyres, and new LED headlights and fog lights for enhanced visibility on the road.
Pedal to the metal
Powered by a 2.0 litre MINI TwinPower Turbo engine, the MINI Clubman only needs about 7.2 seconds to achieve a century sprint on the highway. There’s also the 7-speed Steptronic dual clutch sports automatic transmission that allows for fast gear changes during those unexpected bends on the road. The vehicle itself is capable of consuming 6.2 litres of fuel per 100km of travel while outputting approximately 141g/km of CO2.
A roomy ride
Be it passengers or luggage capacity, the MINI Clubman will always offer plenty of room for a little extra fun. Besides the extendable luggage compartment that expands from 360 litres to 1,250 litres when you fold the rear seat, the vehicle’s nifty split rear barn doors can also swing open with a flick of the foot which makes storing luggage in this sporty compact a complete breeze.
Cosy chic seats
The MINI Clubman shines not just for its driving experience but also for how it provides ultimate comfort for all its occupants. Catered to discerning drivers who appreciate the finer things in life, this stylish compact comes kitted with a MINI Yours Walknappa Leather Lounge Carbon Black seat upholstery complete with the iconic Union Jack embossed motif on the headrests.
High on high-tech
Additional creature comforts worth noting include soothing lighting illuminations and the 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system that delivers a premium music experience, resulting in luxurious comfort that you can feel with all your senses.
Ready for anything
With the the 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme, drivers can immediately access to a comprehensive list of services that can help sort out any unexpected sticky situations that might arise during your journey. Besides a dedicated help hotline available 24/7/365 and free towing services for vehicles stranded over 200km from home, the service also offers solutions such as replacement vehicles, accommodation as well as repatriation services. Available for all new MINI vehicles, the MINI Roadside Assistance programme can be accessed simply by contacting 1800-88-8808.