A new variant of the Mini Clubman that aims to win over company car drivers has been revealed.
The fleet-focused Mini Clubman City went on sale at the start of the month with an asking price of £19,995 OTR and the goal of making the brand more attractive to fleet decision-makers.
Powered by a three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine, the sub-£20k manual model returns 48.7mpg combined, with CO2 emissions of 131g/km.
For £21,555, a manual version of the same model improves that to 49.6mpg and 130g/km, while the diesel option (also a 1.5-litre three-pot unit) delivers the most fleet-friendly figures, but is the most priciest choice (68.9mpg, 109g/km, £23,855).
The City variant does more than just improve running costs to try and excite business drivers; there are also loads of convenient gadgets bundled in to make life on the road that little bit easier.
As such, every Clubman City comes with a 6.5-inch infotainment touch screen containing sat-nav, Bluetooth, Apple Car Play, DAB, real-time traffic information, intelligent emergency calling (E-call) and rear park distance control.
Other standard features include air-con, sports steering wheel, cruise control, automatic stop/start, brake energy regeneration and shift point display.
The Mini Clubman City rides on 16-inch revolite spoke wheels as standard or 17-inch silver net spoke or silver vent spoke wheels. There’s also the option to pay a little more 17-inch black net spoke wheels.
Steve Roberts, head of corporate sales at Mini UK, said: “We’re well aware that many fleets operate strict CO2 limits but also need to offer drivers vehicles that are versatile and suitable for everyday life; be that commuting, travelling with the family or using the vehicle for leisure purposes.
“Mini Clubman – one of brand’s most versatile vehicles – offers all of these benefits alongside a great standard specification for the corporate market.”
Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, added: “Mini isn’t a brand we see targeting company car drivers very often, but the numbers don’t lie: these cars would be a worthwhile addition to any respectable fleet.”
Posted on 6th August 2018
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