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Mini Cancels Clubvan with Only 50 Sold

Mini Cancels Clubvan with Only 50 Sold

Jul 18 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Mini blames excess tax for failure

Mini has announced that the 2013 Clubvan that only recently went on sale in the United States has been canceled. I'd wager that only ardent Mini fans knew the van had launched in the US. Sales for...

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Mini Cancels Clubvan with Only 50 Sold

Jul 18 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Mini blames excess tax for failure

Mini has announced that the 2013 Clubvan that only recently went on sale in the United States has been canceled. I'd wager that only ardent Mini fans knew the van had launched in the US. Sales for the Clubvan were far from stellar with reports indicating only 50 units were sold in the entire country.

The Clubvan was a Mini Cooper Clubman with the rear side windows replaced with aluminum and no backseat. Mini blames poor demand and "an excess of tax of 25% on commercial vehicles" as reasons for the abysmal sales for the Clubvan.

Mini says that sales of the Clubvan in other parts of the world have been strong. Ensure one of the reasons for the lack of popularity for the vehicle was the fact that it had a very limited truck space of only 33 cubic feet.

 
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Win an iPad mini with the CNET Asia-Pacific Audience Survey

Sep 21 2014 7:10pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

CNET is running a survey on the tech buying habits of our Asia-Pacific readers. Take this short survey for your chance to win one of two iPad min ...
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2017 MINI Countryman, 503-HP Mercedes C63 AMG, Vencer Sarthe: Today’s Car News

Sep 19 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

A prototype for the next-generation MINI Cooper Countryman has been spotted. The new Countryman looks to be bigger than the model it’s set to replace, and it looks to have a boxier, more rugged design too. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its next-generation C63 AMG will deliver as much as 503 horsepower. That will m ...
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2017 MINI Countryman spied testing in Munich

Sep 19 2014 6:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

We just received a new batch of spy photos depicting the second generation MINI Countryman planned for a 2016 market launch ...
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From the C/D Archives: BMW 850i Tested!

Sep 18 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The editorial belly is having trouble digesting the BMW 850i sports coupe. Maybe it’s the price. Any car costing $90,000 ought to do everything but make coffee—maybe even that too. When it comes from Germany and wears the blue-and-white BMW badge on its hood, you expect it to send your blood pressure off the scale with its acceleration and handling, while c ...
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MINI Rocketman production model back on the agenda as entry-level model

Sep 15 2014 10:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

British media is reporting MINI is planning a production version of the Rocketman concept but not before 2016. ...
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