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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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I Didn't Need To Know That, But Thanks I Guess

Aug 12 2014 12:03pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Is that why people buy the Mini Countryman? Mini apparently thinks so. Rea ...
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BMW i8 Sold Out In The UK

Aug 12 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The BMW i8 has become a sales hit in the UK. Actually, it’s become more than a hit if you consider reports that it’s already sold out and that there’s already a 10-month waiting list to get your hands on the hybrid sports car. British newspaper Telegraph is reporting that the demand for the i8 has become so incredible that customers are even willing to pay "any price" for the display car in BMW’s i showroom on Park Lane in London.It’s a ...
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TEASER. MINI Cooper S vs Sodi go-kart on-track

Aug 11 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

When the new MINI was announced, we knew it was only a matter of time before the brand drew attention towards the updated 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, retro-look cabin, and a whole new brand of MINI 'hallmark' exterior design. And, of course, that typi ...
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This Is What It's Like To Almost Get Killed By A Mini Cooper

Aug 11 2014 5:32pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Greater Manchester Police in the United Kingdom are looking for anyone who might have information about the above incident, because holy hell does it happen quickly. Those people just look to be hopping along, when SUDDENLY MI ...
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What is the proper way to acknowledge fellow enthusiasts?

Aug 11 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

So I drive a Mini Cooper as my DD. I live in an area with a high amount of other Mini motorists and we always acknowledge each other with a simple wave as we ...
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MINI Clubman production comes to an end, successor due in 2015

Aug 11 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

MINI has ended production of the first generation Clubman, even though the successor is still about a ...
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Video: BMW's “Revolution On The Street” Commercial

Aug 9 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Mysterious marketing can be fun. It’s a way to pique peoples’ interests and keep them coming back for more. Leave people hanging and they will diligently follow you for answers. However, it can also lead to disappointment due to high expectations and low delivery. Which is exactly what happened in this case.BMW released a teaser video showing a car, in first person, tearing through the streets with a nice engine note to go along with it. What it had ...
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2 weeks ago

Comparison: 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabriolet vs. 2014 Mini Cooper S Convertible

Aug 4 2014 2:33am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Well here we are in the summertime, and we can’t think of a better comparison test than the 2014 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabriolet vs. the 2014 Mini Cooper S Convertible. Well, the first thing we notice is that the names of these cars are nearly longer than the vehicles themselves. Freudian? Perhaps, but one thing’s for sure, both of these cheeky little European drop tops qualify as “fun size,” which just intensifies the enjoyment of your open-air ...
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