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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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2 days ago

Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash tests

Jul 29 2014 11:02pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Small cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 ca ...
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5 days ago

Mini drivers rally from San Francisco to Boston (pictures)

Jul 27 2014 6:03pm CDT | Source: Car Craft

For the 2014 edition of the bi-annual Mini Takes the States rally, hundreds of Mini owners set off from the San Francisco Bay Area for a two ...
Source: Car Craft   Full article at: Car Craft
 

 
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5 days ago

Mini drivers rally from San Francisco to Boston (pictures)

Jul 27 2014 6:03pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

For the 2014 edition of the bi-annual Mini Takes the States rally, hundreds of Mini owners set off from the San Francisco Bay Area for ...
Source: CNET Car Tech   Full article at: CNET Car Tech
 

 
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3 weeks ago

The mighty Mini: How many are left on UK roads?

Jul 11 2014 12:45pm CDT | Source: Recombu

WeLoveAnyCar.com survey reveals how many of the British classic have come stood the test of time. A survey of government figures by WeLoveAnyCar.com has revealed ...
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3 weeks ago

Updated 2015 Mini Paceman Nearing Production

Jul 9 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Dealerships will soon be loading their lots with updated versions of the 2015 Mini Paceman, the two-door version of the five-door Countryman. Just two years old, the Paceman has had difficulty finding its footing in the U.S., and a couple of minor tweaks could help the cause. Most everything new about the 2015 Paceman has to do with design. Different paint options and a Piano Black exterior trim are now available, while da ...
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6 weeks ago

BMW i3 Electric Car: Ultimate Guide

Jun 18 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Ever since we got wind of BMW's 'Megacity' electric vehicle, it's been one of the most anticipated electric cars around. Now, it's simply another electric car available to U.S. buyers--though that hasn't diminished the impact of the i3's concept-car styling, innovative interior and strong performance. 2014 BMW i3: First Drive Of BMW's ...
Source: All Small Cars  Full article at: All Small Cars
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Mini Connected Pairs Car with GoPro Camera

Jun 14 2014 12:07am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

Mini has worked with GoPro to allow the small action cameras to be operable through the car’s onboard entertainment system. Mini drivers will be able to use GoPro cameras inside or outside their cars, capturing fast paced track action or a leisurely drive through twisting mountain roads. The system will give the user control of the camera’s settings through the Mini’s entertainment screen. Users can opt to take photographs or videos with the GoPro, and the system has been developed with several ...
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7 weeks ago

A MINI With Five Doors?

Jun 13 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Car Articles

The MINI brand used to represent something very small, agile and completely out of the ordinary. Now though, the most usable MINI ever has arrived in the form of the MINI five door! This means there’s more space and practicality than ever before – 278 litres of boot space, 72mm more rear legroom and a third seat in rear give just that. With the introduction of the new model, the MINI Cooper SD 5-door Hatch is presented for the first time with a new 2.0-litre ...
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