We’ve just received confirmation that the Clubman-based MINI “Clubvan” concept we saw at Geneva earlier this year is in fact headed for real world production. Additionally, we’ll see the stylish little hauler make its way state-side. First heard at Car and Driver and now confirmed by our sources, we expect the Clubvan to go on-sale sometime in the 2nd half of 2012.
No word yet on pricing, but you can expect everyone from your local florist to the occasional repairman adding this MINI to their service fleet — their branding stretching from one end to the other.
While hardly a ground-breaking idea, it’s an interesting acknowledgement of a real-world way that small businesses are already using small cars as both transportation and advertising. Would you add a Clubvan to your business?