Autoblog managed to get their hands on a fresh new set of spy photos of the 2015 Clubman. The most interesting bit from this release is the interior shot. It confirms what we announced on MotoringFile back in May of last year, with the extra width of the F54 allowing MINI designers to have a fresh take on the interior. This exclusive interior variant boasts a number of features not found in the Hardtop, including:
- Square air vents as opposed to the round and square combination currently in use
- Different HVAC controls and toggle designs
- Electronic parking brake
Unfortunately, these pictures do not tell the entire story and to quote Gabe:
Our sources also indicate that the rear console allows for heating and cooling vents to fit between the front seats and aim at the rear passengers. And speaking of those passengers, the extra width allows for a true three person bench seat – decidedly wider than the current Countryman or the upcoming F55 five door hatch. With this new Clubman, we also expect MINI to introduce an all digital instrument package option that would replace the analog dials in front of the driver.
Going to back to the exterior, these new spy shots also confirm the deviation from the current F56/F55 front bumper with a design made less jarring. It also would appear to follow BMW’s air curtain and air breather system.
Again, head over to Autoblog for a detailed look at these shots.