MINI will publicly debut the MINI Clubman at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September 2007. Preliminary photos and information should arrive in the latter half of the summer and final technical specs shortly afterwards. In the US, MINI is expected to debut the Clubman at the Detroit Auto Show in early January of 2008.

Sales of the Clubman are scheduled to start in November for Europe and in the Winter of 2008 for the US.

And while you can expect to see lots of Hot Chocolate Clubmans in the press pics (the featured color for the R55), expect MINI to show off at least one other R55 exlusive color. Currently under consideration are Java Grey (metallic) and Sand Glow (metallic). Although keep in mind the only color we’ve confirmed at this time is Hot Chocolate.

We’re told nothing has been finalized yet but we should hear more about exterior and interior colors in the coming months.