Refreshed 2019 MINI Clubman revealed

The facelifted MINI Clubman gets updates already seen on MINI hatch

The new MINI Clubman estate has been revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show with a revised exterior, more standard equipment and an extended range of personalisation options. The revised model is on sale in the UK now, with prices starting at £21,200.

Following the refresh of the MINI hatch last year, the new Clubman’s restyle is of a similar subtlety, featuring a new grille design, new headlights, restyled alloy wheels and Union Jack emblazoned LED tail-lights.

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A new optional extra is glare-free Matrix LED headlights, which give a range similar to standard high-beam headlights while automatically adjusting their brightness to prevent other road users from being dazzled.

A trio of engines will be available at launch, including a turbocharged 134bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, a 189bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a 148bhp four-cylinder diesel engine. All versions can be specced with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The most powerful petrol variant is the quickest at launch, claiming a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 127mph.

The revised MINI Clubman features more standard kit than the previous model, with a 6.5-inch infotainment system, sat nav and Apple CarPlay all included alongside MINI’s ‘Excitement’ pack, which adds puddle lighting, illuminated door handles and programmable ambient lighting.

Additional options for the new MINI Clubman include adaptive suspension, a premium Harmon Kardon stereo system, sports seats, a head-up display, and the MINI Navigation Plus Pack, which adds an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, enhanced Bluetooth and wireless smartphone charging. Buyers can also spec a range of John Cooper Works body kit upgrades for the exterior of the car, including larger alloy wheels.

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