Mini’s premium hatch joins the mid-year update club.
The British carmaker has introduced a few upgrades to the Clubman range in preparation for 2018.
Mini’s main selling point for the 2018 model year updates is the introduction of the previously optional Driver Assist package as standard. The package includes active safety systems such as autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning, auto high beams and speed sign recognition.
Cooper S models get additional adaptive cruise control and park assist with front park distance control.
The Clubman also get Mini’s Connected infotainment technology as standard across the Clubman range, as well as an upgraded navigation system.
Range-topping John Cooper Works models score additional Apple CarPlay connectivity and wireless phone charging.
Cosmetic changes to the Clubman range include 17-inch alloy wheels on the base Cooper and 18-inch light alloy wheels for the Cooper S.
In response to the increased standard specification Mini has jacked up the price of the Clubman with the base Cooper now priced from $36,900 before on road costs, the mid-tier Cooper S is priced from $44,900 and the top-of-the-range JCW model costs $54,900. These prices represent a rise of $1100 for the Cooper and $1000 for the Cooper S and JCW compared to last year’s model.
The updated models are available from September, 2017.
2018 Mini Clubman prices
Cooper – $36,900 (+$1100)
Cooper S – $44,900 (+$1000)
Cooper JCW – $54,900 (+$1000)
*Prices exclude on-road costs