When I spoke later with Peter Schwarzenbauer, board member of BMW AG and responsible for Mini, he said that Mini is shifting more up-market. This was after I made a remark about the new colors of the test cars. Why were there no flashy yellow, bright blue, orange or red vehicles available? Mr. Schwarzenbauer pointed out that with moving into the premium part of the segment, the targeted customers may be less expressive.
Admittedly, the Clubman is an all-rounder, comfortable when you are out for a drive with the family or with a full load in the trunk. Fun to drive when you are alone in the car. In other words Mini is losing its youthfulness, but there is nothing wrong with growing up. When asked if this size was the maximum that a Mini will be, Mr. Schwarzenbauer confirmed with: “I believe so, or else we will have to call it a Maxi.”
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