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Mini Clubman taken from production

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The Mini Clubman was retired from production after 17 years, as the Mini was replaced by the electric Aceman, writes Autocar.

The Clubman first went on sale in 2007 as a universal Mini version with a new vertically split rear door. Now it has been replaced by the crossover Aceman and the petrol versions of the new Cooper (three-door, five-door and convertible).

They will be produced until 2030, when the plant will transition to 100% production of electric vehicles following a total investment of £600 million from parent company BMW and the British government.

Company Mini told Autocar that the money will mainly go to the expansion of the body shop, the construction of a new area for the installation of batteries and new logistics facilities in Oxford and Swindon.

The reborn Clubman was updated in 2015. It got Mini’s signature round daytime running lights and ditched the unusual rear doors. Also presented was the version John Cooper Works with power 302 hp.

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