Mini isn’t usually a brand that specifically targets fleets and company car drivers.
Quirky fun-seeking millennials, yes, but mile-munching business users? Not particularly. However, that has changed with the latest trim to be added to the Clubman range. Starting from £19,995, the Clubman City has been priced to make the model a more attractive proposition in terms of benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax for business users than the £21,085 1.5 Cooper variant.
Performance & Specs
It boosts its fleet appeal by using a 1,496cc three-cylinder diesel that cuts CO2 emissions to 109g/km with fuel consumption averaging at 68.9mpg. The pay-off is that performance isn’t as impressive, with a 0-62mph sprint of 10.8 seconds and a top speed of 115mph.
This variant is the one that will chime most with fleets, but it costs £23,855; the sub-£20k model is a manual 1.5-litre petrol, reporting higher emissions (131g/km) and weaker economy (49.6mpg).
The City trim may be the new entry-point to the Clubman range but it does come with its fair share of gadgets and tech, such as a 6.5-inch sat-nav display, bluetooth, Apple Car Play, DAB, real time traffic information, intelligent emergency calling (aka E-call) and rear park distance control.
Other standard features include air-con, sports steering wheel, cruise control and 16-inch revolite spoke wheels.
Steve Roberts, head of corporate sales at Mini UK, said: “We’re well aware that many fleets operate strict CO2 limits but also need to offer drivers vehicles that are versatile and suitable for everyday life; be that commuting, travelling with the family or using the vehicle for leisure purposes.
“Mini Clubman, one of brand’s most versatile vehicles, offers all of these benefits alongside a great standard specification for the corporate market.”
Would you be happy with the Mini Clubman City as your company runaround? Let us know down in the comments.