Second-gen MINI Clubman spied on platform image

The British based automaker MINI is working on a development of the second-generation Clubman and a test mule of the model has been recently caught on camera while it was quietly sitting on a platform.

The MINI Clubman has been in production for six years now and the company is trying to offer a replacement for it, which will come as a second generation model. The vehicle pictured below represents a test mule of the 2015 MINI Clubman and while most new cars have the tendency to become smaller, this vehicle actually looks larger, and it’s apparently similar in size to a BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon.

The first things we notice on the new 2015 MINI Clubman are the suicide-style rear doors, the different taillights and some other minor tweaks. A big improvement will be made on the platform, because the model in question is riding on the UKL front-wheel drive platform, which will also be used on a seven-seat BMW model in the future, as well as on a possible MINI Traveller MPV. The engine lineup in the new Clubman might include the 1.5 liter three-cylinder gasoline engine, the 2.0L in the Cooper S trim and the popular Cooper D’s 1.5L unit.