It’s a sad day for fans of the six-door Mini Clubman as the last example recently rolled off the production line in Oxford, bidding farewell to the 55-year-old nameplate.
Since the world was first introduced to the model in 1969, with its elongated body and split rear doors, more than 1.1 million examples have been built and sold all over the world.
Over half a million Clubmans were produced at the Oxford plant itself, with the last (at least for now) being a Cooper S finished in Indian Summer Red.
The model is being put to pasture as Mini ramps up its transition to electrification, having recently launched the fully electric Cooper and Countryman, with the Aceman set to join them later this year. Sadly that leaves no room for the Clubman.
“We are incredibly proud to have built the MINI Clubman at Plants Oxford and Swindon over the last 18 years for customers all over the world,” says Dr. Markus Grüneisl, CEO of Mini’s Oxford and Swindon plants.
“With its departure, we look ahead to welcoming members of the new MINI family to our Oxford and Swindon lines, including a new convertible model which we will start to produce at the end of this year.”