Australian media is reporting the second generation MINI Clubman will be shown in production guise at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.

Australian media is reporting the second generation MINI Clubman will be shown in production guise at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.

Several months ago MINI introduced a near-production Clubman concept indicating the real deal is nearby but it seems that won't be the case as we will have to wait until September 2015 for the second-gen. This comes a bit of a surprise taking into account MINI has already stopped production of the first generation so for approximately one year there won't be a MINI wagon available in dealerships.

According to the same report, the 2016 MINI Clubman will use a different configuration of the UKL platform and won't be just a spinoff of the regular hatchback. From previous spy images we found out the new model will come with regular side doors (two left + two right) compared to its predecessor which has one on the left and two on the right, with the one at the back being rear-hinged. To enable easier cargo loading/unloading, MINI has decided to retain the model's barn-style rear doors.

Although not yet confirmed, the new Clubman will likely receive a range-topping John Cooper Works version packing a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing approximately 230 bhp (172 kW).

Be part of something big