Two new MINIs will make their North American debuts at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The 2016 MINI Clubman and Convertible will be on display at the show. For the Clubman, this will be its first showing since its global debut at the Frankfort Motor Show earlier this year. The Convertible made its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show a few weeks ago.
The Clubman is the biggest MINI ever, eschewing the previous model’s two-door wagon format for a new four-door wagon body. The Clubman does, however, keep the iconic rear barn doors, a nod to the original Morris Mini Traveller.
The Convertible is the latest in the line of MINI ragtops. It now sits on the latest MINI hardtop platform, which means it’s a little wider and a little longer than the last generation.
Both cars share the same powerplants, either a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, the same as in other MINI variants. A six-speed manual is standard, while a six-speed automatic is optional.
Also on display at the MINI booth is the 500,000th Countryman, the mini-crossover that has been a sales success for the brand. The milestone car will wear Kite Blue paint, which will be a new option on the Countryman starting in the Spring of 2016.
The Countryman will go on sale in the U.S. in January, while the Convertible will go on sale in March. The Clubman will start at $24,950 for the base model. Pricing has not yet been announced for the Convertible.
TFLcar will be providing full coverage of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, so stay tuned for more updates from the event.
Learn more about the 2016 MINI Convertible and Clubman in this TFL Car “everything you ever wanted to know” video from the L.A. Auto Show.