Mini has transformed its Clubman wagon into an off-road beast. But unfortunately, just for this one-off concept vehicle.
The Mini Clubman All4 Scrambler recently debuted in Italy where it showed off its knobbly tires ready to conquer light off-roading adventures. The wagon takes significant inspiration from the BMW R Ninet Scrambler motorcycle, including its raised suspension. The Mini also borrows the same Frozen Gray paint color and uses the same circular headlights as the motorcycle.
Harkening back to the Mini Traveller cars from the 1970s, the All4 Scrambler comes with a handy luggage rack. Silver detailing around the grille surround, door handles, and windows gives the rugged wagon a hint of elegance. Inside the cabin, look for Alcantara and Nappa leather upholstery as well as "Scrambler" badging.
In a weird way, the concept reminds us a bit of the Kia Trail'ster from last year. But somehow, this Mini looks like it would be more fun to take off the beaten path. We will likely never know, as both of these vehicles are only concepts.
Mini debuted an all-wheel-drive Clubman model this year, although it features the same ground clearance as front-drive Clubman models. Previously, all-wheel drive was exclusive to the Countryman and Paceman crossovers.