The updated look debuted in 2011 carries forward with a sleeker rear end and reduced chrome trim inside. The proportions of the Clubman remain the same, and iconically MINI, despite the extra length compared to the Cooper hatchback.
Clubman S models get a few sportier cues, including brake ducts in the front air dam and unique wheels. Clubman John Cooper Works models get the JCW Aero Kit standard for 2012, which brings a much more aggressive look, with a low lip spoiler, rear roof spoiler, and side sills.
Inside, all of the Clubmans are decked out with the somewhat wacky, oversized 160-mph speedometer in the center of the dash. While it's kitschy and cool--to some eyes--it can also be a distraction, the large plastic lens casting glare. The center stack is lined with a multitude of switches, toggles, and buttons, which can bog down a new owner in their complexity. Nevertheless, the look is coherent and uniquely MINI.
A slightly tweaked audio control layout arrived in 2011 and helps to reduce the awkwardness of controlling the Clubman's features, though ergonomics elements, such as the seat sliders, are still somewhat backward.