The Mini Clubman, the company’s wagon-ish entry in a category that includes two-door versions, four-doors, convertibles and small SUVs, is reportedly about to cancel its club membership.
Some published reports say the cult favorite, whose sales last year dipped below 2,500 units, will be discontinued in about a year, possibly with a special final edition.
A spokesperson for Mini USA did not confirm or deny the report, but said in an email that it was “speculation”.
Clubman sales have declined since the model’s peak in 2016, when the second generation was introduced.
The first generation Clubman stood out from the pack with its suicidal rear doors and barn doors instead of the traditional hatch; It later matured into a more traditional shape. The bigger, more useful Countryman bit the Clubman’s sales, and now a bigger version of that SUV is in the works. Mini has also shown its Aceman concept, an electric crossover that could eventually join the brand’s lineup slotted between the Cooper and the Countryman.
Earlier this month, the company, which is part of BMW, detailed that some hardtop and convertible models could be ordered with a stick shift up front. There was no mention of the Clubman.