The brand claimed the Mini Clubvan Concept could become the first premium product in the car-derived van segment.

Based on the Mini Clubman car, the manufacturer said the van version would combine driving agility and the brand’s distinctive design style with increased load-carrying capability.

The BMW-owned brand said: “The Clubvan Concept opens the door to a completely new market for Mini, premium small businesses who want to combine sharp driving dynamics with low cost of ownership, while also making a style statement with their company van.”

The two-seater features a flat load bed reaching from split rear doors to a partition grille behind the cabin. The bulkhead is made from solid aluminium topped with stainless steel honeycombe grating.

The load bay contains six tie down points with elasticated straps to hold cargo in place and the side walls, floor and roof lining are trimmed with anthracite-coloured cloth.

Like the passenger-carrying model, the Clubvan includes five doors – two front doors, for driver and passenger, two side-hinged rear doors and a rear-hinged Clubdoor on the nearside of the vehicle for additional access to the load area, which Mini said would house a 12-volt plug socket.

The Clubvan Concept is finished in British Racing Green extending to the roof, C-pillars and wing mirrors. The rear side windows are opaque and painted in the van’s body colour while the rear doors are fitted with heavily tinted glass.

According to Mini, unbroken paintwork on the van’s flanks offers extensive scope for livery design.