Edmunds Straightline blog proves the existence of the split cargo-door setup in the upcoming Mini Clubman, with a new spy shot that catches engineers at a Death Valley-area Costco stocking up on Cheetos for the ride back to England. What you can't see is the suicide rear door (reportedly on one side only) through which one crew member is allegedly sneaking extra cans of Dinty Moore beef stew. Expect to see the Clubman (pending trademark-issue resolution) at a warehouse store near you in late 2007, in time for the '08 model year.
FV Report: 2008 Mini Clubman? [Edmunds Straightline Blog]
Over the Back Fence: Mini to Call Wagon Clubman, Launch it in 2008 [internal]