The Italian Job: MINI Reveals Clubman Soho Special Edition

Playfully named after London's famous red light entertainment district, the MINI Clubman Soho is a special edition model, exclusively destined for the Italian market. As with any other limited run special these days, the Soho is distinguished by a number of special features and unique color combinations.

Available in One, Cooper, Cooper D and Cooper S forms, the Soho is offered with a choice of five exterior colors including Horizon Blue, Midnight Black, Pepper White, Dark Silver and for the first time on the Clubman, White Silver, contrasted by the black finish on the roof and exterior mirror caps.

Bi-xenon headlights with smoked lenses, a chrome kit and two-tone 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 195/55 or 205/45 tires respectively (depending on the model) are also part of the package.

Inside, MINI ups the luxury ante with a three-spoke, multifunction, leather steering wheel, sport seats upholstered in cloth and leather, brushed aluminum trim and upgraded standard equipment that includes air conditioning on all models.

The 2010 Clubman Soho will go on sale in Italy in the beggining of January with prices ranging from €19,900 (US$27,100) for the One model to €28,900 (about US$41,500) for the Cooper S version.