40 years on It’s New Year’s Eve so I’m reflecting on 2015′s new cars and comparing them to equivalent models from 1975.
The new Mini Cooper Clubman has a direct 1975 ancestor in the Mini Clubman Estate which had been introduced in 1969 and remained in production until 1980. The original Clubman had 1.0 L -1.3 L 4 cylinder engines. The new Cooper Clubman has engines from a 136 hp 1.5 L 3 cylinder petrol to a 192 hp 2.0 L 4 cylinder as well as 2.0 L Diesels

In 1975 Mini was part of the newly nationalised  British Leyland Motor Corporation, in 2015 it is part of the BMW Group