Bring the noise
Whatever it's called it's still brown. No amount of association with cool beverages will disrtact you long enough to forget.
I've seen a brownish TT too, looked horrible. I think this is not a decision based on people, but on "motoring trends", ie, someone somewhere decided it was a good idea, so all other marketing departments are following this "bold statement".
I saw on some website can't remember which one that the rear barn doors were engineered by BMW for safety reasons. I don't remember the whole content of the article, but it said the rear pillar made when the doors are closed was needed because of the integrity of the cabin being compromised by the suicide door. The same article said this was also the reason there was one suicide door and not two. The first Brown car I saw recently wasMind you those latest pictures really show the Clubman as one ugly car from the rear. Why couldn't they have had a hatch type opening instead of two doors with the join obscuring rearward vision?
The theory on the website is supported by the fact that full size pickup trucks were out for years with one suicide door. They were like this for years until the car companies could engineer them properly to have two suicide doors. You also have to factor in the size of a MINI and although it is just opinion maybe they couldn't make it safe enough to have two suicide doors. Also it is just common sense that barn doors with the big pillar they make are more crashworthy than hatches are.If that were the case it would be very unevenly balanced, wobbly on one side, solid on the other.
The reason the doors are like that is because that is how the doors were on the original Mini Traveller and Countryman .Mind you those latest pictures really show the Clubman as one ugly car from the rear. Why couldn't they have had a hatch type opening instead of two doors with the join obscuring rearward vision?
These once sold very well in metallic brown and it later hid the rust!Cant think of many cars that sell well in brown?