Meet the MINI Clubvan, billed as “the world’s first premium compact delivery van.”

The Clubvan features two doors and five seats with a closed-off load area extending from the rear doors right up to the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. Cargo can be easily accessed either through the wide-opening split rear door or via the right-side Clubdoor.

In the US, the MINI Clubvan will only be sold with the 121 hp MINI Cooper Engine option, and is set to hit showrooms this fall.

With its two-seater configuration, its fixed partition between the passenger compartment and load area, and its opaque, blocked-out rear side windows, the MINI Clubvan is classed as a commercial vehicle and therefore taxed at a lower rate.

That makes for another precedent—MINI’s first commercial vehicle.

Apparently, the dog-grooming business is a lock…