MINI Paceman At A Glance

BY Joel Tam

MINI presents the seventh model in the brand family. The MINI Paceman is the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact vehicle segment.

MINI's new vehicle concept opens up new target groups for the brand’s inimitable style; two doors, large tailgate, lounge concept with two individual seats in the rear.

First impressions are that it looks like a cross between a MINI Countryman and a Land Rover Evoque 3-door, the body design sports prominent horizontal lines and powerfully curved surfaces. The upright front end and hexagonal radiator grille with broad chrome surround borrows the face of the Countryman, while the Coupé-style stretched side profile with long doors and sloping rear window resemble that of an Evoque's.

Full-size individual seats in the rear promises more space with generous shoulder room and headroom. Variable use of space possible through individually folding rear seat backrests with a load capacity of between 330 to 1,080 litres.

The Paceman will come in quite a powerful engine line-up, with standard lowered sports suspension that will lend to the trademark MINI go-kart feel.

Power output will spread from 112 hp to 184 hp with a MINI John Cooper Works Paceman version in the pipeline; all variants come with a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic as an option; MINI ALL4 all-wheel-drive system available for the MINI Cooper S Paceman.