A new MINI design concept will make its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) which will be held between 10th and 23rd January 2011. The MINI Paceman Concept is the first Sports Activity Coupe in the premium small segment of the market.
The MINI Paceman Concept study establishes a new category of car combining the fundamental MINI DNA - dynamic capability, individual design - and gives them a fresh twist with the help of cutting edge technology and an innovative new body concept. The Paceman combines the classical MINI concept with the defining features of the MINI Countryman and the style of a coupe. The result is a MINI with visual 'muscle car' design cues, displaying its dynamic capability from every angle.
Although no decision has been made about a future production version, Paceman could form yet another building block in the development of the MINI brand.
"It is ten years exactly since the new MINI was launched to the US market so there is a happy symmetry in presenting an all-new concept at the Detroit Show," said Jochen Goller, MINI Director for BMW UK Ltd. "Following last year's launch of the MINI Countryman and the forthcoming launches of the MINI Coupe and Roadster, the Paceman Concept shows once again not only the innovative spirit and adventure among its design team, but also the potential breadth of the MINI brand as it grows and develops."Published 20 December 2010