MINI first unveiled its Paceman concept at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, and the two-door “crossover coupe” was quickly approved for production. Since then, we’ve seen literally dozens of spy shots of the Paceman in testing, prompting MINI to release a series of its own “spy shots” on Facebook.
The rear of the Paceman is expected to be significantly different than the rear of its closest relative, the MINI Countryman. These official photos show the rear sporting a camouflage wrap, so we still can’t see details on styling. We can see the “All 4” logo on the side, meaning that MINI will release the Paceman in both FWD and AWD variants.
Expect to see base, S and John Cooper Works variants of the Paceman, too, although it’s likely that only base and S models will be available at launch. MINI will most likely show a “production ready” version of the Paceman at next month’s Paris Auto Show, and the car is expected to hit dealers in the United States by mid-2013.
What’s your take? Is an AWD Paceman S crossover coupe enough to get you into your local MINI dealer, or is this just Saturday night leftovers reheated for Sunday brunch?