MINI Paceman at Paris 2012

27 Sep, 2012 8:26pm

Watch our video of the new MINI Paceman which was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

MINI has launched the production version of its Paceman at the Paris Motor Show, making it the BMW-owned brand’s eighth model line.

The new three-door SUV-coupe crossover is based on the MINI Countryman, but the Paceman’s three doors and sleek coupe profile set a much more sporty tone.

Notable on the exterior are the tail-lights, which are horizontally mounted – a first for MINI. The bold Paceman lettering across the centre of the bootlid is also a new departure for the brand.

The seating layout is 2+2 only, while the electric window controls move from the centre console to the armrests.

There’s a choice of two petrol engines and the two turbodiesels – all are available in either two or four-wheel drive. The Mini Cooper Paceman will hit UK dealers next spring, priced from £18,940.