The Mini Paceman has been revealed, with the latest supermini from the British car maker being made available in four varieties.
Fans of Mini have been told that the Paceman model is being designed to replicate a coupe interpretation of the popular Mini Countryman.
As such, the car's exterior is being designed with a coupe-style stretched side profile. On top of this, long doors will work in tandem with blacked-out pillars to give off the effect of a floating roof – just like the well-loved Mini Coupe.
The roof of the Mini Paceman itself will be made available with a choice of white, black or body-matching tones, while being designed to slope towards the rear of the vehicle and finish with an integrated spoiler.
Some of the more unique features of the Paceman's exterior include an upright front grille, complete with a hexagonal radiator and chrome border, and horizontally-arranged rear lights.
Inside the Paceman, drivers will notice that designers at Mini have given each seat plenty of head, shoulder and knee space so that comfort can be assured no matter the length of a trip.
The dashboard of the vehicle has also been altered compared to previous Mini products, with the familiar central speed dial styled with a new black surround and paired with decorative inner rings in high-gloss black or chrome.
Meanwhile, a two-section design of the Mini Centre Rail storage and attachment system, which first proved popular in the Countryman, is also included on the Paceman as standard.
Drivers will be able to drive away with a new Mini Paceman with a choice of two petrol and two diesel options.
This range is topped off by a high-performance Mini Cooper S Paceman model that boasts 184bhp, offers 46.3mpg, lets off just 143g/km of CO2 emissions and achieves 0-62mph in a blistering 7.5 seconds.
Orders for the Mini Paceman will open from March 2013, Mini also announced.
Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg
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