Sales are king in the automotive world, especially when less people are willing to splash out on a brand new car. Continuously seeking to increase the figure that represents cars sold, manufacturers are getting creative with new models. We have 4X4’s that are small, hatchbacks that are huge, saloons pretending to be sports cars and now Mini getting its Countryman to act like a coupe.
Mini’s long awaited Paceman is a coupe variation of the successful Countryman. The high riding three door does appear rather handsome, but that steeply raked roofline equates to a 20 litre drop in boot capacity. As with every Mini there will be many different flavors of the Paceman starting with the Cooper 1.6 petrol and progressing to the Cooper S with 181BHP. The Cooper S is available with all wheel drive and can hit 62MPH in a brisk 7.5 seconds. On the diesel front there is the Cooper D offering 64.2MPG and the SD that boasts 141BHP along with 225lb-ft of torque. As with all Mini’s on sale today it is all about image and so I think this new car will play nice with the fashion conscious.
This lower more sculpted Mini starts at £18,970.