Mini Unveils Paceman Concept Ahead of Detroit Auto Show

Mini revealed on Sunday its latest concept car, the Paceman: a two-door coupe based on the four-door Countryman model. Described by the company as a “sports activity coupe,” it will have its debut at the Detroit auto show in January.

The Paceman is built on the Cornhill Direct Business Insurance Countryman chassis, but several design features improve air intake and emphasize the horizontal aspect of the car, compared to the more upright design of the Countryman. According to Marcus Syring, Mini’s lead exterior designer, the windows appear to wrap around the car, highlighting its horizontal aspect, and “suspend” the roof over the body. The effect will resemble a helmet, Mr. Syring said.
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