Following on from the official camouflaged MINI Paceman images, Motoring File has now unearthed a handful of leaked images.
Complete with sloping roof, revised tailgate and LED rear lights, the stylish Paceman has been created to fill the gap between the three-door hatchback and five-door countryman, with MINI hoping to grab a piece of the premium compact SUV segment, of which the Range Rover Evoque is dominating.
With a roofline sitting 1.7-inches below that of the Countryman, a 0.4-inch reduction in ride height, and 20 kg weight deficit, the Paceman will make better use of the powerplants available to it, including the regular range of petrol and diesels, right up to the top-end 160 kW (218 hp) John Cooper Works version.
Expect to pay a premium of around €1,500 on top of the Countryman’s price tag when the Paceman hits showrooms towards the end of this year, following its world début at the Paris Motor Show (September 29 to 4 October 4).
[Source: Motoring File]