Patent Images of MINI Paceman Revealed
The patent images for the body of the car will ensure the Chinese will have a fight on their hands if they try to copy the shape, but what we’re interested in is how much the design has changed from the concept. The first computer rendering from MINI have now been revealed, thanks to the efforts of Carscoop, and we’re pleased to announced not much has changed.
When it lands, expect the new MINI to feature a similar engine lineup to that of the Countryman, including both naturally aspirated and turbocharged 1.6-liter units. A high-performance John Cooper Works model is almost a certainty.
Given the body of the car identical to that of the concept, and so much tech is shared with existing models, MINI’s reputation for fast turnaround on new cars will be kept intact. Expect to see the new coupe/crossover as early as next year’s Detroit Auto Show, which is less than half a year away. MINI’s model lineup is growing in leaps and bounds, isn’t it?