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 |  Jan 18 2012, 12:00 PM

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MINI‘s boss in the United States recently confirmed in an interview that the Countryman Coupe will be available on the US market in the first quarter of 2013.

Originally debuted in the form of the Paceman Concept at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the Countryman Coupe should take on the Land Rover Evoque and is expected to boost MINI sales significantly. It’s expected that the Countryman Coupe will make its debut sometime in September, perhaps at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The Paceman Concept was powered by a John Cooper Works-built 1.6L twin-turbocharged engine with 211-hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. An Overboost function allowed the torque to peak at 207 lb-ft for a short period of time.

GALLERY: MINI Paceman Concept

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[Source: 4 Wheels News]

  • Ray

    I doubt the Mini Paceman will have what it takes to beat the Evoque, it just looks way too small and Mini doesn’t have the type of technology Range Rover has

  • Mcallim7

    i would guess this will be £10k cheaper than the evoque at about £20k
    so not direct competition, but i do like both cars so
    personally im looking forward to this car as the Evoque is way out my price range
    well done mini