MINI Paceman to Hit US Market In Early 2013

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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

[Source: 4 Wheels News]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Ray Ray on Jan 18, 2012

    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 Mcallim7 on Feb 17, 2012

    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

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