Mini Aceman Concept Previews Mini's Electric Future

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Yes, you read that right. It’s Aceman, not Paceman.

The Mini Aceman is a preview of Mini’s electrified future. Shown in concept form, the Aceman is a chunky crossover that’s bigger than a Mini hatchback, but still in the grand scheme of things, not so huge. It features pixilated Union Jack taillights, a unique Union Jack roof rack, and all sorts of Mini-isms that we’ve come to know and love from the brand. Mini says the Aceman concept combines elements from the Mini Cooper hatchback, and Countryman crossover, in a form factor that splits the difference between the two cars.

Inside, the concept’s funky interior has no leather or chrome accents, anywhere. The steering wheel is coated in green velour, not leather. A completely circular screen houses all vehicle functions. It’s an OLED display, one Mini says is the very first ever to use 100% of all of the usable, visual area. Other functions, like the parking brake, gear selector, and drive modes, are controlled via toggle switches. The vehicle’s interior is intentionally minimalist, channeling the spirit of the original 1959 Mini, which according to Mini, “needed nothing more than a central round instrument and toggle switch bar to experience unrivaled driving pleasure.”

Predictably, the Mini Aceman concept is 100% electric. There are no specifications on power, range, or the like, but we do know that this concept is a preview of future EV Minis to come. The Aceman, when it does reach production guise, will come in 2024, sitting between the Mini Cooper hatchback, and the larger Mini Countryman.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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  • John Graham John Graham on Jul 29, 2022

    I love MINI's, I love their quirkiness, unique looks, upscale interiors, and phenomenal handling. An electric MINI will be a great vehicle and I am confident MINI will pull it off (I know they make the Cooper in EV form, just not enough range yet). I like the looks of this I just hope it loses the 'SUV' look and please, please, please, no square wheel arches!