Just when we thought the Mini brand had run out of niches to fill, the BMW-owned British brand unveils this: the new Mini Paceman Adventure ute.

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The Mini Paceman Adventure concept is described as a "creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors", with youngsters and old-hats teaming up to develop a one-off two-door pickup truck based on the quirky coupe SUV.

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Using an all-wheel-drive Mini Cooper S Paceman as its basis, the Paceman Adventure brings to mind the iconic Subaru Brumby ute. The ute features a chequer-plate lined tray behind the front seats that Mini says is suitable for cargo, luggage, tools and equipment. The ute features a roof-top rack with quad spotlights and a spare wheel.

It rides on raised suspension and is fitted with off-road tyres, and features a snorkel air intake system that is positioned alongside the A-pillar, and the brand says the funky truck "would be suitable for driving on gravel roads, through muddy tracks or on desert trails".

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Mini says the Paceman Adventure is "a true one-off and there are no plans for series production".

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