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