The production version of last year’s Paceman Concept will get a new name: Countryman Coupe.
According to Car and Driver, the Oxford-based automaker decides to go to the production with the Paceman under the Countryman Coupe name. The Paceman is labeled as a crossover with two doors and a more dynamic stance. Both the Countryman and Paceman share the same front fascia, grille, headlights and hood.
Just like the MINI Countryman being built in Graz, Austria, the Paceman will be joining the production lines at Magna Steyr as well. Dr. Klaus Draeger confirmed in the past that production of Paceman will begin in late 2012 with first units arriving at dealerships in 2013.
While the Mini Countryman production is expected to deliver 100,000 units a year, the now-renamed Countryman Coupe will bring to the market around 20,000 units
A few patent drawings have already made their way to the web, indicating the final version will be remarkably similar to the concept we’ve already seen.