If you are a fan of Mini Paceman then this is not the greatest news out here for you because the Paceman will have its journey concluded by the end of this year. Mini Paceman will be joining the Roadster and two-seat Coupe in a list of cars that Mini has decided to discontinue.
This might not be the worst decision out there. Initial reviews of Mini Paceman were not all that favorable and this ungainly and weirdly shaped Mini was even touted to be a car for grandparents. While it was a decent ride it still did not offer the experience and comfort that people were looking for. For instance the five seat option was never available as there was just not enough width to accommodate and provide space for the passengers.
Another low point was the tacky interiors. It is about time to upgrade the plastics that Mini is so known for. It is not fair to expect people to pay premium prices for a car that hardly has any personality and also fails in the looks department. The decision to do away with the Paceman have been taken by the companies executives who have decided to do away with those models that do not generate enough buyer interest and in the long run, profits for the company.
This also means that ultra-niche Minis with different body styles will not be an immediate priority for the company. Currently, the next-gen BMW 5-series to be launched in 2017 is being built in Steyr, Austria – the place where Mini Paceman was formerly built.
What the Mini Paceman did offer was, similar to other Mini models, a chance to experience a kart-like driving experience. However, the turning in corners was not as smooth as they should have been; so while driving is convenient, it is not necessarily a pleasure. With three different models under the Mini Paceman, buyers had the option of choosing one that fits their lifestyle. Whether it was speed, budget or just being ecofriendly, different choices were offered under the Mini Paceman models, but things did not work out for the best.
It is not all doom and gloom for Mini however as they are about to launch the Mini Countryman by the end of this year. So if you are a fan of Minis, there is something coming you way that is worth waiting for!