Why the 2014 MINI Cooper Paceman Matters:
The new 2014 MINI Cooper Paceman is, essentially, a 2-door MINI Cooper Countryman with 4-passenger seating, a more dramatic roofline, a new approach to rear styling (for MINI), and a lowered sports suspension. The automaker calls it a “compact coupe crossover.”
As for why the Paceman matters, it would be easy to surmise that only MINI executives and MINI dealers can answer that question. But as a former Coloradan, I can assure you that there is a market for an affordable, stylish, turbocharged, all-wheel-drive car that looks good with a ski or snowboard rack on top of it.