Reports of the Paceman’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated (For Now)

Recently we heard a couple reports of the Paceman being officially discontinued by MINI. While that’s not technically the case, it’s true the R61’s days are numbered. Debuted in 2012, the Paceman has been a disappointing seller for MINI since the beginning. Saddled with only two doors but the same size as the Countryman it’s had a hard sell in showrooms around the world. Yet it’s a unique vehicle in that it’s the only two door MINI two door with all wheel drive.


We expect 2016 to be the last model year for the MINI Paceman (along with the Countryman) and as such will likely end production relatively soon. While the new UKL based Countryman will debut (roughly in a year’s time) MINI is currently not planning on replacing the Paceman. So if you want a two door all wheel drive cross-over, you might want to head down to your MINI showroom soon.