MINI announced today that the Paceman concept has been approved for production. While the final design details will vary somewhat expect the car relatively unchanged to debut in about two years time.

The Paceman will likely be positioned between the hatch and the Countryman in terms of price and will feature a unique rear interior design.

In addition to leveraging the R60 chassis (pretty much unchanged) the Paceman will also use the same manufacturing facility in Graz Austria.