Off the pace, man
anything else in the family. The horizontal design is a first for Mini and helps differentiate this car from the Countryman.
That tapering roofline means rear headroom is marginal and those of 180cmplus stature may find themselves in need of a neck massage if ensconced in the back for too long.
Legroom is good, though, so it may fulfil Mini’s aim of getting people to move up from a regular hatch as the little ones get bigger.
They’ll need to be big enough to do up their own seatbelts, though, or mum/dad are going to do their back in trying to stretch that far. The more masculine look works well, with the front and back having a more unshaven edge than most Minis.
Designer stubble: Ride height and horizontal tail-lights (far right) set the Paceman apart