Off the pace, man

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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

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