Would Anyone Buy This Paceman Pickup if Mini Built It?

Pickup trucks are handy; sporty little cars are fun. Combine the two and you’d seemingly have a best-of-both-worlds situation. Just look at Australia’s popular utes.  Last year, Mini must have thought the same thing, because to the glee of fans, it carved a pickup truck bed into the rear of its zesty little Paceman crossover. It looks mean, rides high, and with the moniker “Mini Paceman Adventure” – its mission is fairly obvious. But here’s a question. If Mini actually built this Paceman concept, would anyone really buy it? Share your thoughts below. RELATED: See More Photos of the Mini Cooper Paceman Adventure Concept
Would Anyone Buy This Paceman Pickup if Mini Built It?
If the Paceman Adventure concept feels like a young, hip product, that’s because it is. The concept evolved from a collaboration of Mini apprentices at BMW’s Munich and Dingolfing plants. The budding engineers began with a standard Paceman Cooper S, equipped with Mini’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive and turbocharged 184-horsepower engine, and then set about giving it some utilitarian chops. As a result, the passenger compartment ends behind the front seats, leading into a diamond plate bed in the rear, and the Mini Paceman’s suspension gets a lift and overhaul. A roof rack complete with tire carrier and headlight bar find a home up top, and join a full-functioning snorkel intake in driving home the off-road looks. RELATED: The 2015 Mini Cooper JCW is a 228HP Ball of Fury
Would Anyone Buy This Paceman Pickup if Mini Built It?
Mini made it fairly clear at its debut that the Paceman Adventure concept had no future plans for a series production. Despite a questionable market for the vehicle, I doubt that I’m the only one left a bit saddened by that. What say you, Internets? Would you buy one if Mini built it? RELATED: GM Nearly Brought Back the El Camino with the 2010 G8 Sport Truck http://polldaddy.com/poll/8902512/ ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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