Mini took the wraps off the Paceman concept earlier this year and due to its near production ready design, it was pretty much a given that the Paceman would be produced. Seen as a coupe version of the Mini Countryman, the Paceman will share most of its parts with the five-door Countryman.
Although there have been several rumors that the Paceman would be produced, Mini chief Kay Segler has confirmed to Car and Driver that the three-door will be built. The Paceman will be built at the same plant as the Countryman. There is a possibility that the Paceman name may not be used for the production model that is expected as a 2013 or 2014 model.