The next generation of MINI models will form the brand's most complete and diverse lineup ever, and an important part of the lineup will be a new all-electric compact crossover based on the future all-electric MINI Hatch, named MINI Aceman.
The name sounds like a short-lived three-door small SUV Paceman discontinued in 2016. However, MINI head of design Oliver Heilmer said "this nickname is not a tribute to the past, but a complete breakthrough, as the new car will be the 'ace in the package'.
It takes a completely new place in the MINI range, created by repositioning the Countryman, which will increase in length to approximately 4.5 meters for the next generation. The Aceman will be slightly smaller than the outgoing Countryman at just over four meters long, but the all-electric architecture that the car will be based on, like this concept, will maximize space inside despite its relatively compact dimensions.
Specifications for the electric vehicle have not been detailed, other than sharing a new all-electric MINI platform for the next hatch due in 2023. This means that Aceman will be made in China. Based on this information we already know about this new platform, two battery sizes and two power outputs can be offered. Entry-level car with approximately 180 hp
The electric car is presented as a concept car that details where the brand's design language is heading and what the production Aceman will look like two years from now - and according to Heilmer it's more than 80% complete.