P90070536Detroit, Michigan – Mini will present the Mini Paceman Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, ten years after visitors to the Detroit show witnessed the relaunch of the Mini brand in North America.

The four-seater Paceman concept, with two large doors and wide-opening tailgate, uses the platform of the Mini Countryman with an innovative body concept. Mini said it is the first Sports Activity Coupe in the small-car segment.

The company will also introduce Mini Connected, a newly-developed USB interface that maximizes integration of the Apple iPhone into the car’s audio and infotainment system. An application available for Mini Connected includes a Web radio function, Google local research and Google Send to Car services, reception of RSS news feeds, and the ability to show Facebook and Twitter posts on the on-board monitor, allowing the user to send standardized text messages.

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