we have seen just about almost all kind of MINI body styles, from coupes to convertibles to crossovers, but a pickup truck is certainly not one of them, or will ever be considered, largely due to the ‘impractically’ tiny cargo area it has to offer. well, that’s until now. a group of young apprentices teamed up with their mentors at BMW’s plant in Munich and Dingolfing took a bold step to transform what was essentially a MINI Paceman S, into a MINI pickup truck refer to as the MINI Paceman Adventure Concept. it may not have the brute force of a full-fledge workhorse like the Silverado or the Cummins-powered Frontier has, but it sure looks like a fun, enjoyable outdoor mover for adventure seekers. the cabin ends right after the front, body-hugging seats and in place of the usual cosy rear seats and a trunk, it has a pickup bed for your adventure gears, tools and equipment.
the outdoor adventure theme continues with a roof rack that fits a spare wheel and an additional set of lights can be also found fronting the roof rack, ready to light up the darkness of the nights in the wilderness. the concept pickup body sits on a modified chassis and suspension that is now higher to give it a higher ground clearance necessary for tackling unpredictable off-road terrains, while its 184 hp turbo-four unit puts all its might to all its four special off-road tires wrapped wheels. finally, as a symbol of its river crossing capability, it has a snorkel-like roof level air intake to keep serving up air to its engine when water level gets a little too high for comfort. all it needs now is a pair of trusty winches and it will be the perfect, cute adventure seekers’ ride. unfortunately, the MINI Paceman Adventure Concept Truck is nothing more than a concept and there are no plans for series production.