The Paceman Adventure concept is what happens when design apprentices at BMW's plant in Munich and Dingolfing are told to let their imaginations run free.
The car has permanent four-wheel drive. Photo:AFP
Starting with a standard Paceman coupé, the young designers have done away with half of the car in order to create a Mini Pick Up complete with permanent four-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine.
To maximize cargo space in the back, what little is left of the car's roof gets a permanent rack for carrying a spare wheel.
And even though this is little more than a concept, the team responsible has overhauled the suspension set-up and boosted the ground clearance so that the car really could cope with everything from muddy fields to fording rivers -- it even has a snorkel to ensure water-free air can still get to the engine when the vehicle is partially submerged.
The effect is topped off by a row of roof-mounted spotlights and a coat of ‘Jungle Green' metallic paint.
And as cool and fun as the finished concept looks, Mini's parent company BMW is very quick to stress that the Paceman Adventure is a true one-off and won't be going into production.