BMW's rebuild of Mini at the beginning of this century resulted in a stylish, modern car that boasted very fun performance. Mini continues to offer variants of that rebuilt model, the latest being the Paceman. This car has the same format as the rebuilt Mini hatchback, but is bigger and heavier all around.
The riding position is higher than in the standard Mini, and the cabin offers more passenger room. As a premium compact, it's supposed to have nicer interior styling and materials than cheaper cars do.