MINI's three-door Paceman concept is expected to wear a Countryman Coupe badge when it makes its production debut next year, according to reports out of the US.
Connecting the new model with the five-door Countryman, the name was reportedly confirmed by an insider at MINI, to American website Car & Driver.
This week, the high-riding three-door has been spied testing in Europe, suggesting that a production debut is not far off.
The 'coupe' is expected to make its first appearance in production trim at September's Paris Motor Show, with a sales debut set for 2013.
Revealed in concept form at last year's Detroit Auto Show, the Paceman concept debuted with a largely production-ready design, kicking off speculation that a market launch was on the cards.
Shortly after, MINI board member Ian Robertson announced that a new production model would be based on the Paceman.
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