Product planners, eh? They have to do something to justify their salaries. The chaps at MINI certainly keep on their toes, having recently unveiled the Paceman concept. Or Sports Activity Coupe, in product planners’ language. Think of it as a Countryman (mini-SUV) with just two doors. Something that was practical made less practical fashioned from something that made compactness a virtue but made bigger. Nevermind, it still has the 211-hp twin-turbo 1.6-liter engine found in the John Cooper Works machine, with an overboost function to hit 207 lb-ft of torque every now and then. While we’re on the subject of product planners, MINI is also talking about making a small car (seriously), perhaps a version of the low-roofed MINI Coupe Concept. And parent company BMW is also rumored to be working on a front-drive car smaller than the 1 Series. Naming it should be interesting. Presumably the 0.5 Series is not an option.