The Mini John Cooper Works Countryman goes on sale in April with a 228-horsepower turbocharged engine, 145-mph top speed, and sport-tuned suspension. It's based on the second-gen Countryman unveiled in November 2016.
Mazda will introduce a production homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine in 2018, according to a new report. HCCI promises efficiency improvements, but has never been used in a production car.
Renault has started taking orders for the Alpine A120 sports car ahead of unveiling a production model. Buyers can reserve one of the first cars to roll off the production line by making a roughly $2,100 deposit.
Volkswagen will continue expanding its family of I.D.-badged concept cars in the coming months. Rumors indicate the brand will show an electric sports car in Geneva, and an electric crossover in Shanghai.