The North American International Auto Show continues as MINI has taken the wraps off the John Cooper Works (JCW) Paceman.

The North American International Auto Show continues as MINI has taken the wraps off the John Cooper Works (JCW) Paceman.

Designed to combine "mouthwatering sporting flair and inimitable style," the model features an aerodynamic kit, a lowered sports suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels. There's also a dual exhaust system and an optional Chili Red contrasting paint scheme that is exclusive to the JCW variant.

Interior changes are limited but include a sport steering wheel, cloth sports seats and dark-colored dials. Other highlights include an anthracite roof liner, red contrast stitching and piano black trim.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 208 bhp (155 kW) and up to 207 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic. Both gearboxes send power to an ALL4 all-wheel-drive system which enables the crossover accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 127 mph (204 km/h).

The JCW Paceman will go on sale in the United States in March and pricing starts at $36,200 which includes a $700 destination and handling charge.

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