22 June 2017
Offered with 100/125/140hp the engine now powers one in five new Ford vehicles sold in Europe, including two in five Fiestas.
It was named 'Best Engine Under 1.0-litre' by a panel of 58 automotive journalists, from 31 countries. It was first introduced to the Ford Focus in 2012
This year, the sub-1.0-litre award category featured 35 engines, nine more than in the 1.0-litre EcoBoost’s debut year.
Polestar was originally an independent motorsport operation involved in racing Volvos, and later was bought by the Swedish car maker with a view to tuning high-performance variants of its products.
The shift in direction reflects a growing interest in electric-powered performance cars.
This year is no exception, with the newly-revealed Karoq compact SUV scheduled to travel the first time trials of the Tour from Dusseldorf as service vehicles for teams from South Africa, the Netherlands and Belgium.
The Grand Depart of the of the Tour from Dusseldorf is on 1 July.
21 June 2017
Sales in first European markets will follow the Frankfurt debut, and the small SUV will be powered by a 120hp 1.0 turbocharged petrol and 1.25 and 1.4 petrol units, as well as a 1.6 diesel.
Personalisation of the two-tone colour options will be a feature aimed at a younger demographic of buyer, while Kia say that it also offers the most shoulder room in the class.
More details to follow.
20 June 2017
Developed as part of a joint venture with PSA Peugeot-Citroen, details on pricing and trim will be available in coming weeks. Orders in Ireland will open before the end of the year.
It joins the Mokka X and the recently arrived Crossland X in an expanded Opel crossover/SUV lineup.