Jan 30 2015 03:15 PM | Ford NewsThere could be a hotter Ford Fiesta in the wings. Autocar spoke with Tyrone Johnson, manager of Ford Performance (group that brings together RS and SVT). Johnson revealed that work was being done on a higher-performance Fiesta that would use the current chassis and will likely go on sale within the next couple of years.
“There’s more to come from the current Fiesta,” said Johnson.
Now Johnson didn't say if this new model would wear a ST or an RS badge.
Autocar also asked Johnson about producing something akin to the Focus RS for the Fiesta.
“If there’s a business case and if it’s technically feasible.”
When pressed if a case could be made, he said “Theoretically, yes.”
Jan 29 2015 04:35 PM | Chicago Auto ShowKia has released a teaser for their upcoming concept car that will be shown at Chicago. The concept will feature an electric all-wheel drive system and be aimed at "city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape." From what we can tell from the teaser shot, it looks like a Soul with a few more inches of ground clearance and body cladding.
We'll have more information and live shots from Chicago Auto Show in a couple of weeks.
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Jan 29 2015 01:50 PM | Chevrolet NewsOur intrepid trademark investigator Blake Noble has uncovered two new filings from General Motors. Filed on January 21, the two filings are for the Chevrolet Spark Activ. So what could this possible Spark model be? We have a couple of guesses:An even smaller crossover in Chevrolet's lineupMore fuel efficient version of the SparkNow we should say that even though GM has trademarked Spark Activ, it doesn't mean they will actually use it.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
Source: US Patent Office
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