US to build Aussie-penned EV

FORD’S given the Focus a facelift. The fro end of the 2015 car works better than th pan-faced Fiesta, but the mid-life update are more than cosmetic. Australian buy will be interested in a new 1.5-litre EcoB petrol engine, offered in both 110 and 13 THE Holden-designed Bolt electric car that wowed crowds at the 2015 Detroit motor show will be on sale in 2017. General Motors confirmed the decision only weeks after the Bolt made its world debut. “The message from consumers about the Bolt EV concept was clear and fro th update nt e s ers oost 2kW tunes as well as an 88kW version of the 1.5-litre diesel. Wheel-mounted shift paddles also make a long-overdue appearance. Expect to wait a year for this one to arrive and a little longer before we get the hot ST version. unequivocal: build it,” said GM executive vice-president and former Holden boss, Alan Batey. While locked in for the North American market, Bolt is yet to be confirmed as a candidate for Holden’s future showroom, where it would join the larger Volt plug-in hybrid.