Quick news: Skoda’s engine build; new VWs; Ford rolls out adaptive steering

Czech manufacturer fettles 1.0 three-pot; special-edition Golf and Beetle unveiled; Blue Oval shows off clever steering system

Skoda has started production of the VW Group’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EA211 petrol engine at its Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic. Two power outputs will be built at the plant – 59bhp and 74bhp – and the engine is to be used in small and compact cars made by Skoda, Seat and Volkswagen.

Volkswagen has unveiled a new special-edition Golf at the Auto Mobil International motor show in Leipzig. The new high-end variant, produced in honour of the 40th anniversary of the Golf, has xenon headlights, 17in alloys and tinted rear and side windows. Inside, the premium ambience is underscored by Alcantara leather seats, leather-trimmed steering wheel, leather gear shift, black roof lining and illuminated door sill plates.

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