As we welcome newcomers like the Lexus NX 200t, Mercedes-Benz GL 350 and Ford Focus ST to CarAdvice’s long-termer garage, it’s time to wave goodbye to an office fave: the little Renault Clio RS200 Sport Premium. With 5554 kilometres of action that varied from hill-stalking and behind-the-scenes camera work to daily commuting and furniture hauling, […]
Ford releases an upgrade kit for the Focus ST, 2015 shows a spike in traffic related deaths, and the future of Audi. Continue reading Autoblog Minute: Weekly Recap for 8.21.15 Autoblog Minute: Weekly Recap for 8.21.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Formed in 1980 as an automotive engineering company specializing in preparing race-spec engines, Mountune has been updating Focus and Fiesta hatchbacks for European customers for quite a few years now. In 2013, the aftermarket tuning...Show More Summary
It’s been less than a year since the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] launched the Ford Performance division and made the bold promise to expand its lineup of performance offerings to 12 vehicles—and a lot has happened in the short time that’s passed. Already we’ve seen new beasts like the Ford GT supercar, F-150 Raptor...
Ford Performance's MP275 kit for the 2015 Focus ST takes output up to 275 hp and 296 lb-ft, while maintaining the factory warranty. The setup includes revised engine mapping, a high-flow intercooler, new intake, and all of the necessary hardware. Show More Summary
The Mountune kit includes a revised ECU, high-flow intercooler and air intake.
Ford versus Holden, the definitive Australian automotive rivalry, seen here but not as we know it. There’s not a V8 engine, a sedan body or a rear-wheel-drive configuration in sight. Instead, we have a pair of hot hatches, both (re)launched inside the past few months, that go about doing broadly the same thing as each […]
What’s Hot: Value for money buying, straight-line power, a classier interior. What’s Not: Traction issues, squeezy seats. X-FACTOR: Now with an interior update, the Focus ST delivers plenty of kilowatts-per-dollar. Vehicle Style: Small...Show More Summary
The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI better watch out as French automaker Peugeot has unveiled a new 308 GTI that delivers upwards of 270 horsepower. The car is the high-performance variant of Peugeot’s 308 compact range and its development was handled together with the French automaker’s motorsport partner...
The Ford 3D Store sells printable files for the F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350R, Focus ST and Fiesta ST.
The new “Ford 3D Store” has downloadable 3D-printer files so you can make your own F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350R, Focus ST, or Fiesta ST at home in whatever scale or substance you want! Read more...
Although GTI sales are on an upward trend, the American hot hatch is a rare breed as there are just three options. We have the aging Ford Focus ST, and a new pair of hatches from Germany: the Volkswagen GTI and the MINI Cooper S. (Yes...Show More Summary
What's hot: Fabulous grip, hot-hatch performance, comfortable on-road, superb seats. What's not: Could it be a tad too refined? Needs more ‘noise' at the pipes, and manual only. X-FACTOR: Absolutely positively one of the best of the hot-hatches for on-road balance and daily-driver appeal. Show More Summary
There’s a power and performance war at the sharp end of today’s hot hatchback segment, one that Ford seems to have sidestepped with the newly facelifted and updated Ford Focus ST. Is it faster than is its forebear, launched in 2012? You bet. But rather than juicing up the Focus ST’s outputs and acceleration prowess as [...]
The newly updated Ford Focus ST hot hatch, with refreshed styling and a retuned driving experience, has touched down in Australia. Revealed just a few weeks shy of one year ago, the 2015 Focus ST’s local debut is the latest in a year...Show More Summary
Once the undisputed king of bargain performance, Subaru’s WRX—as well as its more potent WRX STI sibling—has in recent years been challenged by the likes of the Golf GTI and Golf R from Volkswagen and the Focus ST from the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F]. With its 2016 WRX and WRX STI, Subaru is reminding us that there’s still...
The Ford Focus ST has fairly expertly walked the line between practical family five-door and capable hot-hatch since replacing the XR5 Turbo in 2012. With a newly updated version soon to make its way into local showrooms, we took the outgoing model to Sandown Raceway to test its weekend warrior credentials. Blasting onto the local hot-hatch scene [...]
The revised, 2015 Ford Focus ST will cost $38,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale from May 1 — a $700 price increase on the outgoing model. Sporting a new, angrier frontal design and some slick new 18-inch alloy wheels, the new Focus ST also gets a much-need interior makeover and some (less badly [...]
Ford’s refreshed 2015 Focus ST hatch will hit Australian showrooms on May 1, priced from $38,990 plus on-road costs. The updated hot hatch’s pricing marks a $700 increase over the outgoing model’s starting point, although a number of mechanical enhancements are also packed into the 2015 ST. Show More Summary