The skinny: With this mid-life update of the Focus, Ford has pared back the model-range, trimmed down the engine and powertrain choices, and provided a more refined vehicle to compete in the bustling small car sector. A cut-price entry-level car is now off the menu, but Ford insists buyers prefer the Focus in higher-specced versions. Show More Summary
Ford's updated Focus arrives in Australia, with a refreshed line-up, and pared-back powertrain choice. A new turbocharged 1.5 litre four-pot engine now powers the mainstream Focus range, while rejigged suspension, steering, and noise-deadening...Show More Summary
The Ford Focus may be one of the world’s best selling cars, but the Blue Oval brand insists topping local sales charts isn’t a priority for its overhauled small car. Proving this, the 2016 Ford Focus ‘LZ’ range drops the entry-level Ambiente specification, which had a circa-$20K starting price that appealed primarily to fleet managers […]
After becoming a 1960s Russian spy in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. earlier this year, Armie Hammer joining Nocturnal Animals, a dramatic tale of a story within a story that is the next film from A Single Man director Tom Ford. Focus Features...Show More Summary
We curate the week's events with a focus on the return of the Ford Ranger and other famous car names. Plus, other news and notes from around the industry. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Ford Ranger, 'Dodge' Barracuda poised for returns?...Show More Summary
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
You see a 2015 Ford Focus, I see an Aston Martin. No, really. Read more...
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.
Han Solo is coming back to movie screens, and it won’t just be through the return of Harrison Ford to the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm is also developing a Star Wars Anthology movie focused on a younger Han Solo. And,...Show More Summary
The company has shifted production from Mexico to Ohio, though rumors suggest the Focus will be headed the other direction.
Ford Focus EV. The vast majority of electric vehicle owners will not go back to traditional gas-powered cars, according to a survey commissioned by Ford Motor. A full 92 percent of battery electric vehicle (BEV) drivers will stay with electric when they buy another vehicle, according to the survey. The news was [...]
The 2016 Ford Focus RS boasts a number of new and improved features but one in particular will soothe even the most nervous customers: a revamped spider screen designed to bar web-weaving arachnids from the vehicle's vital parts.
Ford is keeping up with the war on yellow sac spiders in the fuel vapor lines with an improved shield against them. The latest one sees its first global application in the 2016 Focus RS. Continue reading Ford spider screen keeps creepy-crawlies...Show More Summary
To celebrate the launch of Forza Motorsport 6, Ford has The Stig driving a new Focus RS with a special fan-designed livery to the Gamescom expo in Cologne. Continue reading The Stig drives Forza-liveried Ford Focus RS to Gamescom The Stig drives Forza-liveried Ford Focus RS to Gamescom originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:44:00 EST. Show More Summary
The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is gearing up for the market launch of its awesome Focus RS and has been trotting out the car at a number of promotional events recently. First we saw one of its key developers, rally driver Ken Block, take it for a spin at Ford’s European headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and then, once again with Block...
Ford's 257kW Focus RS uber-hatch will go on sale in Australia in the first quarter of 2016 with an asking price in the region of $50,000. And unlike the last generation Focus RS - of which Ford imported just 315 which retailed for $59,990 - the 2016 RS will be available as a full-volume model with no constraint on supply. Show More Summary