Showing posts in the category of Ford Focus

U Spy a Boatload of Ford Prototypes, Including Focus RS and Explorer


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At any given point and no matter how many new models are revealed to the public, automotive engineers are always working on the next crop of vehicles.

Review Says Facelifted Ford Focus Is More Refined than Before


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At the Geneva and New York auto shows earlier this year, Ford revealed the facelifted Focus lineup, with the compact gaining substantial styling and mechanical tweaks.

Insider Info Points to Future Ford Focus RS with 350 HP and AWD


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The rumored upcoming Ford Focus RS has been a source of conflicting insider reports. Its power figure has steadily grown with each one, and this latest one also sees some of that extra oomph going to the rear wheels, as well.

Ford Focus ST, the Regular Car Reviews Take


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This Regular Car Reviews test of the Ford Focus ST ignores all the usual considerations road testers have been known to have when they try it out. Here, it’s all about the sociocultural background of its creation and the reasons behind its ultimate success.

Ford Recalls New Escape for the 11th Time, Focus ST Also Affected


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New concerns over wiring in 2013 Escapes were announced Friday, which also affect the Ford Focus ST.

One in Five Ford Cars Sold in Europe is Equipped with the 1.0-Liter EcoBoost


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Ford’s smallest turbocharged engine, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost, was Europe’s best-selling turbocharged petrol unit in the first half of the year, according to company figures.

2016 Ford Focus RS Mule Looks Clean, Stable and Very Composed on the Nordschleife


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Renault went to great lengths to lighten their Megane RS in order to win back the title of fastest front-wheel drive car to lap the Nurburgring Norschleife, but it may all have been in vain, because another RS, the Ford Focus, was recently spotted testing and looked really fast and composed.

Ford Spied Testing Focus RS on the Nürburgring


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From congested roads in Michigan to the Nürburgring racetrack, Ford continues to roll out and test prototypes for a super-hot version of the Focus with the heritage-rich RS badge. This model will give the Blue Oval the weapon it needs to combat the VW Golf R, Subaru WRX STI and in the near future, the European market-only Honda Civic Type R as well.

Real 2015 Ford Focus ST Versus Virtual Focus ST at Goodwood


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We're sure that most of you know that, the Goodwood Festival of Speed took place last week, with a number of number of rather special events taking place during the four days of automotive-related festivities at the Goodwood estate. Among those events was a rather special marketing stunt organized by Ford in collaboration with Gran Turismo, the famed Playstation racing franchise.

What if Aston Martin Used a Ford Focus as a Base?


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This would be one of the possible outcomes. It’s not necessarily pretty, but then again, neither was the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet… However, it would have definitely made a bigger splash among car reviewers who, generally speaking, completely ignored the actual Aston Martin Cygnet that did get built.

Ford Focus ST Shows Strengths and Weaknesses as Part of Long Term Test Fleet


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Cars are judged differently depending on who tests them and over what period. The best and most insightful kinds of tests are those done by proper enthusiasts over a period of months, which is why this review of the Ford Focus ST features facts that are particularly valuable since it’s now been updated and we need try and accurately gauge just by what margin.

What Would You Say to a Ford Focus ST Sedan?


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Since the two body styles of choice for compact cars in Western Europe are the hatchback followed by the estate, Ford has never felt the need to spruce up its Focus sedan with the same kind of performance enhancing kit it gave its hatchback and more recently wagon, as well.

Ken Block Presents the Toys Hidden Inside Hoonigan Racing’s HQ


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You will be forgiven for mistaking the following video for an episode of MTV Cribs. That’s because it looks very similar, with one notable exception: the building showcased is not Ken Block’s home but Hoonigan Racing Division’s headquarters.

Ford Facelifts 2015 Focus ST; Europe Gets All-New ST Diesel Variant


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The Blue Oval yanked the covers off the facelifted 2015 Focus ST prior to the car's dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed's hill climb. As one of Ford's global models, most changes are common on both sides of the Atlantic. What isn't is the availability of a new diesel-powered version that was not mentioned in the company's North American release.

2016 Ford Focus RS Tester Scooped in the USA


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For years, we've been hearings rumors about the prospect of a scorching hot Focus with the RS tag, but Ford officials from both sides of the Atlantic have been deliberately vague about the subject. This time, though, it's not about hearsay, but about a prototype Focus packing some interesting performance hardware and which we believe, could be a test mule for the RS.

Revised Ford Focus ST Announced for Goodwood Debut [w/Video]


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June 27 is the date set for the reveal of the revised Focus ST; the facelifted Ford hot hatch will make its debut up the hill at Goodwood in both real and digital form, as it will be available for driving on location in Sony’s Gran Turismo 6 game.

Congrats Mr. I Want to Bypass Traffic, You Just Mucked Up Your Car


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With so many dash-cam videos of drivers getting into all sorts of sticky situations because of their hastiness circulating around the web these days, you'd think that people would have learned a valuable lesson about being patient on the road. Fortunately for all of us who like to spend our free time surfing on the web, jumping from one corner of YouTube to the other, they haven't…

New Ford Focus RS May Happen in 2016


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The story of the new Ford Focus RS is one that seems to be going along the lines of the many conflicting Alfa Rome rumors that we hear, the ones that make things blurrier instead of clearing them up. One day they’re making it and putting in the 2.3-liter turbo from the Mustang, the next day they’re not so sure and everybody goes all ambiguous in their statements…

Europe's Favorite Ford is a White, Five-Door Focus with Petrol Engine and Manual Gearbox


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Europe is a very diverse continent and that is obvious in many areas, including car-buying trends. Every country has its own preferences when it comes to cars and Ford has compiled a list of the differences between 22 European nations based on a study titled Ford Car Buying Trends 2014.

All-New Ford Escort Focuses on China's Massive Compact Car Market [27 Photos & Videos]


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Ford today swept the wraps off the production version of its new Chinese-market compact sedan that brings the Escort nameplate back to life, just ahead of the Beijing Auto Show.