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2016 Ford Focus RS Review: Track Test

The 2016 Ford Focus RS is an amazing road car, as we discovered here. But how does it go on a proper racetrack? To find out, Ford brought us over to Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. This track is home to MotoGP and, in the past, DTM, World Touring Cars and even GT cars. It’s a relatively tight track with plenty of technical corners, well suited to the grippy characteristics of the Focus RS...

2016 Ford Focus RS Review

It's one of the most eagerly anticipated hot hatches of the year, and we've driven it. Read our review of the mighty Ford Focus RS.

2015 Ford Focus ST Review : Long-term report two

Being the all-round do-all for the Melbourne office is delivering mixed results for the 2015 Ford Focus ST long-termer...

2016 Ford Focus Trend Review

The 2016 Ford Focus Trend is a remarkably impressive package that deserves to gain cut-through with buyers.

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Ford Focus Videos

2016 Ford Focus RS Review

Read the article here. There’s really no other way to say this, so let’s just be blunt about it. The 2016 Ford Focus RS is a staggeringly good sports car. It has almost everything you could expect from an AWD super-hot hatch… almost. With a starting price of $50,990, the new and now all-wheel drive Focus RS is without doubt the performance bargain of the year...

2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Blasting onto the local hot-hatch seen back in 2012, the Ford Focus ST is soon to be updated, and there’s a hardcore RS version not far behind. So, with that in mind, we’ve come here today to Sandown Raceway, to take part in one of our weekend warrior track tests… Ford’s replacement for the XR5 Turbo, the Focus ST costs a little over $38,000 and comes with a super torquey turbocharged 2...

Ford Focus Facelift at NYIAS 2014

Alborz Fallah takes a look at the facelifted Ford Focus, which brings refreshed exterior styling and a significantly overhauled interior with improved ergonomics.

Ford Focus Video Review

The Focus continues to be one of the best cars to drive in the small car segment, while the Titanium version offers plenty of technology...

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Ford Focus Comparisons

Ford Focus Trend v Mazda 3 Maxx Comparison

Small hatchbacks such as the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus are not selling quite as well as they used to, with the boom in small crossovers such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V eating heartily into their market share. But despite the changing face of the auto market, this segment of vehicle remains Australia’s most popular overall...

Ford Focus ST v Holden Astra VXR: Comparison Review

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 other in notably different ways...

Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar

Almost anyone can throw on a pair of gym shorts and runners and look reasonably sporting in the checkout line at Coles, and the same is true with cars – the addition of alloy wheels, a spoiler and foglights can suddenly make your small hatchback look at least a bit athletic. As ever, though, it's the muscles beneath the clothes that counts...

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Ford Focus News

Ford Focus RS: dual-clutch transmission would've led to more understeer

The new-generation Ford Focus RS forwent an automatic or dual-clutch transmission to keep weight down on the front axle, but there’s still a possibility a self-shifting unit will make an appearance in the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Ford Focus RS, Tyrone Johnson, the head of engineering and vehicle manager at Ford Performance, said costs were not the only reason the new Focus RS is available with a six-speed manual transmission only...

Ford Focus RS: all-wheel drive the 'only option'

The head engineer for Ford Performance cars says there was no other option but to use an all-wheel drive system for the new Ford Focus RS, admitting the previous generation’s front-wheel drive setup was already past its peak...

2016 Ford Focus RS production begins, new video details drive modes

The first market-bound examples of the new 2016 Ford Focus RS have entered production in Germany this week, just days before CarAdvice will drive the new hot hatch in Spain. The news is accompanied by a short video (above) of ex-Stig and professional driver Ben Collins offering a brief rundown on the RS hatch’s driving modes - including a fancy ‘drift mode’ function...

Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2015 Ford Focus Titanium Review

It’s no surprise that the small car market is home to Australia’s best-selling passenger vehicles. For years now the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla have fought tooth and nail for the monthly top spot, only recently out-done by the Hyundai i30. So where does that leave the Ford Focus? Year-to-date Ford ‘s dated third-generation Focus has struggled to rate...

2013 Ford Focus ST Review

After 14 years with my trusty N15 SII Pulsar SSS and a new job needing an hour drive on the cards, it was time to seriously consider a new car. Truth be told I’d been looking for well over a year at the options available to me and there was plenty of choice. The VW Golf Gti was near the top of my list, as was the Skoda Octavia VRs and Renault Megane GT220 – all providing swift and stylish options for my next daily drive...

2002 Ford Focus Review

It's funny how history repeats. Ford currently promotes its “One Ford” ideal, where one model is developed to be used around the world. In the mid-1990s Ford was embarking on a similar path. In Europe it was selling a small sedan badged the Escort. In Australia and Asia Ford took a Mazda, changed some bodywork and whacked a Laser badge on...

2012 Ford Focus Review

The Ford Focus was the top selling car in 2013, surely over 1 million people can't be wrong? When shopping the small car market there are plenty of options from cheap and cheerful to stupidly fast (cough... Mercedes A45). So where does the Focus fall? They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this rings true when it comes to cars...

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2016 Ford Focus RS Review:: Track Test
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2016 Ford Focus RS Review

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