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2020 Ford Focus ST review

The new Ford Focus ST has arrived with the option of an automatic for the first time. And we've tested both.

2019 Ford Focus Active review

The new Ford Focus Active is a crossover, but perhaps not in the way you might think.

2020 Ford Focus ST review

We've got to wait a while longer for it to reach Oz, but the ST is worth keeping your legs crossed for.

2019 Ford Focus Active review

The new Ford Focus Active has landed, bolstering the Blue Oval's Focus line-up in Australia. But do its rugged looks translate to driving capability?

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Ford Focus Videos

2020 Ford Focus ST manual v automatic motorkhana comparison

We set up an age old battle three pedals vs two with the new Ford Focus ST. To compare we've also got the Focus RS MKII but who will win? The second-generation Ford Focus RS was a turbocharged rally car for the road (and wouldn’t have looked out of place on a WRC stage)...

Video: 2020 Ford Focus ST v Hyundai i30 N motorkhana comparison

Can the latest Focus hero defeat Hyundai's brilliant hot hatch? NOTE: We're aware of the '553Nm' slip. As epic as that would be, the i30 N of course offers 353Nm of torque. ...

2020 Ford Focus ST review

We get behind the wheel of the Blue Oval's new performance hot-hatch in automatic and manual.

Best small crossover: Volkswagen Golf Alltrack v Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

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Ford Focus Comparisons

2020 Ford Focus ST v Hyundai i30 N comparison review

The 2020 Ford Focus ST carries a burden that wasn’t anticipated for its place in the hot-hatch world. Ford’s decision earlier this year to axe development of a next-generation RS model means the ST must now serve as the fastest Focus to challenge a gamut of rivals. It’s not bringing a knife to a gunfight, though. Ford has installed the last RS’s 2...

2019 Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

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Ford Focus News

2019 Ford Focus recalled over electrical issue

Ford Australia has issued a national recall for 2787 examples of its model-year 2019 Focus hatchback, citing an issue with the transmission stud which could damage the engine wiring loom. The recall notice, which has been lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the transmission stud in the Ford Focus could chafe on the engine engine wiring loom...

Interview: Ford Australia boss Andrew Birkic

The new boss of Ford Australia, Andrew Birkic, has been in the top job for a little more than a month, but he has been with the Blue Oval brand for more than 26 years. We asked the former global brand manager for Ford Ranger about plans for a V6 Ford Ranger Raptor, the chances of the Ford Explorer, F-150 and Bronco nameplates ever returning to Australian showrooms – and if Ford will stay in V8 Supercars once Holden is gone...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

And then there were three: Ford trims Focus range

If you want to buy a Ford Focus ST-Line wagon, base model Ambiente, or a top-of-the range Titanium, you better get in quick. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Ford Australia has dropped four of the seven models from its Focus line-up, keeping only the more popular variants as it streamlines the range. The company previously had six mainstream models...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2005 Ford Focus CL review

It all started in 2008. My parents were looking to downsize from their 300,000km old EB Falcon. The $13,990 driveaway Getz was a prime candidate, but that was $17,990 for a 5-door automatic with the 1.6-litre engine. The local Ford dealer had Fiesta’s advertised for the same price, but upon arrival at the yard ‘they’d all sold’, and new stock was $22k - the same price as the then brand new, 2007 Focus...

2011 Ford Focus Trend sedan review

It was released back in 2011, and announced even longer ago in 2010. I sure do feel that the LW Ford Focus has aged extremely well when compared to Corolla, i30 and Cerato of that time. Modern technology (still not found in some 2019 small cars), advanced driving aid firsts, and also class-leading driving dynamics made this German-built small car so good that it was even in the top 10 best selling cars in Australia in 2012 - receiving many awards from various motoring outlets...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

For every positive thing about this car, if I try hard enough, I can find a negative. But I'd be nit-picking. On the whole, the car is one hell of a package. Pure performance comes at a hit to economy. If you daily-drive the car like I've done for the past 2 or so years, and you should be genuinely happy if you see anything below 12 litres per 100 kilometres...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

I purchased the Ford Focus RS in January 2018 after compiling a shortlist of five cars that met my criteria of a fast, practical (4-door) daily driver that was turbocharged and fun to drive. After test driving the Honda Civic Type R, Kia Stinger GT, VW Golf R, Subaru STi and the Focus RS, the car that I felt was the most fun to drive and left me wanting more was the Focus RS...

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