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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 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?

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

REVIEW: All-new 2019 Ford Focus ups the ante

The new-generation 2019 Ford Focus is now on sale, and it couldn't have arrived a minute sooner. Can it take the game up to the Golf? Let's find out.

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Ford Focus Comparisons

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...

2019 Ford Focus ST-Line v Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Kia Cerato GT comparison

Not everyone wants a full-on ‘hot’ hatch. Some people just want something with a bit of poke, contemporary tech and a reasonable price tag packaged into the right body style. It’s actually quite a cluttered segment, full of viable options. We’ve assembled three of the newest here, with a goal of finding the car that balances the key attributes of performance, handling, comfort, tech and value best...

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Ford Focus News

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...

2020 Ford Focus pricing and specs

Ford has updated pricing for its 2020 Focus hatchback after trimming down the line-up. The core Focus range is now only two models, after the removal of Trend and Titanium hatches and the ST-Line wagon, leaving only the ST-Line hatch and Active hatch. The ST hero model continues atop the line-up. Note: The performance 2020 Focus ST variant pricing and specs have been covered here...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and 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...

Next Ford Focus ST to go hybrid, current model likely its last traditional hot hatch

The next generation Ford Focus ST will likely adopt hybrid power – and the model that is about to go on sale in Australia this week could be the last of the blue oval brand's traditional hot hatches. The boss of Ford Performance Europe, Stefan Muenzinger, told Australian media during a video conference for the local launch of the new Ford Focus ST that he was not permitted to talk about future model programs...

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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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