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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition track review

A track day in a range of sporty Focuses culminates in discovering whether the addition of a torque-biasing front diff and stickier rubber makes the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition an even greater hot hatch.

2017 Ford Focus Titanium hatch review

As the most expensive model in the range, the Ford Focus Titanium feels premium – but is it the best buy in the line-up?

2017 Ford Focus Trend review

The updated 2017 Ford Focus Trend hatch offers a very strong argument in the small car segment...

2016 Ford Focus RS Review

As they say in the classics, create the hype but don’t believe it. Is the 2016 Ford Focus RS worthy of all the fuss or is it potentially a victim of its own success?

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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition road and track drive

See the full article here. The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is an upgraded version of the Blue Oval hot-hatch we’ve loved since it was released in mid 2016. It lifts the price tag from $50,990 to $56,990, though additions include the Performance Wheel Package that was previously a $2500 option and, more exclusively, a Quaife helical-geared limited-slip differential for the front axle...

2016 Ford Focus Titanium: road trip through the Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

Read the full article here. It’s no secret that at CarAdvice.com we love a good road trip and there are plenty of places to explore around Sydney. We’re starting at Bondi and my weapon of choice is the Ford Focus I’ll be driving is the Titanium specification...

Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...

2016 Ford Focus Sport Review

Read the article here. The 2016 Ford Focus got a new, more aggressive look. The front looks more like the smaller Fiesta and larger Mondeo now, with the trapezoidal grille treatment giving the car more presence on the road. The model range update saw the base model Ambiente scrapped, with Ford slimming the mainstream range to the entry-level Trend, the Sport tested here, and the flagship Titanium...

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Ford Focus Comparisons

2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Front-wheel drive has been part of the classic hot-hatch formula since the genre was ignited in the 1970s. The layout would dominate any all-time-greats list for the category, featuring the likes of the Peugeot 205 GTI, Renault Megane RS, and of course Volkswagen Golf GTI (Marks III and IV excepted!). Yet, there have long been exceptions, of course...

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

2017 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS comparison

We’ll admit a comparison test between the BMW M140i and Ford Focus RS doesn’t seem particularly logical on the surface, but there’s a method to the madness. Each demonstrates a different methodology for doing the same thing — turning a garden variety small hatchback into a bona fide road weapon...

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Ford Focus News

2019 Ford Focus sedan spied

The next-generation Ford Focus sedan has been spied wearing a very thin disguise this week, giving us a closer look at what's to come from the upcoming small sedan. Like the hatchback (spied undisguised recently) and wagon prototypes before it, the sedan gets a completely redesigned face, headlined by a new six-point grille, and headlights that feature a prominent T-shaped LED daytime-running light signature similar to Volvo's 'Thor Hammer' design...

Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition revealed, not for Oz

The Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition has been revealed for the UK market, sporting a power bump and a handful of unique features. Celebrating 50 years of the 'Rallye Sport' brand, the special Focus RS is limited to just 50 units and will only be sold in the UK, marking the final 50 units of the hot hatch before production ends on April 6...

2019 Ford Focus spied undisguised

The next-generation Ford Focus has been spied during a promotional shoot in Portugal, ahead of a likely debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Posted on Hungarian website Vezess, the single image of the completely undisguised hatchback shows that Ford has totally overhauled the look of its popular hatch, appearing to draw heavy inspiration from competing cars in the process...

2016-17 Focus RS recall coming for 'white smoke' issue

Ford Australia has confirmed it will reach out to owners of the Focus RS hot hatch for an engine fault that could see vehicles expel white exhaust smoke and consume excessive amounts of coolant. The issue was first reported last month, after owners in the UK complained their vehicles were misfiring and smoking from the exhaust when the engine was cold...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2016 Ford Focus RS review

I recently purchased Ford’s ultimate performance car. I’d had my eye on it for quite some time, and I am blown away with how much fun it is. I’ve owned a Ford Focus XR5 turbo for eight years that I love to bits. However, I did not expect the upgrade to be so impressive. I’ve always been a fan of the hot hatch, and to find a Focus that is only 0...

2016 Ford Focus RS review

  As you approach this tiny but mighty beast, you get the sense that you're in for more of a thrill than you get from your typical practical hatch. The eye-popping blue metallic paint mixed with the black accents is a colour combo that works so well together. Behind the 'spider web' wheels, the huge Brembo brake calipers (that look like they're made for a car twice the size) are staring straight back at you...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

  Having now put 150km on my Ford Focus RS, including a little strap over Mt Dandy – and having come from my Ford Focus ST – I can say they are two very different cars to drive. I have the Mountune kit, lightweight wheels and King Springs on the ST, which give it more poke and less body roll than the ordinary, while the RS sits on Whiteline springs and has the forged wheel package fitted...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

The Ford Focus RS is the poster child for the affordable yet highly capable mega-hatches of Australia. Transcending the normal crop of fast diminutive runabouts like the evergreen Volkswagen Golf GTI, Subaru's legendary WRX and Renault Megane RS, this little blue rocket plays in an altogether more stratospheric arena dominated by heavy hitters such as the Mercedes-AMG A45, BMW M140i, Golf R, WRX STI and the Audi RS3 to name a few...

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