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Ford Focus Active: Trademark application hints at Australian release

The Ford Focus Active – a crossover version of the all-new small car already available in Europe – could be on track to launch in Australia alongside the core range, if a pending trademark application is anything to go by. Spotted by a keen CarAdvice reader, the 'Focus Active' name has shown up on the Australian Trademark Search, lodged by none other than Ford Motor Company...

2019 Ford Focus to debut new HUD and suspension tech

Ford has detailed new technologies for the upcoming Focus range, including a fighter-jet inspired head-up display (HUD) and an adaptive suspension system that can sense potholes. Both features have been detailed by the Blue Oval's European division, as both will make their regional debut when the all-new small car arrives...

2012-2016 Ford Kuga, Focus manual recalled

Ford Australia has recalled Kuga and Focus models fitted with a manual transmission built between December 2012 and June 2016, over concerns about an overheating clutch assembly. According to the company, the clutch assembly could overheat if there's excessive clutch slip. If the condition occurs, the clutch pressure plate could crack or fracture, which could then damage the assembly and create a fluid leak...

Ford Focus: Through the generations

The all-new 2018 Ford Focus has just been revealed, and will be lobbing in Australian showrooms towards year's end – but how did it get to where it is now? We thought we'd take a look back on the previous three generations of Ford's popular small car, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, coinciding with the launch of its fourth iteration...

2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...

Poll: 2019 Toyota RAV4 takes down Forester

After being launched side-by-side at the New York motor show last month, the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester faced off in our latest poll. The result? A complete walkover for the rugged new Toyota, with 70 per cent of respondents preferring it over the all-new (but similarly-styled) Subaru. Inspired by the FT-AC concept, the new RAV4 is chunkier and tougher than before on the outside...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. UPDATE, 25/05/18: Ford has confirmed the Focus will arrive in Australia this November. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once...

2019 Ford Focus hatch, wagon leaked

The hotly-anticipated 2019 Ford Focus has been leaked, ahead of an official reveal later tonight. The fourth-generation hatchback has been snapped, spied and teased extensively in the past year, but Ford will keep us waiting until later tonight for a full, official reveal. In the meantime, images leaked in what appears to be a promotional video have given us a look at the car in its various trims...

CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...

2020 Ford Focus RS going hybrid - report

Ford is planning to transform the next-generation Focus RS into a petrol-electric rival to the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3, according to new reports from Europe. According to Autocar, the 2020 RS will make use of 48V mild-hybrid tech to meet ever-tightening emissions regulations. The report suggests the current 257kW 2...