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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. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once. The hatch and wagon models are primarily aimed at European customers, while the sedan has its sights set on Asia and, presumably, North America...

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...

2019 Ford Focus teased ahead of April 10 reveal

Ford has teased its upcoming fourth-generation Focus, ahead of a full (and long-awaited) debut next week. The hatchback has been snapped, spied and teased extensively over the past 12 months, but the Blue Oval has kept us waiting for a closer look...

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...