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2019 Ford Focus recalled with wiring fault that could cause the engine to lose power

Ford Australia has recalled 342 examples of its 2019 Focus, citing a potential wiring fault which could cause the car to lose engine power without warning. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 28 September 2018 and 16 May 2019 (Model Year 2019). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “Damage to the wiring loom may lead to reduced engine power and engine stall...

2021 Ford Focus ST-3 price and specs: Fully-loaded hot hatch arrives in limited numbers

2021 Ford Focus ST-3 pricing and specification 200 examples to be offered, on sale late 2021 Additional features include adaptive headlights, panoramic roof, blind-spot monitoring Priced from $47,990 before on-road costs, with an automatic gearbox only The 2021 Ford Focus ST-3 has been announced for Australia, adding a selection of luxury features to the Blue Oval's flagship hot hatch...

Today’s Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST likely the last before electric switch

Hot hatch fans likely have only a few years to enjoy the last “analogue” versions of the Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Focus ST. Both models are expected to be the last of their breed amid a bold plan by Ford Europe to switch to hybrid or electric power by 2026 – and pure electric power for all models by 2030 – announced last week...

2021 Ford Focus ST price and specs: Hot hatch gains tech, loses equipment

2021 Ford Focus ST updated Heated seats, premium sound system, blind-spot monitoring and more dropped New digital instrument cluster added, plus adaptive cruise control for manual models Changes arrived in August 2020, and carry over into 2021 Price increased by just $200, to $44,890 plus on-road costs Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Ford Focus ST have emerged, revealing an array of minor tweaks to Ford's hot hatch hero...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was 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 reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

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...

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...

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...

New Ford Focus ST won’t get all-wheel-drive 

The boss of Ford Performance Europe has ruled out an all-wheel-drive version of the new generation Focus ST hot hatch as a possible replacement for the Focus RS which was axed last month. Speaking to Australian media via a video link for the local launch of the blue oval brand’s latest hot hatch, Stefan Muenzinger said there are no plans for an all-wheel-drive system to handle the most powerful Ford Focus ST to date...