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2016 Ford Focus RS to feature stall recovery system

The next-generation Ford Focus RS will be sold with a new stall recovery system. In normal circumstances, a stalled engine requires the driver to shift back into neutral, find the key or starter button, and restart the engine, all while suppressing feelings of shame or embarrassment...

Ford Focus recalled for drive-shaft fault

Ford Australia has issued a recall notice for its small Focus car this week, over concerns that a mechanical defect could rob the front wheels of power. The fault, affecting 4277 vehicles built between May 21 2013 and January 24 2014, centres around the halfshafts that drive the front wheels...

2016 Ford Focus RS quicker than Golf R, S3, WRX STI

The 2016 Ford Focus RS will be quicker than the Volkswagen Golf R, Audi S3 and the Subaru WRX STI when it storms into Australian showrooms next year. Revealed in detail in June, Ford today released additional specifications of its forthcoming hot hatch hero, including its blistering 4...

Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...

2016 Ford Focus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Focus hatch and sedan range will arrive in Australia — at last — in October this year, and the company appears to be making a bold move upmarket. Unlike the current (non-ST) Ford Focus range, available in four specification levels with three engine choices, the MY16 range will come with three specification options and just one choice of engine — a 1...

2016 Ford Focus RS to boast 257kW and up to 470Nm

The all-new 2016 Ford Focus RS has been detailed ahead of its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the numbers do not disappoint. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the bonnet of the new-generation Focus RS produces a staggering 257kW of power and 440Nm of torque - or a mind-blowing 470Nm on overboost...

2015 Ford Focus ST priced at $38,990

The revised, 2015 Ford Focus ST will cost $38,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale from May 1 — a $700 price increase on the outgoing model. Sporting a new, angrier frontal design and some slick new 18-inch alloy wheels, the new Focus ST also gets a much-need interior makeover and some (less badly needed) suspension modifications...

2016 Ford Focus RS: AWD, 235kW-plus hot hatch in detail

The Ford Focus RS has switched to all-wheel drive, will produce more than 235kW, feature adjustable dampers, and was developed by a team that included YouTube Gymkhana legend Ken Block. These are some of the first juicy details of the latest version of Ford’s fastest Focus, following earlier leaked images...

2016 Ford Focus RS pictures leaked

  Pictures of the 2016 Ford Focus RS have leaked onto the internet ahead of the hot-hatch's official unveiling tonight. The images confirm a first-time five-door body style and show a slightly less extroverted approach to the Focus RS's styling after the rally-car-inspired second-generation version that sold locally in limited numbers and for a $59,990 price tag...

Ford Focus RS teased, will be revealed February 4

Ford of Europe has posted a highly edited teaser clip of its soon-to-be-released Ford Focus RS uber-hot-hatch on YouTube. At the end of the video the company confirms that the Focus RS will be unveiled, and hopefully detailed, on February 3 European time...

Ford Focus RS confirmed for production

The Ford Focus RS will make its long-awaited return, likely in 2016, as one of 12 new performance models from the blue oval brand planned to launch between now and 2020. Ford confirmed the Focus RS would be developed under its new global Ford Performance team, which unifies the existing Ford SVT, Team RS and Ford Racing divisions around the world...