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Ford Focus RS replacement could feature hybrid power

Following news last month that Ford will soon release its next-generation Focus, comes a report from UK publication Auto Express this morning that Ford engineers have reportedly turned their environmental attention to the next-generation RS high-performance version of the global car...

2011 Ford Focus revealed in Detroit

Ford has previewed a sleeker and more sporty version of its brand new global Focus small car at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit today. Production of the four-door sedan and five-door hatch will begin in Europe and North America late this year for an early 2011 launch, with delivery to South American, African, Asian and Australian markets to follow soon after...

Ford Focus decade's most popular car in UK poll

The Ford Focus has been voted the UK’s most popular car of the decade, according to a new poll by Auto Trader. The small family car has trumped sports cars, SUVs and city cars to take pride of place for the noughties. Despite the company being rocked by financial issues in the past ten years, Ford has remained an iconic motoring brand, with two of its other cars – the Ford Fiesta and Ford Mondeo – also coming high in the list of most loved cars by the British public...

2010 Ford Focus ECOnetic revealed, Australian model uncertain

The 2010 Ford Focus ECOnetic will become Ford of Europe’s first car equipped with start-stop engine technology, making it capable of achieving results better than 4 litres/100km and 100 g/km CO2. The five-door only model debuted at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show will go on sale in selected European markets from early 2010. The 80kW 1...

GGR launches 275kW Mk2 Ford Focus RS

With 224kW on tap, the Ford Focus RS is already one of the world's most powerful front-drive hot hatches, although that hasn't stopped tuning specialist Graham Goode Racing Ltd (GGR) from adding a few extra ponies. The GGR RS370FR Focus RS upgrade is a fully warranted, independently validated high performance upgrade package for the Mk2 Ford Focus RS, pushing peak power to almost 275kW...

Ford Focus RS Road Car Technology used in Racing

It’s not often, in fact, quite rare for technology developed for a road car ends up in a podium scoring racing car. That’s exactly what has happened with the Revoknuckle suspension system used by Ford’s acclaimed Focus RS, and it seems to have given the independent Team Aon, the winning edge in this year’s British Touring Car Championship...

Ford Focus BEV concept unveiled at Frankfurt

Ford Europe has unveiled its Focus BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show, a car specially developed to participate in the UK Government's "Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicles" demonstration initiative next year. The research program aims to test the technology's suitability for potential future application in Ford's European passenger car range...

2011 Ford Focus rendered speculation

The face lifted Focus range has reinvigorated the popular hatch, headlined by the aggressive performance flagship RS model, although this merely preempts the arrival of the all-new Focus due in 2011. The new model will take Ford’s kinetic design to its limits, offering a truly global package with international style, highly-efficient powertrains and innovative green technologies...

Video: Ford Focus RS first impressions

With 220kW trying to explode onto the tarmac through the front wheels, the most exciting and controversial car to be released this year so far is without doubt the new Ford Focus RS. No one thought it could be done, but impressions so far have all been positive, take a look for yourself with these two independent video reviews from Fifth Gear and Sky Motoring...

2009 Ford Focus RS in detail

The new Ford Focus RS has easily been one of the most highly anticipated new models for 2009, and with production already well underway, Ford has released every minute detail on its scorching hatch. Over 100 engineers from Ford Europe and Team RS have been involved in the development of the Focus RS, adamant in producing a sports hatch to honour the namesake's 40-year long heritage...

Ford Focus RS pricing announced

Ford’s fastest-ever European production car, the 2009 Focus RS, will be priced from £24,995 ($57,195AUD) when it goes on sale in the UK in March. Under the bonnet a turbocharged 2.5-litre, five-cylinder Duratec petrol engine, with a confirmed 224kW and 440Nm peak torque. Features include unique camshafts and a revised cylinder head and gasket, intake and manifold system...