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2009 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo specs

We have already spied the new XR5 Turbo on the streets of Melbourne, but now it's official with Ford releasing the first details on its latest addition. The first Focus to debut Ford's new Kinetic design philosophy, the iconic German-built XR5 Turbo flagship looks simply stunning with an all-new appearance and raft of interior enhancements...

2009 Ford Focus RS official teaser

Ford has given us our first official, albeit slightly disguised glimpse of the highly anticipated Focus RS model undergoing performance and durability testing at the Nurburgring. The Focus RS is powered by a turbocharged Duratec 2.5-litre engine as used in the XR5 Turbo, however power jumps to an incredible 206kW with torque rising to a mammoth 400Nm...

Ford could lose Focus over $20M

Labor is planning to withdraw some $20 million of a grant promised to Ford Australia by the former Howard government which could now jeopardise plans to build an new four-cylinder engine line (for the coming Focus range) at its Broadmeadows plant. The grant of some $52.5 million for special assistance was announced in May 2006, and which Ford has already received about $32...

Ford Focus RS confirmed!

After years of yes/no/maybe answers  Ford of Europe has today confirmed plans to deliver the high performance Focus RS model for launch in 2009. The first official image of the car was also released today. Based on the Focus ST (XR5), it will be developed by Ford Team RS, to take on the likes of Subaru and Mitsubishi's rally kings...

Ford Focus Euro wagon revealed

Following the reveal of the surprisingly stunning new Focus ST, Ford have continued by revealing the updated Euro Wagon variant. The front remains similar to the Focus ST, albeit with a few more executive touches such as crystal headlights, chrome garnish and integrated fog lights. The three engine on offer are the 100kW 2...

Ford's Focus on Australia

After making 600 workers redundant as a result of closing down the Geelong plant, the future looked bleak for Ford Australia. However only a few days later speculation had been aroused that - not unlike GM - Ford would rely on its Australian arm to produce the new global platform...

2007 Ford Focus July Update

Ford have dropped the price of the focus by $1,000 prior to the new release of the cosmetically enhanced Focus in the next few months. Ford Australia have gone below the $20,000 barrier with pricing for the new Focus range starting from $19,990 for the entry-level manual CL hatchback and sedan, undercutting the new Toyota Corolla by $1,000...

Ford Focus RS Coming To Australia?

Not only is it being built, but rumours flying around suggest the new Ford Focus RS (a car Ford has continuously shelved) will be an All-Wheel-Drive STi/Evo killer! The RS will be powered by a worked version of the current 2.5-litre XR5 engine (sourced from Volvo), the engine will be coupled to a six-speed close-ration gearbox...

2008 Ford Focus Update

Images of the cosmetically enhanced 2008 Ford Focus have surfaced on the net. UK website AutoExpress had the exclusive shots of the new Focus, designed by Martin Smith – (designer behind the new Mondeo). Apart from the updated looks, Autoexpress reports the car will benefit from an upgraded interior and more and a more advanced cabin control systems...