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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. UPDATE, 25/05/18: Ford has confirmed the Focus will arrive in Australia this November. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once...

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...

2019 Ford Focus spied undisguised

The next-generation Ford Focus has been spied during a promotional shoot in Portugal, ahead of a likely debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Posted on Hungarian website Vezess, the single image of the completely undisguised hatchback shows that Ford has totally overhauled the look of its popular hatch, appearing to draw heavy inspiration from competing cars in the process...

2016-17 Focus RS recall coming for 'white smoke' issue

Ford Australia has confirmed it will reach out to owners of the Focus RS hot hatch for an engine fault that could see vehicles expel white exhaust smoke and consume excessive amounts of coolant. The issue was first reported last month, after owners in the UK complained their vehicles were misfiring and smoking from the exhaust when the engine was cold...

Ford teases new ST model - UPDATE

Update: Ford has revealed the 2019 Edge ST this afternoon - get the full story here Ford Performance has released a preview of a new ST model heading for the 2018 Detroit motor show next week. The 25-second clip shows British stunt driver Ben Collins and another gentleman browsing some of the current Ford Performance portfolio, including the new GT supercar, the F-150 Raptor ute, and the Shelby GT350R Mustang...