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2017 Ford Focus rendered

A speculative rendering of the next-generation 2017 Ford Focus has appeared online this week, offering a look at one artist's view of how the new model may be styled. The current Focus made its debut in 2010, and while no official word has been given on the new model’s timing, an unveiling in the next year is likely...

2016 Ford Focus RS to get Mountune upgrades, Australian potential unclear

British tuning firm Mountune has revealed details of a performance package designed for the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus RS. The company announced this week the first group of upgrades to be included in the eventual performance package that will make the hot hatch even hotter...

2017 Ford Focus 'ST270' or 'ST280' spied

A hotter, faster version of the Ford Focus ST has been spied on its way to or from the Nurburgring in Germany. From an earlier set of spy photos we know that Ford's engineers are already busy preparing the next-generation Focus, which will likely make its global debut some time next year...

Ford Focus RS RX makes World Rallycross debut with Ken Block - video

The new Ford Focus RS is already one of the quickest and wildest hot hatches in the world - so the Rallycross version, the Ford Focus RS RX, is truly manic. Debuting in Portugal for the FIA World Rallycross Championship last weekend, the Focus RS RX can sprint from 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in less than two seconds - but then, thanks to FIA specifications, so can its rivals...

Ford in no rush to produce long-range EV

Unlike some of its competitors, Ford has no near-term plans to introduce an electric vehicle with a driving range of around 320 kilometres (200 miles). Kevin Layden, Ford's director of electrification, told Automotive News last week at the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) World Congress in Detroit that the company's revised Ford Focus Electric has enough range to satisfy most commuters in the USA...

2016 Ford Focus: Australian range adds Sync 3 infotainment, new tech packs

A number of key technology enhancements to the 2016 Ford Focus range, which the car maker has dubbed a model-year 2016.75 change, have been announced for the Australian market. Available from July, the updates will see the small Ford Focus become the brand's first model sold in Australia to offer Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment platform as standard on all variants...

Audi A3 outselling Ford Focus in 2016, as luxury models surge

Sometimes certain sales figures contextualise general car industry trends rather neatly. The fact the Audi A3 hatch and sedan range is outselling the Ford Focus hatch and sedan in Australia this year is one such instance. According the VFACTS industry figures, the little German hatch and sedan line-up has managed 1033 sales in 2016, up 5.7 per cent...

Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Focus ST Mountune packs priced for Australia

Ford Australia has announced local availability for power-up packs from British performance partner Mountune for its Focus ST and Fiesta ST hot hatches. Long on the agenda for Australia, the Focus ST Mountune and Fiesta ST Mountune enhancements will be offered here through the Ford Licensed Accessory program, with the benefit of a full Ford warranty...

2017 Ford Focus mule spy photos

A mule for the next-generation Ford Focus has been spied by our photographers in the snow covered land that is northern Sweden. While the chassis and running gear may be from Ford's next-generation Focus, this mule, named after the recently departed lead singer of Motorhead, offers no clues as to the design of the company's important world car...

Ford Focus RS: dual-clutch transmission would've led to more understeer

The new-generation Ford Focus RS forwent an automatic or dual-clutch transmission to keep weight down on the front axle, but there’s still a possibility a self-shifting unit will make an appearance in the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Ford Focus RS, Tyrone Johnson, the head of engineering and vehicle manager at Ford Performance, said costs were not the only reason the new Focus RS is available with a six-speed manual transmission only...

Ford Focus RS: all-wheel drive the 'only option'

The head engineer for Ford Performance cars says there was no other option but to use an all-wheel drive system for the new Ford Focus RS, admitting the previous generation’s front-wheel drive setup was already past its peak...