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2012 Ford Focus ST prototype

2012 Ford Focus ST Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut: Video

We already know what it will look like, as well as most of its specs, but Ford is likely to have a few surprises up its sleeve when it unveils the sporty 2012 Ford Focus ST at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 13. As we’re sure you are aware, the design of the latest Focus has been a... read more

September 8, 2011 by
Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor Company

Ford SYNC More Affordable, Hands-Free Tech Now From $295

Very little in life comes for free, which makes us appreciate paying less for something all the more. A drop in price of $100 certainly makes Ford's SYNC hands-free, in-car... read more August 1, 2011 by

Czech DIY Active City Stop

Video: Don't Have Active Stop Tech? Take The DIY Route

The only trouble with flashy new technology is that it tends to be expensive. Manufacturers spend millions developing the latest infotainment and safety kit and they have to... read more July 20, 2011 by

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Asks, 'How Should The 2012 Ford Focus Electric Sound?'

Electric vehicles have upsides and downsides. On the upside, they crank out far fewer pollutants than their fossil-fuel-swilling cousins, and they may help ease dependence on... read more June 30, 2011 by

Julia Landauer, ready for racing. Photo courtesy of Emily Dehn Knight.

In the Driver's Seat with Julia Landauer, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Racer

There's an old saying that life is but a dream, but if that's the case, then 19-year-old Julia Landauer is certainly living her dreams everyday as a motorsports star in the... read more June 28, 2011 by

2012 Ford Focus ST spy shots

2012 Ford Focus ST Spy Shots

Over the next 12 to 18 months or so, we’re about to see two new hot hatches from Ford make their debut, the long-awaited ‘ST’ variants of the latest 2012... read more May 26, 2011 by

2013 Ford Focus RS Wagon (Turnier) test mule spy shots

Spy Shots: 2013 Ford Focus RS Wagon Test Mule

The current Ford Focus RS is a beastly little hatch, piping 305 horsepower through its front wheels, slinging pointy bits at you from every angle, and, of course, not being... read more April 11, 2011 by

Ford MuCell gas-injected plastics

Ford's Chocolate-Inspired Plastics (Still Not Edible Though)

Car companies draw inspiration from the strangest of places. The styling of the 2010 Nissan Cube was apparently inspired by the look of a bulldog in sunglasses, and the fins... read more April 5, 2011 by

Ford Focus development

Ford On The Fight Against Potholes At European Test Centers

If you live somewhere with particularly changeable weather and low temperatures during the winter you'll be familiar with potholes. The broken road surfaces and large holes... read more March 28, 2011 by

2012 Ford Focus ST

Video: Up Close With The 2012 Ford Focus ST

Unlike the usual Euro hot-hatch tantalization, this video is a preview of things to come right here in the U.S. of A. Confirmed for sale here last September, the 2012 Focus... read more March 23, 2011 by

Justin Bell and Tanner Foust drive the 2012 Ford Focus

Video: Tanner Foust & Justin Bell Flog The 2012 Focus, Each Other

We're still waiting patiently for the Focus ST, but in the mean time, Ford is plugging away at promoting the standard car. But that's not the most interesting part of this... read more February 22, 2011 by

2012 Ford Focus

Ford Counting On In-Car Technology For New 2012 Focus

Ford is aiming to prove that you don't need a big car to enjoy big car technology when it launches the 2012 Ford Focus in March. We've already taken a look at Ford's 'Torque... read more February 15, 2011 by

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door

2012 Ford Focus Has 'Torque Hole Filling' Auto Trans Tech

Changing gear is a necessary evil. Of course, for driving enthusiasts it can be a challenge and a pleasure, and in cars with automatic transmissions you can sit back and let... read more January 27, 2011 by

Ford press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Learning From Fiesta In Upcoming Small-Car And EV Launches

Ford's U.S. lineup is about to change in a very significant way. And as the automaker emphasized in its Detroit Auto Show press conference, with several high-volume small car... read more January 10, 2011 by

2011 Ford Vertrek concept

2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Ford Vertrek Concept Live Photos

Ford this morning introduced its sleek new Vertrek concept, which hints at the look of a future Ford mass-market crossover. Building on the European Kuga and eschewing any... read more January 10, 2011 by

2012 Ford Focus ST

2011 Detroit Auto Show Video: 2012 Ford Focus ST

Hot hatches, how we love thee. Punchy, pint-sized, yet utilitarian and able to fly (just) under the radar, these do-it-all wonders never cease to please. The 2012 Ford Focus... read more January 10, 2011 by


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