Ford Focus News

  • 2019 Ford Focus ST Wagon

    A new generation of the Ford Focus ST arrived this year with 276 horsepower on tap. Now the standard hatch has been joined by a wagon.

  • 2019 Ford Focus ST
    New Ford Focus ST debuts with 276 horsepower, forbidden fruit status

    Hot hatch fans in the United States are likely still mourning Ford's decision last year to skip the new generation of the Focus locally, and now they'll have to suffer fresh salt in the wounds as the Blue Oval has just unveiled the car's sporty ST variant. The covers came off the redesigned Focus...

  • Teaser sketch for 2019 CJ Pony Parts Ford Mustang GT debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    Ford earns trio of SEMA awards and Jeep grabs one too

    Ford arrives in Las Vegas every year ready to take charge at the SEMA show. This year is no exception, as the automaker has more than 50 vehicles on display. Ford isn't just there to show off some cool stuff though, as once again the Blue Oval takes home a handful of awards hardware. The F-150...

  • 2019 Ford Focus ST spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Ford Focus ST spy shots and video

    Ford engineers have been caught testing the new Focus ST hot hatch set for a reveal very soon. Ford unveiled a new generation of the Focus in April, and we were meant to get one variant of the popular compact in the United States, a soft-roader called the Focus Active to be sourced from China...

  • 2020 Ford Focus Active
    Ford rules out building Focus Active in US

    Ford in April made the shock announcement that by 2020 the only passenger cars in its lineup will be the Mustang and the Focus Active soft-roader based on the recently redesigned fourth-generation Focus. Ford planned to import the Focus Active from a plant in China but the 25-percent tariff...

  • 2019 Ford Fusion
    Ford has already ended national advertising for all cars bar the Mustang

    Ahead of Ford sending its passenger cars out to pasture, the automaker has ended national advertising for the Ford Taurus, Fusion, Focus, and Fiesta models. Automotive News (subscription required) reported Wednesday that Tier 1 (national) marketing efforts for the models has finished. Mark LaNeve...

  • 2020 Ford Focus Active

    Ford last month took the covers off a redesigned Focus in hatchback (regular and soft-roader), sedan and wagon body styles. The car represents the fourth generation of the popular compact and is due in most markets later this year. Unfortunately, Ford last week confirmed that North America will receive just one variant of the car: the Focus Active soft-roader. It's due here in the fall of 2019 and will be sourced from a plant in China. Yep, no more sporty ST or RS variants. The move is part of Ford's plan to drop virtually all of its passenger car lineup in North America. In fact, the only...

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    Ford will prune passenger car lineup to just 2 models in North America

    Get ready to say goodbye to beloved nameplates such as the Fusion and Taurus, as well as the Fiesta, as Ford has confirmed that its passenger car lineup will be pruned to just two models by around 2020: the Mustang and Focus Active (a soft-roader version of the redesigned 2020 Focus.) The move is...

  • 2019 Ford Focus ST spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Ford's new Focus ST tipped to receive RS's 2.3-liter engine

    Ford has just redesigned its Focus but the sporty ST version isn't quite ready yet. (The debut is expected to take place at the 2019 Geneva auto show next March.) Prototypes for the new Focus ST suggest the car will follow a familiar path in terms of styling, but what's making up the mechanicals...

  • 2019 Ford Focus
    Honey, I shrunk the platform: Ford Focus introduces new small car skeleton for automaker

    The new Ford Focus doesn't only represent the next step for the compact car, it also opens a new chapter for Ford small cars. It ushers in Ford's new scalable unibody platform for small cars, and we'll be seeing a lot of the architecture in the near future. According to an Automotive News...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS
    Next Ford Focus RS could be 400-hp hybrid

    The current Ford Focus RS is preparing to depart the production line on April 6, but Ford has plans for another RS-badged Focus, and it might even be a hybrid. That's the rumor from Dutch publication Auto International, which reported last week that the next-generation Focus RS will sport a 48-volt...

  • 2019 Ford Focus leaked - Image via Vezess
    2019 Ford Focus leaked

    A completely undisguised 2019 Ford Focus hatchback has been snapped during what looks to be an official photo shoot. The photo, from Hungarian website Vezess, shows a stylish design with proportions similar to a key rival overseas, the Opel Astra. Ford is expected to launch the new Focus soon, as...

  • 2018 Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition

    There's a new generation of the Ford Focus just around the corner, and if past experience is anything to go by we likely won't see an RS version of the car until well into the product cycle. That means if you were considering buying a Focus RS, you had better act fast as the current model is set to cease production on April 6, 2018. Ford in the United Kingdom will offer a run of 50 special Focus RS Heritage Edition models to mark the end of production, all of them finished in the same orange color dubbed Tief Orange, German for “Deep Orange.” The 50-car run signifies the 50th...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS at Gingerman Raceway, October 2016
    Ford has a fix for failing Focus RS head gaskets

    Ford Focus RS owners can let out a collective sigh of relief. The company has announced a fix for the car's failing head gasket woes. Some owners may be in for new cylinder heads, depending on the severity of their problem. Ford had acknowledged an engine issue in its hottest hatch in recent weeks...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS by Hennessey Performance
    Ford acknowledges Focus RS coolant consumption issue

    After many horror stories from owners, Ford admitted early production units of the Focus RS model's 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine suffer from a coolant consumption problem. The issue produces misfires and white smoke before the engine reaches its optimal operating temperature. Autocar...

  • 2019 Ford Focus Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Ford Focus Wagon spy shots and video

    Ford’s working on a redesign for the Focus and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The prototype is for the new compact's wagon body style which is unlikely to be offered in the United States. Instead, we’re likely to receive sedan and hatchback body styles only, just like with...

  • 2019 Ford Focus Sedan spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Ford Focus Sedan spy shots

    A prototype for a redesigned Ford Focus Sedan has been spotted again. It follows recent sightings of the new Focus' hatchback and wagon body styles. The new Focus will be launched in 2018, as a 2019 model, and this time around Ford will source the popular compact from a plant in China. The current...

  • 2019 Ford Focus spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Ford Focus spy shots

    A prototype for the next-generation Ford Focus has been spotted again, and this time it's wearing its final skin. This suggests the reveal is coming up soon. The car represents the fourth generation of the Focus nameplate and is expected on sale next fall, as a 2019 model. And this time around Ford...

  • Ford Performance Drift Stick for the Ford Focus RS

    As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize hydraulic handbrakes to initiate quick drifts, though a hydraulic unit would require substantial modifications. Ford Performance instead worked out an electronic solution that taps into the antilock braking system, opens up the rear-drive unit clutches, and applies hydraulic pressure to lock the...

  • 2019 Ford Focus spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next Ford Focus will be imported from China

    Newly-minted Ford CEO Jim Hackett hasn't been on the job long, but he's already signed off on a major manufacturing decision: the next Ford Focus will be imported to the United States from China. The original plan was to import the car, due next year, as a 2019 model, from a new plant in Mexico...

  • 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition
    2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition priced at $41,995

    The current Ford Focus is on its way out, and sadly that means the Focus RS, which only arrived as a 2016 model, will soon be gone as well. To mark the end of the latter car’s run, Ford announced in May a new Focus RS Limited Edition. Just 1,000 of these 350-horsepower steeds will be offered...

  • 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition
    2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition comes with mechanical, styling upgrades

    It appears Ford’s been listening to fans. The automaker has implemented some upgrades on its Focus RS for 2018 after evaluating feedback on social media. The upgrades, which include enhancements in the mechanical and styling departments, are being introduced on a limited-edition model aptly...

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    Nissan GT-R-powered Ford Focus to tackle 2017 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    If there's one country other than the United States that has a bonkers relationship with power and oddball builds, it's Australia. Take this Nissan GT-R-powered Ford Focus for example. Okay, so it's not exactly a Ford Focus anymore—it only shares the windshield and A-pillars at this...

  • 2019 Ford Focus spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next Ford Focus ST upping the power?

    There are a few rumors swirling about with regards to the next-generation Ford Focus. Specifically, these pertain to the more hot-blooded ST variant and what sort of mill might make its way under the hood of this Blue Oval-brand hot hatch. In the current car, we're used to the turbocharged...

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