2013 Ford Focus ST Overboost System: Extra 15 lb-ft for 15 Seconds

2013 Ford Focus ST Overboost System: Extra 15 lb-ft for 15 Seconds
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When we wrote about the new Ford Focus price tag and engine options, we talked about it’s impressive 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Now we’ve learned more about the ‘overboost’ feature that allows for those incredibly high numbers. Continue Reading...

North American Car of the Year Finalists Include Focus, Elantra and Passat

North American Car of the Year Finalists Include Focus, Elantra and Passat
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This year, finalists for the NACOTY award are the 2012 Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat, while finalists for the North American Truck of the Year award comprise the 2012 BMW X3, Honda CR-V and Range Rover Evoque. Continue Reading...

Ford Shows Off SEMA Show Focus and Fiesta Creations

Ford Shows Off SEMA Show Focus and Fiesta Creations
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Are you getting excited for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas? It’s less then two weeks away, and to get you a fan-frenzied mood, Ford has begun to tease us with its bespoke designs. From subdued to outrageous and brand-spanking new to ancient, Ford will be showing off a little something of everything at the… Continue Reading...

Finalists For Motor Press Guild Vehicle Of The Year Award Announced

Finalists For Motor Press Guild Vehicle Of The Year Award Announced
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This is the first year the Southern California-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is handing out its Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) Award, and the list of finalists has just been released. Chosen by a panel of 18 MPG journalist members who routinely drive and review cars, the final five finalists will be… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus SE SFE Can Achieve 40-MPG, Other Versions Can’t

2012 Ford Focus SE SFE Can Achieve 40-MPG, Other Versions Can’t
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The 2012 Ford Focus is being eagerly awaited by those looking to buy a car in the C-segment of the market, which includes cars like the Hyundai Elantra and the Chevrolet Cruze. However, if you want to achieve the claimed 40-mpg fuel rating, you’ll have to choose the Focus SE SFE (Super Fuel Economy) model…. Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Rebels With New Tattoos

2012 Ford Focus Rebels With New Tattoos
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All the cool kids are getting tattoos – just look at the Cube, Juke and Frontier. The latest car to jump on the body art bandwagon is the 2012 Ford Focus, giving owners a quick and affordable way to personalize their car. With over 200 vinyl wrap tattoos available, ranging from geometric patterns and racing… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Torque Vectoring Control Explained

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2012 Ford Focus Torque Vectoring Control Explained
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When Ford first revealed the new 2012 Focus at the North American International Auto Show almost a year ago it was vague about a new ‘torque vectoring system’ that’s designed to improve handling. The Blue Oval has now released a description of the system and how exactly it will benefit customers. Essentially it’s a form… Continue Reading...

Ford Puts Old Jeans to New Use in 2012 Focus

Ford Puts Old Jeans to New Use in 2012 Focus
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Putting a new spin on “reduce, reuse and recycle,” Ford has announced they’re going to give old blue jeans a new lease on life. If you’re buying a 2012 Focus (on sale early next year in North America and Europe), Ford will be using cotton from recycled clothing for carpet backing and sound-absorption materials inside… Continue Reading...

Ford Facebook Contest: Win a Chance to Drive the 2012 Focus in Madrid

Ford Facebook Contest: Win a Chance to Drive the 2012 Focus in Madrid
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Admit it – you’ve read a car review and thought to yourself: “I would love to have that job,” or “I could do that.” Now you’re in luck – Ford is about to make your budding journalistic dreams come true. Ford has just announced a contest where one lucky consumer can win a chance to test drive… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Gets Optional Sport Package for SE and Titanium Trim Levels

2012 Ford Focus Gets Optional Sport Package for SE and Titanium Trim Levels
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Ford has just announced it will offer a new Sport Package for the SE and Titanium trim versions of its all new 2012 Focus, helping give drivers an even more enjoyable experience behind the wheel. Inspired by the new Focus ST, the SE Sport Package adds four-wheel disc brakes, a sport suspension, 16-inch wheels (17s… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus To Start At $16,995

2012 Ford Focus To Start At $16,995
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Ford has announced pricing for the 2012 Focus, and the car is set to start in the upper end of the price bracket, with a base price of $16,995. The base S model in sedan with the 6-speed automatic will cost likely $17,995, as the 5-speed manual is standard. The upper end Titanium trim starts… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus Reality Show Channels The Amazing Race

Ford Focus Reality Show Channels The Amazing Race
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Ford is getting onboard with reality TV and putting out their own show. Think of it as “The Amazing Race” – only in a Ford Focus. For this show, Ford has teamed up with the folks behind “The Amazing Race” to bring you a five-week online reality series called. Highlighting the features of the new… Continue Reading...

2012 Ford Focus Hits The Track (Video Inside)

2012 Ford Focus Hits The Track (Video Inside)
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Ford‘s 2012 Focus has kept a low profile since it’s debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. While we heard endless stories about the Chevrolet Cruze in the run up to its launch, the only news coming out from the Ford camp is the admittedly big announcement about the Focus ST. Now comes another nugget… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: 2012 Ford Focus to Get Direct-Injection 2.0-Liter, Four-Cylinder

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Detroit 2010: 2012 Ford Focus to Get Direct-Injection 2.0-Liter, Four-Cylinder
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** With the debut of the all-new 2012 Ford Focus set for next Monday at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford has let a few (very few) details about the car slip. A press release highlighting the nine new engines Ford plans to launch in North America in… Continue Reading...