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New Ford Focus ST caught testing again – will it be a Golf GTI beater?

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:31 AM - by ST2Focus
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evo staff, 25 Oct 2018

The hottest of the new generation Focus models, till the RS arrives, should have what it takes to be a class leader

The all-new Ford Focus may have only been with us for a scant few months but Ford is already going through the final testing phases with its hotter, and significantly more a version, the ST. We’ve seen the new ST testing at the Nürburgring before but it now carries significantly less in the way of disguise and we can glean some more details about the car’s design.

It’ll need to be good as the new ST is up against some tough rivals from the likes of the next generation Golf GTI (expected in 2020), the Peugeot Sport 308 GTi and more recent rivals such as the Hyundai i30 N. The new Focus certainly has an entertaining chassis in the more powerful models thanks to its multi-link rear suspension set up and the firmer ST-Line models have already demonstrated it can be a fine steer. With more power on tap in the full-fat ST and a chassis that has been further revised and enhanced it should put the Focus back on the performance hatch map until the daddy, the all-new Focus RS, arrives.

As far as the new ST’s styling is concerned there appear to be no body in white changes but the front apron has a more aggressive design with more scoops and ducting to bring cooling air to the engine and brakes. The sill extensions look to be the same as those fitted to the ST-Line models but at the rear there’s a more aggressive rear spoiler while the rear diffuser is a new design and features twin-exit exhausts – one either side – rather than the old ST’s centre exit set up.

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There’s no confirmed word from Ford as to which of its engines will power the new ST but we’re expecting an output in the region of... [Read More]
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Recall for Potential Stalling / Deformed Gas Tank

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:07 AM - by rambleon84

This is gonna effect a bunch of us:
Ford is recalling nearly 1.3 million Focus compact cars in the U.S. because a fuel system problem can cause the engines to stall without warning.

The recall covers cars from the 2012 through 2018 model years with 2-liter four-cylinder engines.

Ford says a valve in the fuel system can stick in the open position, causing too much vacuum, and an engine control computer may not detect the problem. Excessive vacuum can cause the gas tank to deform, as well as other problems.
You can enter your VIN here to check to see if you are one of the lucky ones.
Sounds like any 2.0 naturally aspirated or ST. Ford suggests keeping half a tank of fuel in the car at all times to mitigate the risk of issues. Have fun with that!

This is what came up for my '13:

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New Ford Focus ST caught undisguised at the 'Ring

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:42 PM - by ST2Focus
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Ford’s fourth-generation ST will be revealed early next year, and will use a detuned version of the current Focus RS engine

Ford‘s latest Focus is only just arriving on UK roads, and now the build-up to the launch of the hot ST version of the Mk4 model has begun.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI rival is due to be officially revealed at Ford’s own event early next year rather than at the Geneva motor show, as first thought. Ford will be skipping another major European motor show, after not appearing on the stands at the Paris show earlier this month.

An official unveiling might be a few months off, but undisguised prototypes are already being caught testing at the Nurburgring, as pictured. It’s clear that the bodywork revisions will be subtle, including unique front and rear bumpers, larger wheels and ST badging. The biggest news, however, is under the bonnet.

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The latest generation of Ford’s Volkswagen Golf GTI rival is set to ditch the old 2.0-litre engine for the proven 2.3-litre EcoBoost unit seeing service in the current Focus RS and Mustang. It’ll be the last Focus ST to use a powertrain absent of hybrid technology.
The 2.3-litre unit will share a great deal of its internals with 345bhp Focus RS engine, but it will be detuned and adapted for use in the front-wheel drive ST. Since the next RS is due to kick-start hybrid power for Ford’s hot models from 2020, the upcoming ST will also serve as the final chapter in pure combustion power for Focus hot hatches.

Ford is understood to have chosen the 2.3-litre powerplant, rather than a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre three-cylinder featured in the new Fiesta ST, because the smaller engine would have to be run close to its reliable limit in this guise. The Focus ST competes against... [Read More]
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Ford-Bidden Fruit: Next Ford Focus ST Spied Completely Naked

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:38 PM - by ST2Focus
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By: Greg Fink, 22 October 2018

The next Ford Focus ST is nothing but a tease for U.S. consumers.

The next Ford Focus ST is inching closer and closer to production, and these images provide us with our best look yet at the upcoming hot hatch. While we’ve seen the upcoming Focus ST with little camouflage in the past, this marks the first time our intrepid spy photographers have caught the fast Ford in what appears to be its production guise.

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This black example wears body panels and bumpers painted in matching hues, as well as proper ‘ST’ badging in its grille. A new front fascia adds an aggressive look to the model, and a large lower intake likely feeds cool air to an intercooler. Meanwhile, two meaty exhaust pipes can be seen poking out of the car's rear end.

As previously reported, the latest Ford Focus ST is expected to pack a revised version of the current car’s 252-horsepower (188-kilowatt) turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four under its hood. Buyers can look forward to a standard six-speed manual or an available dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Sadly, the Focus ST will remain forbidden fruit to U.S. consumers, where Ford is committed to selling crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. While Ford originally intended to sell the Chinese-made, crossover-like Focus Active in the states, the company pulled the plug on this plan in the wake of the Trump Administration’s tariffs on Chinese imports, thus seeming to close the door on any possibility of Ford sending the Focus ST to us Yankees.
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Car Floor Mats: Everything You Need To Know and Which Ones You Should Buy

Aug 14, 2018 - 3:29 PM - by

Summer brings sand, fall brings mud, winter brings snow, slush, and salt, and spring brings rain. Your footwear drags all sorts of mess into your car.

And that’s before we get into all the coffee spills and crumbs. But do your floor mats have the capacity to get the job done when called for duty?
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New Ford Performance Hatchbacks Are Getting Really Cheap

May 02, 2018 - 5:08 AM - by ST2Focus
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Ford is getting rid of all its cars. Buy one now before it's too late.

by Tom McParland, 30 April 2018.

In a snap, Ford has decided to kill all of its and sedans and hatchbacks except for the Focus Active. While this may be a smart business move–for now–buyers looking for cheap speed and five-doors will eventually have to go elsewhere. Now seems like a good time to grab a Fiesta ST, Focus ST or Focus RS with heavy discounts.

Of course, no one really knows what the future holds long-term for the ST and RS cars in America. It’s probably safe to say that the smaller Fiesta ST is gone for good, but it is certainly possible that the Focus RS could be revived and sold in small batches once its next-generation version eventually drops.

But rather than wait to see what happens, buyers looking for a deal on the current crop off fast five-doors can score some impressive discounts.

We’ll start with the tiny the Fiesta ST, one of the most fun cars you can buy at any price. There Ford is offering up $2,500 customer cash in addition to whatever the dealer is willing to do to move out those units.

Since the margins on the small Fiesta are slim, the deals aren’t as dramatic as its larger cousin the Focus, but it is possible to pick up the little hoon-mobile for under $17,000.

The larger Focus ST offers more space, more power, and more cash on the hood with $3,500 coming from the factory.

And dealers are pretty desperate to clear out the inventory selling nicely equipped Focus ST hatchbacks for well under $20,000. That’s not much more than the Fiesta ST.

If the ST models aren’t extreme enough, and your budget is a bit more flexible, the Focus RS–which will go down as one of the greatest hot-hatches sold on our shores–can be bought for well under dealer invoice. Remember when these things were being sold with markups? Hah!

Under $35,000 for any Focus RS is the steal of the year. Calling it now.

This is the part where I put my usual disclaimer... [Read More]
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