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Ford is recalling 591,177 vehicles from multiple model lines in four separate campaigns. The largest problem affects the possibility of fracturing bolts in cold-weather states.

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Cheap Gas Hampers Sales Of Compact And Green Cars

Lagging sales of compact and electric cars are starting to take their toll on automakers. Ford said Thursday it intends to lay off 700 employees who work at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, over the next five months.

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The Ford Focus RS made its US debut Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, and we caught up with the Ford product gurus who made the hot hatch happen.

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Ford took the US debut of its Focus RS to announce a US on-sale date, and show off one of the super-hot hatch's production colors, Nitrous Blue.

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Ford is showing its Focus RS in Geneva, giving us our first real, detailed look at the hottest of Blue Oval hatchbacks.

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For a number of reasons, a full-bore supercar just isn't a realistic possibility for many buyers, but Xcar Films thinks Ford's recently refreshed 2015 Focus ST could be a great compromise between performance and practicality for European buyers.

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The new Focus RS may have a turbocharged engine and a trick all-wheel drive system, but it also packs an old-school six-speed manual... and that's just the way Ford wants to keep it.

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Ford employed Ken Block to test out its new Focus RS. Judging by this video, we think he approves.

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Ford promises to more than a dozen new performance models by 2020, and this is the latest: the third-generation Focus RS, complete with 2.3-liter EcoBoost four channeling over 315 horsepower to all four wheels to give the latest breed of hot hatches a run for their money.

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EcoBoost Power, All-Wheel Drive, And 0-60 In Less Than 5 Seconds

Here's your first look at the new 2016 Ford Focus RS – the Blue Oval's hottest hatch yet. The fierce little compact leaked onto the web ahead of its official February 3 debut.

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Ford's new video teaser for the upcoming Focus RS shows some of the test cars doing some big slides in the wet and dry. The clip also announces that the Blue Oval's latest hot hatch is being unveiled on February 3.

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The Ford Focus ST Diesel promises hot hatch performance with better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions to European customers. But does it? Ford has staged a skewed, one-lap battle around the Castle Combe Circuit with the diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions of the ST to find out.

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President Barack Obama will be making a speech celebrating the auto industry's progress from the idled factory responsible for the slow-selling Ford Focus and C-Max.

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"We are transforming our approach to performance." – Mark Fields

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Rumors about the forthcoming Ford Focus RS are flourishing into what sounds like a very impressive new hot hatch. The latest scuttlebutt gives the first indication about when we might see a few of these fast Focuses on roads here in the US.

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Ford's current hot hatch siblings the Fiesta ST and Focus ST are already two pretty great entries into the segment, but there's always a desire for a little more. Thankfully, it looks like the Blue Oval is ready to satiate that need because it's continuing to test the even more powerful Focus RS around Europe. According to our spy shooters, these shots come from near the Nürburgring.

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Is A 1.0L EcoBoost Enough For The Blue Oval's C-Segment Fighter?

Sitting down at the pre-drive briefing with Ford engineers ahead of sampling the refreshed 2015 Focus, water bottles clinked as we wet our whistles before Q&A. While pouring a glass, we noticed something stamped on the bottle label: "1L." One liter. We were palming the exact displacement of the EcoBoost engine our group was about to drive. This was undoubtedly coincidence (such bottles litter every conference and dinner table in Europe) but it served to drive home just how small the total sw

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