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America's Ford hot hatch dreams are ending, but not Europe's

The driving style required to get the most out of a Fiesta ST requires braking late into the corner to turn the car on its nose. Which sounds fun until you start dwelling on the potential consequences of running out of hairpin to play on, there being little more than a curb-height wall between you and oblivion. The ability not to worry about that is what separates rally champions such as Ogier from the rest of us, but the ST successfully offers a sense of that driving style to those with average

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Is this when we start hearing about fun Fords for everyone but us?

Now that Ford's hacking its U.S. car lineup down to the Mustang and the not-exactly-a-car Focus Active, we'll spend awhile getting to read about hot cars for other markets. First up: Motoring predicts that Ford is finally preparing a Fiesta RS. We've had four years of rumors about the super-hot hatch with nothing to show — or we could cite 14 years of hankering if we go back to the 2004 Fiesta RS concept. Motoring believes this time's for real because when it asked Ford Performance Europe

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When the Transit Connect is just too darn big

There are many ways in which Europe and America are very different, and apparently one of those differences is what constitutes a van. In America, our commercial vans don't really get any smaller than a Ford Transit Connect or a Nissan NV200. But in Europe, Ford will now sell you a Fiesta Van. It pretty much constitutes a three-door Fiesta with blank panels where the rear windows would be.

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The latest in a depressing dirge for cars amid SUV and trucks craze

These are grim times for car sales in the United States as crossovers, SUVs and pickups command the attention of buyers, and now a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that General Motors and Ford are both planning to axe slow-selling nameplates from their lineups.

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Eight Ford Performance vehicles on one track.

You even get to watch an F-150 Raptor tackle a corner.

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More power, better fuel economy — so why do this?

More power, better fuel economy — so why do this?

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Pour one out for a terrific little hot hatch.

Get the current Fiesta ST while you can.

Ken Block performs nail-biting stunts as he hoons through the dirt roads of Swing Arm City, UT. Similar to his urban driving in Gymkhana, Terrakhana will focus on off-road terrain.

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Ford is considering killing off the Taurus and C-Max, sources say.

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"We are targeting only Europe, the Middle East and Africa," the Fiesta program manager reportedly said.

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Recalls and service bulletins haven't fixed the issues.

Recalls

Several models are affected, from Fiesta ST to Lincoln MKZ.

Over 200,000 cars included in each recall.

The new Ford Fiesta ST was revealed today ahead of the full debut in Geneva. The hot hatch has a 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

Geneva

Smaller engine, same power (or more, depending on how you count).

Nearly 200 horsepower from 1.5-liters.

Teased
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