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This could be a Ford Focus-based pickup truck

Heavy camouflage tries to throw us off the trail

Heavy camouflage tries to throw us off the trail.

Get 'em while they last: Only 15,000 Ford Focus sedans remain

Focus is the first casualty of Ford's car cull

Ford says the Taurus and Fiesta will be available through 2019.

Here’s how Ford justifies phasing out sedans: 'Silhouettes are changing'

Concerned dealers hear the reasoning straight from Ford brass

Concerned dealers hear the reasoning straight from Ford brass.

Ford to stop building Focus cars in South America in 2019

It may do a joint venture with VW instead

It may do a joint venture with VW instead.

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2018 Ford Focus Quick Spin Review | Requiem for a lightweight

You don't know what you've got till it's gone

You don't know what you've got till it's gone.

Trump says tariffs mean Ford can build Focus Active in U.S.; Ford says it won't

Ford maintains car wouldn't be profitable at expected low volumes

Ford maintains car wouldn't be profitable at expected low volumes

Ford cancels Focus Active import plans due to China tariffs

The Mustang will be the only non-truck Ford sold in America.

The cancellation of the Focus Active is due to 25% import tariffs eating into Ford's profits.

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2020 Ford Focus ST spied totally uncovered

It doesn't look happy with that trailer

It doesn't look happy with that trailer

Next Ford Focus ST to get 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder from Focus RS

Finally, an engine rumor that makes sense

The third rumored engine for the 2020 Ford Focus ST makes perhaps the most sense yet: Autocar reports Ford's warm hatch will use a reworked version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder from the Ford Focus RS, detuned to 250 horsepower. A year ago, Autocar paired the ST with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder; a month ago, the site Ford Trend referenced a report about upping the current 2.0-liter EcoBoost from 252 horsepower to 280 or 290 hp; and last week, AutoGuide

Ford Focus ST to come with a 275-hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder?

Why that might be plausible — and why it might not

AutoGuide reports that the coming Ford Focus ST will run with a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 275 horsepower. This is a novel assertion for several reasons, the first being that it mimics a similarly unsourced rumor from one year ago in Autocar, down to the cylinder count and horsepower. Auto Guide leaves out the particulars about how Ford would coax more than 180 hp-per-liter from the L Dragon engine; Autocar's 2017 article said the B

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Ford Focus ST prototype spied at the Nurburgring

It could be an RS mule, but we think ST is more likely

The reveal of the new, more elegant-looking Ford Focus has us excited, but the Focuses we're really waiting for are the high-performance ones, the ST and the RS. Based on these spy shots, it looks like we probably don't have long to wait for the former. They seem to show an ST in very minimal camouflage lapping the Nurburgring.

Sunday Drive: One of these things is not like the others

The Camaro gets a new face while Ford shifts its Focus

One of these things is not like the others. And we don't mean that one is a Chevy while the rest are all from Ford. No, what we're looking at here are a bunch of performance cars, with one lone economy car thrown in for good measure.

New Camaro, New Focus, and driving the 2019 Jetta | Autoblog Podcast #536

We've also got a new Ford Mustang GT in the office

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the Autoblog Staff

Ford's focus is on China, where it desperately needs a reboot

New Focus is vanguard of 50 new models by 2025

Ford, struggling to revive sales in China, on Tuesday unveiled five new models for the world's biggest auto market, part of a business revitalization effort centered around a plan to launch over 50 new or redesigned vehicles by 2025.

Next-generation Ford Focus revealed with five variations

It will be produced in China and go on sale in the U.S. next year

As predicted in teaser material, Ford presented the all-new, global Ford Focus today. It will be manufactured in China, and it will go on sale there and in Europe this year and on the North American market in the second half of 2019.

Ford releases teaser video of 2019 Focus

New Focus reveal is a week away

For the past few months, we have seen brightly camouflaged Ford Focus test mules. The light disguise has shown us that the car has been reaching readiness for quite a while now, and the official release date is now just a week away. This short teaser video released by Antti Kautonen

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2019 Ford Focus sedan spotted with snarky new wrapper

Fresh puns appear on the Focus

Once again, the new Ford Focus small sedan has appeared with a thin vinyl wrap. It's a newer design than the last one, and one with more puns. It has a pop-art look with some cartoon, no pun intended, speech bubbles, one of which has the oh-so-clever phrase, "We've got to keep this under wraps!" It has the same hashtag as the last few Focuses we've seen "#TimeToFocus."

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