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How does it match up with the performance establishment?

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is completely new for its second generation, and it will be hitting dealers soon. And in Veloster Turbo form, it promises to be an interesting entry in the highly competitive affordable sporty car segment, one mostly populated by hot hatchbacks such as itself. The question of course is, can it stand up to the establishment, a group of vehicles including models with decades of history? Ahead of an upcoming drive, we decided to compare its specifications with those of the

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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 resurrected the report about the 1

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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 Blue Oval would rely on twin-scroll t

Spy Shots

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.

SEMA

A Focus in every flavor from street to rally

Three of the cars are based on the Focus RS, one is based on an ST.

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Ford adds customized Fiesta and Focus models to its SEMA lineup.

Ford even modified the already-insane Focus RS.

Spy Shots

Aero upgrades could indicate up to 280 hp.

If these latest spy shots are anything to go by, Ford could be preparing to bridge the gap between the Focus ST and Focus RS with a more potent front-driver.

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Overseas, Ford offers the Focus ST as a wagon roofline with a diesel engine and a six-speed manual. But could it possibly be as good as the one we know? Carfection sets out to find out.

Recalls

Includes The Focus ST, Escape, Explorer, Taurus, And More

Ford will recall nearly 9,900 vehicles across two campaigns, and the affected models will include the Focus ST, Escape, Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and MKT.

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Ford Performance and Michelin have announced a new partnership that will see the French rubber company provide the tires for all the Blue Oval's performance models, including the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS, Shelby GT350 and GT350R, F-150 Raptor, and Ford GT.

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There will be five Focus STs and one Fiesta ST among the over 50 customized vehicles that Ford is bringing to SEMA this year.

Quick Spin

Mountune Adds Power, Ford Performance Adds Poise

We test a Ford Focus ST fitted with a Mountune power upgrade kit and some Ford Performance accessories. The end result is one of the most fun Foci we've ever tested.

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Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore gives the highlights from the week in automotive news.

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Weekly Recap for 8.21.15

Ford releases an upgrade kit for the Focus ST, 2015 shows a spike in traffic-related deaths, and the future of Audi is previewed.

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Ford Performance's MP275 kit for the 2015 Focus ST takes output up to 275 hp and 296 lb-ft, while maintaining the factory warranty. The setup includes revised engine mapping, a high-flow intercooler, new intake, and all of the necessary hardware.

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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 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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Ford Racing is offering the ProCal handset for $595, allowing you to reflash the ECU on your EcoBoost-equipped ride to extract more of its inherent capabilities without any additional upgrades. It gives you control of variables such as throttle response, idle speed and turbo wastegate control, among others.

Recalls

Recalls! 2014 will be forever remembered as the year that automakers went recall crazy, with millions and millions of vehicles adding up to crush previous recall records well before the end of the year. Adding to that tally is Ford, which announced a call-back for 163,000 vehicles.

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the world great automotive gatherings. So, it was the perfect event for Ford to give the refreshed 2015 Focus ST its world debut in front of a loving public. It even surprised us with a new diesel-powered version, as well.