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Ford proposes to pay $30M to settlement transmission lawsuit

It would reportedly pave the way for a buyback program of defective cars

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Ford Fiesta, Focus transmission problems: 'Everybody knew,' workers say

'Good people tried to make it work. But you can’t violate the laws of physics'

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Ford dual-clutch transmission issues well-known before launch, report reveals

Focus and Fiesta transmission was rushed, continued production despite a lack of a fix

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Ford's $35 million settlement of class action suit under appeal

Case involves dual-clutch transmission issues in Focus and Fiesta

Case involves dual-clutch transmission issues in Focus and Fiesta.

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Ford Focus, Fiesta will get 'punchier' mild hybrid versions for Europe

They'll feature a belt-driven starter/generator in place of an alternator

They'll feature a belt-driven starter/generator in place of an alternator.

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New Ford Focus ST greets other markets with gas-powered 276 hp and 310 lb-ft

EcoBoost gets to 60 mph a half-second faster than previous Focus ST

EcoBoost gets to 60 mph a half-second faster than previous Focus ST.

Spy Shots
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Quick Spin
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.

Official
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

Breaking
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.

Spy Shots
2020 Ford Focus ST spied totally uncovered

It doesn't look happy with that trailer

It doesn't look happy with that trailer

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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

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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

Spy Shots
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.

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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.

Podcast
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

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