One of our dashing readers emailed us just now with a question I’m not really sure I’m seeking an answer to: “Want to know just how truly disgusting people are?” our reader asks, rhetorically, because he damn well knows the answer. He suggests that those who want to know the answer to that question simply seek out…
Back in April, Ford announced that it was phasing out all small cars except the Ford Mustang and the Ford Focus Active in North America. Except now it looks like the Mustang may be on its own, as The Blue Oval brand will not bring the Focus Active stateside due to new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
When Ford first announced a new electric performance SUV at the Detroit Auto Show in January, a teaser video showed the Ford Explorer and Ford Mustang as its inspirations. Ford even nicknamed it the “Mach 1” as an ode to the Mustang. But Autocar reports that the new SUV will be built on the new global Focus platform.
My colleagues, as well as much of the car enthusiast community, are dealing with a collective freakout upon learning Ford will be killing off all its sedans and hatchbacks and keeping one real car, the Mustang, in North America. Ford is doomed, they say. But I don’t share that perspective—no one wanted to buy those…
The Ford Fusion, Focus, C-Max, Taurus, and Fiesta—all on the way out in North America as Ford transitions its lineup to one that is all but entirely dominated by SUVs, crossovers and trucks, the automaker announced today.
There will be a new Ford Focus next year, and for now we can also enjoy the Fiesta and Fusion at our leisure. But will any of these cars be sold in the U.S. after 2018? The way things are going, that feels more in doubt than ever.
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For a long time, economy cars were abysmal-looking penalty boxes; constant reminders to everyone that you were sad and broke. No more! Even if they’re getting eclipsed by crossovers, many of today’s smaller cars look lovely, like the Mazda3 or even the latest Toyota Corolla. But the all-new 2019 Ford Focus may have…
Ford is whetting everyone’s appetites for the new Ford Focus by teasing some of its slick new features ahead of its global unveiling in China and Europe on April 10. And it looks like the Focus is getting a semiformal makeover.
Every automaker is desperate nowadays to find new ways of gaining fuel efficiency, especially now that electric cars are beginning to carve out a corner of the market. Some new cars, like the Tesla Model 3, come with cool space-age looking aerodynamic wheel covers to be more efficient—but why doesn’t every new car do…
Mark your calendars, friends, because it looks like Ford Focus RS production at the Saarlouis, Germany, plant is ending on April 6. At least in the U.K., you’ll get an orange special edition to set things off.
Do you feel that? The numbing pain left behind when a small piece of your soul has been extracted and crushed, never to return to your body again? If not, then perhaps you don’t have any soul left to crush. Understandable.
We humans are so inclined to just throw things away after they’re not pristine anymore. That’s especially true of cars, even well-loved and well-worn ones that could still work just fine with a little love and care. And this video will make you feel less inclined to dump your old beater car for something shiny and new.
When the Ford Focus RS came to the United States, it captured our hearts not only because of its awesome hot-hatchiness, but also because it entertained the little drift demon that lives inside all of us with its Drift Mode.
I know Ford has no plans to introduce a genuinely compact pickup truck to the U.S. market (they need big ones to haul away all that F-150 money), and I expect even the new Ranger won’t be that small, so I think it’s important to see the lengths people will go to have a truly compact pickup. Go on, look at it.
If you saw this old guy in his little white Focus driving by, it’s possible you may wonder why he has one of those sports-eyeglass headband things on. Does the poor fella lose his glasses a lot? No, motherfucker: he needs those because he headbangs to Metallica like an absolute madman.
A Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, a Focus, a CTS-V, shit, even the FF 91. One of these doesn’t belong. If you guessed Focus, great, you probably understand it’s an economical car—not known for speed—that’s designed to go from A to B. Suspect Benjamin Henke apparently does not.
I don’t think any car in 2016—as in, a car that you can actually buy, unlike certain others that shall remain nameless—debuted with as much hype as the new Ford Focus RS. It’s not every day America gets the kind of forbidden turbocharged Euro-hatch hotness that would have been unthinkable just a couple years ago. I…