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2009 Ford Focus, In-Detail - (Australia) 2009 Ford Focus, In-Detail - (Australia)

The new Focus incorporates the key kinetic design elements of this expressive and contemporary design language. The redesign transforms the appeal of the Focus range – it's more sporty and muscular, while the contemporary styling clearly underpins the great-to-drive character for which the Focus is acclaimed. Immediately obvious are the dynamic new bonnet and the enlarged, trapezoidal opening of the lower grille, plus the dramatically sculpted headlamps.

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2009 Ford Focus X Road Special Edition Announced 2009 Ford Focus X Road Special Edition Announced

The new Focus X Road is a tough, striking Ford, based on the very well-equipped Focus Wagon Titanium. The X Road differs from the regular Focus by its robust sturdy black bodykit with front and rear bumpers and the black finish of the doors and side panels. These limited edition produced Focus X Road is powered by the 1.8-liter 125-hp engine and transmission on regular unleaded petrol and bio-ethanol can run. The Ford Focus X Road is a special, limited version of the sturdy and robust nature...

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2009 Ford Focus Unveiled - (Australia) 2009 Ford Focus Unveiled - (Australia)

Ford has celebrated the tenth anniversary of the global Focus nameplate with the release of a dynamic new model, incorporating a fresh new exterior and upgraded interior, along with some impressive new features and technologies, which combine with acclaimed driving excellence to keep Focus at the front of the small car market. Originally launched in Europe in 1998, Focus has become a global success story for Ford, and manufacturing sites have expanded to include North America, South America...

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2009 Ford Focus RS in Detail 2009 Ford Focus RS in Detail

“This is a serious machine, with the performance, traction and precision to match far more exotic sports cars. The RS badge is not something we treat lightly and I believe this car proves it.” Jost Capito, Director, Global Performance Vehicles & Motorsport Business Development. In the 40-year story of Ford RS, the marque has been applied sparingly, merited by only the most high-performance Ford machines of the time. Six years have passed since the last Ford RS – the Mk1 Focus RS –...

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First 2009 Ford Focus RS Produced First 2009 Ford Focus RS Produced

The first production example of the exciting new Ford Focus RS rolled off the production line today at Ford of Europe's Saarlouis plant in Germany. The 305 PS (224 kW) / 440 Nm top of the range performance version of the Focus extends the flexible production mix at the Saarlouis Plant. The German facility already produces the Ford Focus range in 3- and 5-door hatchback, wagon and sporty ST bodystyles, plus the C-MAX and Kuga models. Saarlouis is one of Ford's seven vehicle assembly...

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2009 Ford Focus RS Details and Pricing 2009 Ford Focus RS Details and Pricing

Ford’s fastest-ever European production car, the 2009 Focus RS, will be priced from £24,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in March. The new Focus RS is the first Ford to wear the famous Rallye Sport badge since the first-generation Focus RS was launched seven years ago, and the 22nd since 1970. RS denotes a distinctive blend of high performance, road-holding, refinement, safety and value for money, and reflects a proud tradition of successful motor sports involvement that continues to the...

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Video: 2009 Ford Focus RS Video: 2009 Ford Focus RS

The Focus RS can sprint to 100km/hr in just 5.9seconds with a top speed of 244km/hr that is electronically limited. Ford have fitted a limited-slip differential and also given the RS model up-rated sports tuned suspension to limit the invasion of torque steer. With this comes a reduced ride height and larger stoppers to pull up all that power.

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2009 Ford Focus RS, Production Model Details 2009 Ford Focus RS, Production Model Details

Ford has unveiled the production version of the Focus RS not so long after the concept was revealed at the British Motor Show early this year. The production model Focus RS comes with a 2.5L five-cylinder, turbo engine which puts out an impressive 296bhp. Your probably wondering 296bhp in a FWD car? Impressive or just silly? Given that the FWD Vauxhall VXR has 237bhp and the FWD Mazda 3 MPS has 256bhp, the Focus RS now holds number one spot for the most powerful hatchback in the world, just...

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Hydrogen Powered Ford Focus Hydrogen Powered Ford Focus

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg MP drove into the energy future today (Thursday October 23rd) behind the wheel of a British engineered hydrogen-powered car. Along with the party’s Shadow Chancellor, Vince Cable MP, he visited ITM Power, a firm pioneering ways of using hydrogen as a CO2-free fuel for cars, trucks and buses as well as a clean alternative power supply for homes, offices and factories. At ITM Power’s Sheffield factory they drove a Ford Focus converted to run on hydrogen...

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2009 Ford Focus Zetec S - (UK) 2009 Ford Focus Zetec S - (UK)

Ford is to introduce the sporty Zetec S badge to its acclaimed Focus line-up for the first time. This new addition to the UK’s best selling car range is now available in Ford dealerships and is based on the existing Zetec model but with the addition of a full sports styling kit, of front and rear spoilers with lower sill extensions, 17in alloy wheels, aluminium-style foot pedals and hand brake cover, and an exclusive "S" badge on the front fender. The Ford Focus Zetec S is...

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2009 Ford Focus ST Performance Upgrades - (UK) 2009 Ford Focus ST Performance Upgrades - (UK)

Ford is offering Focus ST performance upgrades through a special dealer-fit option.

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New Ford Focus RS - A Legend Returns - (UK) New Ford Focus RS - A Legend Returns - (UK)

The legendary Ford RS performance car brand is returning in the shape of the exciting new Ford Focus RS, which will be previewed on July 22 at the 2008 London International Motor Show.

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New Technologies and Eye Catching Kinetic Design for Ford Focus XR5 Turbo - (Australia) New Technologies and Eye Catching Kinetic Design for Ford Focus XR5 Turbo - (Australia)

Ford's fire-breathing Focus XR5 Turbo will boast a fresh new look and will be loaded with even more specification and premium quality features when the new LV model goes on sale this month.

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New Ford Focus RS on Track as First Details Confirmed - (NL) New Ford Focus RS on Track as First Details Confirmed - (NL)

Ford RS is back and the all-new Focus RS is on track! An early prototype of the fastest Focus road car to date is now undergoing performance and durability testing at the challenging Nürburgring Circuit in Germany, in preparation for its launch in 2009.

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Ford Confirms New High Performance Focus RS is on the Way Ford Confirms New High Performance Focus RS is on the Way

Ford of Europe is confirming its plan to deliver an exciting all-new, high performance Focus RS model for launch in 2009. A design image released by the company today hints at the exciting direction the new model is taking. The new Focus RS will be based on the dynamic new Focus ST. It will be developed by Ford Team RS, a specialist team led by Jost Capito who, as previously announced, is being appointed to the new role as Vehicle Line Director for Ford of Europe Performance Vehicles from...

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