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Ford gives new Focus multiple personalities

June 12, 2018 11:46 CET
Ford says it has has injected more emotion and personality into the new Focus compact in a bid to raise prices and claw back customers lost to premium cars.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

MICHAEL MARTINEZ

A final goodbye to the Ford Focus, C-Max

12:30 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2018
Ford marked a milestone Friday when the final Focus sedan and C-Max Hybrid rolled off the line at Michigan Assembly Plant -- one the automaker would apparently rather not acknowledge.

JAY RAMEY

Ford's 2019 Focus ST will pack 2.3-liter EcoBoost motor

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2018
The next generation Ford Focus ST, which is expected to debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, will use a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, a British media report says, up from the current 2.00-liter turbo.

Ford will offer Focus with fuel-saving 48-volt hybrid system

April 24, 2018 06:01 CET
Ford will introduce a 48-volt mild-hybrid version of the new Focus for customers who want a power boost while also saving fuel.

New 1.5-liter Ford engine can run on just 2 cylinders

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018
For the first time in more than a century, Ford will offer a vehicle in the U.S. with an engine that can run on two cylinders.

'Holy grail' platform coming into Focus

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
The new Focus compact that rolled out in London and China last week debuts Ford's global version of Volkswagen's much acclaimed MQB modular architecture, a central element of Ford's stated aim to achieve $4 billion in engineering efficiencies over the next five years.

VIDEO: First Shift: Tenneco to buy Federal-Mogul for $5.4B

8:30 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2018
Tenneco to buy Federal-Mogul; Ford reveals all-new Focus; China willing to ease trade barriers; '20 Silverado HD, '19 Camaro; 'Multiple eyes' at Nissan; PACE Awards winners.

Ford gives Focus sportier design, more tech features

April 10, 2018 13:00 CET
Ford has redesigned its Focus compact to put more emphasis on semi-autonomous technology and a sporty exterior design as part of a strategy to make it globally relevant.

Ford teases new Focus ahead of Europe, China reveal

April 4, 2018 10:00 CET
Ford's new Focus hatchback will go upscale, a teaser video shows. The Focus will be unveiled in Europe and China next week.

Ford to end Focus RS output in April

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018
Ford said it will end production of the popular Focus RS hot hatch on April 6 after a limited run of 50 "Heritage Edition" cars to be sold in the United Kingdom.

Ford will move new Focus upmarket

Oct. 5, 2017 09:35 CET
Ford says it will take the Focus upmarket when it launches the new model in Europe next year. Volumes for the compact car would be "slightly lower" than they are currently and will include high-spec Vignale and crossover-inspired Active versions for the first time, the automaker said.

Bigger next-gen Ford Focus gets a new look​

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017
Spy photos suggest the new Ford Focus coming next year will have a larger footprint and a new profile.

VIDEO: First Shift: Focus gets new look, bigger footprint

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017
Ford Focus gets new look, bigger footprint for '19; Tesla starts making Model 3; Infiniti tops in mystery-shopper ranking; VW disclosure delay?; FCA design ace marks 25th year.

EDITORIAL

Focus makes it clear: Small cars still a conundrum

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017
Ford's decision to move production of the Focus to China shows that automakers continue to grapple with building small cars that can be sold profitably in the U.S.

Ford cuts the small car down to size

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017
Starting next year, Ford will go about a year without building a single Focus for North America — and the market may not even notice. Slumping sales have turned the car into an imported afterthought.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford’s Focus strategy to save $1B

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017
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Ford to import U.S. Focus from China instead of Mexico

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2017
Ford plans to import its next-generation Focus sedan from China, abandoning plans to build the small car in Mexico. Production will begin in the second half of 2019.

 
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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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