Does the perfect hot hatch exist? Is your perfect hot hatch someone else’s nightmare ride? The latter scenario is probably more likely, but to put the theory to the test, we’ve pitted the all-new Renault Megane RS280 against the reigning champs from our recent hot hatch mega test. Here to form a welcoming committee for the new Frenchy stand our mega test runner-up, the Ford Focus RS, and the supreme champion from that bout, the Honda Civic Type R. On looks alone, these three take conventional small hatchbacks and turn them into new and exciting performance machines in distinctly different ways. Similarly, despite working towards the same goal (maximum grunt, that is), there’s a fair spread of difference in the mechanical department along with a slew of similarities, but I’ll delve into that a little deeper in a moment. Editor’s note: the video above focuses largely on the track prowess of these three cars, while this written review will stick to their … [Read more...] about 2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison
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4 France won the world cup, Google was founded, an intern called Monica Lewinski became famous all over the world and, oh yes – Ford launched the Focus. It's only 20 years ago, but it's hard to overemphasise the impact this cheeky little hatchback had on family motoring. I remember engineers on the launch in Deauville, France saying: "I didn't think we could do a car like this!". Ford had been run for years by accountants, who clung like shipwrecked sailors to the Ford family purse strings. Chief executive Jac Nasser, however, wasn’t family and while he had controversial long-term views about Ford's future, he absolutely understood the damage done by cars like the execrable Mk5 Escort. Ford's engineers were in near revolt about the cost-cutting on that car. “Never again,” was the battle cry and Nasser and mercurial engineer Richard Parry-Jones created a design and engineering hot-house that cultivated the Focus. To have worked on that team is like … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Focus review – still brilliant, but has it lost its sparkle?
Ford unveiled the all-new Ford Focus yesterday. Here’s a visual comparison between the (fourth-gen) 2018 Ford Focus and the (facelifted third-gen) 2014 Ford Focus. The all-new Ford Focus’s more upmarket design is somewhat inspired by that of the latest Ford Fiesta. Compared to the previous generation Ford Focus, it is drastically different. Ford has redesigned VW Golf competitor from the ground up and made it look more mature proportionally. The new generation model looks more premium and sportier as well. At the front, a considerably larger radiator grille is flanked by swanky full-LED headlamps. An Adaptive Front Lighting System adjusts the headlight beam angle and intensity as per the prevailing driving environment. A Glare-free high-beam reduces the case of accidentally dazzling other drivers. The hood is longer and this adds to the sportiness of the car. On the sides, the beltline is flattish until the B-pillar and rises only from behind there. This gives a more neat … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Focus vs. 2014 Ford Focus
Cette quatrième génération est sans doute promise à un beau succès. Depuis le début de l'aventure en 1998, Ford a vendu plus de 16 millions de Focus dans le monde, dont presque 7 millions uniquement en Europe. Le constructeur américain espère perpétuer ce succès avec cette toute nouvelle génération que l'on découvre en détails aujourd'hui. Sobriété et élégance Cette Focus quatrième du nom est entièrement nouvelle. Côté look, elle n'est pas la plus originale de sa catégorie, mais pas la moins séduisante non plus. Les montants A ont été reculés et positionnés plus à la verticale pour offrir de la prestance et du dynamisme à l'auto. La découpe des vitres latérales et le montant de custode évoluent de façon notable, le becquet à l'arrière est généreusement … [Read more...] about La nouvelle Ford Focus livre tous ses secrets !
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New Ford Focus unveiled overseas, made in China, Germany Ford spotlights its popular passenger car while pivoting the company to SUVs and F-Series pickup trucks. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 10, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Ford Focus compact car in China and Europe on Tuesday, emphasizing the global importance of the passenger car in a product line dominated by sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, particularly in the U.S. And, amid international debate about new tariffs, … [Read more...] about New Ford Focus unveiled overseas, made in China, Germany