Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/featuresvideos/262096/ford_focus_16_ecoBoost_video_review.html#ixzz1BZiNx5yE
We've tried Ford's latest direct-injection EcoBoostturbo engines in the C-MAX, Mondeo and S-MAX -- but this is our first taste of the new 180bhp 1.6-litre, which debuts in the 2011 Focus and goes on sale in November.
Ford Focus 2014 Review - Auto Express
We drive the new Ford Focus. Is it any good?
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The Ford Focus, doesn't exactly ooze forecourt appeal, but it has always
impressed out on the test drive.
However, having a great chassis isn't enough these days. To impress people,
a modern family hatchback has to be stylish, economical, luxurious and
packed full of the latest technology. And the MK3 Focus was starting to
feel a bit lacking in these areas.
That's why Ford has given the Focus one of the most extensive mid-life
updates in history, while retaining the same starting price of £13,995.
The most obvious change is to the looks. The car now gets the Aston
Martin-esque grille and sleeker headlamps like the Fiesta. The rear has
been given similar treatment with new bumpers and new light clusters.
There's a punchy new 1.5-litre turbo
petrol which can return over 50mpg and a 1.5-litre diesel which can do
74mpg and emits under 100g/km CO2 so is free from road tax.
The existing 1.0-litre EcoBoost
petrol, which is one of the best, if not the best engine of its kind on the
market is still available, too. In higher power 125bhp guise it has just
about enough performance for a car of this size and Ford says it can do
One of the biggest challenges ford has faced with the Focus was trying to
make it feel as upmarket inside as a Volkswagen Golf. All but the entry
level car has a new 8-inch touchscreen system which not only looks good,
but is easier to operate than the old system which had a confusing array of
buttons. There's also the new SYNC system which has a much better array of
useful voice commands and is easier to use.
Refinement has been improved, and the suspension has been changed to make
it more cushioning over bumps. The steering is slightly sharper over the
previous model, too.
So then, as before the Focus is a car which will impress on the test drive.
Importantly, the improvements to the looks, technology, economy and the
quality, are clear and so the new Ford Focus is now more likely to impress
people on the forecourt too.
VW Passat vs Vauxhall Insignia vs Ford Mondeo review - Auto Express
Read a review of the VW Passat vs the Skoda Superb:
The family car sector has come under fire in recent years, with buyers
abandoning traditional saloons, hatchbacks and estates in favour of SUVs,
MPVs and premium models.
However, VW is keeping faith and has just launched a new version of its
long-serving Passat, which is now entering its seventh generation. Bosses
have been careful not to mess with the hugely successful Passat formula, so
the newcomer doesn't look much different to its five-year-old predecessor.
Renaultsport Megane 250 Cup vs R26R - Auto Express
There's no denying Renault is on a roll when it comes to hot hatches. With
its rapid Renaultsport badged models, the French firm has taken the pocket
rocket class by storm. We put the latest Megane 250 Cup up against it's
predecessor, the extreme Renaultsport Megane R26R.
Focus RS500 vs Boxster on the track - Auto Express
Both cost around £35,000, one is a rear-wheel drive sports car the other a
hot hatch, but which is fastest?
If you have £35,000 to spend on a performance car you've got some tough
decisions to make. The Porsche Boxster and Ford Focus RS500 are both
scintillating cars to drive, but go about putting their performance on the
road in completely different ways. We wanted to find out which was quickest
over a short, twisty course in conditions typical of a UK road.
2012 Ford Focus self-parking tech demo
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The all new 2012 Ford Focus comes with a lot of
new technology including the ability to park itself. Check out this Ford
Park Assist video as the new 2012 Focus not only finds an empty parking
spot but actually parks itself.
Meet Ken Block and his 350 HP plus Focus ST TrackSTer at the Chicago Auto Show
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Ken Block made an appearance at the Chicago Auto
Show for the debut of the Ford Focus TrackSTer that he developed along with
the team from Fifteen52. The California based Fifteen52 and Block are
designing three different Ford Focus ST builds with the aim of making an
already great vehicle even better. Project ST launched back in the summer
of 2012 and, with regular updates to their website, has generated a lot of
enthusiasm leading up to this Ford Focus TrackSTer debut. Now that fans
have gotten a look at the first build, they can expect to see the remaining
two builds appearing throughout the country over the course of 2013 along
with Block and the Fifteen52 team.
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2012 Ford Focus
Titanium Hatchback. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Key
Intelligent Access with Push Button Start, standard on Titanium. This is a
quick how-to video on the intelligent key and how to access the emergency
key should the battery die and how to start the car if the key's battery
dies as well.
2012 Ford Focus Review - LotPro
A review of the 2012 Ford Focus from a consumers perspective. LotPro's
Editor of Automotive Content, Steve Cypher test drives and reviews the new
2012 Ford Focus. Please visit http://www.LotProVideo.com for more
information and news.
2002 Ford Focus Clutch Replacement Video (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
Link to full video
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EViuUSTUxU&feature=fvwrel
This video covers the step by step that I went through to replace a clutch
on a 2002 Ford Focus. This is the first 'video manual' that I've shot in
the new shop and I think it's a better video for it, I really enjoyed
working in the new space. Part 2 will be out next week or you can get the
full version now using the link above, either way
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