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Focus ST

Red hot sales for Focus ST

  FORD’S Focus ST was the best-selling hot hatch in Europe over the last three months of 2012, accounting for 44 per cent of all sales during this period. It put the ST comfortably ahead of the Volkswagen Golf GTI with 33 per cent and Renault Megane Sport with 12 per cent, according to figures […]

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Mazda 3 MPS

Unruly Mazda3 MPS is full of fun and great value

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: MAZDA3 MPS Our Mazda3 MPS road test proves this revised hot hatch is a very quick car, but it has a character all of its own. DAVID HOOPER reviews the Mazda3 MPS. THE Mazda3 MPS first went on sale in 2009, so this handsome looking hot hatch is the latest, […]

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Hyundai ix20 road test shows boost in quality

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Hyundai ix20 Following a distinct hike in quality in the last few years, KEITH WARD roadtests the Hyundai ix20 NO longer can Hyundai be regarded as small fry.  Latest figures show that last year the Korean maker sold more than four-million vehicles globally and ranks as the world’s fifth largest […]

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Candy yellow Focus proves a bit of a lemon!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Ford Focus Zetec S 5-door While the Candy Yellow colour scheme has proved to be a bit of a lemon, DAVID HOOPER marvels at the high-tech gadgetry in what is really an “ordinary” car. LOVE it or hate it, you can’t miss this Candy Yellow Ford Focus when you spot […]

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Ford Focus ST v Astra GTC VXR road test

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: GROUP TEST Ford Focus ST versus Vauxhall Astra GTC VXR As Ford and Vauxhall launch their latest hot hatches, wheelworld reviews editor DAVID HOOPER reviews both models after driving the two cars back-to-back and reports on how the two manufacturers are taking quite different directions with the Focus ST and […]

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Engine records

Ford’s EcoBoost engine breaks 16 world records

IT IS already accounting for a bigger chunk of Ford’s sales, but now the one-litre EcoBoost engine has boosted its image greatly. Not only can the giant carmaker make many green claims for its pocket-sized motor, but it has now broken a hatful of records — 16 in fact. The 125PS version has set new […]

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Ford EcoBoost

EcoBoost provides boost to Focus sales

JUST as the economic situation begins to bite, car buyers are responding to the high cost of fuel by seeking out more economical and frugal  cars. And one of those filling this niche is the Ford Focus EcoBoost. The car giant’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost model  accounted for 17 per cent of sales in the April figures, […]

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Zetec S

Hottest Focus hits the showrooms

The Zetec S is the sportiest Focus currently available. FORD has brought a new Focus to the showrooms and it’s the sportiest one available… until the ST arrives next year. Developed with the UK market in mind, the Focus Zetec S mixes sporty styling with the introduction of the 1.6-litre 180PS EcoBoost petrol motor. Modelled […]

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