Focus earns a 5-star safety rating

Our all-new Focus has been awarded the maximum safety rating by Euro NCAP.   And the high-tech family car is one of the very first vehicles to get a 5-star rating from the independent crash test authority under new rules that make it even harder to score top marks.   At the start of 2018, […]

Pothole detection irons out the bumps

Drivers are facing a “pothole crisis”’, made worse this year in some areas by the “Beast from the East” arctic air-mass, which delivered icy conditions that further contributed to shattered road surfaces.   A pothole was repaired every 21 seconds on average in England and Wales during the past year and harsh impacts can also […]

Blinded by Glare OR Blind to Display? Focus Solves Problem

Technology that was first developed for fighter jets is helping to improve the driving experience for the new Focus – that offers our first Head-up display for Europe. The display will make it easier for drivers to keep their eyes on the road as they monitor information including speed, navigation and road signs on a […]

Hate reversing? New tech shows what’s around corner behind you

For several years now, reversing cameras that show drivers what is immediately behind them have become increasingly popular with new car customers. Now, our new Focus is taking the technology a step further – by showing drivers what is around the corner behind them. Located just above the licence plate, the camera captures a 180-degree […]

Could this be the world’s most fun road?

How far would you travel in search of the perfect road?   After naming seven of Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads, we’ve expanded our search to bring you a bucket-list blast from China – a lost track in the mountains of Guizhou province.   Climbing 350 metres in just over four kilometres, and with a dizzying […]

Hot hatch cabbie gives best school run ever

As far as school runs go, Evald Jåstad’s son Martin enjoys a twice daily trip that takes some beating – a 16-kilometre round-trip to his local nursery through breathtaking Scandinavian scenery in a high-powered hot hatch.   This is the first job of the day for cabbie Evald Jåstad who plies his trade in a […]

Sports car takes on kissing – and wins

Forget romance, fine dining or an epic boxset – new preliminary research reveals that driving a sports car on a daily basis is among the best ways to boost wellbeing and fulfilment.   The study measured “buzz moments” – peak thrills that play a vital role in our overall wellness – as volunteers cheered on […]