Police put hot hatch on trial

Combining supercar-rivalling performance with hatchback practicality – we wouldn’t be surprised if our Focus RS is a tempting proposition for the boys and girls in blue. Police forces nationwide, which already use around 1,500 of our vehicles, are trialling the award-winning hot hatch now. With a top speed of 165 miles per hour, and capable […]

Has the boy racer finally grown up?

Hot hatches – sporty small cars with a powerful engines – were once the preserve of “petrol head” car fans, but are fast becoming a mainstream choice for car-buyers who are a far cry from the stereotypical “boy racer”. New research shows the average hot hatch buyer is now in their forties, compared to 2010 […]

World’s best drone pilots take on Mustang, Focus RS – and a robot

What happens when you bring together one of the world’s most exciting new sports – and some of its most thrilling cars? The answer is our new video – “Dronekhana”. Two of the planet’s best drone pilots tackle a unique obstacle course that includes a drifting Focus RS, a smoking Mustang, and a robot. Pilots […]

Journalist challenges mum to drift Focus RS

Motoring journalist Alex Goy was convinced the Focus RS performance car’s Drift Mode could make “anybody look like a hero” – and decided to get his mum to “go sideways” for the first time. Drift Mode makes it easier for drivers to perform controlled slides, and is unique to the reigning Top Gear Car of […]

Meet our first new ST-Line models

We are introducing a new range of cars inspired by our acclaimed Fiesta ST and Focus ST performance models. Launched with the new Fiesta ST-Line and Focus ST-Line, the ST-Line range offers sporty styling and powerful and efficient engines including our award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Models will also offer sport suspension and body styling; […]

The award for best performance goes to…

Our Focus RS is one of the most acclaimed cars in recent years, with awards including Top Gear’s Car of the Year 2016. Now the engineer who led the project has achieved a top award too. It is three years since Tyrone Johnson was first tasked with creating a ground-breaking, all-wheel drive hot-hatch – and […]

Focus RS: “We have a new hero” says Top Gear

The lucky writers at Top Gear – the UK’s biggest-selling auto magazine – get to drive all the latest supercars. So what do you think they’ve named as their 2016 Car of the Year? A Ferrari, Lamborghini, or maybe a Porsche? Guess again. Top Gear’s favourite new model is our Focus RS hatchback – a […]