2011 Ford Focus

Americans Will Buy Hatchbacks After All: Who Knew?
Americans Will Buy Hatchbacks After All: Who Knew?

For years, the accepted wisdom in the American automotive industry was this: American consumers don’t want hatchbacks. Hatchbacks, we were led to believe, were ugly box-on-box designs synonymous with low-end buyers. Real Americans bought SUVs and crossovers, even though crossovers were...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan S Side Exterior View
2011 Ford Focus

The 2011 Ford Focus is still available at some dealers, although a completely new version is being introduced for the 2012 model year. It's been trimmed down over its life cycle to a single powertrain and to only a sedan body, and it's essentially identical to versions we've tested from 2010 and...Read More»

Focus Doug
Focus Doug: Has The Campaign Been Successful? By The Numbers

It's been three months since we told you about Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign. We even got to use the term amazeballs in the post. Now that the campaign has had some time to grow, let's take a look at the numbers to see if the campaign has been a success. Ford's Digital Marketing Manager...Read More»

2011 Scion xB
Toyota, Several Other Automakers Face Supply Shortages Through Summer

If you're set on getting a particular vehicle this year—especially a small-car model or a Japanese-brand model—you might want to go get it sooner than later. Inventories are definitely getting tighter as a result of the earthquake (and resulting tsunami) in Japan a month ago. According...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
The TCC List: 12 Cars With Roll-Up Windows

You might be swayed to spend a lot of money on new-car features--but if you're cheap or scare easily at the thought of big repair bills, can you still get manually operated wind-up windows? Sure you can. It's becoming ever more uncommon, but even though power windows are almost ubiquitous in new...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus At $16,995, $24k Loaded: Is Fiesta Still Relevant?

The 2012 Ford Focus has been priced, and it starts at just $16,995—precisely matching the base price of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. That's the word, after Ford soft-launched a consumer site—already live, with detailed information—for next year's Focus, with the site including some...Read More»

MyFord Touch
Pandora, Stitcher First Of Many Voice-Driven Ford MyTouch Apps

Mobile apps for Pandora and Stitcher, specially developed for in-car use, will be among the first to be supplied to users of Ford's all-new MyFord Touch system, Ford announced today at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Ford says that its appropriate that these two will be among the...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus - European model
Going Green: Ford Plants $550M into 2011 Focus Factory

Call it clever strategy or just a sign of the times, but Ford's doing a 180-degree turn and spending more than half a billion dollars to retool its Michigan Truck plant to produce the next-generation 2011 Ford Focus and the 2012 Focus EV. Ford is already ahead of the PR curve--and your car-shopper...Read More»

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