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Showing posts with label Ford Focus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ford Focus. Show all posts

August 15, 2019

Ford Offers to Fix Defective Dual Clutch Transmissions for the United States

Citing customers getting irritated and frustrated by the performance of its Power Shift dual clutch transmission, Ford is trying to earn back the trust of its customers by initiating a set of “customer satisfaction actions” on models equipped with the DPS6 transmission built since the second half of 2015.

July 19, 2019

Ford Responds to Reports That It Covered Up Faulty Transmissions

After a pretty damning picture painted by an investigative report by The Detroit Free Press, Ford has now issued an official statement regarding the DPS6 or PowerShift dual clutch transmission. For transparency, here it is in full:

July 12, 2019

Internal Documents Show Ford Knew That PowerShift Dual Clutch Transmission was Flawed

History is now repeating itself for Ford. After battling image/design issues (and losing) in the 1970s with the Pinto, the American carmaker is now finding itself doing pretty much the same thing, this time with the Fiesta and Focus’s flawed dual clutch transmission.

July 2, 2019

May 10, 2019

Ford Lied About Transmission Problems, Passed Blame to Customers

Ford may be facing a potential USD 4 billion (~ P 208 billion) liability concerning its PowerShift dual clutch transmission after indications rose that the American carmaker practically lied about its defects to unload cars with the faulty gearbox only to then blame the drivers for the problems they experienced.

September 24, 2018

Ford Ordered to Pay P 39-Million to Owners of Defective EcoSport, Fiesta, Focus in Thailand

After being slapped with Australia’s largest fine levied against a carmaker due to its defective PowerShift dual clutch transmission, Ford just got hit with yet another fine, this time in Thailand for the very same issue. A report from the Associated Press says a Thai court has ordered Ford to pay 291 customers a total of USD 720,000 (~ P 39 million).

May 24, 2018

Thai Owners Take Ford to Court Over PowerShift Issues

Ford’s problematic PowerShift transmission can’t seem to catch a break. After the Australian government slapped the American carmaker with a AUD 10 million fine (P 393 million) and the possibility of having to fix, buy back, or replace 10,500 vehicles, the same situation is hitting them in Thailand.

April 28, 2018

Ford May Have to Replace 10,500 PowerShift Equipped Vehicles in Australia

Ford Australia has been slapped with a AUD 10 million (~ PHP 393 million) fine by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC) for the company’s “unconscionable conduct” for failing to address complaints over its PowerShift automatic transmission.

April 10, 2018

Ford Unveils Human-Centered 2019 Focus

Ford introduces the all-new, fourth-generation Focus featuring the latest advanced and affordable technology with more comfort and space, and a better fun-to-drive experience.

November 3, 2017

This USB-Powered Hand Brake Allows You to Drift, Clutch Free (w/ Video)

Ford Performance just announced the world’s first handbrake powered by USB. It’s called the Drift Stick and it’s designed and developed by no less than Mr. Hoon himself, Ken Block.

December 20, 2016

Review: 2016 Ford Focus Sport

When it comes to crowning the Philippines’s sportiest compact out there, there are two cars that always seem to roll off the tongue: the Honda Civic and the Mazda3. And you can’t blame the masses: one touts a turbocharged engine and the other has driving excitement written all over it. But what if I tell you there’s a compact car in the market that’s often overlooked, but still offers a huge chunk of that driving excitement virtue? Heck, it’s even got a turbocharged engine with more power and torque than the Civic’s. Meet the Ford Focus once more.

November 24, 2015

Review: 2016 Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBoost Titanium+

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Blame APEC. The week with the Ford Focus was supposed to be one of fun and frugality; instead, it ended up as one filled with frustration. And it’s not because of the car. More than anything, it did make the horrendous Manila traffic crawl actually comfortable, but it didn’t validate the one thing that should’ve marked the Focus’s biggest improvement: fuel economy. Yes, with an average speed of 11 km/h (actually dipping to single digits by Friday), the Focus 1.5 EcoBoost eked out just 5.28 km/L.

November 10, 2015

Ford Launches EcoBoost-Powered Focus for Philippine Market (w/ Brochure)

After taking it for a spin around Adelaide some months back, Ford Philippines has finally unveiled the 2016 Focus for the Philippine market. The refreshed Focus boasts of a more modern exterior, refined interior, and new levels of sophistication to its class. It also comes in a simplified number of variants all powered by a single engine.

September 4, 2015

First Drive: 2016 Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBoost

Photos by Ulysses Ang and Ford Press
Settling down in my hotel room in Adelaide ahead of driving the 2016 Focus, there was a bottle of water placed on the side table. Contemplating whether or not the 7.50-dollar price tag was worth quenching my thirst, I noticed something peculiar stamped at the bottom: 1.5-liters. Literally, the displacement of the Focus’s new engine was in my hands. Obviously, this was a coincidence, but it also drives home the point of just how small this engine is going to be.

August 31, 2015

Six Awesome New Features of the 2016 Ford Focus

UPDATE 1: Read our First Drive here (9/4).

Ford just let us drive the new 2016 Focus over 260 kilometers here in Adelaide, Southern Australia. We’ll have our full impressions soon, but for now, let us offer a sneak peek of what to expect. The current Focus has always been a technology leader for Ford and it has debuted a lot of cutting-edge tech for the compact car class. This one brings that to the next level.

March 8, 2015

Ford Focus RS Goes Global, Packs 320-Horsepower EcoBoost Engine and All-Wheel Drive

Ford enters the hot hatch foray with its Focus RS which has been officially shown at the Geneva Motor Show. The highest performing variant of their compact hatchback, the Focus RS slots above the Focus ST and is part of the Blue Oval’s plan to deliver 12 new vehicles (including the Ford GT) under the Ford Performance brand by the year 2020. The all-new Focus RS gets a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive for the very first time.

October 22, 2014

Ford Upgrades 2.0-liter Focus With Sports Kit, Leather Seats

Ford Philippines has announced an upgrade to its Ford Focus lineup, continuing to raise the bar with additional exterior and interior features that include a Sport styling kit and full leather interior.

April 16, 2014

Ford Focus Remains World's Best-Selling Nameplate; Gets Updated for 2015

Ford Motor Company has revealed that its compact car, the Focus, remains the world’s best-selling nameplate according to Polk Automotive’s new vehicle registration data for the 2013 calendar year. This growth has been fueled by markets such as China which has seen Focus sales grow as much as 50 percent. And not wanting to rest on their laurels, Ford has unveiled a refreshed version of their four-door model at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

April 14, 2014

2014 Mazda3 vs the Competition

So where does the all-new 2014 Mazda3 stack up against its compact car competition. Here, we’re pitting the 2.0 R 4-door against its most likely 2.0-liter competition: the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Atlis, Mitsubishi Lancer EX, Subaru Impreza, and Ford Focus.

The information presented below cannot be too segment specific since this will be a new feature of this site (each time a new car comes out), so you cannot expect things like Active City Stop, i-Eloop, etc. This serves as a handy reference guide only. The best figures are presented in bold.

The chart below is a high-resolution .PNG file. In order to see it, you can simply click it. Otherwise, you can open it in a New Window or click ‘Save As’.

February 24, 2014

Ford Updates Focus with New Look, Features for 2015

Ford has used, of all things, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to debut a refreshed Focus that’s expected to debut in markets including the Philippines as a 2015 model. Headlining the changes of course, is the debut of Ford’s new design language—something already seen in the refreshed Fiesta and EcoSport models.