Ford Focus

"Success in a hatch isn't just about the drive. The Focus has the rest of the bases well covered too."

The Ford Focus is a chuffing important car for Mr and Ms Car-Buyer here in Britain, even if it doesn’t enjoy quite the popularity of old. It is perhaps the greatest example of the fact that, despite the seemingly unstoppable rise of crossovers, actual hatchbacks still rule. But the Focus matters here at Planet Top Gear for more reasons than just not being an SUV, because over the years it has been a consistently good drive, as well as throwing up some of our fave hot hatches. We shed a tear when Ford announced there wasn’t going to be another RS, thanks mainly to ever-tightening emissions rules, so it’s mighty relieving that the fast Focus lives on in ST guise.

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