Auto greats fawewelled

FORD’S given the Focus a facelift. Th end of the 2015 car works better than pan-faced Fiesta, but the mid-life upd are more than cosmetic. Australian buy will be interested in a new 1.5-litre Eco petrol engine, offered in both 110 and GEOFF Paradise, the founding editor of Wheels’ sister magazine Street Machine, has died after a car crash near his NSW home. Geoff founded Street Machine in 1981 after making a start in the magazine business in 1970. His most recent job was with the commercial vehicle division of e than buy Eco 1 e front the ates ers Boost 32kW tunes as well as an 88kW version of the 1.5-litre diesel. Wheel-mounted shift paddles also make a long-overdue appearance. Expect to wait a year for this one to arrive and a little longer before we get the hot ST version.

Mercedes-Benz. Meanwhile, Australian motor sport great Leo Geoghegan (pictured, left) has died aged 78 after losing a battle with cancer.

He will be remembered for his classical, elegant driving style and for being a gentleman with commendable sporting instincts.