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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option
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2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option

Ford Australia is finally rolling out an automatic transmission option on front-wheel drive versions of its Transit and Transit Custom vans, addressing a major impediment to local sales success. The updated Transits also get a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine in place of the old 2.2, with more power and torque but lower fuel use emissions, meeting Euro 6 requirements...


2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report two – first impressions

2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report two – first impressions

If you're going to get a new Ford Mustang, a V8 manual is the one we'd recommend. Fortunately, that's exactly what we've scored with our new long-term Pony car. Drawing looks practically non-stop since joining the CarAdvice Melbourne team just shy of a month ago, ‘Old Yeller’ – our Triple Yellow 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback – has been well and truly introduced to all and sundry in and around the office...

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$57,490

2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia
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2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia

Ford Australia has re-asserted that the Mondeo mid-sized hatch and wagon range remains “crucial” to its line-up, as minor updates for the 2017 model year arrive. With the Australian-made Falcon now gone from its range, the Mondeo carries the can alone for Ford in the market, against the Holden Commodore as well as the Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry, among others...


Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison

This really is the battle of the big guns – the most expensive versions of the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, fighting for the title of the sportiest lifestyle ute. They’re both more popular than any SUV on the market, with buyers choosing these high-riding, five-seat vehicles to get around even if they don’t use the tray for its intended purpose...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, this week Matt Campbell presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Ford Everest pricing and specs: New entry model, Sync 3 goes standard
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2017 Ford Everest pricing and specs: New entry model, Sync 3 goes standard

The updated 2017 Ford Everest range has been detailed this week, bringing new models, added technology and a lower starting price for the Blue Oval's Thai-built off-roader. Starting at $47,990 (all prices excluding on-road costs) for the new entry-level five-seat Ambiente rear-wheel drive - $7000 lower than last year's base price - the Everest now comes with Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system (below) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range, featuring an 8...


Ford Fusion Police Responder Hybrid: First 'pursuit-rated' hybrid car revealed
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Ford Fusion Police Responder Hybrid: First 'pursuit-rated' hybrid car revealed

The just-unveiled Ford Police Responder Hybrid sedan is claimed to be the first hybrid vehicle with a 'pursuit-rating' from law enforcement agencies across the US. The Ford Police Responder Hybrid is based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which features a 105kW/175Nm Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 35kW electric motor fed by a 1...


Interview: Ford technical leader Ellen Lee on the future of 3D printing

Interview: Ford technical leader Ellen Lee on the future of 3D printing

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is taking the world by storm, but it’s not as new as you might think. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D 'printing' was invented by Hideo Kodama at Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute in 1981, with a patent filed in 1984...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Ford Escape Titanium TDCi review
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2017 Ford Escape Titanium TDCi review

The new Ford Escape gets a new look and a name change. But is the flagship Titanium diesel worth the near $50,000 spend?

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$44,990 - $47,490

Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Nissan 370Z Coupe comparison
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Nissan 370Z Coupe comparison

It's a good problem to have. You want to buy a new sports car, but you want more poke than either a Mazda MX-5 or Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 can offer. It can't be front-wheel drive, and your budget rules out more expensive Euros from the likes of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz...


Ford VR shopping to bring test drives to you
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Ford VR shopping to bring test drives to you

Ford has become the latest manufacturer to preview upcoming virtual reality (VR) technology that it will use to transform the way customers test drive and buy cars. The company said in a release this week it is exploring a range of virtual and augmented reality technologies to layer digital holograms onto the real world that could be available within the next decade, allowing customers to interact with every aspect of products at their convenience...


2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report one – introduction
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2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report one – introduction

If you're going to get a new Ford Mustang, a V8 manual is the one you'd pick. Fortunately, that's what we've scored as our new long-term test car…...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Ford Escape beach blast
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2017 Ford Escape beach blast

Read the full article here. New Ford Escape SUV to join Australian showrooms in 2017 with new front-wheel drive Escape Trend, five-star ANCAP safety and SYNC 3 as standard – for a lower starting price.    ...


Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected
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Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected

Ford Australia has finally issued a recall on 1.6-litre petrol Kuga SUVs of a certain age over a serious overheating risk, weeks after its South Africa division did the same in response to a spate of sudden engine fires in that market. Today’s recall notice, now lodged with the ACCC, comes after repeated questioning over when it would take this course of action...


2017 Ford Escape beach blast

2017 Ford Escape beach blast

Taking a city-focused SUV for a spin on the sand isn't what most people would do in a new car, but that's exactly where we took the 2017 Ford Escape to test out the autonomous emergency braking, on-demand all-wheel drive system and rear-view camera. We started the day at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach (but not on the sand), then headed to Boat Harbour which is one of the few beaches around Sydney that you actually are allowed to drive on...

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$35,990

Ford and Magna detail new carbon-fibre subframe
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Ford and Magna detail new carbon-fibre subframe

Ford has released details of its new carbon-fibre subframe co-developed with Magna International, one of the automotive industry's leading suppliers. The prototype carbon-fibre composite component will help cars to be lighter and more fuel efficient, while also significantly reducing the number of parts needed in the chassis...