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2018 Ford EcoSport pricing and specs - UPDATE

UPDATE: Article now updated with pricing for the 2018 Ford EcoSport. The slow-selling Ford EcoSport small crossover SUV has finally received a much-need mid-life update to make it more competitive against the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona and co...

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2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt spied during promo shoot
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2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt spied during promo shoot

The Ford Mustang Bullitt could be making a return, with spy images of a special 2018 'Stang posted to an online forum suggesting the Blue Oval is preparing a reboot of the legendary nameplate. Images circulating online show a facelifted Mustang wearing a 'crosshair' badge on the bootlid and black 'Torq Thrust' wheels with chrome lips - equipment that isn't currently available on the 2018 Mustang range...


Ford confirms Focus RS 'white smoke' issue, one case in Oz
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Ford confirms Focus RS 'white smoke' issue, one case in Oz

Ford Australia has acknowledged an issue with the 2016-17 Focus RS, where excess coolant consumption makes the car produce white smoke under acceleration. According to the local division, just one Focus RS is known to be affected in Australia, though more of the circa-1200 units sold locally could potentially be included, too...


Ford, Alibaba to explore technology, online sales partnerships
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Ford, Alibaba to explore technology, online sales partnerships

Ford and the Alibaba Group have signed an agreement to explore cooperation opportunities in the areas of connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), mobility services, digital marketing, and online sales...


2018 Ford Mustang Roush 729 makes LA debut
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2018 Ford Mustang Roush 729 makes LA debut

Is your Ford Mustang GT a little boring? Maybe the Roush 729 concept can give you some inspiration. Created as a concept for this year's SEMA show, the Roush 729 is a supercharged, wide-body version of the iconic Ford pony car, finished in eye-catching Grabber Green - used on just 95 Mustang Boss 429s were painted in 1970...


2017 Ford Transit Custom 290S auto v Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 auto comparison
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2017 Ford Transit Custom 290S auto v Volkswagen Transporter TDI340 auto comparison

A growing majority of tradies and delivery drivers are choosing automatic transmissions for their vans, in a bid to give their left feet a rest in the daily grind of gridlock. The majority of these vans sold are the fleet-favoured (but ordinary to drive) Toyota HiAce and the evergreen Hyundai iLoad, but here we're looking at the next rung down...


2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition track review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition track review

A track day in a range of sporty Focuses culminates in discovering whether the addition of a torque-biasing front diff and stickier rubber makes the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition an even greater hot hatch.

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$56,990

2018 Ford Ranger XLT review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Ford Ranger XLT review

The Ford Ranger XLT is now the second most popular new vehicle in Australia, behind only the Toyota HiLux. It's easy to see why it's so dominant in the booming 4x4 dual-cab ute market.

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$57,690

2018 Ford Focus drops disguise
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2018 Ford Focus drops disguise

The next-generation 2018 Ford Focus has been spied almost completely undisguised this week, giving us the best look yet at the Blue Oval's upcoming hatchback. Wrapped in colourful camouflage and stamped with "#TimeToFocus", it appears the new Focus isn't far from its global reveal, expected to occur sometime early next year...


Ford Endura name confirmed for Territory replacement
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Ford Endura name confirmed for Territory replacement

It's official: Ford Endura is the name you'll see on local versions of the imported Edge SUV, due here in 2018 as a successor to the big Australian-made Territory that retired in October. When the Endura goes on sale, it is expected to launch from $49,990 with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. Read more on that here...


2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix
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2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix

Ford Australia has recalled 5655 2015/16 Rangers with a manual gearbox, over concerns a faulty gearshift clip could lead to a loss of drive. According to the company, the gearshift cable retaining clip might not be properly fastened, which could put it into contact with the rear driveshaft...


BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network
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BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network

BMW, Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart), Ford and Volkswagen have joined forces to roll out a fast charging network for electric cars across Europe. Ionity, a new joint venture company equally owned by the four automakers, plans to have approximately 400 high-power charging stations open "across European major thoroughfares" by 2020...


2018 Ford Mustang: Faster, louder and safer Mustang has landed in Oz
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2018 Ford Mustang: Faster, louder and safer Mustang has landed in Oz

The 2018 Ford Mustang has landed in Oz, with a CarAdvice reader spotting a blue 2018 Mustang testing on Melbourne roads. While the sixth-generation Mustang was launched in 2015, this mid-life update brings with it a fresh design, more power, more noise and much-needed safety features. Power figures are yet to be confirmed for Australia but as a reference, the revised 5...


Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS
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Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS

With its clever GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system and an electronic Drift Mode, the Ford Focus RS is already better qualified as a drift car than most hot hatches. That hasn't stopped Ford Performance in the USA from teaming up with Ken Block to create an optional tailor-made for tail-happy hooligans...


Ford reveals special F-Series trucks and SUVs for SEMA
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Ford reveals special F-Series trucks and SUVs for SEMA

Ford has revealed a set of concept vehicles for the 2017 SEMA show, this time based on its F-Series truck and SUV range. While there are too many individual cars to detail all of them, here are three of our favourites: Ford F-150 by Air Design (top) The best selling car in America has been given a makeover, inspired by the sport truck mania of the 1990s, including a range of accessories by Air Design...


Ford Mustang: Seven concepts bound for SEMA
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Ford Mustang: Seven concepts bound for SEMA

Ford has revealed seven souped-up 2018 Mustang concepts for SEMA, each with a distinct flavour. All have been treated to an array of visual and mechanical modifications, but here are our top three ahead of the Las Vegas event: SpeedKore Mustang GT Convertible (top) This special drop-top uses the V8-powered GT as its base, featuring a 5...


2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes
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2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes

The upcoming 2018 Ford Focus ST Wagon has been spied at the Nurburgring, sporting a set of Volvo-esque daytime running lights. Although the prototype doesn’t wear any badges, its gaping front grille, prominent rear spoiler, diffuser-style rear bumper and twin exhaust all strongly suggest it's the performance-focused ST variant...


2017 Ford Focus Titanium hatch review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Ford Focus Titanium hatch review

As the most expensive model in the range, the Ford Focus Titanium feels premium – but is it the best buy in the line-up?

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Ford Focus RS and ST concepts unveiled ahead of SEMA 2017
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Ford Focus RS and ST concepts unveiled ahead of SEMA 2017

Four cars based on the Focus RS and ST will be among the 50 vehicles on the Ford stand at this year's SEMA show. The Rally Revival Ford Focus RS (top) looks as though it's ready for a bit of dirt-track racing, thanks to its vinyl graphics pack and white 19-inch OZ Racing Superturismo GT wheels...