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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...

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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


I didn't want to buy a Toyota HiLux. But I did.
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I didn't want to buy a Toyota HiLux. But I did.

Hatred.  Vilification. Prejudice.  Strong words indeed and ones normally applied to far weightier aspects of our human existence than buying a new car. As a middled-aged and middle class white male they are not normally words that get thrown in my direction. I now know what it feels like to be in the oppressed majority. Let me tell you a story about how it all happened...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Read the full review here  There are work utes – you know, the single-cab budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls. In fact, we drove those types of utes in our eight ute mega test a while ago, and we've even done an extra-cab lifestyle ute comparison, too...


2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk
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2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for 1391 of its 2015-16 Mustang GT sports cars over concerns wiring close to the exhaust manifold could cause a fire. The company reports affected vehicles may have reduced clearance between the battery cable wiring loom and the exhaust manifold. If the condition occurs, the wiring loom could contact the manifold and short circuit, potentially causing an under-bonnet fire...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

Today is International Women's Day and we're celebrating all of the ladies who love to drive and work with cars. There are numerous amazing women working in the automotive industry across all disciplines. You'll find these fabulous females in all corners of the world making their mark in motorsport, engineering, mechanics, design, public relations, corporate management and motoring journalism...


2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review

Dave jumps into the 2017 Ford Mondeo Trend Wagon to find out why the model is a hard car to hate, but an even harder one to love.

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 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...


2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia
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2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia

Don't be fooled, what you're looking at here is the 2019 Ford Ranger, due to be revealed with a raft of new engines in time for its debut to the North American market in 2018. The US market Chevrolet Colorado uses a similar body to the Australian Holden Colorado, but is offered in a number of body configurations, which suggests Ford will also go down the same path and the vehicle you see here is merely a shell for the platform change underneath...


2017 Ford Ranger XLT vs Volkswagen Amarok V6
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2017 Ford Ranger XLT vs Volkswagen Amarok V6

Double-cab pickups have been getting ever closer to their SUV stablemates in terms of comfort, safety and technology... but it seems power hasn't been a huge focus. Until now. We put the new Volkswagen Amarok V6 up against the Ford Ranger XLT to see if the new car's added oomph is enough to make it king of the utes.


2017 Ford Escape review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Escape review

Despite the name change, the Ford Escape is a very familiar product, and that's a good thing. But, will the lack of AEB across the range cause it to stumble in this tough category?


2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison
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2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison

The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer. Quite literally, when you consider our test cars here. The hugely popular 4x4 double-cab is getting smarter, safer and more comfortable, but until now, one key area has remained somewhat elusive: power...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine

It is regarded as arguably the best bang-for-your-buck hot-hatch on the market, but the new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is set to be a vastly different offering to its predecessor when it is unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a 1...


Ford GT Competition Series confirmed
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Ford GT Competition Series confirmed

A customer racing version of the new Ford GT has been revealed, just days after the existence of the Competition Series car was uncovered in the super coupe's owners manual. Essentially a 'no frills' version of the limited-edition road-going GT, the GT Competition Series builds on the car's lightweight development program, removing even more bulk and shifting the centre of gravity even closer to the track...


2018 Ford Fiesta ST teased ahead of debut later this week
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2018 Ford Fiesta ST teased ahead of debut later this week

The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST has been teased via a video on social media ahead of its launch on February 24, European time. The video, first released on Instagram overnight, features a lightly disguised pre-production Fiesta ST racing a BMX rider through the company's factory in Cologne, Germany...


Ford Kuga recall still not confirmed, despite numerous reports of engine fires
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Ford Kuga recall still not confirmed, despite numerous reports of engine fires

Ford Australia has still not committed to recalling Kuga 1.6 models — unlike in South Africa, where it has done so — despite several engine fires being reported locally. Instead, Ford Australia says it is still speaking with affected owners (several of whom we have referred to higher levels of the company) and "investigating" whether it needs to call-in all Kugas with this engine for a fix...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 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...


2018 Ford Focus exterior and interior spied
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2018 Ford Focus exterior and interior spied

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been spied for the first time with production panels. Not only that, but the spy photographers also managed to take a shot of the new car's interior. Beyond the hatch's overall shape, the pronounced shoulder line, and the Hofmeister-style kink to the rear door line, it's hard to make out too many of the car's other details, as there plastic disguise panels attached to the doors, tailgate, and bumpers...