Ford

Ford Motor company was founded in 1903 by Henry Ford. The company currently produces the Territory and Falcon models and derivatives in Australia with other models coming in from Thailand and other nations. Ford sells 11 passenger models in Australia such as the Focus & Fiesta plus its Ford Performance Vehicles range (FPV). The American company has recently launched its "Green" range of vehicles with the "ECOnetic" brand.
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That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor

Mad Max: Fury Road is seeing tremendous success at box offices around the world. And one particular element has hugely excited fans of the franchise - the return of the XB. I would have been about 10 when I first saw Mad Max...

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Ford Transit recalled for faulty fuel injectors
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Ford Transit recalled for faulty fuel injectors

Ford has recalled 138 Ford Transit and Ford Transit Custom vans in Australia over potential fuel injector faults. Some injectors may have a defective valve which, if it fails, could result in a loss of fuel pressure causing the engine to stall. The recall affects vans fitted with the 114kW/385Nm 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine...


Ford Kuga facelift spied with Edge-inspired grille
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Ford Kuga facelift spied with Edge-inspired grille

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the first images of the facelifted Ford Kuga, revealing early details of the upcoming update for the mid-sized SUV. The most striking change lies beneath the thin film of camouflage at the front, where the updated Kuga gets a bold hexagonal grille with two strong horizontal crossbars...


2016 Ford GT development vehicle spied on the road
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2016 Ford GT development vehicle spied on the road

A prototype of the Ford GT has been spotted by our spy photographers out on public roads in North America. The Ford GT seen here is clearly development mule as the exterior body panels don't quite line up in a few places. It's also missing a cover for the lower grille and side intakes, seems to be completely free of paint and looks rather naked without its rear diffuser in place...


2016 Ford F-150 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Ford F-150 Review

The best selling truck in the United States would do so well in Australia


Ford GT supercar better without electrification, says car maker
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Ford GT supercar better without electrification, says car maker

Ford Performance division’s chief engineer says the new Ford GT supercar delivers more driver-oriented performance because it’s not electrified. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Ford GT innovation forum in Detroit yesterday, lead engineer Jamal Hameedi said cars such as the Tesla Model S only showcase their performance primarily in straight-line speed while hypercars such as the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and LaFerrari are weight-compromised...


Ford Performance division a "profitable business"
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Ford Performance division a "profitable business"

Ford Performance is set to capitalise on the growing global performance car segment as the Blue Oval seeks to expand its buyer group and brand appeal. Speaking with Australian media at the Ford GT Innovation forum in Detroit yesterday, Ford Performance division boss David Pericak said performance cars made financial sense for Ford...


Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze
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Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...


New Ford GT operating system has more lines of code than a Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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New Ford GT operating system has more lines of code than a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The new Ford GT supercar is not just a lightweight, high-horsepower track car, but a new halo car for the brand that employs a combination of complex software and sensor set integration that showcases future technology that will trickle down to future mainstream production models...


Ford GT: Right-hand-drive business case didn't stack up, says car maker
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Ford GT: Right-hand-drive business case didn't stack up, says car maker

The car that stole the limelight at this year’s Detroit motor show, the Ford GT supercar, will not be made in right-hand drive due to a perceived lack of return on investment. Speaking with CarAdvice in Detroit today, Ford Performance global director Dave Pericak ruled out the possibility of the vehicle being made available for our market...


Ford Sync 3 better for driving than Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says car maker
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Ford Sync 3 better for driving than Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says car maker

Ford says its new-generation infotainment system software is better suited to driving than interfaces offered by the likes of Google Auto (Android) and Apple CarPlay (iOS). Speaking with CarAdvice at the Ford GT innovation forum in Detroit today, the company’s senior technical leader for Human Machine Interface (HMI), Jeff Greenberg, noted that smartphone manufacturers do not have the equivalent experience to develop interfaces for drivers...


Increased mobile phone usage in cars not increasing crash rates, says Ford
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Increased mobile phone usage in cars not increasing crash rates, says Ford

The global director for human machine interface at Ford says it’s pointless to try to reprimand handheld mobile phone usage in vehicles as the crash data doesn’t reflect media reports of drivers distracted by mobile phones causing accidents...


PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford extend small diesel engine agreement - report
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PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford extend small diesel engine agreement - report

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford are reported to have extended their co-operation agreement on diesel engines under the 2.0-litre mark. A source has told Les Echos that "an amendment to the existing [diesel engine] contract should be signed before the summer". The current partnership was due to end in 2017...


Hyundai Sonata Premium v Ford Mondeo Titanium : Comparison Review
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Hyundai Sonata Premium v Ford Mondeo Titanium : Comparison Review

The medium sedan segment has been getting tougher with every new model. Now the equal top of the class Hyundai Sonata, goes head to head with the new arrival, the Ford Mondeo.


2015 Ford Focus ST Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Ford Focus ST Review

There’s a power and performance war at the sharp end of today’s hot hatchback segment - and the latest participant is the updated Ford Focus ST.

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$38,990

2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Blasting onto the local hot-hatch seen back in 2012, the Ford Focus ST is soon to be updated, and there’s a hardcore RS version not far behind.

So, with that in mind, we’ve come here today to Sandown Raceway, to take part in one of our weekend warrior track tests…

Ford’s replacement for the XR5 Turbo, the Focus ST costs a little over $38,000 and comes with a super torquey turbocharged 2...


World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son
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World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son

At Ford's annual 'bring your children to work' day in Detroit, a team of workers, lead by a dynomometer engineer and his six-year old son, constructed the world's largest Hotwheels loop. Standing an impressive 3.8-meters high, the new loop of signature orange track towers over the previous record of 2.9-meters. For your fun Ford fact, 3...


2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes the outgoing Ford Focus ST for some hot laps around Sandown Raceway in another weekend warrior track test...

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$38,290

Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus
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Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus

Australian designers and engineers contributed “significantly in all areas” to the global development effort to create the 2016 Ford Taurus. Unveiled at this week’s Shanghai motor show, the Taurus is a large sedan designed to meet the specific requirements and preferences of buyers in the world’s biggest automotive market, China...


Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview
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Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview

The Ford Everest due to arrive in Australia later this year is one of the most hotly anticipated new car releases of 2015. And although production may be happening abroad, the large SUV is for all intents and purposes still ostensibly an Australian car. That's because over the course of five years, Ford Australia designed, prototyped, tested and planned the Everest from the Ford Design Centre and proving grounds near Melbourne...


2015 Ford Everest - interview with Ford Design Manager
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2015 Ford Everest - interview with Ford Design Manager

Expected to arrive on Australian shores later this year, the Ford Everest SUV is one of the most hotly anticipated new-car launches of 2015.

And although production may be happening abroad, for all intents and purposes the Everest is still very much an Australian car...


2016 Ford Taurus revealed
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2016 Ford Taurus revealed

The all-new, Australian-designed Ford Taurus has been unveiled at an exclusive event just hours out from its official public unveiling at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Ford says the new Taurus large sedan - penned by the company's Asia Pacific design director, Australian Todd Willing - has been “designed especially to meet the needs of the Chinese market”, despite the historic American nameplate never actually appearing in its Chinese showrooms before...


Ford Mondeo facelift spy photos
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Ford Mondeo facelift spy photos

A facelift for the American Ford Fusion sedan, known in the rest of the world as Ford Mondeo, has been spotted by our spy photographers on the streets of Detroit. Although the Mondeo has just gone on sale across Australia after a much delayed introduction in Europe, the Fusion sedan actually went on sale in North America in 2012 and is rapidly approaching the half-way point of its current model cycle...


More details on Ford patent for eleven-speed automatic transmission
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More details on Ford patent for eleven-speed automatic transmission

As was revealed recently, the Ford Motor Company has filed a patent in the United States that documents the development of an eleven-speed automatic gearbox in several configurations — a cool reference to Spinal Tap? But to understand it better we decided to take a look at the actual gear ratios to determine just what makes this 'box different to existing Ford units...


Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max
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Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max

The Shelby Baja 700 takes the standard issue previous-generation Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and turns the craziness factor up to 11. Thanks to an engine makeover that includes a Whipple supercharger and a Borla exhaust kit, as well as a new throttle body, injectors and heat exchanger, the Shelby Baja 700 is said to produce over 522kW (700hp) of power...


2015 Ford Territory Review: Titanium Diesel AWD
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Ford Territory Review: Titanium Diesel AWD

It's the final hurrah for the Ford Territory. Pricing and equipment changes make it better value than ever. But, is it still a worthy family SUV?

Priced At
$56,740

Ford Australia explains the long wait for new models
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Ford Australia explains the long wait for new models

The updated Ford Focus range won’t premiere in Australia until the third quarter of 2015, up to 18 months after it made its global premiere at the 2014 Geneva motor show, but the blue oval brand’s local arm says it’s all part of a bigger plan. Some readers out there have noted a pattern in which we see new-generation Ford models appear, and then take a longer-than-usual time to make it into Australian showrooms...


2015 Ford Mondeo Review: Hatch and Wagon
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Ford Mondeo Review: Hatch and Wagon

The new Ford Mondeo is here at last. It remains a well-equipped and spacious mid-sizer that is now more high-tech than before, albeit a little softer around the edges.

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$32,790 - $49,340

2015 Ford Mondeo pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Mondeo pricing and specifications

The long-awaited 2015 Ford Mondeo has been launched at last, and its maker is confident of making a serious splash in a relatively static segment. Launched to media this week but due in showrooms from the start of May, the new mid-sized Mondeo arrives some time after it premiered in the US as the Fusion, though only four months after going on sale in the UK...


2015 Ford Focus ST priced at $38,990
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2015 Ford Focus ST priced at $38,990

The revised, 2015 Ford Focus ST will cost $38,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale from May 1 — a $700 price increase on the outgoing model. Sporting a new, angrier frontal design and some slick new 18-inch alloy wheels, the new Focus ST also gets a much-need interior makeover and some (less badly needed) suspension modifications...