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CarAdvice podcast 30: New CX-5, LA motor show, Mini Ray review, Ford's driver training and how to save fuel!

While Paul is attending the Los Angeles Motor Show, Mandy and James Wong wreak havoc, as they bring you the big car news of the week. There have been many unveilings at LA, including the 2017 Mazda CX-5, the powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Jaguar I-Pace ‘concept’ and the 2018 Ford EcoSport gets a facelift...

2018 Ford EcoSport facelift Escapes LA: New-look compact SUV in Oz next year

The newly updated 2018 Ford EcoSport has surfaced today with a new face clearly inspired by the larger Edge and the recently revised Escape nee Kuga SUV. The new-look EcoSport makes its debut at this week's Los Angeles motor show, ahead of a North American market launch - nearly four years after the current model first touched down in Australia...

2018 Ford EcoSport facelift bound for LA motor show

The Ford EcoSport is set to receive a significant update for Los Angeles motor show next week. This week, the company's head office tweeted that the "all-new" EcoSport would be headed for a three-day event called "Go Small. Live Big", and will be introduced by rapper DJ Khaled via social media platform Snapchat...

Ford Ecosport Shadow on sale in Australia: New special joins blackout styling trend

Ford has released the Ecosport Shadow special vehicle pack (SVP), giving the brand’s smallest SUV a stealthy black-pack look. Based on the top-spec Titanium automatic variant, the Ford Ecosport Shadow SVP adds a number of black-themed exterior enhancements, and is limited to just 100 units for 2016...

Class action filed over Ford PowerShift transmissions

A law firm has launched a class action lawsuit against Ford Australia, claiming that the car maker's PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmissions are unsafe. Although a specific number of owners involved with the class action is still to be confirmed, a spokesperson for the firm told CarAdvice today that around 70,000 examples of the 1...

Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix

Ford has announced a recall of its compact EcoSport SUV over concerns that the rear suspension setup could fail during driving. The recall centres on the pivot bolts of the torsion beam in the EcoSport’s rear suspension, which Ford says may not have been tightened correctly in some models...

Ford EcoSport tweaked for Europe, Australian launch unclear

   The “significantly enhanced” 2016 Ford EcoSport has launched in Europe, sporting an array of tweaks that should help it better compete with small SUV class leaders. The re-jigged, Indian-made Fiesta-based Ford EcoSport crossover gets styling tweaks including the optional deletion of the old-school tailgate-mounted spare wheel in favour of a tyre repair kit...

2015 Ford EcoSport revealed - UPDATED

The 2015 Ford EcoSport has been unveiled, with the mini SUV showing off a range of changes at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The revised model is said to "deliver significant styling, drive dynamics and equipment upgrades", including being offered for the first time without the cumbersome rear-door-mounted spare wheel, which is currently standard...

Ford EcoSport to ditch tailgate-mounted spare, get new cabin plastics and suspension - report

The Ford EcoSport will get an overhaul in Europe in May as the company aims to turn around dismal sales of its Indian-built baby SUV. Automotive News Europe reports an updated version of the sub-compact EcoSport will launch in Europe from May without the spare wheel mounted on its tailgate, giving it a more urban-friendly appearance...

Ford EcoSport recalled over wiring defect

Almost 3000 Ford EcoSport SUVs have been recalled in Australia to correct a wiring defect that may cause the side airbags to not deploy correctly. A total of 2804 EcoSport models produced between June 15, 2013 and August 26, 2014 are affected by the recall...

Ford EcoSport Beauty, The Beast and Storm concepts head to Sao Paulo

There will be not one, but three Ford EcoSport design concepts to the Sao Paulo auto show: Beauty, The Beast and Storm. The most eye-catching of the three concepts is the EcoSport Storm (above), which takes its styling cues from the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck. As with the US$44,995 ($51,100) vehicle that inspired it, the EcoSport Storm features a grille with the Ford name boldly emblazoned across it...

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