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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 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 Ranger and Everest spied testing: AEB and new tech coming

Ford Australia is busy working on an update for the Ford Ranger and Everest, which is expected to launch locally in 2018. CarAdvice can reveal these exclusive images of the 2018 Ford Ranger XLT, Ranger Wildtrak and Everest undergoing testing in Victoria, showing a host of technology changes expected to place the Ranger ahead of the dual-cab ute pack in Australia...

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 Everest reclassified from passenger vehicle to four-wheel drive: MA to MC confirmed after owner backlash

Ford Australia has listened to its customers and reclassified four-wheel drive versions of the Ford Everest from MA (passenger vehicle) to MC (off-road passenger vehicle), following substantial owner backlash over its off-road bona fides...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 15: Honda NSX flies in, Ford on Edge, DB11 reviewed, Model X priced, and much more

Welcome to episode 15 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Mandy Turner at the helm, joined by specialist sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...

Ford Everest to get five-seat option

The Australian-engineered and designed Ford Everest range will expand even further in the second quarter of 2017 with the launch of a new price-leading five-seat version. The five-seater option will only be available on the base Ford Everest Ambiente, in both four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations, pointing to a focus on big fleets as well as “value conscious” buyers...

Ford Edge large SUV confirmed for Australia, but not until 2018

Ford Australia has provided clarity around its post-Territory future by confirming it will launch a new large SUV “based on” the global Ford Edge. However, the transition between the Australian-made Territory, production of which ends on October 7, and the arrival of the (likely) Canadian-made Edge will not be as smooth as many would have guessed...

Ford Everest Trend RWD variant added, cuts price by $5000

The Ford Everest range will expand in September with the introduction of a new rear-wheel drive variant, availably solely in mid-level Trend specification. The Ford Everest Trend RWD will cost $5000 less than the 4WD Everest Trend, at $55,990 plus on-road costs, making the mid-range offering more accessible to a greater number of prospective buyers...

2017 Ford Everest getting Sync 3, ISOFIX

The Ford Everest will get a welcome equipment upgrade from September, with Sync 3 infotainment to be added as standard across the Trend and Titanium variants. The Sync 3 system means both the mid- and top-spec Ford Everest models will come with 8.0-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-swipe capability, a new home screen, embedded apps (Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps) and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity...

Rugged SUV sales: MU-X beating Pajero Sport, Everest, Fortuner and Colorado 7

We get asked a lot of questions about the sales performance each month of Australia’s fleet of rugged, ute-based family off-roaders. We speak for the Ford Everest, Holden Colorado 7, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner, based respectively on the Ranger, Colorado, D-Max, Triton and HiLux...

Ford Australia scores big wins over nemesis Toyota in January

Ford Australia has taken to savaging Toyota in its recent marketing, continuously citing ways in which it claims its cars outgun those from the Japanese market leader. When it launched the updated Ranger last year, Ford danced and sung about the "10 features not found in the current Toyota Hilux”...