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Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7

Even World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers want to be Formula One drivers. And proving it, four-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has scored his dream drive in a V8-powered Red Bull Racing F1 car. Getting to drive Sebastian Vettel’s old 2011 championship-winning Red Bull Racing RB7 Formula 1 car around Austria’s 4...

Ford opens 'showroom of the future' in Victoria

Ford has opened the first of its 'Showroom of the Future' facilities in the southern hemisphere this week, at Bayford Ford in Epping, Victoria. One of only three in the world, the new showroom aims to give customers a digitally-connected retail experience, developed in partnership with Fitch Design - the company behind Apple and Nike retail stores...

Young engineer becomes first Australian recipient of Ford's Alan Mulally scholarship

Second-year university student, Jordan Ritchie, has become the first Australian recipient of Ford's Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship, the company announced this week. Named after the Blue Oval's former boss, Alan Mulally, who guided Ford through the global financial crisis of last decade, the Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was established in 2014 and is made up of a $1 million fund to be distributed in $100,000 increments to be distributed every year for ten years...

2018 Ford Focus sedan spied

The next-generation Ford Focus sedan has been spied doing a spot of hot weather testing in southern Europe. We can see, despite a plethora of false panels and head-to-toe camouflage, Ford has ditched the six side window treatment used in all generations of the Focus sedan thus far. Like the five-door hatch, which was last spotted in February, the new sedan also has a prominent shoulder line gracing its side...

2018 Ford Transit Custom facelift revealed

The heavily revised Ford Transit Custom has been unveiled overnight in Europe. Following on from the updated Tourneo Custom, the Transit Custom facelift sports a redesigned front end with a new bonnet, headlight graphics, much larger grille, and a new front bumper. Again the Transit Custom is offered in Europe with two wheelbase, and two roof height options...

Ford Ranger Raptor hits the road for testing

The Ford Ranger Raptor is taking shape, with CarAdvice reader Mark sending in these shots of the vehicle testing on public roads. After we brought you exclusive first photos of Ford's Ranger Raptor and initial exclusive details of the trademark registration, Ford has now taken one of its first prototype vehicles out for public testing...

Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover

The updated Ford Tourneo Custom has been revealed for the European market this week, potentially hinting at a similar makeover for its commercial Transit Custom sibling. Essentially the people mover twin of the well-known commercial van equivalent, the facelifted Tourneo Custom gets a new front grille inspired by various models in the company's line-up, while also gaining a revised interior with a more premium focus...

2019 Ford Focus to be sourced from China for North America

The next-generation Ford Focus, due to hit the North American market in 2019, is set to be produced at the company's plant in China for American customers, the company revealed recently...

Tickford '77 Bathurst Mustang: Tuner taking calls on circa-$120,000 special

Ford-focused tuning company Tickford has revealed details and images of its limited-edition Ford Mustang, the Tickford Bathurst '77 Special, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Moffat Ford Dealer's famous win at Bathurst. Limited to 77 units, Tickford will be using the Mustang GT as a base, adding 20-inch wheels, a high-performance supercharger, along with a near-identical livery to the iconic Ford XC Falcon...

Upgraded Ford Mustang manages three-star Euro NCAP crash rating

The addition of various safety technologies has seen the updated, 2018 Ford Mustang coupe's Euro NCAP crash score climb to three stars. While not exactly a cause for raucous celebration, the new result published by Euro NCAP is certainly better than the infamous two-star crash score awarded by its Australian partner, ANCAP, at the start of this year...

Ford recalls 400,000 Transit vans in North America, Australia unaffected

A total of 402,462 Ford Transit vans have been recalled in North America over concerns the drive shaft coupling could crack - though Australian versions are not affected. According to reports, Transits that have racked up mileage could be susceptible to the fault, which can cause several major problems like loss of power, or the vehicle could roll away when parked without the handbrake engaged...