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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 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...

2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option

Ford Australia is finally rolling out an automatic transmission option on front-wheel drive versions of its Transit and Transit Custom vans, addressing a major impediment to local sales success. The updated Transits also get a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine in place of the old 2.2, with more power and torque but lower fuel use emissions, meeting Euro 6 requirements...

2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia

Ford Australia has re-asserted that the Mondeo mid-sized hatch and wagon range remains “crucial” to its line-up, as minor updates for the 2017 model year arrive. With the Australian-made Falcon now gone from its range, the Mondeo carries the can alone for Ford in the market, against the Holden Commodore as well as the Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry, among others...

CarAdvice podcast 48: What cool car has our CarAdvice Founder bought?

Mandy, Paul and James Ward cover the New York Auto Show in car news, including the crazy Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2018 Lexus LS F-Sport, plus concept reveals of the Toyota FT-4X and Infiniti QX80 Monograph. Also, the LDV D90 has its world premiere in Australia, Lego Technic celebrates 40 years, the first ‘pursuit-rated’ hybrid car is revealed, and the quick 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is unveiled...

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 Fusion Police Responder Hybrid: First 'pursuit-rated' hybrid car revealed

The just-unveiled Ford Police Responder Hybrid sedan is claimed to be the first hybrid vehicle with a 'pursuit-rating' from law enforcement agencies across the US. The Ford Police Responder Hybrid is based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which features a 105kW/175Nm Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 35kW electric motor fed by a 1...

CarAdvice podcast 47: European sport sedan comparison

The podcast team this week is Mandy, Paul and James Wong, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week, which includes the reveal of the super quick 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed, and the 2018 Infiniti QX80 Monograph to be revealed in New York on April 12...

March sales: Three utes in overall top five

Three of the top-five selling vehicles in Australia, over the course of a record-setting March, were utes. Furthermore, light commercial vehicles attained a mammoth 21 per cent share of the total market, compared to SUVs (39.4) and passenger cars (37)...

Ford VR shopping to bring test drives to you

Ford has become the latest manufacturer to preview upcoming virtual reality (VR) technology that it will use to transform the way customers test drive and buy cars. The company said in a release this week it is exploring a range of virtual and augmented reality technologies to layer digital holograms onto the real world that could be available within the next decade, allowing customers to interact with every aspect of products at their convenience...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 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...

Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected

Ford Australia has finally issued a recall on 1.6-litre petrol Kuga SUVs of a certain age over a serious overheating risk, weeks after its South Africa division did the same in response to a spate of sudden engine fires in that market. Today’s recall notice, now lodged with the ACCC, comes after repeated questioning over when it would take this course of action...