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CarAdvice podcast 79: Alice Anderson and Australia's first all-female workshop

We have a special guest on the panel with Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens, this week: Melissa Ong is a CarAdvice reader, and she took our company-owned Abarth 595 for a week-long test drive. On the show, we chat about her experience with the little Italian firecracker...

2018 Ford Focus drops disguise

The next-generation 2018 Ford Focus has been spied almost completely undisguised this week, giving us the best look yet at the Blue Oval's upcoming hatchback. Wrapped in colourful camouflage and stamped with "#TimeToFocus", it appears the new Focus isn't far from its global reveal, expected to occur sometime early next year...

Ford Endura name confirmed for Territory replacement

It's official: Ford Endura is the name you'll see on local versions of the imported Edge SUV, due here in 2018 as a successor to the big Australian-made Territory that retired in October. When the Endura goes on sale, it is expected to launch from $49,990 with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. Read more on that here...

2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix

Ford Australia has recalled 5655 2015/16 Rangers with a manual gearbox, over concerns a faulty gearshift clip could lead to a loss of drive. According to the company, the gearshift cable retaining clip might not be properly fastened, which could put it into contact with the rear driveshaft...

CarAdvice podcast 78: VW Australia boss talks car servicing

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2018 BMW M3 CS has been revealed, calls have gone out for a traffic congestion charge for Melbourne and Sydney, and the Alpine A110 has been confirmed for Australia. Meanwhile, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 pricing and specs have been released, Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks new record hitting 457km/h, and Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition has been detailed...

Shelby 1000: Next-gen track special revealed

Shelby American has revealed its new-generation 1000 track car, based on the updated Ford Mustang GT. Unveiled at this week's 2017 SEMA show, the Shelby 1000 gets an array of upgrades to the suspension, brakes, body and engine to help it tear up 'road courses'. The powered-up Pony gets a new 5.2-litre supercharged V8 producing - you guessed it - 1000 horsepower (746kW)...

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network

BMW, Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart), Ford and Volkswagen have joined forces to roll out a fast charging network for electric cars across Europe. Ionity, a new joint venture company equally owned by the four automakers, plans to have approximately 400 high-power charging stations open "across European major thoroughfares" by 2020...

CarAdvice podcast 77: CEO Andrew Beecher discusses new CarAdvice review ratings

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Alborz Fallah. James Wong covers car news, which includes the 2018 Jeep Wrangler being revealed, Kia rolling out a pair of Stingers for SEMA, pricing and specs for the Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid, Ford Performance developing an electronic ‘Drift Stick’ for the Focus RS, and five-star ANCAP ratings for the LDV T60 and Haval H2...

2018 Ford Mustang: Faster, louder and safer Mustang has landed in Oz

The 2018 Ford Mustang has landed in Oz, with a CarAdvice reader spotting a blue 2018 Mustang testing on Melbourne roads. While the sixth-generation Mustang was launched in 2015, this mid-life update brings with it a fresh design, more power, more noise and much-needed safety features. Power figures are yet to be confirmed for Australia but as a reference, the revised 5...

Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS

With its clever GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system and an electronic Drift Mode, the Ford Focus RS is already better qualified as a drift car than most hot hatches. That hasn't stopped Ford Performance in the USA from teaming up with Ken Block to create an optional tailor-made for tail-happy hooligans...

Ford reveals special F-Series trucks and SUVs for SEMA

Ford has revealed a set of concept vehicles for the 2017 SEMA show, this time based on its F-Series truck and SUV range. While there are too many individual cars to detail all of them, here are three of our favourites: Ford F-150 by Air Design (top) The best selling car in America has been given a makeover, inspired by the sport truck mania of the 1990s, including a range of accessories by Air Design...