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2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power

The sixth-generation pony car has only been with us since 2015, but already a facelifted and more powerful 2018 Ford Mustang has been revealed. There are few surprises here, however: The new-look 'Stang surfaced ahead of schedule yesterday, and details of its upgrades made their way online back in November...

2018 Ford Mustang update leaked

If you're one of the lucky ones with a Ford Mustang on backorder in Australia, don't read this story about leaked images of the 2018 Ford Mustang. Pictures of the facelifted Ford Mustang have leaked in a promotional video shot by Ford and reactions have been mixed...

2018 Ford Focus wagon spied in the snow

A prototype for the next-generation Ford Focus wagon has been spied this week during the early stages of its development. Most will notice that this vehicle looks remarkably similar to the current 'LZ' Focus, however the familiar panels hide the new-generation car's running gear underneath – the perfect camouflage, almost...

Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019

The next update for the Ford Ranger will be sold in the US from 2019, and will be accompanied by a new Bronco SUV in 2020. Apart from confirming their return to the North American market, after an absence of eight and 24 years, respectively, Ford hasn't released many details about either the new Ranger or Bronco...

Ford Bronco will use Ranger and Everest's T6 architecture – UPDATE

The reborn Ford Bronco will have a strong Australian connection, because it will be based on a version of the body-on-frame T6 architecture that underpins the Ranger and Everest. As Ford followers will know already, the T6 platform and the two vehicles it presently handles were developed by Ford Asia Pacific’s regional R&D hub based in Melbourne...

Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020

Hybrid versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 have been locked in for 2020. Ford's executive vice president for product development Raj Nair outlined more details at today's Detroit motor show media day. The petrol-electric versions of two of Ford's most iconic models are among a planned 13 new global electrified cars to be rolled out over the next five years...

Ford Bronco locked in for 2020

The iconic Ford Bronco will return to the Blue Oval brand's global stable in 2020, the company's US chief Joe Hinrichs confirmed today. Ford chose the annual Detroit motor show to confirm the news, which has been suspected ever since United Auto Workers representative Bill Johnson let the cat out of the bag last October. Not much is known yet...

Ford F-150 gets diesel for the first time

The mighty Ford F-150 has scored a series of updates three years into its life cycle, headlined by the addition of a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. The 2018 model-year version of America's top-selling vehicle for 35 years running also gets revised front and rear styling, trims, more active safety features (such as pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection), and revised V6 and V8 petrol powertrains...

No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only

The headline says it all: Ford’s first fully autonomous car will not be sold to members of the public, and nor will it have a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals. The as-yet-unnamed future model is destined to be used as a fleet vehicle for ride hailing companies – similar to Lyft and Uber – but instead of a driver trying to find you, the car will bring itself to wherever you may be...

Top ten growth brands of 2016

The results are in: annual new vehicle sales in 2016 were the highest on record, with the market growing two per cent to a tick under 1.18 million vehicles, thanks to strong growth from light commercials and SUVs. But what brands grew well above the market average? Here we list the top 10 growth brands, by raw numerical sales increase...

Toyota HiLux tops 2016 sales charts, Ranger fourth

It’s official: the Toyota HiLux was Australia’s top-selling new vehicle in 2016, marking the first time a light commercial ute has finished a calendar year atop the podium. Remarkably, about half of these were the flagship SR5 4x4, which surged on the back of growth in the ‘lifestyle’ ute market, and responded to unprecedented discounts prompted in the most part by the success of the Ford Ranger...