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Poll: 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has its work cut out to win over the power-hungry

Ford's tough new Ranger Raptor has some hard yards ahead of it, if our latest poll is anything to go by. Revealed earlier this month, the Raptor debuts as the new hero model in Ford's popular Ranger line-up, more than two years after we first spied an early prototype in local testing...

CarAdvice podcast 90: Riding with Holden's Rob Trubiani in the Commodore VXR!

With Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, Ford Mustang pricing and specs have been released, a Toyota Supra racer is headed for the Geneva motor show, Ford says focusing on the Ranger Raptor's cylinder count is “missing the point”, and Holden launches an online sales pilot...

Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux

While the Ranger still trails the Toyota Hilux in overall sales, Ford will be hoping the all-new Raptor will help it pull further ahead of its Toyota rival in 4x4 sales. Last month, Ford sold 2892 4x4 Rangers – 12 more than Toyota sold 4x4 HiLuxes – for a 23.7 per cent share of the hotly-contested segment...

Ranger Raptor: Focusing on cylinder count is "missing the point"

What would the Ranger Raptor be like with a V6? To ask that question is to miss the point – at least according to Ford. The Ranger Raptor will arrive with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel under the bonnet, mated with a 10-speed automatic. With the boost from sequential turbos, the Raptor makes 157kW and 500Nm of torque...

The Cars of Düsseldorf

How do you capture the essence of a city? What makes a particular place hum and sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...

CarAdvice podcast 89: Joe Achilles, BMW fanatic and our guest Down Under

Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for the Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing is to start around $45,000, what does the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed...

Ford: Ranger Raptor 10-speed auto "very capable"

In an attempt to meet the ambitious performance targets it set for the Ranger Raptor, Ford engineers turned to the 10-speed automatic from the full-size F-150 Raptor. The transmission, according to John Fallu, transmission and driveline engineering manager for Ford Asia Pacific, was chosen because it meets "both our refinement and performance benchmarks" for the Raptor...

Chief engineer: Ranger Raptor four-cylinder is the right choice

Ford has finally taken the wraps off its latest halo model, the first Ranger Raptor, at a packed-out event in Bangkok. The US-based automotive giant is billing the Raptor as an off-road performance pick-up, with a beefed-up chassis and 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel mated to an all-new 10-speed auto transmission...

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor revealed

The 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor has been revealed in Thailand, ahead of an Australian launch later this year. First things first: there's no Ecoboost V6 from the F-150, although the Raptor does get an all-new transmission and twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel. A 2...

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor teased

Ford has teased the hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor again, ahead of its full debut on February 7. As with previous teasers, there's no new information about what will power the high-riding Ranger. Instead, we've been treated to footage of the Ford tackling dusty trails, river crossings, rocky climbs and, as you might expect, jumps...

CarAdvice podcast 86: We talk to a car manufacturer illustrator!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic. The Ford Edge ST, Mercedes-AMG CLS53 & E53, and Kia Cerato have been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N have been revealed, as has the 2019 Ford Ranger revealed for US market, and HSV 2018 range pricing has been announced...