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Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016

Ford has revealed renderings and sketches of more concepts based on production models ahead of the 2016 SEMA show, with the latest crop including vehicles based on the Mustang, Fusion (Mondeo), F-150, F-250, and Transit. Like the Fiesta and Focus concepts previewed last week, these show cars feature numerous styling, performance and mechanical upgrades...

Ford announces shuttle service, bike-sharing program in San Francisco: Melbourne could be next

Ford is partnering up with major global cities, starting with San Francisco in the US, on a new program to combat congestion and help take the stress out of the daily commute. This week the company announced its acquisition of Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, along with its partnership with bike-sharing service Motivate to expand transportation solutions in city centres...

2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Transit range has expanded in Australia this week with the addition of a 12-seater bus variant targeted at businesses, schools, sport clubs and government departments. Behind the three standard seats in the front, the new Ford Transit 410L LWD adds nine more seats in a 2-3-4 configuration over its regular mid-roofed van counterpart...

Ford EcoBlue turbo-diesel engines revealed

Ford has revealed its next generation of turbo-diesel engines, branded EcoBlue. The car maker says that the success of its EcoBoost petrol range has driven a number of innovations in the development of its new turbo-diesel design. Leading the new range will be a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel that Ford says is cleaner, 10 to 15kg lighter and up to 13 per cent more efficient than the 2...

2015-16 Ford Transit recalled in US for airbag fault, Australian models not affected

Ford’s home office has recalled over 37,000 examples of its 2015-16 Transit vans for an issue with the side curtain airbags. The affected vans were manufactured between March 12, 2014 and March 18, 2016, all specified with low roofs. The manufacturer reports that due to an error in the assembly process, the side curtain airbag may not deploy with the proper trajectory, as a result of being folded and packaged incorrectly...

Ford Transit Custom M-Sport van mimics Fiesta rally car

M-Sport, the company behind Ford's WRC (World Rally Championship) cars, has come up with a special version of the Ford Transit inspired by its Fiesta RS WRC racer. The motorsports outfit has collaborated with Van Sport, another UK firm, to come up with the special edition Transit in time for the van's 50th anniversary...

Ford Transit recalled for faulty fuel injectors

Ford has recalled 138 Ford Transit and Ford Transit Custom vans in Australia over potential fuel injector faults. Some injectors may have a defective valve which, if it fails, could result in a loss of fuel pressure causing the engine to stall. The recall affects vans fitted with the 114kW/385Nm 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine...

2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications

There's a new large van on the Australian scene, with a larger Ford Transit set to take on established players such as the Renault Master, Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Ford Transit will slot in at the top of the blue oval brand's commercial vehicle range, above the recently added Ford Transit Custom that won CarAdvice's mid-size van test...

Ford Transit Custom pricing revealed

Pricing and details for the all-new Ford Transit Custom van range have been revealed. The new Ford van - which competes with the likes of the Hyundai iLoad and Toyota HiAce - will be offered in two sizes: a short-wheelbase version known as the 290S which is priced at $37,490, and a long-wheelbase version called the 330L priced at $39,490...

Ford Transit: all-new vans here early next year

The all-new Ford Transit range will launch in Australia early next year, offering commercial buyers two variants. Comprising the Ford Transit Custom and Ford Transit Cargo, Ford Australia announced the new range during a special Go Further event held in Sydney today that also confirmed the next-generation Ford Mustang for local showrooms and gave previews of the upcoming Everest seven-seat SUV and 2014 Ford Falcon...

Ford employs industry-first autonomous vehicle testing

Ford is claiming to be the first car maker to employ autonomous vehicles to assist with its durability testing. Developed by Ford engineers along with Utah-based Autonomous Solutions Inc., the autonomous vehicles employ robotic technology to drive cars during accelerated high-impact on- and off-road durability tests...

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