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Five things to love about the 2017 Ford F-150

Guess which vehicle has been the best selling car in the United States for more than 30 years — I bet you'd never figure it's the beastly Ford F-150. The 2017 Ford F-150 has been released with an updated EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more power and torque, and a GM co-developed 10-speed automatic transmission...

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Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016
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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...


Hennessey VelociRaptor: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled
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Hennessey VelociRaptor: 6x6 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled

The Hennessey VelociRaptor is a new 6x6 off-roading pickup truck that's based on the Ford F-150 Raptor. The VelociRaptor is available to order now and is priced from US$295,000 ($387,000). Although that price includes the base vehicle, it's a steep step up from the four-door Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew that begins at US$52,505 ($68,800)...


2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle joins US police fleet
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2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle joins US police fleet

Ford has unveiled the latest addition to its range of vehicles on offer to the US police force, in the form of the F-150 Special Service Vehicle package. As well as being on offer to law enforcement, other Government and fleet agencies that require “the toughest, smartest, most capable vehicles for their work”, will also be able to get their hands on the big specialised F-150...


2016 Ford F-150 Lariat Review
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2016 Ford F-150 Lariat Review

The Ford F-150 Lariat is a weekend warrior's dream.


Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup
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Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup

The 2016 Detroit Auto Show isn't just about big cars for big kids - Ford has announced it will also unveil two new LEGO kits at the show. Speed Champion sets ('Minifig' size) featuring the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT and 2016 Ford F150 Raptor will join Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren as licensed vehicles depicted by the world's most popular toy set...


Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew: Baja-inspired dual-cab debuts in Detroit
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Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew: Baja-inspired dual-cab debuts in Detroit

One year after the reveal of the hardcore 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab, the US company has premiered the stretched SuperCrew dual-cab version. The premiere of the 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew took place at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit — Motor City. In an era of head-turning utes, it’s hard to think of one that does it better...


Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500
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Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500

Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy duty American trucks are now available in Australia as right-hand-drive vehicles, re-engineered to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. The chromed-up 4x4 behemoths launched to the media today as part of their national rollout across an initial network of 20 dealers, planned to expand to more than 30 sites as demand increases...


2016 Ford F-150 Review
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2016 Ford F-150 Review

The best selling truck in the United States would do so well in Australia...


Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max
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Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max

The Shelby Baja 700 takes the standard issue previous-generation Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and turns the craziness factor up to 11. Thanks to an engine makeover that includes a Whipple supercharger and a Borla exhaust kit, as well as a new throttle body, injectors and heat exchanger, the Shelby Baja 700 is said to produce over 522kW (700hp) of power...


Ford unlikely to start making aluminium cars, despite F-150 move
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Ford unlikely to start making aluminium cars, despite F-150 move

According to its North American president, Ford is not considering constructing its cars out of aluminium, despite going down that route for its top-selling F-150 ute. Ford's president of North America, Joe Hinrichs, told the Automotive News World Congress that although aluminium "has a place" in future Ford passenger cars (sedans, hatches, wagons, car-based SUVs), it's "not the same kind of place" that it occupies in the new F-150...


Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards
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Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 win 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards

The Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 have been named the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year respectively at today’s Detroit motor show. The Golf claimed the Car of the Year gong with a score of 256 points, holding off the Ford Mustang (204 points) and the Hyundai Genesis (110 points)...


Ford F-150 Raptor mates 10-speed auto with high performance turbocharged 3.5-litre V6
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Ford F-150 Raptor mates 10-speed auto with high performance turbocharged 3.5-litre V6

The latest version of Ford's uber pick-up, the Ford F-150 Raptor, was unveiled overnight at the 2015 Detroit motor show. Although the hot pick-up truck stays true to the current ute's basic concept (high performance matched with get-out-of-the-way looks), the way it achieves the former goal is radically different...


Ken Block unleashes Ford F-150 RaptorTrax snowcat
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Ken Block unleashes Ford F-150 RaptorTrax snowcat

Known for pushing the limits, Ken Block claims to have built the ultimate snowcat, designed to take backcountry snowboarding adventures to extreme new levels. The project started with a Ford Racing-prepared F-150 Raptor, which was then enhanced by Special Vehicle Concepts in California. The result, the Ford F-150 RaptorTrax, is being billed as the “world’s fastest snowcat”...


Ford F-150 not wanted in Australia
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Ford F-150 not wanted in Australia

The Blue Oval says its new Ford F-150 truck is not suited to the Australian market, which it believes is catered for adequately by the smaller Ford Ranger. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Detroit auto show, Ford Motor Company group vice president of global product development Raj Nair confirmed the new US-built truck was not destined for Australia, emphasising that the company’s internal research showed there was negligible demand for utes larger than the Ranger in Australia...


Ford F-150 Raptor SVT spotted testing in Victoria
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Ford F-150 Raptor SVT spotted testing in Victoria

An eagle-eyed CarAdvice reader has snapped a Ford F-150 Raptor SVT in Victoria. Khoder Ahmed captured the hulking left-hand-drive truck, which is an engineering evaluation vehicle belonging to Ford Australia. Brand communications manager Neil McDonald said the 2011 F-150 Raptor was shipped to Australia more than two years ago to join Ford's local engineering fleet...


Ford reintroduces traditional buttons, knobs for Sync, MyFord Touch
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Ford reintroduces traditional buttons, knobs for Sync, MyFord Touch

Ford has subtly revealed that it will reintroduce the use of traditional buttons and knobs as part of its Sync and MyFord Touch in-car technology systems. While Ford says its voice- and touchscreen-reliant systems “help drive higher customer satisfaction with vehicle quality", the Sync and MyFord technologies have been heavily criticised since launching in 2007 and 2010, respectively...


Ford Atlas concept teases new F-150
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Ford Atlas concept teases new F-150

The Ford Atlas concept has stormed onto the scene in Detroit, with the intimidating ute giving us an insight into the Blue Oval's vision for the next-generation Ford F-150 pick-up. Stealing the limelight from rival General Motors' debutant duo – the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the new GMC Sierra – Ford global product development vice president Raj Nair said the futuristic Atlas concept previewed innovations that would transform the world’s expectations of full-size utes...


US new car sales: Japanese, Europeans soar as GM, Ford slide
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US new car sales: Japanese, Europeans soar as GM, Ford slide

Strong July sales by Japanese and European automakers have offset another slow month of new-vehicle registrations from Ford and General Motors in the US. Honda (116,944 units, up 45 per cent), Volkswagen (48,893, +28 per cent) and Toyota (164,898, +26 per cent) led the way in the market, and were well supported by Nissan (98,341, +16 per cent), Subaru (25,183, +16 per cent) and Jaguar Land Rover (4331, +14 per cent)...


Ford's lawyers block Chinese F-150 copy cat
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Ford's lawyers block Chinese F-150 copy cat

Ford's legal team has stepped in to ban Chinese manufacturer Jianghuai Auto Corporation (JAC) from producing its Ford F-150 pick-up lookalike. Revealed earlier this year, the JAC 4R3 was scheduled to make its public debut at last month's 2012 Beijing motor show but was stopped in its tracks by Ford, which disapproved of the ute’s blatant likeness to its top-selling F-Series...