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Ford Australia R&D team looks to develop more upmarket cars for the globe

Ford’s Asia Pacific design and engineering facilities in Melbourne have the potential to branch out and lead the development of a range of more upmarket global models than we’ve seen from them before, according to a pair of senior staff in the design and vehicle integration departments...

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2015 Ford Falcon and Territory set to get state-of-the-art cabin tech
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2015 Ford Falcon and Territory set to get state-of-the-art cabin tech

The final Australian-made 2015 Ford Falcon and Ford Territory models due to launch in November this year look set to feature the very latest multimedia and voice-control technology offered by the blue oval brand...


FPV GT-F : Fundraising auction accelerates quickly
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FPV GT-F : Fundraising auction accelerates quickly

Ford Australia is auctioning off two FPV GT-F sedans to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The auction, which launched last night, has already included bids of more than $100,000 each for car number 1 and car number 500 in the limited 550-unit production run...


SCOOP! Car-makers need to knock off the teaser campaigns
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SCOOP! Car-makers need to knock off the teaser campaigns

I’m writing this while staring at the heavily cropped grille of a small Skoda. Why am I looking at the heavily cropped grille of a small Skoda, you ask? Because it’s all I can see in this teaser image. Anyone who reads this site or any other automotive publication is bound to have noticed this phenomenon...


2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II model codes, rear styling revealed
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2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II model codes, rear styling revealed

The final Ford Falcon will be known as the FG X when it goes on sale towards the end of this year. Ford Australia explains the new model code retains the existing FG component, continuing to pay tribute to the long-running ‘Fairmont’ and ‘Ghia’ nameplates, and reintroduces the letter X, which featured in the designations of every Falcon from the original 1960 XK to the XH ute that was produced until 1999...


2015 Ford Falcon XT spied
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2015 Ford Falcon XT spied

A CarAdvice reader has sent in two images that appear to uncover the 2015 Ford Falcon XT for the first time. Though low-resolution, the rear-three-quarter shot provides a fresh angle on the Falcon sedan’s overhauled back half, while the tightly cropped front-side image highlights its headlights and front bumper, alloy wheel design and side indicators...


2015 Ford Falcon Ute uncovered
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2015 Ford Falcon Ute uncovered

The new 2015 Ford Falcon Ute and 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 have been caught together alongside the new-look G6E model. These images, sent in by a CarAdvice reader, show for the first time how the new-look Falcon Ute (above) will appear when it makes its debut towards the end of this year...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8, XR6 revealed : V8-powered sedan and ute on sale come fourth quarter

The new-look 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 and XR6 performance twins have been revealed ahead of their on-sale date late this year. Claimed by Ford to be "the best Falcon ever", the new Ford Falcon XR8 is said to have been designed to blend the iconic high-performance sedan's past with Ford’s new global design DNA into a refreshed premium look...


2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video
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2014 Ford Falcon XR8 teased in new video

The 2014 Ford Falcon XR8 has been teased yet again, this time via an official video released by the local manufacturer. Coming just four days after the new performance Ford Falcon had its 'XR8' badge teased, the clip highlights the facelifted car's bonnet scoop, grille, tail-lights, XR-stamped headlights and various badges...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges

Another day, another 2015 Ford Falcon teaser image. But this time there is a performance edge, with the returning XR8 hero car the subject matter.  The third instalment of Ford Australia’s drip-feed campaign leading up to the reveal of the upgraded FGIII (or perhaps FH) Falcon later this year was released on social media this morning...


2015 Ford Territory sprung?
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2015 Ford Territory sprung?

Styling changes to the final Australian-made 2015 Ford Territory, due to launch by November this year, will be very minor indeed if this pair of images obtained by CarAdvice prove representative.  Blink twice and you’ll miss them, but these two images — sourced from a reliable location — appear to indeed be shots of the next Territory, given they feature very mild differences to the current model...


2015 Ford Falcon tail-lights revealed as premiere draws closer
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2015 Ford Falcon tail-lights revealed as premiere draws closer

The second instalment of the 2015 Ford Falcon teaser campaign has arrived, showing the ‘FG Mk3' update of the Australian large-car staple will have new styling at the back as well as the front. Five days after Ford uploaded the first Falcon image — a closely cropped shot of the revised headlights — onto Facebook, the Blue Oval has uploaded a picture of the redesigned tail-lights...


2015 Ford Falcon teaser campaign begins
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2015 Ford Falcon teaser campaign begins

The first official image of the 2015 Ford Falcon has been revealed today ahead of its debut later this year, potentially as early as September. The company took to Facebook to reveal the teaser image — likely the first in a ‘drip-feed’ campaign in which tidbits about the car will be doled out piecemeal to build anticipation — replete with the hashtags #2014Falcon and #Official...


FPV GT F revealed further in new teaser images
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FPV GT F revealed further in new teaser images

Ford Performance Vehicles has released a series of teaser images of the FPV GT F on social media ahead of its launch on June 10. The images, posted to FPV’s Facebook page over the past week, reveal the farewell model’s grille and GT F badges, 351-stamped engine cover, red and black build number badges, and matte black lower door decals...


Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost Review
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Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost Review

The Ford Mondeo remains competitive in its class despite its age. The Titanium is well appointed, and the EcoBoost engine adds a bit of spark.


FPV GT F: Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition
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FPV GT F: Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition

Ford Australia will farewell its iconic high-performance sedan with the release of the limited edition FPV GT F by the middle of this year. Created “out of respect for past Australian Ford GTs and their racetrack-honed heritage”, the FPV GT F (for ‘Final’) will be the last GT-badged Falcon, and promises to take design and engineering inspiration from the Broadmeadows-based brand’s performance sedans of the previous five decades...


Ford Falcon EcoLPi : 3256 sedans, utes recalled over LPG leak
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Ford Falcon EcoLPi : 3256 sedans, utes recalled over LPG leak

More than 3000 LPG-powered Ford Falcon EcoLPi sedans and utes have been recalled over a fuel leak issue that could cause a fire. Ford Australia is recalling 3256 FG Mk2 Falcon EcoLPi models, including sedans built between August 4, 2011 and July 18, 2012, and utes built from September 15, 2011 to July 18, 2012...


Ford hoping to become Australia's largest auto employer by 2018
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Ford hoping to become Australia's largest auto employer by 2018

Ford Australia has announced plans to accelerate new model launches, assist workers and suppliers with employment opportunities and hire around 1500 engineering and design staff, all in a bid to become the nation's largest automotive employer by 2018...


Ford Australia axes another 300 jobs
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Ford Australia axes another 300 jobs

Ford Australia will axe another 300 manufacturing jobs from June as demand for its Falcon and Territory vehicles plummets to record depths. Employees and union representatives were informed this morning by the car maker of its plans to cut production at the Broadmeadows vehicle assembly and Geelong engine plants by about one-third, forcing roughly one-quarter of the manufacturing workforce out of employment within months...


Large car sales 2013: Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon fall to record lows
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Large car sales 2013: Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon fall to record lows

Australia's large car class continued its downward spiral in 2013 as the segment's traditional heavyweights slumped to record lows. Large car sales slipped 14.7 per cent as a whole in 2013, and a larger 17.2 per cent in the 'Large <$70K' sector occupied by Australia's locally made family cars...