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Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected

Ford Australia has finally issued a recall on 1.6-litre petrol Kuga SUVs of a certain age over a serious overheating risk, weeks after its South Africa division did the same in response to a spate of sudden engine fires in that market...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine

It is regarded as arguably the best bang-for-your-buck hot-hatch on the market, but the new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is set to be a vastly different offering to its predecessor when it is unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a 1...


2018 Ford Fiesta ST teased ahead of debut later this week
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2018 Ford Fiesta ST teased ahead of debut later this week

The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST has been teased via a video on social media ahead of its launch on February 24, European time. The video, first released on Instagram overnight, features a lightly disguised pre-production Fiesta ST racing a BMX rider through the company's factory in Cologne, Germany...


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...


Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA
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Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA

Ford has released teaser images of six modified Focus and Fiesta concepts bound for the SEMA show in November. The six cars are heavily tweaked versions of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and Focus RS hot hatches...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST to get three-cylinder turbo - report
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST to get three-cylinder turbo - report

The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST is likely to be fitted with a powered-up version of the company's turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking to Auto Express, Ford Europe’s head of small cars, Darren Palmer, said the company is exploring the potential of the three-cylinder Ecoboost engine...


Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight
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Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight

Ken Block's Gymkhana 9, the chapter that could have been filmed in Australia if not for an endless reel of red tape at the permits office, has been released online today. This latest instalment in the long-running Gymkhana series that first blew fanboy minds in 2008, was filmed in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the US state of New York...


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review
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2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review

More power – that's what the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 delivers. But is it usable?


2017 Ford Fiesta ST spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Fiesta has been spied again, this time at the Nurburgring. However, this particular prototype is mooted to be a hotter 2017 Fiesta ST variant. With the standard Fiesta test vehicle snapped a fortnight ago in the European Alps, this prototype has a large, visible intercooler behind the front bumper - in addition to the Nurburgring setting behind it - which hints at a forced-induction, high-performance Fiesta ST...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST pricing and specifications: Sat-nav and camera added, price increased
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST pricing and specifications: Sat-nav and camera added, price increased

A lightly upgraded 2017 Ford Fiesta ST will make its Australian debut in September, bringing a welcome technology update and a few subtle exterior tweaks - along with a notable price increase to $27,490 plus on-road costs. Changes on the outside are limited to a new grey metallic finish to the ST’s 17-inch alloy wheels, along with new red-painted brake callipers to bring its look in-line with the larger Focus ST...


Ford Fiesta ST200 revealed: UPDATE
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Ford Fiesta ST200 revealed: UPDATE

It's what enthusiasts have been wanting: a Ford Fiesta ST with more power and extra hardcore mechanical bits. But the new Ford Fiesta ST200 that has been revealed ahead of the 2016 Geneva motor show isn't the RS we'd expected. The more powerful Ford Fiesta ST200 model uses the same 1...


Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Focus ST Mountune packs priced for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Focus ST Mountune packs priced for Australia

Ford Australia has announced local availability for power-up packs from British performance partner Mountune for its Focus ST and Fiesta ST hot hatches. Long on the agenda for Australia, the Focus ST Mountune and Fiesta ST Mountune enhancements will be offered here through the Ford Licensed Accessory program, with the benefit of a full Ford warranty...


2016 Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator CVT Review
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2016 Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator CVT Review

The Suzuki Swift Sport Navigator has its work cut out in this golden age of hot hatches. It's an honest and great fun little toiler, but could be cheaper.


Ford Fiesta ST Plus reported for Geneva: Sixth-gen swansong coming?
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Ford Fiesta ST Plus reported for Geneva: Sixth-gen swansong coming?

An extra-hot RS version of the Fiesta hatch may not be on the cards, but new reports suggest there are plans for a powered-up addition to the ST instead. Speaking with CarAdvice in January, Ford Performance engineering chief Tyrone Johnson said that, if only to the best of his knowledge, there are no plans for an RS-badged Fiesta...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave returns to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test, but this time in the most affordable car yet...


Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review
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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review

Rarely has Volkswagen’s iconic GTI badge been so humbled as it was in November 2013 when we last put the go-fast Polo in the ring with the Ford Fiesta ST. The big-name fighter with all the pomp and pedigree was made to look overpriced, under-equipped and lacking fun factor compared with the featherweight upstart that so resoundingly reminded us that simplicity and greatness are not mutually exclusive...


Ford Fiesta ST specification upgrades ruled out for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST specification upgrades ruled out for Australia

Europe will receive a revised, better-equipped version of the Ford Fiesta ST hot-hatch, but the changes won't flow through to Australia. The Ford Fiesta ST 3 model has been launched in select European markets, bringing additional equipment such as satellite navigation and digital radio reception at a small premium - but the company's local arm has informed CarAdvice that no such changes will be offered here because the brand wants its hot-hatch to remain the sharpest priced of its peers...