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2015 Ford Ranger spied in Sydney

The 2015 Ford Ranger upgrade has again been spied testing in Australia about 12 months out from launch, this time by the CarAdvice team in downtown Sydney.  The testing mule features significant frontal camouflage, pointing to a significant redesign...

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FPV GT F auction yields almost $400,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation
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FPV GT F auction yields almost $400,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation

An auction of two FPV GT F models has raised nearly $400,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The two FPV GT F cars - with build plates 001 and 500 - were sold to buyers from Western Australia and Victoria, respectively. Car 001 sold for $157,600 after 84 bids, while the final Australian-bound sedan which is yet to be built saw 106 bids and attracted a huge $236,100...


Ford to rival Toyota Prius with dedicated hybrid from 2018 - report
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Ford to rival Toyota Prius with dedicated hybrid from 2018 - report

Ford will introduce its first dedicated hybrid model by the end of 2018, according to a report out of Detroit. Quoting two sources with knowledge of the car maker’s future product plans, Reuters says the hybrid model will be a compact car designed to go head to head with the Toyota Prius...


2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time
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2015 Ford Mustang spotted in right-hand-drive guise for the first time

This could be the first ever Ford Mustang built in right-hand-drive from the factory floor. The image - posted by SVT Performance, courtesy of Ford Motor Company - shows an apparent 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible prototype. Never before has the blue oval brand sent a right-hand-drive Mustang from the line at its production plant, though many conversion companies have made money switching the US muscle car's left-twirler to suit markets such as Australia...


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...


Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making
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Holden boss says proposed funding cuts could spell an even more premature end for local car making

GM Holden chairman and managing director Gerry Dorizas has warned the Australian car industry and the nearly 50,000 jobs it directly supports could shut down earlier than planned if the Federal Government’s proposed funding cuts go ahead...


FPV GT F: Ford auctioning final GTs for breast cancer research
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FPV GT F: Ford auctioning final GTs for breast cancer research

Ford Australia will auction two FPV GT F sedans later this month to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Up for grabs will be build number 001 – the first GT F produced – and build number 500...


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...


Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


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 Territory revealed
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2015 Ford Territory revealed

  The last ever version of Australia's only locally built SUV, the 2015 Ford Territory, has been revealed officially. Ford Australia's single image of the updated Territory confirms the design CarAdvice published earlier in July, showing far fewer visual changes compared with the new Ford Falcon revealed last week...


Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter
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Van comparison : Toyota HiAce v Hyundai iLoad v Ford Transit Custom v Renault Trafic v Fiat Scudo v Mercedes-Benz Vito v Volkswagen Transporter

Matt Campbell assesses seven load-lugging light commercial vans to see whether buyers are making the right business decision.


New Falcon big news but other Fords more critical
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New Falcon big news but other Fords more critical

So after the now commonplace drip-feed of teasers, we’ve finally seen the first images of last ever Ford Falcon. Ford Australia insiders told me recently that key people within Dearborn, US, and Broadmeadows, Victoria, were so delighted with the look of the 2015 Falcon that the model was one of the quickest design sign-offs ever...


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...


Ford Fiesta becomes UK's highest selling model ever
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Ford Fiesta becomes UK's highest selling model ever

Forget the monarchy - there's a new ruler of the United Kingdom, and it's the Ford Fiesta. Ford has confirmed that the Fiesta has become the highest-selling model nameplate in the UK of all time, with 4,115,000 vehicles having been sold since 1976. The record betters a fellow Ford small car, the Escort, which got 4,105,961 registrations during its 14-year reign...


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 Mustang performance data revealed
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2015 Ford Mustang performance data revealed

The new Ford Mustang GT will produce 324kW of power and 542Nm of torque from its 5.0-litre V8 when it arrives in Australia in 2015. Ford overnight announced final performance data of the three initial Mustang variants that will enter production in the US later this year...


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...