Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review: Run-out round-up

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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review: Run-out round-up

With the new FG-X Falcon all but on-sale, James Ward takes one last look at the out-going FG Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo...

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Ford confirms new 2.0-litre diesel engine for passenger cars following $350m investment
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Ford confirms new 2.0-litre diesel engine for passenger cars following $350m investment

Ford will build a family of new low-carbon 2.0-litre diesel engines for its future passenger cars in London from 2017 following the announcement of a £190 million ($350 million) investment into its Dagenham plant. The announcement confirms the second phase of investment in the new engine program, following the original investment of £287m ($528m) for the development of new 2...


2015 Ford Falcon and Territory production gets underway, new Falcon interior shots released
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2015 Ford Falcon and Territory production gets underway, new Falcon interior shots released

The 2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II have now entered production in earnest at the company’s Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne ahead of their on-sale date of December 1.  The long-awaited swansong models will see Ford out to its flagged factory closure in late 2016, and bring to the table a more advanced SYNC 2 infotainment system and, in the case of the Falcon, a redesigned nose and tail...


2016 Ford Focus RS : 240kW hot-hatch takes shape
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2016 Ford Focus RS : 240kW hot-hatch takes shape

The third-generation Ford Focus RS has moved into the next development stage, with CarAdvice’s spy photographers spotting the new high-performance hatchback testing at Germany’s Nurburgring. The fresh images – which come about four months after our spies snapped an early prototype of the new RS on public roads in Michigan – give us our best look yet at the blue oval’s upcoming flagship hot-hatch that’s set to launch in 2016...


Carbonfibre manufacturer Quickstep awarded $1.76m to set up automotive division in Geelong
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Carbonfibre manufacturer Quickstep awarded $1.76m to set up automotive division in Geelong

Australian carbonfibre manufacturer Quickstep will set up a dedicated automotive division in Geelong after being awarded a $1.76 million grant from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF) that is partially funded by Ford Australia. Quickstep’s automotive division will be based at a new facility located at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong...


Ford Transit Custom Review: Recycling weekender
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Ford Transit Custom Review: Recycling weekender

James Ward gets his weekend recycling on with the all-new Ford Transit Custom...


Ford to quit V8 Supercars at the end of 2015 - report
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Ford to quit V8 Supercars at the end of 2015 - report

Ford will pull out of the local V8 Supercars championship at the end of 2015, according to a report. The story, published by The Daily Telegraph, states that Ford will "officially quit the sport at the end of the year and will not renew a multi-million dollar year deal with reigning Bathurst champions Ford Performance Racing"...


Harrison F-Trucks launches 2015 Ford F-Series Superduty range
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Harrison F-Trucks launches 2015 Ford F-Series Superduty range

Victorian-based conversion company Harrison F-Trucks has launched its 2015 Ford F-Series Superduty range in Australia, boasting even more grunt and extra towing ability. The 2015 F-Series Superduty range – which includes F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 models – is powered by the second-generation 6...


2015 Ford Falcon FG X, Territory SZ MkII make fuel economy gains
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2015 Ford Falcon FG X, Territory SZ MkII make fuel economy gains

Aerodynamic improvements and the introduction of a lighter and more efficient automatic transmission promise to cut fuel consumption of the 2015 Ford Falcon FG X by up to nine per cent. The entry-level 4.0-litre six-cylinder Ford Falcon sedan benefits from the greatest economy gains, falling from 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres to 9.0L/100km...


Ford Edge: Diesel-powered Territory successor revealed
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Ford Edge: Diesel-powered Territory successor revealed

The European-specification Ford Edge has been revealed at the Paris motor show, giving us our best look yet at the SUV that will replace the Ford Territory when local production ceases in 2016. The Edge headed for Europe appears almost identical to the US-spec model that was revealed in June, though the specifications of the vehicle sold in our market will more closely resemble those of this latest version...


Ford Falcon XR8 unveiled in Melbourne
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Ford Falcon XR8 unveiled in Melbourne

The last-ever Ford Falcon XR8 has been officially unveiled at an event in Melbourne, ahead of the historic car's December 1 on-sale date. Priced from $52,490 ($54,690 auto), the FG X Ford Falcon XR8 is the first V8-powered XR model since 2010. And with the help of a 335kW/570Nm supercharged 5...


New Ford GT on the cards for 2016 - report
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New Ford GT on the cards for 2016 - report

Ford is reportedly working on a new mid-engine Ford GT supercar to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GT40's victory at Le Mans. Back in 1966, Ford launched an audacious assault on the 24 Hours of Le Mans race after being jilted by Ferrari in takeover negotiations. The GT40 won at its first attempt and also in following three years...


Ford Falcon XR8 pricing : Flagship 335kW supercharged Falcon XR8 priced from $52,490
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Ford Falcon XR8 pricing : Flagship 335kW supercharged Falcon XR8 priced from $52,490

The Ford Falcon XR8 is back from the dead — at least for a little while — and will retail for $52,490 plus on-road costs, making it the flagship of the Blue Oval brand’s final Australian-made sedan range. As the final piece of the FG X puzzle following a long-running teaser campaign, the XR8 replaces the FPV line-up, which is now but a memory...


Hyundai WRC driver Chris Atkinson confirms potential move to Global Rallycross
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Hyundai WRC driver Chris Atkinson confirms potential move to Global Rallycross

Australian Hyundai Motorsport driver Chris Atkinson has confirmed he is eyeing off a potential move into the action-packed sideways sport of Global Rallycross. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice, the 34-year-old Hyundai World Rally Championship (WRC) driver says while there are no plans currently in place, the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) is of definite interest...


Ford shows 2020 vision as it slashes 2014 profit projections
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Ford shows 2020 vision as it slashes 2014 profit projections

Ford Motor Company wants to grow its global sales by about 50 per cent from 6.3 million units in 2013 to 9.4 million units by 2020 and charge ever harder down a path of platform-sharing and increased vehicle commonality...


Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro
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Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro

The all-new Ford Mustang was benchmarked against performance cars such as the BMW M3, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 but not the Chevrolet Camaro during development because it was “already superior” to its rival, according to the Blue Oval brand. Ford’s famous muscle car has focused on dynamics like never before for the sixth-generation that will become the first Mustang to become a global model...


Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game
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Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game

Ford Australia is using a social media quiz to promote three of its most important models that will debut in 2015. The #guesswhoaustralia campaign is being run without any Ford branding in a bid to boost the intrigue surrounding the three vehicles shown. 2015 is a huge year for the company as it begins a huge focus on its imported models as it prepares for the end of local production in October 2016...


2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide
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2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide

The Ford Mustang has never been more significant for Australians since the Blue Oval’s muscle car debuted 50 years ago. Not only will the new, sixth-generation version be officially built in right-hand drive as it transforms into a global model, but when the Falcon disappears from 2017 the Mustang will be the only V8-powered Ford you’ll be able to buy locally...


2015 Ford Mustang Review
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2015 Ford Mustang Review

Goodbye Falcon, hello Ford Mustang. Okay, it’s not 2017 yet so we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but what you’re looking at here – and what we’ve driven – is the car that will replace the XR8 and GT as Ford Australia’s local halo model...


2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag
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2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag

The first Ford Mustang to be sold in Australia as a mainstream model since the late 1960s could cost less than $50,000 when it arrives in late 2015. Ford’s decision to make the latest version of the famous Pony car a global model factory-built in right-hand drive means the Mustang will cost significantly less than the $85,000-plus Tickford conversions sold by Ford Australia in 2001/2002...