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2015 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute Review

Maintaining its role as the Falcon's flagship performance two-door, the latest Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute is entertaining but far from sharp...

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Ford opens new US research centre alongside Google, Apple, Facebook
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Ford opens new US research centre alongside Google, Apple, Facebook

In a move that signifies us moving ever closer to the 'connected car', Ford Motor Company has opened a new research centre in California's Silicon Valley to aid in the development of technologies that will herald the next step change in automotive evolution. The new Ford facility is in Palo Alto, the centre of Silicon Valley, where the automaker's neighbours will be tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook and many others...


Ford Focus RS teased, will be revealed February 4
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Ford Focus RS teased, will be revealed February 4

Ford of Europe has posted a highly edited teaser clip of its soon-to-be-released Ford Focus RS uber-hot-hatch on YouTube. At the end of the video the company confirms that the Focus RS will be unveiled, and hopefully detailed, on February 3 European time...


Ford EcoSport to ditch tailgate-mounted spare, get new cabin plastics and suspension - report
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Ford EcoSport to ditch tailgate-mounted spare, get new cabin plastics and suspension - report

The Ford EcoSport will get an overhaul in Europe in May as the company aims to turn around dismal sales of its Indian-built baby SUV. Automotive News Europe reports an updated version of the sub-compact EcoSport will launch in Europe from May without the spare wheel mounted on its tailgate, giving it a more urban-friendly appearance...


2015 Shelby GT Mustang : 522kW-plus for supercharged pony car
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2015 Shelby GT Mustang : 522kW-plus for supercharged pony car

Iconic pony car tuner Shelby American understands that the 373kW/542Nm-plus GT350R Mustang unveiled at last week’s Detroit motor show won’t be hardcore enough for some fans, so it’s followed up with this: the 2015 Shelby GT. Based on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, the Shelby GT may be down 200cc on the GT350R, but gains a Ford Racing supercharger to help extract 468kW of power from the 5...


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...


Australian designers claim top two awards at 2015 Detroit motor show
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Australian designers claim top two awards at 2015 Detroit motor show

Australians have cleaned up at the 2015 Detroit motor show, claiming the top two design awards for their work on the Buick Avenir and the Ford GT. The Buick Avenir concept was named the best-designed concept vehicle of the show by the EyesOn Design jury, while the judges voted the Ford GT the best-designed production vehicle...


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)...


Shelby GT350R Mustang unveiled with carbonfibre wheels, race suspension, less weight
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Shelby GT350R Mustang unveiled with carbonfibre wheels, race suspension, less weight

When a Ford Mustang is marketed as the "most track-capable production Mustang ever built", you know it's a serious piece of machinery - and that's exactly how the Blue Oval brand is touting the new Shelby GT350R Mustang, which has been unveiled at the 2015 Detroit motor show...


Ford Sync 3 entertainment system should arrive in Australia in 2016
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Ford Sync 3 entertainment system should arrive in Australia in 2016

Ford's new-from-the-ground-up Sync 3 entertainment, navigation and telephony system will not be coming to Australia in 2015. The bad news for potential Ford buyers was related to Car Advice on the floor of CES by Ford Asia Pacific's Abhi Mahapatra, product strategy manager for communications...


Ford applies to trademark 'EcoBeast' name
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Ford applies to trademark 'EcoBeast' name

Ford Motor Company has applied to trademark the term ‘EcoBeast’, sending enthusiasts into overdrive speculating just what the car maker could be up to. The EcoBeast application, discovered by automotive website Motrolix, was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 22 under the ‘automobiles and automobile engines’ category...


2015 Ford New Cars
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2015 Ford New Cars

Details of the new and updated Ford models launching in Australia in 2015.   Ford Mondeo – March/April The 2015 Ford Mondeo will become the most technologically advanced model in the company’s local showroom when it arrives in autumn...


I recommended a Toyota Camry and would do it again
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I recommended a Toyota Camry and would do it again

I’m not going to pretend the headline above is at all outrageous or contrary. After all, the Toyota Camry is one of Australia’s most popular cars.  But it did raise some interesting conundrums for me that I felt compelled to share.  The person I recommended the Camry to is by no means a car enthusiast. He’s a person wanting something reliable, safe, roomy and affordable...


Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review

History dictates that (power) wars don’t end in draws. When the Ford Falcon XR8 arrived in 1992 it made an identical 165kW of power to the Holden Commodore SS and with 388Nm of torque listed a crucial 3Nm ahead. From either side of the trenches the two 5.0-litre engines threw grenades until Holden used Yank weaponry in 1999 with the 220kW 5...


Ford Falcon G6E v Holden Calais : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon G6E v Holden Calais : Comparison review

Luxury versions of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore have for decades enticed Australians into their sumptuous cabins with a clear marketing message. “World-class luxury” became the tagline that accompanied the very first Holden Calais, the VK of 1984...


2015 Ford Falcon FG X gallery
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2015 Ford Falcon FG X gallery

The Ford Falcon XR8 is back! The last iteration of Australia's Ford Falcon range is here. CarAdvice has compiled a collection of images showcasing the FG X XR8, XR6 Ute and G6E EcoBoost sedan. All photos shot in-house by the CarAdvice team. Ford Falcon FG X XR8 - rear Ford Falcon FG X G6E Ecoboost - front   Click the Photos tab to see all the images...


Ford Mustang pre-orders total about 1200 in Australia a year out from launch
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Ford Mustang pre-orders total about 1200 in Australia a year out from launch

The Ford Mustang won’t launch in Australia until the end of 2015, but the company’s new online dealer-focused pre-ordering system has already logged about 1200 customer orders, 600 of whom have laid down deposits.  In response to what it calls unprecedented pre-interest in one of its cars — Ford has received about 15,000 requests from interested consumers so far — the company’s local arm set up a company-first pre-ordering website for its dealers...


Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review
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Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review

Once upon a time, if you worked for a big company that gave you a fleet car, chances are it was one of this pair’s ancestors. Entry versions of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore — Forte and Executive anyone? — dominated the nation’s car parks and driveways, a source of national pride and limited choice in equal portions...


Ford Focus RS confirmed for production
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Ford Focus RS confirmed for production

The Ford Focus RS will make its long-awaited return, likely in 2016, as one of 12 new performance models from the blue oval brand planned to launch between now and 2020. Ford confirmed the Focus RS would be developed under its new global Ford Performance team, which unifies the existing Ford SVT, Team RS and Ford Racing divisions around the world...


Ford Sync 3 entertainment system debuts, ditches Microsoft
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Ford Sync 3 entertainment system debuts, ditches Microsoft

Overnight Ford unveiled its latest generation entertainment and navigation system, which will wear the name Sync 3 globally. Both on the surface and under-the-skin, the Ford's new Sync 3 is a complete overhaul of the systems that have gone before it...