2015 Ford Kuga : New petrol engines from January, including 176kW 2.0-litre turbo

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2015 Ford Kuga : New petrol engines from January, including 176kW 2.0-litre turbo

The Ford Kuga will get a big power boost in January when the updated MY15 version arrives with a new 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The Kuga’s turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine – similar to that in the Falcon EcoBoost – produces 176kW of power and 340Nm of torque, giving it a considerable 42kW/100Nm advantage over the 1...

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2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected
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2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected

The 2015 Ford Focus ST will reach our shores earlier than expected. Ford Australia’s original forecast had the updated hot-hatch arriving in local showrooms in the second or third quarter of next year, but it now expects the refreshed model to be available as early as March...


2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed
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2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed

The second-generation Ford S-Max people-mover has been revealed ahead of the seven-seat mini-van's public debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October. The new Ford S-Max - which was presaged by the S-Max Concept at the 2013 Geneva motor show - adopts the brand's Aston Martin-esque design language, with a broad, slatted grille, sculpted bumper and sleek headlights...


2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications

There's a new large van on the Australian scene, with a larger Ford Transit set to take on established players such as the Renault Master, Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Ford Transit will slot in at the top of the blue oval brand's commercial vehicle range, above the recently added Ford Transit Custom that won CarAdvice's mid-size van test...


Ford Mustang-curious Australians bombarding the brand
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Ford Mustang-curious Australians bombarding the brand

The newly internationalised 2015 Ford Mustang is still 10 months away from arriving on local shores, but the blue oval brand says it has received a veritable stampede of customer enquiries.  According to Ford, 13,000 people have expressed interest and requested to be kept up to date online...


2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed
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2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed

Here is the final Ford Falcon Ute, and confirmation the company will give its locally-made load-lugging icon a fitting swansong with revisions largely in-line with its sedan sibling.  We reported on the FG X Falcon’s revisions yesterday — see the full list here — but have since come across the first official image of the Ute...


2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED
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2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED

The 2015 Ford Falcon will get a number of equipment upgrades beyond the already confirmed SYNC2 multimedia system when it arrives in mid-November this year. Ford’s final iteration of one the oldest nameplates in its arsenal — the name will be retired with the current-generation car when the company’s Australian factories close in October 2016 — will pick up a pretty impressive list of standard equipment to go with its new looks but unchanged mechanicals...


2015 Ford Territory specifications detailed
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2015 Ford Territory specifications detailed

The 2015 Ford Territory will benefit from a host of specification upgrades when it goes on sale in Australia in November this year. The SZ MkII series represents the final update for the 10-year-old Territory, with production of the Falcon-based large SUV set to finish when Ford Australia closes its production facilities in October 2016...


2015 Ford Territory and Falcon interiors: first images
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2015 Ford Territory and Falcon interiors: first images

As expected, the 2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II will be the first models sold in Australia with the blue oval brand’s latest SYNC2 in-car connectivity system, replete with localised voice-control that understands the tough-to-grasp Okker accent...


Ford Australia paying people $200 to buy competitor vehicles
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Ford Australia paying people $200 to buy competitor vehicles

Ford Australia will give you $200 if you test drive one of its vehicles then go out and buy a rival model from one of its competitors. Conversely, if you test drive a Ford then go on to purchase one, the company will give you $500 off the price of the car. The campaign, called the Test Drive Challenge, applies to every model in Ford’s local showrooms excluding FPVs and runs between now and the end of October...


Ford F-250 on sale in Australia from $105,000
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Ford F-250 on sale in Australia from $105,000

Performax International has announced its right-hand-drive-converted Ford F-250s will hit the Aussie market starting from $105,000. The Gympie-based independent importer was recently approved as Australia’s newest full-volume manufacturer, which means there is no theoretical limit to the number of vehicles it can convert to right-hand drive and sell...


2015 Ford Ranger spied in Sydney
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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. Behind the black cladding it is possible to discern a new hexagonal chrome-ringed grille, similar to the Everest concept...


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...


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 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...