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Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, ST included

Despite making its global debut more than six months ago, the new-generation 2018 Ford Fiesta remains unconfirmed for an Australian debut. Likewise, the cult hero Fiesta ST, revealed in February, is no closer...

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Confirmed: Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, Smart Mobility chief Jim Hackett steps up
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Confirmed: Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, Smart Mobility chief Jim Hackett steps up

Overnight Ford confirmed Mark Fields' decision to retire as company CEO, as well as his immediate replacement by Jim Hackett. Hackett was previously the head of the company's Smart Mobility division. Today's announcement confirms rumours that began swirling around the internet over the weekend...


Ford CEO Mark Fields fired in senior management reshuffle - report
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Ford CEO Mark Fields fired in senior management reshuffle - report

Reports are emerging out of the US that Ford Motor Company has fired its Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields and will replace him with the company's head of Smart Mobility, James Hackett...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test

At the end of Part One of our Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison – the Road Test – the 5.0-litre ‘Yank Tank’ was lagging a little behind the 6.2-litre Aussie brute. But things were most definitely still close. Now it's time to sort the men from the boys, and find out which of our two sub-$60k rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered muscle cars should rightfully be crowned the victor: the Ford or the Holden...


Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake
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Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake

The 2017 Shelby Super Snake widebody concept and Shelby F-150 Super Snake have been revealed this week, both packing supercharged V8 power and eye-catching bodywork. For the first time on the current-generation Mustang platform, Shelby has created a widebody concept which adds an array of performance-oriented options including a more aggressive wheel and tyre package - with 12...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Road Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Road Test

What the hell? Why would you put a two-door Ford Mustang up against a soon-to-be-departed four-door Holden Commodore? Well, when there's only 2kW and $2500 between them, why wouldn’t we...? Late last month we got the chance to twin-test our resident long-term 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback against the ageing – yet decidedly still entertaining – 2017 Nissan 370Z Coupe...


2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review
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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review

Ford gets out the black paint for the special edition Ranger FX4. But do stickers and blacked out trim make any meaningful difference?


Hemi drag: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes on 1930s Hot Rod
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Hemi drag: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes on 1930s Hot Rod

A 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has gone head-to-head with a hot-rod coupe on one of Europe's finest drag strips, Santa Pod Raceway, and it's every bit epic. The 6.4-litre V8 Hemi-powered Jeep produces 344kW and 624Nm, which is helped along with launch control and all the high-performance technologies on offer...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 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 Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report three – the road trip
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2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report three – the road trip

Two months down with our 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback long-termer, and it's time for a holiday... Road trip!


2018 Ford Mustang Shelby 'GT500' spy photos
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2018 Ford Mustang Shelby 'GT500' spy photos

The Ford Mustang Shelby 'GT500', a new range-topping high-performance variant, has been spied undergoing testing in Detroit. In addition to the usual full body camouflage, Ford has fitted with the prototype with car bras at both ends to further obscure the styling and body work changes. Despite this, we can see the GT500 sporting chunky, low-profile tyres...


Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?
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Ford Powershift transmission issues: Are you affected? What steps should you take?

Each week CarAdvice receives at least four or five emails to the website or phone calls to our various radio programs regarding Ford Powershift transmission issues. The advice is always the same, but it's often misunderstood or not known by drivers experiencing issues...


Victorian government gives funding boost to manufacturing sector
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Victorian government gives funding boost to manufacturing sector

The Victorian ALP government is pushing to lure manufacturing jobs to the State in the wake of Ford’s plant closure, Holden’s engine-plant shuttering and the imminent end of Toyota’s production line. Premier Daniel Andrews this week attended the opening of Rinnai’s new facility in Braeside, which will produce gas and electric hot water systems, ducted gas, air-conditioning and solar renewable systems, plus conduct global R&D...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 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...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option
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2017 Ford Transits get engine update, and overdue automatic option

Ford Australia is finally rolling out an automatic transmission option on front-wheel drive versions of its Transit and Transit Custom vans, addressing a major impediment to local sales success. The updated Transits also get a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine in place of the old 2.2, with more power and torque but lower fuel use emissions, meeting Euro 6 requirements...


2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report two – first impressions
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2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report two – first impressions

One month in, and ‘Old Yeller’ – our Triple Yellow 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback long-termer – has been well and truly introduced to all and sundry in and around the CarAdvice Melbourne office...


2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia
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2017 Ford Mondeo updates announced for Australia

Ford Australia has re-asserted that the Mondeo mid-sized hatch and wagon range remains “crucial” to its line-up, as minor updates for the 2017 model year arrive. With the Australian-made Falcon now gone from its range, the Mondeo carries the can alone for Ford in the market, against the Holden Commodore as well as the Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat and Toyota Camry, among others...


Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux TRD comparison

This really is the battle of the big guns – the most expensive versions of the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, fighting for the title of the sportiest lifestyle ute. They’re both more popular than any SUV on the market, with buyers choosing these high-riding, five-seat vehicles to get around even if they don’t use the tray for its intended purpose...


2017 Ford Everest pricing and specs: New entry model, Sync 3 goes standard
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2017 Ford Everest pricing and specs: New entry model, Sync 3 goes standard

The updated 2017 Ford Everest range has been detailed this week, bringing new models, added technology and a lower starting price for the Blue Oval's Thai-built off-roader. Starting at $47,990 (all prices excluding on-road costs) for the new entry-level five-seat Ambiente rear-wheel drive - $7000 lower than last year's base price - the Everest now comes with Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system (below) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range, featuring an 8...