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Production of the iconic Ford Falcon Ute ended today, marking the official beginning of the end for Australian car manufacturing. The final Ford Falcon Ute is a white XR6, and it rolled off the Broadmeadows production line just before 3pm...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29

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...


Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
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Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint build 1 of 750 was auctioned off for $92,500 this week - $30,000 more than its original list price - to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). The car was donated to the JDRF earlier this year for the auction, with the funds raised going towards its Artificial Pancreas Project, which aims to automate insulin pumps and provide a ‘technological cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D)...


Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential
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Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential

Ford has announced an unlikely partnership this week, teaming up with tequila giant Jose Cuervo to explore the use of used-up agave plants to develop a sustainable material for future vehicles...


Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome
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Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome

Ford has released new emulator software designed to encourage developers to create and test apps for compatibility with its latest infotainment system Sync 3 - including Australians...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

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...


Ford Australia partners up on car-sharing and free airport parking
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Ford Australia partners up on car-sharing and free airport parking

Ford owners in Australia now have an advantage when it comes to saving money on airport parking,  thanks to a newly announced partnership with car-sharing service Carhood. Carhood currently operates in Melbourne and Brisbane, and has just launched in Sydney, offering a potentially lucrative solution for car owners that includes renting out your car while you're abroad...


2017 Ford Focus RS Review
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2017 Ford Focus RS Review

This is by far the best hot-hatch for the money, but it's not without its flaws.


2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
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2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is hot property among Australian buyers, but does the big pick-up really provide the best of both worlds for work and play?


Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss
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Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...


Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode
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Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode

If you ever needed any more evidence that Australia is descending into a nanny state, just look at the coverage media outlets and social commenters are imposing on us this week. It all centres around the new Ford Focus RS. Along with being one of the safest hatches in the world (it comes with a raft of airbags and stability control, amongst other safety features), the Focus RS is built as a car capable of being used on the road and on the race track...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Ford completes trial of collaborative robots in Germany
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Ford completes trial of collaborative robots in Germany

Ford has completed a limited trial with a series of collaborative robots, or co-bots, at its factory in Cologne, Germany. These new co-bots straddle the line between the large, mainly autonomous, machines that are a standard part of modern car factories, and the smaller hand-held power tools used by workers...


2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Weekender
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2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Weekender

We're right in the middle of winter, and it's around this time that we begin planning summer holidays and escapes from the cold, crispy starts and frosted-over windscreens. Now is also the time to daydream about convertibles and the summer road trips that can be had. We’ve taken the legwork out of that research, by hitting the blacktop in one of the hottest (and few four-seat) convertibles on the market...


Mazda and Isuzu announce ute deal
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Mazda and Isuzu announce ute deal

Mazda has announced that its next-generation BT-50 ute will be based on the next Isuzu D-Max, signalling a shift away from a long-running arrangement with Ford. The two Japanese companies today announced a “basic agreement” that will see Isuzu produce the next generation of Mazda utes, based on Isuzu’s pickup model...


Ford Mondeo update announced: Sync 3 standard across the range
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Ford Mondeo update announced: Sync 3 standard across the range

Ford has announced a ‘2016.75’ model-year update for its Mondeo mid-sizer, which now sees the company’s new Sync 3 infotainment system fitted as standard across the range. Like the Mustang pony car and Ranger ute before it, the updated Mondeo range - on sale now - features the new 8...


2017 Ford Ranger updates announced: Reverse camera on more variants, Sync 3, Euro 5 engines
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2017 Ford Ranger updates announced: Reverse camera on more variants, Sync 3, Euro 5 engines

The Australian-developed Ford Ranger line-up will receive a host of new features from the third quarter of 2016, as the Blue Oval guns for the top-selling Toyota HiLux in the ute sales race. All 2017 Ford Rangers in the pick-up body-style will get a rear-view camera and reverse parking sensors, with the exception of the XL Plus derivative, as standard, bringing the Ford closer in line with its Toyota nemesis...


2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition revealed
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2017 Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition revealed

The Ford GT ‘66 Heritage Edition has been unveiled, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company’s historic 1-2-3 cleansweep of the 1966 Le Mans race. Only months after the ‘standard’ Ford GT’s order books opened - and closed - in left-hand-drive markets only, the company has released a special edition of its all-new supercar to commemorate 50 years since it took out a 1-2-3 sweep of the Le Mans event in 1966...


Ford Kuga Vignale special joins European line-up
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Ford Kuga Vignale special joins European line-up

Ford’s European arm has confirmed a premium Kuga Vignale variant based on the concept car that appeared at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. While not confirmed for Australia, the new Ford Kuga Vignale is scheduled to go on sale in Europe later this year, joining the Mondeo Vignale, Edge Vignale and S-Max Vignale in Ford’s luxury sub-brand range...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...