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Ford Australia's Geelong engine plant clocks out

As Ford moves closer to the end of its Australian manufacturing operations, this week marked one more sad milestone along the way: the last engines to be produced at its Geelong plant have been boxed up and shipped out...

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2016 Ford Focus RS Review
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2016 Ford Focus RS Review

As they say in the classics, create the hype but don’t believe it. Is the 2016 Ford Focus RS worthy of all the fuss or is it potentially a victim of its own success?


CarAdvice podcast 22: Lamborghini sales rocket, Monster Jam, VW Tiguan launch, and much more!
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CarAdvice podcast 22: Lamborghini sales rocket, Monster Jam, VW Tiguan launch, and much more!

Welcome to episode 22 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, Mandy Turner and Paul Maric talk all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


2016 Ford Focus Titanium road trip: NSW Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge
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2016 Ford Focus Titanium road trip: NSW Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

We love a good road trip and there are so many fantastic places within a day's drive of Sydney. Whether you head out to the Hunter Valley, north to the Central Coast, west to the Blue Mountains, or south through the Royal National Park towards Shoalhaven and the Sapphire Coast – they all offer very different experiences and it would take a very long time to get bored...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...


Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles
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Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles

Ford's manager of global consumer trends and futuring, Sheryl Connelly, has said the company will continue to offer cars for enthusiasts in the face of the wider adoption of autonomous vehicles. Speaking to the UK’s Autocar, Connelly said: “We remain committed in future to models where autonomous driving makes sense and others where it does not”...


Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE
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Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen subsidiaries Bentley and Lamborghini have also pulled out of the Paris motor show as the German company cuts spending after the 'Dieselgate' saga. See bottom of article for details Big name manufacturers including Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce have chosen to skip the Paris motor show next month, choosing to spend their marketing dollars elsewhere...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

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...


Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight
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Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight

Ken Block's Gymkhana 9, the chapter that could have been filmed in Australia if not for an endless reel of red tape at the permits office, has been released online today. This latest instalment in the long-running Gymkhana series that first blew fanboy minds in 2008, was filmed in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the US state of New York...


2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected
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2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 58,066 of its 2012-2015 Ranger 'Double Cab' PX and PX MkII utes, over concerns the latch spring in the rear seatback could fail - preventing it from locking into the upright position. Like the fault affecting the closely-related Mazda BT-50, the rear seats of the affected utes could break, which could see the seatbacks fall forward and down when under brakes...


Ford announces shuttle service, bike-sharing program in San Francisco: Melbourne could be next
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Ford announces shuttle service, bike-sharing program in San Francisco: Melbourne could be next

Ford is partnering up with major global cities, starting with San Francisco in the US, on a new program to combat congestion and help take the stress out of the daily commute. This week the company announced its acquisition of Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, along with its partnership with bike-sharing service Motivate to expand transportation solutions in city centres...


Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August
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Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August

Ford sales in the Asia Pacific region, which includes Australia, are flying at a rate of knots following a record-setting August. Sales in the Asia Pacific ticked over the one million unit mark in August, a month ahead of last year’s pace. The 126,834 vehicles sold in our region in August equated to growth of 22 per cent year-on-year, and a 4...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it's hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers keen for a road-going, boosted, all-paw performance car are spoilt for choice. And, if you've got around $50k to spend, three of the best you can buy are the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volkswagen Golf R...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

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 Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV
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Ford Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV

Australian demand for the Ford Mustang muscle car remains rampant, with another 717 units sold in August. During its first year on sale, the Blue Oval brand has sold 3835 ‘Stangs, more than double any other sports car. Furthermore, with a waiting list still out to the middle of 2017 at some dealers, it seems Australia’s love affair with the reborn Pony Car shows no sign of relenting soon...


Ford Australia to recruit 23 graduates in 2017: Engineering, design, marketing roles and more for young Aussies
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Ford Australia to recruit 23 graduates in 2017: Engineering, design, marketing roles and more for young Aussies

Ford Australia has confirmed its graduate program for 2017, which will see new recruits hired across several of the company’s Victoria-based facilities. For the first time, the Ford will hire graduate designers at its Broadmeadows design centre...


Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed
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Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed

The new Ford Sync 3 media system will be rolled out incrementally across a range of models over the coming months. Ford's updated media system offers better connectivity options, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, as well as improved mapping and menu layouts...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

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 GT production extended for two years
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Ford GT production extended for two years

Ford Performance has announced it is extending the production of its limited-run GT supercar, essentially doubling the amount of cars originally planned. Initially limited to just 500 units over two years, production of the Ford GT has been extended to four years, meaning a potential 1000 of the Blue Oval's marquee supercar – since 250 GTs are being built per year – could be built, essentially doubling the amount of available vehicles...


The fastest-growing car brands in 2016
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The fastest-growing car brands in 2016

New vehicle sales are on track for an all-time record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent at the end of July to 689,471 units. But there are some brands doing better than others. Here we want to mention those that have grown the most, and the fastest. This constitutes two metrics: volume growth and percentage growth...