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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...

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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...


2015 Ford Kuga Review
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2015 Ford Kuga Review

The revised Ford Kuga gets some potent new engines and reduced entry pricing, putting compact SUV rivals on notice...


Investment in Australian education instrumental to Ford's global R&D success
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Investment in Australian education instrumental to Ford's global R&D success

Ford Australia has committed a further $340 million to supporting research and development programs in Australia. This brings the total to $2.2 billion invested over the past seven years. A core element of Ford's engineering strategy is developing education, with the manufacturer having launched a tertiary research program in 2013...


2015 Ford Focus here mid-year with substantial upgrades
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2015 Ford Focus here mid-year with substantial upgrades

The updated 2015 Ford Focus made its Asia Pacific premiere this week at the company's Go Further 2020 event in Melbourne, some time out from its expected arrival in local showrooms. The refreshed Focus, revealed globally earlier this year, features a revised front end design, incorporating Ford's new family grille and slimline headlights...


2015 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Kuga: pricing and specifications

The revised 2015 Ford Kuga compact SUV range has launched in Australia this week sporting a trio of improved petrol or diesel powertrains - including a high-performance 178kW/345Nm 2.0-litre petrol option - and sharper entry pricing.  Ford has also added a crucial new variant that was missing from the old range: an automatic version of the front-wheel-drive Ambiente base car...


Ford Australia to copy Apple and Starbucks customer experience
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Ford Australia to copy Apple and Starbucks customer experience

Ford Australia is aiming to revolutionise its customer experience by copying Apple and Starbucks. The company, which will switch from being a local manufacturer to an import-only business in November 2017, is undertaking a transformational retail and ownership campaign to personalise the way people buy and own cars...


Ford Mustang : Australian Pony car's V8 to match US outputs, despite spec sheet differences
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Ford Mustang : Australian Pony car's V8 to match US outputs, despite spec sheet differences

Australia's version of the Ford Mustang V8 will be no less powerful than the one offered in the US despite there being a big disparity in the on-paper power and torque ratings of the pair. Ford Australia has confirmed its flagship Mustang V8 will produce 303kW of power and 525Nm of torque, which appears to fall 21kW and 17Nm short of the 324kW/542Nm version of the engine that is already available in the US...


Ford considering CVTs for low torque engines
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Ford considering CVTs for low torque engines

While some automakers have wholeheartedly embraced continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), Ford has largely shied away, but the company's resistance may soon end. Raj Nair, Ford's chief of global product development, told Automotive News that "we've had some experience with CVTs and it wasn't all good"...


Ford EcoSport recalled over wiring defect
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Ford EcoSport recalled over wiring defect

Almost 3000 Ford EcoSport SUVs have been recalled in Australia to correct a wiring defect that may cause the side airbags to not deploy correctly. A total of 2804 EcoSport models produced between June 15, 2013 and August 26, 2014 are affected by the recall...


2015 Ford Mondeo specifications and engine details revealed
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2015 Ford Mondeo specifications and engine details revealed

Ford Australia has released detailed specifications of the new 2015 Ford Mondeo, which will become the most technologically advanced model in its local showrooms when it arrives in February. The 2015 Mondeo will be available with three 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines, including low- and high-output versions of an EcoBoost petrol motor and a single tune of a TDCi diesel...


Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?
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Supercars 2017: Who's in, who's out, and who's a chance?

The confirmation that the V8 Supercars racing series will be overhauled for the 2017 season to allow vehicles of various body styles and those powered by turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines to compete with traditional V8 sedans has opened the door to a host of new brands...


Ford Australia to quit V8 Supercars in 2015
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Ford Australia to quit V8 Supercars in 2015

Ford Australia will leave V8 Supercars at the end of next year following confirmation today that it will stop supporting the last remaining factory-backed team Ford Performance Racing (FPR). Speaking with CarAdvice today, Ford Australia communications and public affairs director Wes Sherwood confirmed the decision to withdraw its funding of FPR was a result of its increased focus on investing in the range of performance cars in its showroom...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review

The XR8 badge is back with a supercharged bang...


2015 Ford Falcon Review
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2015 Ford Falcon Review

So here we are with the last ever launch review of the regular Ford Falcon, 54 years after the nameplate appeared in local showrooms and 42 years since it first appeared as a locally designed and developed vehicle. Ford Australia had only a limited budget of $102 million to spend on the new Falcon FG X, and it decided to focus the majority of the investment on the area it believed would have the biggest influence on sales for the last two years of its lifespan: styling...


2015 Ford Territory Review
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2015 Ford Territory Review

It’s exactly 10 years since the Ford Territory was released in 2004 as a landmark vehicle for Australia. After decades of locally built small cars and large sedans, the Territory arrived not only as the country’s first homegrown SUV but also one offering rear-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive...