Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes

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Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes

Unveiled to the world at this week's Bangkok motor show in Thailand, the 2015 Ford Ranger brings an unprecedented level of equipment to the pick-up category...

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Ford S-Max debuts automatic speed limiting technology that reads road signs
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Ford S-Max debuts automatic speed limiting technology that reads road signs

The Europe-only Ford S-Max people mover will be offered with a new system dubbed Intelligent Speed Limiter. In the S-Max, the Intelligent Speed Limiter effectively marries together two existing technologies: the driver adjustable speed limiter and road sign recognition...


2015 Ford Everest revealed
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2015 Ford Everest revealed

Ford has taken the wraps off the 2015 Ford Everest at the 2015 Bangkok motor show in Thailand, ahead of the vehicle's local launch. The Australian designed and engineered Everest, which will be built in Rayong, Thailand, debuts with a number of class-leading safety and entertainment features, and will come with the option of two diesel engines at launch...


Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased
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Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased

Ford Australia says it will more than double its planned production run for the brutal new Falcon XR8. Initially expecting to produce about 1200 units, Ford now says its Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne is on track to crank out 2800 of these “future classics” before its local factory is slated to close in late 2016...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


Ford Australia president Graziano retires
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Ford Australia president Graziano retires

Ford Australia/New Zealand has announced a major change at its summit, with president and CEO Bob Graziano to retire at the end of March. Stepping into the boss’s shoes will be current vice-president of marketing, sales and service Graeme Whickman, a Ford veteran of 18 years who grew up in England and New Zealand and has played a role in Ford’s growth into China...


Ford Mustang:: 'brand new' 1964 Pony cars team V8 power with IRS
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Ford Mustang: 'brand new' 1964 Pony cars team V8 power with IRS

Everything old is new again. This year will see a return of the 52-year-old Mustang nameplate to Ford showrooms around Australia. And while the 2015 Ford Mustang has plenty of interest from prospective buyers, what about people who want a new car, but desperately love the classic look? Revology Cars in the US has the answer...


Ford Fiesta spy photos may be of an early Fiesta RS prototype
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Ford Fiesta spy photos may be of an early Fiesta RS prototype

Rumours about the Ford Fiesta RS have been circulating for a while now, and these spy photos may be the first proof that such a car is under development. Our spy photographers spotted a convoy of partially disguised Focus RS prototypes along with this Fiesta mule, which features revised front and rear bumpers, and plenty of diagnostic equipment on board...


Ford Territory TS diesel v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison review
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Ford Territory TS diesel v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison review

The Ford Territory and Subaru Outback have a few things in common. They’re both quite car-like due to the fact they share their DNA with sedans, they’re both widely recognised nameplates, and they’ve both been either updated (Territory) or entered a new generation (Outback) in the past few months...


2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
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2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a worthy flagship model for the popular ute range.


Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure
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Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure

The Coalition government today shelved plans to cut $500 million in assistance to the Australian car industry between now and 2017. It is ostensibly a bid to ensure the three local car-makers do not shutter their factories earlier than planned in 2016/17, though detractors are calling for more and questioning the purpose of proposing the controversial cuts in the first place...


2015 Ford EcoSport revealed - UPDATED
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2015 Ford EcoSport revealed - UPDATED

The 2015 Ford EcoSport has been unveiled, with the mini SUV showing off a range of changes at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The revised model is said to "deliver significant styling, drive dynamics and equipment upgrades", including being offered for the first time without the cumbersome rear-door-mounted spare wheel, which is currently standard...


2015 Ford Ranger line-up patent images leaked
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2015 Ford Ranger line-up patent images leaked

CarAdvice has received exclusive leaked patent images of the 2015 Ford Ranger line-up ahead of the ute's local launch in the third quarter of this year. The leaked images show the entire model range including cab-chassis variants of the single-cab, super-cab and double-cab, along with their respective pick-up variants...


Ford GT limited to 250 units per year, will be priced against Aventador
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Ford GT limited to 250 units per year, will be priced against Aventador

The Ford GT supercar took to the stage at the 2015 Geneva motor show, and its handlers had some important info about its pricing and availability. Ford spokespeople told members of the automotive press that production of the new GT will be capped at around 250 cars per year...


Ford Fiesta R2 rally car revealed, no Fiesta RS planned
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Ford Fiesta R2 rally car revealed, no Fiesta RS planned

Juxtaposed near the new Ford GT, the latest version of the diminutive Ford Fiesta R2 rally car made its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show. Developed by UK racing firm M-Sport and Ford, the latest Fiesta R2 is powered by a direct-injection 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine...


2015 Ford Everest:: base model interior spied
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2015 Ford Everest: base model interior spied

The interior of what appears to be an entry-level 2015 Ford Everest has been snapped while the upcoming SUV was out test in Melbourne ahead of its launch later this year. Caught by a CarAdvice reader, the images are the first we've seen of the base model's cabin...


2015 Kiwanis All Ford Day Geelong
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2015 Kiwanis All Ford Day Geelong

CarAdvice hit the road to Geelong (an hour out of Melbourne) to check out the 24th annual Kiwanis All Ford Day. Fittingly, we saddled up in the 2015 Ford Falcon FGX XR8 for the short drive. Nestled amongst the surrounds of the Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus, the sunny weather afforded a huge turn out at the event...


Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan

Sun, sand, surf... Australians love nothing more than going to the beach. Unless of course it’s a Saturday afternoon where we drape ourselves in team colours and cheer on our side to either cross the try line or kick through the middle posts...


New Volvo XC90 wouldn't be possible under Ford ownership
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New Volvo XC90 wouldn't be possible under Ford ownership

The all-new Volvo XC90 wouldn’t have been possible under Ford ownership, according to those high up in the Swedish brand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new XC90 in Spain, the model’s product manager, Lars Lagstrom, said the perils of Ford ownership would not have allowed the XC90 to be the car it is today...


Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria
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Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

It's set to be the first major exhibition of its kind for an Australian art gallery, Shifting Gears: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car will showcase 23 iconic examples of our automotive ingenuity, alongside photographs, sketches, models and archival materials...