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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...

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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...


2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report
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2019 Ford Model E electric car range set to take on Tesla - report

Ford is reportedly planning an assault on the electric car sector with a new range of cars under the Model E banner. According to Automotive News, Ford will use the Model E name for an upcoming range of small vehicles with electric drivetrains. The Model E lineup will reportedly feature at least two body styles: a high-riding SUV, and a more traditionally shaped car, although it's not known if this variant will be a hatch or a sedan...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

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...


2014-15 Ford F-250 and F-350 recalled by Performax for steering fix
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2014-15 Ford F-250 and F-350 recalled by Performax for steering fix

Conversion and import specialist Performax International has issued a recall for 122 of its 2014 and 2015 model-year Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks over concerns of steering loss. According to the company, the steering knuckle and steering stop could come into contact in some vehicles as a result of "normal" wear and tear...


2017 Ford Fiesta three-door hatch spied
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2017 Ford Fiesta three-door hatch spied

The next-generation Ford Fiesta three-door hatch has been spied for the first time undergoing testing on public roads. Compared to the five-door hatches that have been already spied in both regular and ST guises, the new three-door seems to feature the same front end design, with the tailgate and tail-lights carried as well...


Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan
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Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan

No steering wheel, no accelerator, no brake pedal: this is Ford's plan for a driverless vehicle fleet it aims to launch in just five years.  Personal transport upstart Uber has made no secret of its plans to swap human drivers for driverless cars, but Ford has stepped up as the first car maker to declare its own assault on the 'Johnny Cab' market...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier
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Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report
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2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report

Ford Performance's team in Germany is hard at work on a new headline grabbing Ford Focus RS500 hatch, but the car still hasn't been formally approved for production. Spy photos taken in late June prove that Ford is working on an even faster variant of the third-generation Ford Focus RS, however a source within the company has told UK's Autocar the RS500 is "not genuinely green-lighted"...


Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor
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Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor

A more extreme off-road or performance-oriented version of the 2017 Holden Colorado could be on the cards, if buyers want it, the car maker has admitted. Speaking at the launch of the new Colorado, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, told CarAdvice that customer demand would dictate which editions they build...


Ford Focus RS Mountune performance kit launched for UK and US markets - UPDATE
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Ford Focus RS Mountune performance kit launched for UK and US markets - UPDATE

If the 2016 Ford Focus RS isn't ‘hot’ enough for you, British tuning firm Mountune has you covered with its latest ‘Phase 2’ performance package for the blue halo’s hyper hatch. With the new upgrades, the Mountune-enhanced Focus RS gains 18kW/40Nm for new figures of 276kW and 500Nm - and can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 15: Honda NSX flies in, Ford on Edge, DB11 reviewed, Model X priced, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 15: Honda NSX flies in, Ford on Edge, DB11 reviewed, Model X priced, and much more

Welcome to episode 15 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, it's Mandy Turner at the helm, joined by specialist sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5

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 Kuga facelift due in Australia early next year
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2017 Ford Kuga facelift due in Australia early next year

The newly facelifted 2017 Ford Kuga will make its way to Australia a year after it was first revealed, the car maker has confirmed this week. The new-look Kuga was unveiled in February this year for an official premiere a month later at the Geneva motor show, before a lower-impact equipment update was rolled out to the Australian market in May...


Ford Everest to get five-seat option
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Ford Everest to get five-seat option

The Australian-engineered and designed Ford Everest range will expand even further in the second quarter of 2017 with the launch of a new price-leading five-seat version. The five-seater option will only be available on the base Ford Everest Ambiente, in both four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive configurations, pointing to a focus on big fleets as well as “value conscious” buyers...


Ford Edge large SUV confirmed for Australia, but not until 2018
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Ford Edge large SUV confirmed for Australia, but not until 2018

Ford Australia has provided clarity around its post-Territory future by confirming it will launch a new large SUV “based on” the global Ford Edge. However, the transition between the Australian-made Territory, production of which ends on October 7, and the arrival of the (likely) Canadian-made Edge will not be as smooth as many would have guessed...


Ford Ecosport Shadow on sale in Australia: New special joins blackout styling trend
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Ford Ecosport Shadow on sale in Australia: New special joins blackout styling trend

Ford has released the Ecosport Shadow special vehicle pack (SVP), giving the brand’s smallest SUV a stealthy black-pack look. Based on the top-spec Titanium automatic variant, the Ford Ecosport Shadow SVP adds a number of black-themed exterior enhancements, and is limited to just 100 units for 2016...


Jaguar Land Rover in talks with BMW, Ford about battery plant - report
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Jaguar Land Rover in talks with BMW, Ford about battery plant - report

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reportedly held talks with BMW and Ford about jointly building a battery factory in the UK. According to the Sunday Times, executives from JLR have met with counterparts from Ford and BMW to discuss the possibility of jointly building and operating an automotive battery plant with ability to fulfil the needs of "several hundred thousand [electric] vehicles"...