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Holden, Ford, Toyota plant closures to cost $29 billion and 200,000 jobs : report
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Holden, Ford, Toyota plant closures to cost $29 billion and 200,000 jobs : report

The economic cost of Holden, Ford and Toyota ending local manufacturing will be $29 billion and 200,000 jobs, predicts a new report. Commissioned by the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre and conducted by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIER), the report also forecasts that it could cost the  economy 2 per cent of national GDP by the end of 2017...


Ford Focus remains world
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Ford Focus remains world's best-selling nameplate

For the second year running the Ford Focus has ranked as the world's best-selling vehicle nameplate, according to industry analyst Polk's new vehicle registration data. Coming off 2012's title win, the Ford Focus has again secured top spot for 2013 with global registrations of 1,097,618 cars – up 8.1 per cent compared with the 1,014,965 sold in 2012...


2015 Ford Focus sedan facelift revealed ahead of New York auto show
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2015 Ford Focus sedan facelift revealed ahead of New York auto show

We've already seen the facelifted 2015 Ford Focus hatchback and wagon, and now it's the sedan's turn for a makeover. The three-box model has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the 2014 New York auto show next week, boasting a similar Aston Martin-inspired grille at the front of the car as is seen on the facelifted Focus hatchback and wagon models (which were revealed at the Geneva motor show in March), though the US market SE Sport model shown by Ford features the blacked-out treatment rather than a chromed nose...


FPV GT F :: Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition
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FPV GT F : Ford to farewell Falcon GT with $77,990 limited edition

Ford Australia will farewell its iconic high-performance sedan with the release of the limited edition FPV GT F by the middle of this year. Created “out of respect for past Australian Ford GTs and their racetrack-honed heritage”, the FPV GT F (for ‘Final’) will be the last GT-badged Falcon, and promises to take design and engineering inspiration from the Broadmeadows-based brand’s performance sedans of the previous five decades...


Ford Escort spied testing in Australia
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Ford Escort spied testing in Australia

The all-new Ford Escort has been spotted testing in Victoria where local engineers are readying it for its launch into China later this year. The compact Escort sedan will be revealed in production form at the Beijing auto show in three weeks’ time – its unveiling due to take place exactly 12 months after the original concept debuted at last year’s Shanghai show...


Ford Australia strengthens design future with Virtual Reality Centre upgrades
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Ford Australia strengthens design future with Virtual Reality Centre upgrades

Upgrades to Ford Australia’s Virtual Reality Centre in Melbourne will allow its engineers and designers to develop future vehicles in greater detail than ever before. Teased earlier this month and due to be unveiled in the third quarter of the year, the upgrades to the Broadmeadows-based global design centre will be the first since the cutting-edge facility opened its doors in 2012...


Ford Everest SUV confirmed for production; destined for Australia in 2015
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Ford Everest SUV confirmed for production; destined for Australia in 2015

The Australian-designed Ford Everest SUV will be introduced into global showrooms from 2015 after being confirmed for production at today’s Bangkok auto show. To be produced in Thailand alongside the Ford Ranger ute with which it shares its basic underpinnings, the seven-seat Everest will compete with other rough-and-ready, ute-based four-wheel-drives such as the Holden Colorado 7 and Isuzu MU-X...


Ford Mustang to celebrate 50th birthday atop Empire State Building
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Ford Mustang to celebrate 50th birthday atop Empire State Building

The Ford Mustang will celebrate its 50th birthday in style at the top of Empire State Building, recreating a feat first achieved almost half a century ago. The 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible will be displayed on the observation deck of the famous New York attraction next month, just as a prototype of the original convertible was presented in 1965...


Ford expands capped-price servicing program to seven years, 135,000km
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Ford expands capped-price servicing program to seven years, 135,000km

Ford Australia has expanded its capped-price servicing program by one year and 30,000km to now cover owners for seven years or 135,000km. Available across the current Ford range and, as before, on all Ford vehicles built from 2007, the service has now also been extended to include brake pad replacements for most models – capped at $259...


Ford Mustang : 50th Anniversary Edition to pay tribute to fastbacks of the past
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Ford Mustang : 50th Anniversary Edition to pay tribute to fastbacks of the past

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped what is believed to be a prototype of the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition – a limited production variant created to commemorate half a century of the famous American pony car. Snapped in the parking lot of another American icon (our spies promise us they weren’t eating on the job!), the images reveal a number of unique styling elements across the exterior of the new coupe...


Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX
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Small SUV Comparison : Holden Trax v Ford EcoSport v Suzuki S-Cross v Peugeot 2008 v Nissan Juke v Mitsubishi ASX

Buyers and manufacturers are obsessed with all things SUV at the moment, with soaring sales leading to massive expansions plans of high-riding hatchbacks and wagons with tough styling. So it comes as no surprise, then, that a new ultra-small SUV market has emerged beneath the RAV4 and CX-5 compact class...


Ford Falcon EcoLPi : 3256 sedans, utes recalled over LPG leak
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Ford Falcon EcoLPi : 3256 sedans, utes recalled over LPG leak

More than 3000 LPG-powered Ford Falcon EcoLPi sedans and utes have been recalled over a fuel leak issue that could cause a fire. Ford Australia is recalling 3256 FG Mk2 Falcon EcoLPi models, including sedans built between August 4, 2011 and July 18, 2012, and utes built from September 15, 2011 to July 18, 2012...


Ford Fiesta Sport v Holden Barina RS : Comparison review
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Ford Fiesta Sport v Holden Barina RS : Comparison review

The Ford Fiesta Sport offers enough mumbo to match its ambitious badge.


Ford Australia confirms new investment in product development operations
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Ford Australia confirms new investment in product development operations

Ford will announce new funding for its Melbourne-based product development operations later this year, with investment set to further support the facility's global-focused future and its transition to a post-manufacturing era following the end of local production in October 2016...


Ford Focus ST diesel coming - reports
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Ford Focus ST diesel coming - reports

We hope it won't be called the STD, but reports claim there will soon be a Ford Focus ST diesel. Said to be powered by a 2.0-litre TDCi turbo diesel four-cylinder engine, the Focus ST diesel will give Ford a competitor to the Volkswagen Golf GTD. Several reports out of Europe claim the announcement was made by Ford chief operating officer Mark Fields at a dinner function following the Geneva motor show last week...


Ford hoping to become Australia
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Ford hoping to become Australia's largest auto employer by 2018

Ford Australia has announced plans to accelerate new model launches, assist workers and suppliers with employment opportunities and hire around 1500 engineering and design staff, all in a bid to become the nation's largest automotive employer by 2018...


2014 Ford Mustang Review : V6 Premium
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2014 Ford Mustang Review : V6 Premium

While the current-generation Ford Mustang V6 definitely has its shortcomings, it’s still a great-looking coupe and one that makes you feel like Steve McQueen...


Ford celebrates 80th anniversary of the ute
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Ford celebrates 80th anniversary of the ute

Ford Australia is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the ute - the half-car, half-truck body style that was conceived, designed and built for the first time ever in Australia. The story goes that in mid-1933 Ford Australia received a letter from a farmer’s wife which read: “My husband and I can’t afford a car and a truck but we need a car to go to church on Sunday and a truck to take the pigs to market on Monday...


Ford Focus : New engines, revised dynamics, added tech for facelifted small car
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Ford Focus : New engines, revised dynamics, added tech for facelifted small car

New 1.5-litre turbo petrol and diesel engines, retuned suspension and steering, and enhanced connectivity and driver assist features headline upgrades to the facelifted Ford Focus. Leaked on Sunday ahead of its official public unveiling at next week’s Geneva motor show, the Focus mid-life update is cloaked by fresh styling, including the brand’s now-signature multi-slat trapezoidal grille and a redesigned instrument cluster, dashboard and centre stack...