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One of the Australian car market's great mysteries is why Ford Australia has been so bad at convincing people to buy its Escape mid-sized SUV. Or, for that matter, its Kuga predecessor...

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Ford and Mahindra to team up in developing markets
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Ford and Mahindra to team up in developing markets

Ford Motor Company and the Mahindra Group have announced a strategic alliance to explore various mobility solutions in emerging markets, namely India. The partnership agreement will last "up to three years", with the alliance leveraging Ford's global reach and Mahindra's scale in India to cooperate in areas such as connected vehicle projects, electrification, product development, distribution within India (for Ford) and global emerging markets (Mahindra's reach outside of India)...


Ford Fiesta axed in the US, Australian prospects still unclear
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Ford Fiesta axed in the US, Australian prospects still unclear

American fans of the Ford Fiesta will have to keep their current-generation vehicles, as the company's North American arm has announced that the US won't be getting any versions of its little hatchback - not even the hot ST model. Speaking with CarBuzz at the Frankfurt motor show, Leo Roeks, Ford Performance of Europe director, said low demand in the US is to blame for the Fiesta's demise...


2016-2017 Ford Everest, Ranger recalled for airbag fix
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2016-2017 Ford Everest, Ranger recalled for airbag fix

Ford has issued a recall for 1206 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Everest and Ranger model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy correctly. The manufacturer reports that certain vehicles may be fitted with airbag initiators that contain an incorrect chemical mixture...


2017 Ford Transit Custom auto review
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2017 Ford Transit Custom auto review

The Ford Transit Custom mid-sized van now has an automatic transmission to broaden its appeal. It remains a premium contender against rivals, but its market positioning is still flawed.


The Shortlist: What convertible should I buy with a budget up to $130k?
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The Shortlist: What convertible should I buy with a budget up to $130k?

Howard has around $130,000 to spend in his hunt for a fun second car with some summertime feel, joining the family hauler.  Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


2017 TVR Griffith unveiled: V8 two-seater marks official return of UK icon
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2017 TVR Griffith unveiled: V8 two-seater marks official return of UK icon

Italian marque Ferrari isn't the only brand celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, with iconic British sports car maker TVR marking 70 years with the unveiling of its all-new 2017 TVR Griffith. Make no mistake, revealed at the Goodwood Revival Earls Court motor show in Sussex in the UK, the much anticipated 2017 TVR Griffith is drop-dead gorgeous...


Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for 2018
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Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for 2018

Ford has confirmed that the Ranger Raptor performance ute will join the line-up, arriving in Asia-Pacific markets next year. The Ford Ranger Raptor will join the larger F-150 Raptor in the Blue Oval's global off-road performance line-up, though is yet to disclose what will power the new hardcore ute...


Ford Mustang maintains sports car sales lead for 20th straight month
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Ford Mustang maintains sports car sales lead for 20th straight month

The Ford Mustang is still selling strongly even with an updated model coming next year, finishing August as the nation's favourite sports car for the 20th month running. While the 748 units that found homes last month are merely a shadow of the 1351-strong effort the company achieved in May, the continued popularity of Ford's pony car has put Australia at number one globally for right-hand drive Mustang markets...


2017 Ford Mustang GT review
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2017 Ford Mustang GT review

If you can overlook the shocking two-star safety rating, the Ford Mustang GT is one hell of a car for the money.


No surprise: Car brand recommends a good ol' family drive
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No surprise: Car brand recommends a good ol' family drive

A new study commissioned by Ford Australia, surveying around 1200 adult motorists across Australia, suggests that the classic family drive is still considered one of the best ways to break away from our digital obsessions. Of course, it will surprise few that research carried out for a car brand recommends a road trip over hiking or a bike ride - but the results could nonetheless inspire families to look more closely at their efforts to stay connected...


Ken Block's Ford Fiesta gets a little dusty in new video
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Ken Block's Ford Fiesta gets a little dusty in new video

Ken Block is back! In his tenth Gymkhana instalment titled 'Terrakhana - The Ultimate Playground', he teams up with Pennzoil to go off-road at Swing Arm City, Utah. Seated in his Ford Fiesta RX43 rally car, Block puts the foot to the floor, resulting in massive dirt rooster tails...


2012-14 Ford Kuga recalled for fire risk
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2012-14 Ford Kuga recalled for fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for 8878 examples of its Kuga SUV build from December 2012 through June 2014 over concerns faulty insulation materials in the B-pillar could pose a fire risk. The Blue Oval reports that certain vehicles are at risk of the insulation material on the inner face of the lower B-pillar trim being subjected to a concentrated heat source in the event of an impact where the front seatbelt retractor pretensioner is deployed...


The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving
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The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


New Ford CEO backs away from 2021 full-autonomy target
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New Ford CEO backs away from 2021 full-autonomy target

New Ford CEO Jim Hackett says the advent of autonomous driving technology has been overhyped by the industry and press alike, and that he wouldn't count on seeing fully-driverless cars on the roads in 2021...


Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China
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Ford, Zotye investigating joint venture EV brand for China

Ford and Zotye have signed a memorandum of understand to begin investigating and laying the groundwork for an all-new Chinese brand, which will exclusively market and develop electric vehicles. According to Ford, China is the world's fastest growing market for electric vehicles. Spurred by government incentives, the American firm believes sales of "new energy vehicles" will hit six million per year by 2025...


2017 Ford Escape Trend diesel AWD review
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2017 Ford Escape Trend diesel AWD review

With a diesel engine, auto transmission and all-wheel drive, all for less than forty grand, the 2017 Ford Escape Trend diesel AWD offers a solid alternative for buyers in the medium SUV segment.


Ford patents removable steering wheel for driverless vehicles
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Ford patents removable steering wheel for driverless vehicles

Ford has revealed patent drawings envisioning an autonomous-capable vehicle with removable driver controls - such as the steering wheel, instruments and pedals. The images allow for safety equipment like airbags to operate with or without the driver's controls in place, using sensors to detect whether these components are installed - therefore firing the appropriate airbags in either the steering wheel or dashboard...


Ford marks 100 years of the commercial vehicle
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Ford marks 100 years of the commercial vehicle

Any car enthusiast worth their salt knows about the iconic Ford Model T and its widely regarded place in history as the world's first mass-produced automobile. But this year, Ford is celebrating a different Model T… Launched 100 years ago in 1917 – nine years after the debut of the Model T – the Ford Model TT was Ford’s first purpose-built one-tonne van, and represented the beginning of its foray into commercial vehicles...


2011-15 Ford Focus recalled for fuel tank fix
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2011-15 Ford Focus recalled for fuel tank fix

Ford has issued a recall for 42,988 examples of its Focus small car built between 2011 and 2015, over concerns the fuel tank could crack and leak. The Blue Oval reports that certain vehicles "under particular environmental conditions" may ingest excessive levels of dust, which may block the carbon canister during a purge cycle, causing the fuel tank to reach vacuum levels that exceed design limits...