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Ford Australia posts $190.7 million loss in 2014

Ford Australia has recorded a $190.7 million loss for 2014 on the back of sliding sales and continued costs associated with the impending closure of its production facilities...

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2015 Ford Mustang: Australian deposits top 2000, six months from launch
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2015 Ford Mustang: Australian deposits top 2000, six months from launch

Ford Australia says it has now taken more than 2000 deposits from prospective buyers for the new Mustang, about six months out from the car’s local launch late in 2015. The Blue Oval brand has been fielding interest since late 2013, when it confirmed it would import the new model for the first time in years...


2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara
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2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara

Today’s global unveiling of the 2016 Toyota HiLux already has us excited about throwing the all-new iteration of the country’s favourite ute into a comparison with its key rivals. The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton has just launched in Australia, while the new Nissan Navara launches next week and the updated Ford Ranger arrives in the third quarter of this year, just weeks before the launch of the eighth-gen HiLux in October...


Ford Kuga facelift spied with Edge-inspired grille
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Ford Kuga facelift spied with Edge-inspired grille

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the first images of the facelifted Ford Kuga, revealing early details of the upcoming update for the mid-sized SUV. The most striking change lies beneath the thin film of camouflage at the front, where the updated Kuga gets a bold hexagonal grille with two strong horizontal crossbars...


2016 Ford GT development vehicle spied on the road
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2016 Ford GT development vehicle spied on the road

A prototype of the Ford GT has been spotted by our spy photographers out on public roads in North America. The Ford GT seen here is clearly development mule as the exterior body panels don't quite line up in a few places. It's also missing a cover for the lower grille and side intakes, seems to be completely free of paint and looks rather naked without its rear diffuser in place...


2016 Ford F-150 Review
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2016 Ford F-150 Review

The best selling truck in the United States would do so well in Australia...


New Ford GT operating system has more lines of code than a Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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New Ford GT operating system has more lines of code than a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The new Ford GT supercar is not just a lightweight, high-horsepower track car, but a new halo car for the brand that employs a combination of complex software and sensor set integration that showcases future technology that will trickle down to future mainstream production models...


Ford GT: Right-hand-drive business case didn't stack up, says car maker
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Ford GT: Right-hand-drive business case didn't stack up, says car maker

The car that stole the limelight at this year’s Detroit motor show, the Ford GT supercar, will not be made in right-hand drive due to a perceived lack of return on investment. Speaking with CarAdvice in Detroit today, Ford Performance global director Dave Pericak ruled out the possibility of the vehicle being made available for our market...


Ford Sync 3 better for driving than Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says car maker
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Ford Sync 3 better for driving than Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, says car maker

Ford says its new-generation infotainment system software is better suited to driving than interfaces offered by the likes of Google Auto (Android) and Apple CarPlay (iOS). Speaking with CarAdvice at the Ford GT innovation forum in Detroit today, the company’s senior technical leader for Human Machine Interface (HMI), Jeff Greenberg, noted that smartphone manufacturers do not have the equivalent experience to develop interfaces for drivers...


Increased mobile phone usage in cars not increasing crash rates, says Ford
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Increased mobile phone usage in cars not increasing crash rates, says Ford

The global director for human machine interface at Ford says it’s pointless to try to reprimand handheld mobile phone usage in vehicles as the crash data doesn’t reflect media reports of drivers distracted by mobile phones causing accidents...


PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford extend small diesel engine agreement - report
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PSA Peugeot Citroen, Ford extend small diesel engine agreement - report

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford are reported to have extended their co-operation agreement on diesel engines under the 2.0-litre mark. A source has told Les Echos that "an amendment to the existing [diesel engine] contract should be signed before the summer". The current partnership was due to end in 2017...


2015 Ford Focus ST Review
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2015 Ford Focus ST Review

There’s a power and performance war at the sharp end of today’s hot hatchback segment - and the latest participant is the updated Ford Focus ST.


What is the best first car for a new driver?
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What is the best first car for a new driver?

While CarAdvice specialises in reviews and comparisons of cars in all price brackets, it's often important to consider the perfect first car for somebody new to driving. CarAdvice reader Emily e-mailed us wanting to know what car she should buy as a first car. Q: What is the ideal car for someone just getting onto the road? I'm looking for an automatic car under $20,000 that is small to midsize...


World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son
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World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son

At Ford's annual 'bring your children to work' day in Detroit, a team of workers, lead by a dynomometer engineer and his six-year old son, constructed the world's largest Hotwheels loop. Standing an impressive 3.8-meters high, the new loop of signature orange track towers over the previous record of 2.9-meters. For your fun Ford fact, 3...


2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes the outgoing Ford Focus ST for some hot laps around Sandown Raceway in another weekend warrior track test...


Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus
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Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus

Australian designers and engineers contributed “significantly in all areas” to the global development effort to create the 2016 Ford Taurus. Unveiled at this week’s Shanghai motor show, the Taurus is a large sedan designed to meet the specific requirements and preferences of buyers in the world’s biggest automotive market, China...


Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview
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Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview

The Ford Everest due to arrive in Australia later this year is one of the most hotly anticipated new car releases of 2015. And although production may be happening abroad, the large SUV is for all intents and purposes still ostensibly an Australian car. That's because over the course of five years, Ford Australia designed, prototyped, tested and planned the Everest from the Ford Design Centre and proving grounds near Melbourne...


2016 Ford Taurus revealed
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2016 Ford Taurus revealed

The all-new, Australian-designed Ford Taurus has been unveiled at an exclusive event just hours out from its official public unveiling at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Ford says the new Taurus large sedan - penned by the company's Asia Pacific design director, Australian Todd Willing - has been “designed especially to meet the needs of the Chinese market”, despite the historic American nameplate never actually appearing in its Chinese showrooms before...


Ford Mondeo facelift spy photos
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Ford Mondeo facelift spy photos

A facelift for the American Ford Fusion sedan, known in the rest of the world as Ford Mondeo, has been spotted by our spy photographers on the streets of Detroit. Although the Mondeo has just gone on sale across Australia after a much delayed introduction in Europe, the Fusion sedan actually went on sale in North America in 2012 and is rapidly approaching the half-way point of its current model cycle...


More details on Ford patent for eleven-speed automatic transmission
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More details on Ford patent for eleven-speed automatic transmission

As was revealed recently, the Ford Motor Company has filed a patent in the United States that documents the development of an eleven-speed automatic gearbox in several configurations — a cool reference to Spinal Tap? But to understand it better we decided to take a look at the actual gear ratios to determine just what makes this 'box different to existing Ford units...