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Ford Kuga recall still not confirmed, despite numerous reports of engine fires

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Ford Kuga recall still not confirmed, despite numerous reports of engine fires

Ford Australia has still not committed to recalling Kuga 1.6 models — unlike in South Africa, where it has done so — despite several engine fires being reported locally...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

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...


2018 Ford Focus exterior and interior spied
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2018 Ford Focus exterior and interior spied

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been spied for the first time with production panels. Not only that, but the spy photographers also managed to take a shot of the new car's interior. Beyond the hatch's overall shape, the pronounced shoulder line, and the Hofmeister-style kink to the rear door line, it's hard to make out too many of the car's other details, as there plastic disguise panels attached to the doors, tailgate, and bumpers...


2017 Ford Ranger FX4 pricing and specs
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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 pricing and specs

The limited-edition 2017 Ford Ranger FX4 has been revealed, giving the popular ute a 'black pack' makeover. In America, the FX4 badge currently brings enhanced capability to the big F-150 truck, but, in our case, Ford has stuck with a purely aesthetic exercise...


Ford invests $1.3 billion in self-driving AI technology company
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Ford invests $1.3 billion in self-driving AI technology company

Late last week, Ford purchased a majority stake in Argo AI, a startup firm specialising in self-driving vehicle technology, for US$1 billion ($1.3 billion). Argo is run by Bryan Salesky, previously the director of hardware development at Google's Self-Driving Project, now known as Waymo...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day
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Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition review
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2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition review

The same basic underpinnings with handy accessories and bundle value, what's not to like about the 2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition?


2018 Ford Expedition revealed
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2018 Ford Expedition revealed

The next-generation Ford Expedition has been revealed ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2017 Chicago motor show. Based on the latest F-150 pickup truck, the Expedition features a steel frame and an aluminium body, and is said to weigh around 135 kilograms less than the outgoing model. Under the bonnet is Ford's turbocharged 3...


No Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now
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No Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now

Ford Australia says it is investigating a fire that destroyed a Kuga 1.6 compact SUV in Queensland last week, but has not yet issued a wider vehicle recall. Ford’s South African division last week announced a recall action on about 4500 Kugas after numerous reports of spontaneous fires starting in the engine bay, speculated to be a result of poor coolant circulation...


2017 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS comparison
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2017 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS comparison

We’ll admit a comparison test between the BMW M140i and Ford Focus RS doesn’t seem particularly logical on the surface, but there’s a method to the madness. Each demonstrates a different methodology for doing the same thing — turning a garden variety small hatchback into a bona fide road weapon...


Did Ford just drop a hint of the 2018 Mustang's power figures?
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Did Ford just drop a hint of the 2018 Mustang's power figures?

The 2018 Ford Mustang may have hinted at its upgraded power figures, if images of its new digital instrument cluster are anything to go by. Observed by website Carscoops, two images of the new Mustang's driver display could potentially tease the facelifted model's power outputs - 455 and 755 - along with numerous Easter eggs paying tribute to the pony car's heritage...


I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again
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I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again

You can imagine how chuffed I was, painting a set of 11s on the tarmac during my first drive of a manual Ford Mustang GT with its hearty naturally aspirated V8 engine. In fact, it was around this time last year that I was singing its praises on social media. It all culminated at the end of last year when we ran our performance car test at Motorworld...


Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result
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Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result

ANCAP says it unsuccessfully attempted to secure Ford Mustangs to crash test on several occasions, before encouraging its European sister organisation Euro NCAP to pick up the baton...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

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 power and performance figures revealed
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Ford GT power and performance figures revealed

If you can't handle suspense, waiting to learn power and performance figures for the new-generation Ford GT supercar must've really done a number on you. In the mother of all teaser campaigns, Ford has now revealed outputs and the top speed for its V6-powered hero, a full two years since it was first revealed. Initially, Ford had confirmed only that the twin-turbo 3...


Ford Mustang gets two-star ANCAP crash rating
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Ford Mustang gets two-star ANCAP crash rating

The massively popular Ford Mustang GT V8 Fastback coupe has received a disastrous two-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), based on testing conducted by sister organisation Euro NCAP, and more than a year after its local launch...


2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades unleashed by Tickford
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2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades unleashed by Tickford

If you ever thought your V8 or turbocharged four-cylinder Ford Mustang needed more power, you're in luck: Another tuner has joined the fray, this one with a very familiar name. Ford performance tuning outfit Tickford has unleashed two power upgrades that suit the current-generation Ford Mustang, matching the upgrades with a driveline warranty to ensure the buyer is covered if anything goes wrong...


2018 Ford Mustang Convertible revealed
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2018 Ford Mustang Convertible revealed

Just days after unveiling the newly facelifted Mustang coupe to the public at Detroit's motor show, Ford has peeled back its lid. The new-look 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible takes its cue from the hardtop, introducing a new front-end design, resculpted tail lamps and a host of drivetrain changes...


2018 Ford Mustang could get Boss 302 variant, teased in press photos
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2018 Ford Mustang could get Boss 302 variant, teased in press photos

The facelifted 2018 Ford Mustang was revealed earlier this week, but the Blue Oval may have been hiding an extra member of the family in the new pony car's press shots. In an image of the Mustang's dash, another Mustang can be seen in the background, and it clearly has a 'Boss 302' decal on the front quarter panel, with the stripe extending across the lower section of the door...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

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...