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Hyundai WRC driver Chris Atkinson confirms potential move to Global Rallycross

Australian Hyundai Motorsport driver Chris Atkinson has confirmed he is eyeing off a potential move into the action-packed sideways sport of Global Rallycross...

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Ford shows 2020 vision as it slashes 2014 profit projections
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Ford shows 2020 vision as it slashes 2014 profit projections

Ford Motor Company wants to grow its global sales by about 50 per cent from 6.3 million units in 2013 to 9.4 million units by 2020 and charge ever harder down a path of platform-sharing and increased vehicle commonality...


Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro
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Ford Mustang benchmarked against BMW M3 but not Chevrolet Camaro

The all-new Ford Mustang was benchmarked against performance cars such as the BMW M3, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 but not the Chevrolet Camaro during development because it was “already superior” to its rival, according to the Blue Oval brand. Ford’s famous muscle car has focused on dynamics like never before for the sixth-generation that will become the first Mustang to become a global model...


Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game
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Ford Australia promotes 2015 hero cars in Twitter game

Ford Australia is using a social media quiz to promote three of its most important models that will debut in 2015. The #guesswhoaustralia campaign is being run without any Ford branding in a bid to boost the intrigue surrounding the three vehicles shown. 2015 is a huge year for the company as it begins a huge focus on its imported models as it prepares for the end of local production in October 2016...


2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide
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2015 Ford Mustang: The Quick Guide

The Ford Mustang has never been more significant for Australians since the Blue Oval’s muscle car debuted 50 years ago. Not only will the new, sixth-generation version be officially built in right-hand drive as it transforms into a global model, but when the Falcon disappears from 2017 the Mustang will be the only V8-powered Ford you’ll be able to buy locally...


2015 Ford Mustang Review
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2015 Ford Mustang Review

Goodbye Falcon, hello Ford Mustang. Okay, it’s not 2017 yet so we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but what you’re looking at here – and what we’ve driven – is the car that will replace the XR8 and GT as Ford Australia’s local halo model...


2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag
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2015 Ford Mustang could carry sub-$50,000 price tag

The first Ford Mustang to be sold in Australia as a mainstream model since the late 1960s could cost less than $50,000 when it arrives in late 2015. Ford’s decision to make the latest version of the famous Pony car a global model factory-built in right-hand drive means the Mustang will cost significantly less than the $85,000-plus Tickford conversions sold by Ford Australia in 2001/2002...


2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute pricing revealed
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2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute pricing revealed

Pricing has been announced for the majority of the 2015 Ford Falcon sedan and Ford Falcon Ute ranges with cuts of almost $10,000 on some derivatives - but V8 lovers will have to wait until next week to find out pricing for the newly reintroduced XR8 Falcon...


2015 Ford Territory pricing revealed
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2015 Ford Territory pricing revealed

The price of the Ford Territory has been cut by up to $6500 as the last version of the homegrown SUV prepares to go on sale at the end of the year. Entry to the locally built Falcon-based SUV now starts at $36,990 with a $3000 drop for the rear-wheel-drive TX petrol. The Titanium RWD petrol gets the biggest cut, with other reductions of $3250, $6000 or $6320 depending on model...


2015 Ford Kuga : Diesel gets more power, more torque, better fuel economy
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2015 Ford Kuga : Diesel gets more power, more torque, better fuel economy

The 2015 Ford Kuga will feature an uprated diesel engine with more power, more torque and superior fuel efficiency when it goes on sale in January. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Duratorq’ turbo diesel’s power and torque outputs rise from 120kW and 340Nm to 132kW and 400Nm...


2015 Ford Kuga : New petrol engines from January, including 176kW 2.0-litre turbo
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2015 Ford Kuga : New petrol engines from January, including 176kW 2.0-litre turbo

The Ford Kuga will get a big power boost in January when the updated MY15 version arrives with a new 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The Kuga’s turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine – similar to that in the Falcon EcoBoost – produces 176kW of power and 340Nm of torque, giving it a considerable 42kW/100Nm advantage over the 1...


2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected
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2015 Ford Focus ST arriving earlier than expected

The 2015 Ford Focus ST will reach our shores earlier than expected. Ford Australia’s original forecast had the updated hot-hatch arriving in local showrooms in the second or third quarter of next year, but it now expects the refreshed model to be available as early as March...


2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed
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2015 Ford S-Max people-mover revealed

The second-generation Ford S-Max people-mover has been revealed ahead of the seven-seat mini-van's public debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October. The new Ford S-Max - which was presaged by the S-Max Concept at the 2013 Geneva motor show - adopts the brand's Aston Martin-esque design language, with a broad, slatted grille, sculpted bumper and sleek headlights...


2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Transit pricing and specifications

There's a new large van on the Australian scene, with a larger Ford Transit set to take on established players such as the Renault Master, Volkswagen Crafter and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Ford Transit will slot in at the top of the blue oval brand's commercial vehicle range, above the recently added Ford Transit Custom that won CarAdvice's mid-size van test...


Ford Mustang-curious Australians bombarding the brand
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Ford Mustang-curious Australians bombarding the brand

The newly internationalised 2015 Ford Mustang is still 10 months away from arriving on local shores, but the blue oval brand says it has received a veritable stampede of customer enquiries.  According to Ford, 13,000 people have expressed interest and requested to be kept up to date online...


2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed
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2014 Ford Falcon Ute revealed

Here is the final Ford Falcon Ute, and confirmation the company will give its locally-made load-lugging icon a fitting swansong with revisions largely in-line with its sedan sibling.  We reported on the FG X Falcon’s revisions yesterday — see the full list here — but have since come across the first official image of the Ute...


2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED
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2015 Ford Falcon specifications detailed : NEW PICS ADDED

The 2015 Ford Falcon will get a number of equipment upgrades beyond the already confirmed SYNC2 multimedia system when it arrives in mid-November this year. Ford’s final iteration of one the oldest nameplates in its arsenal — the name will be retired with the current-generation car when the company’s Australian factories close in October 2016 — will pick up a pretty impressive list of standard equipment to go with its new looks but unchanged mechanicals...


2015 Ford Territory specifications detailed
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2015 Ford Territory specifications detailed

The 2015 Ford Territory will benefit from a host of specification upgrades when it goes on sale in Australia in November this year. The SZ MkII series represents the final update for the 10-year-old Territory, with production of the Falcon-based large SUV set to finish when Ford Australia closes its production facilities in October 2016...


2015 Ford Territory and Falcon interiors: first images
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2015 Ford Territory and Falcon interiors: first images

As expected, the 2015 Ford Falcon FG X and Territory SZ II will be the first models sold in Australia with the blue oval brand’s latest SYNC2 in-car connectivity system, replete with localised voice-control that understands the tough-to-grasp Okker accent...


Ford Australia paying people $200 to buy competitor vehicles
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Ford Australia paying people $200 to buy competitor vehicles

Ford Australia will give you $200 if you test drive one of its vehicles then go out and buy a rival model from one of its competitors. Conversely, if you test drive a Ford then go on to purchase one, the company will give you $500 off the price of the car. The campaign, called the Test Drive Challenge, applies to every model in Ford’s local showrooms excluding FPVs and runs between now and the end of October...