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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...

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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...


Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max
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Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max

The Shelby Baja 700 takes the standard issue previous-generation Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and turns the craziness factor up to 11. Thanks to an engine makeover that includes a Whipple supercharger and a Borla exhaust kit, as well as a new throttle body, injectors and heat exchanger, the Shelby Baja 700 is said to produce over 522kW (700hp) of power...


2015 Ford Mondeo Review: Hatch and Wagon
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2015 Ford Mondeo Review: Hatch and Wagon

The new Ford Mondeo is here at last. It remains a well-equipped and spacious mid-sizer that is now more high-tech than before, albeit a little softer around the edges.


2015 Ford Mondeo pricing and specifications
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2015 Ford Mondeo pricing and specifications

The long-awaited 2015 Ford Mondeo has been launched at last, and its maker is confident of making a serious splash in a relatively static segment. Launched to media this week but due in showrooms from the start of May, the new mid-sized Mondeo arrives some time after it premiered in the US as the Fusion, though only four months after going on sale in the UK...


2015 Ford Focus ST priced at $38,990
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2015 Ford Focus ST priced at $38,990

The revised, 2015 Ford Focus ST will cost $38,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale from May 1 — a $700 price increase on the outgoing model. Sporting a new, angrier frontal design and some slick new 18-inch alloy wheels, the new Focus ST also gets a much-need interior makeover and some (less badly needed) suspension modifications...


2015 Ford Kuga Review: Ambiente FWD
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2015 Ford Kuga Review: Ambiente FWD

The 2015 Ford Kuga has seen the addition of a new entry-level auto front-wheel drive model. Matt Campbell finds out how it stacks up.


Ford developing radical experimental powertrain for Mondeo - UPDATED
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Ford developing radical experimental powertrain for Mondeo - UPDATED

Breaking: While Ford is still to confirm an arrival date for the new Mondeo Hybrid to the Australian market, footage has emerged of Ford testing even more advanced drive options at the You Yangs Proving Ground near Melbourne. Discovered in a shared folder of media images for the upcoming Mondeo launch was a short video depicting the medium sedan undergoing tests with an experimental propulsion system...


Google and Apple car development a "wake up call", says Ford
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Google and Apple car development a "wake up call", says Ford

Google and Apple’s much-publicised interest in entering the automotive space is both validating and a “wake up call” for the existing industry, says Ford’s vice-president of research and advanced engineering Ken Washington. Washington made a flying visit to Australia last week for discussions at the Blue Oval’s Melbourne research, design and engineering centre — a site that serves as the blue oval brand’s R&D hub in the entire Asia Pacific region...


Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes
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Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes

Unveiled to the world at this week's Bangkok motor show in Thailand, the 2015 Ford Ranger brings an unprecedented level of equipment to the pick-up category. With technology that, until recently, was only available in premium brand vehicles, the new Ranger's specification boost is driven largely by demand for the higher trim level vehicles in all markets...


Ford S-Max debuts automatic speed limiting technology that reads road signs
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Ford S-Max debuts automatic speed limiting technology that reads road signs

The Europe-only Ford S-Max people mover will be offered with a new system dubbed Intelligent Speed Limiter. In the S-Max, the Intelligent Speed Limiter effectively marries together two existing technologies: the driver adjustable speed limiter and road sign recognition...


2015 Ford Everest revealed
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2015 Ford Everest revealed

Ford has taken the wraps off the 2015 Ford Everest at the 2015 Bangkok motor show in Thailand, ahead of the vehicle's local launch. The Australian designed and engineered Everest, which will be built in Rayong, Thailand, debuts with a number of class-leading safety and entertainment features, and will come with the option of two diesel engines at launch...


Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased
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Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased

Ford Australia says it will more than double its planned production run for the brutal new Falcon XR8. Initially expecting to produce about 1200 units, Ford now says its Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne is on track to crank out 2800 of these “future classics” before its local factory is slated to close in late 2016...


Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle
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Holden maintains title as Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle

Holden was Victoria's most commonly stolen vehicle make in 2014, according to the latest data released today from Victoria Police and the Crime Statistics Agency. A mantle it has held consecutively since 2010, Holden led the automotive pack of pinched property ahead of Nissan, Toyota, Ford and Honda, with lion-stamped product comprising 15...


Ford Australia president Graziano retires
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Ford Australia president Graziano retires

Ford Australia/New Zealand has announced a major change at its summit, with president and CEO Bob Graziano to retire at the end of March. Stepping into the boss’s shoes will be current vice-president of marketing, sales and service Graeme Whickman, a Ford veteran of 18 years who grew up in England and New Zealand and has played a role in Ford’s growth into China...


Ford Mustang:: 'brand new' 1964 Pony cars team V8 power with IRS
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Ford Mustang: 'brand new' 1964 Pony cars team V8 power with IRS

Everything old is new again. This year will see a return of the 52-year-old Mustang nameplate to Ford showrooms around Australia. And while the 2015 Ford Mustang has plenty of interest from prospective buyers, what about people who want a new car, but desperately love the classic look? Revology Cars in the US has the answer...


Ford Fiesta spy photos may be of an early Fiesta RS prototype
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Ford Fiesta spy photos may be of an early Fiesta RS prototype

Rumours about the Ford Fiesta RS have been circulating for a while now, and these spy photos may be the first proof that such a car is under development. Our spy photographers spotted a convoy of partially disguised Focus RS prototypes along with this Fiesta mule, which features revised front and rear bumpers, and plenty of diagnostic equipment on board...


Ford Territory TS diesel v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison review
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Ford Territory TS diesel v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison review

The Ford Territory and Subaru Outback have a few things in common. They’re both quite car-like due to the fact they share their DNA with sedans, they’re both widely recognised nameplates, and they’ve both been either updated (Territory) or entered a new generation (Outback) in the past few months...


2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
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2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a worthy flagship model for the popular ute range.


Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure
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Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure

The Coalition government today shelved plans to cut $500 million in assistance to the Australian car industry between now and 2017. It is ostensibly a bid to ensure the three local car-makers do not shutter their factories earlier than planned in 2016/17, though detractors are calling for more and questioning the purpose of proposing the controversial cuts in the first place...