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2017 Ford Escape beach blast

Taking a city-focused SUV for a spin on the sand isn't what most people would do in a new car, but that's exactly where we took the 2017 Ford Escape to test out the autonomous emergency braking, on-demand all-wheel drive system and rear-view camera...

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Ford and Magna detail new carbon-fibre subframe
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Ford and Magna detail new carbon-fibre subframe

Ford has released details of its new carbon-fibre subframe co-developed with Magna International, one of the automotive industry's leading suppliers. The prototype carbon-fibre composite component will help cars to be lighter and more fuel efficient, while also significantly reducing the number of parts needed in the chassis...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls. In fact, we drove those types of utes in our eight ute mega test a while ago, and we've even done an extra-cab lifestyle ute comparison, too...


2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk
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2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for 1391 of its 2015-16 Mustang GT sports cars over concerns wiring close to the exhaust manifold could cause a fire. The company reports affected vehicles may have reduced clearance between the battery cable wiring loom and the exhaust manifold. If the condition occurs, the wiring loom could contact the manifold and short circuit, potentially causing an under-bonnet fire...


International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design
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International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

Today is International Women's Day and we're celebrating all of the ladies who love to drive and work with cars. There are numerous amazing women working in the automotive industry across all disciplines. You'll find these fabulous females in all corners of the world making their mark in motorsport, engineering, mechanics, design, public relations, corporate management and motoring journalism...


2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review
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2017 Ford Mondeo Trend wagon review

Dave jumps into the 2017 Ford Mondeo Trend Wagon to find out why the model is a hard car to hate, but an even harder one to love.


Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok
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Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok

Volkswagen Australia continues to push for better safety features in its Amarok ute, as the company counts the cost of missing the latest safety tech. The Volkswagen Amarok doesn’t have the benchmark level of safety assistance tech that rivals such as the Ford Ranger do...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 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...


2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia
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2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia

Don't be fooled, what you're looking at here is the 2019 Ford Ranger, due to be revealed with a raft of new engines in time for its debut to the North American market in 2018. The US market Chevrolet Colorado uses a similar body to the Australian Holden Colorado, but is offered in a number of body configurations, which suggests Ford will also go down the same path and the vehicle you see here is merely a shell for the platform change underneath...


Takata pleads guilty over deadly airbag inflators, will pay $1.3 billion settlement
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Takata pleads guilty over deadly airbag inflators, will pay $1.3 billion settlement

Japanese automotive parts maker Takata has pleaded guilty in a US court, and has agreed to pay US$1 billion ($1.3 billion) in fines and compensation. The plea was made earlier this week at the US federal court in Detroit. According to the Associated Press and Reuters, Takata admitted that it had hid evidence that its airbag inflator could explode too forcefully, projecting deadly shrapnel towards those inside the vehicle...


2017 Ford Escape review
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2017 Ford Escape review

Despite the name change, the Ford Escape is a very familiar product, and that's a good thing. But, will the lack of AEB across the range cause it to stumble in this tough category?


2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison
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2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison

The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer. Quite literally, when you consider our test cars here. The hugely popular 4x4 double-cab is getting smarter, safer and more comfortable, but until now, one key area has remained somewhat elusive: power...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST revealed with new three-cylinder turbo engine

It is regarded as arguably the best bang-for-your-buck hot-hatch on the market, but the new 2017 Ford Fiesta ST is set to be a vastly different offering to its predecessor when it is unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The new Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a 1...


Ford GT Competition Series confirmed
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Ford GT Competition Series confirmed

A customer racing version of the new Ford GT has been revealed, just days after the existence of the Competition Series car was uncovered in the super coupe's owners manual. Essentially a 'no frills' version of the limited-edition road-going GT, the GT Competition Series builds on the car's lightweight development program, removing even more bulk and shifting the centre of gravity even closer to the track...


2018 Ford Fiesta ST teased ahead of debut later this week
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2018 Ford Fiesta ST teased ahead of debut later this week

The next-generation Ford Fiesta ST has been teased via a video on social media ahead of its launch on February 24, European time. The video, first released on Instagram overnight, features a lightly disguised pre-production Fiesta ST racing a BMX rider through the company's factory in Cologne, Germany...


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. Instead, Ford Australia says it is still speaking with affected owners (several of whom we have referred to higher levels of the company) and "investigating" whether it needs to call-in all Kugas with this engine for a fix...


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...