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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...

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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...


Demise of local manufacturing represents opportunity, says HSV head
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Demise of local manufacturing represents opportunity, says HSV head

The head of Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) says, while the end of local manufacturing in Australia is a loss, it's part of wider industry changes that, with the right mindset, represent opportunities. Speaking to CarAdvice this week, HSV managing director Tim Jackson said the factors behind the wind up of local production – first Ford, soon Holden, and then finally Toyota – aren’t merely confined to Australia...


2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power
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2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power

The sixth-generation pony car has only been with us since 2015, but already a facelifted and more powerful 2018 Ford Mustang has been revealed. There are few surprises here, however: The new-look 'Stang surfaced ahead of schedule yesterday, and details of its upgrades made their way online back in November...


2018 Ford Mustang update leaked
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2018 Ford Mustang update leaked

If you're one of the lucky ones with a Ford Mustang on backorder in Australia, don't read this story about leaked images of the 2018 Ford Mustang. Pictures of the facelifted Ford Mustang have leaked in a promotional video shot by Ford and reactions have been mixed...


2016 Ford Fiesta Sport review
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2016 Ford Fiesta Sport review

Dave jumps into the 2016 Ford Fiesta Sport to find out if the turbocharged three-cylinder is the next best thing to buying Ford’s baby hot hatch, the Fiesta ST.


Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger
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Alleged Ford designer says Bronco will be an Everest, 10-speed auto possible for Ranger

Hopes that the 2020 Ford Bronco would revive the design of the model that ended production in 1996 have, potentially, been dashed by a person who claims to be a Ford designer. The person stated on a Reddit Ask Me Anything session that the new Bronco "will be very similar to the current Ford Everest" and will have four passenger doors, unlike earlier Bronco models, which had two...


2018 Ford Focus wagon spied in the snow
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2018 Ford Focus wagon spied in the snow

A prototype for the next-generation Ford Focus wagon has been spied this week during the early stages of its development. Most will notice that this vehicle looks remarkably similar to the current 'LZ' Focus, however the familiar panels hide the new-generation car's running gear underneath – the perfect camouflage, almost...


Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019
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Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019

The next update for the Ford Ranger will be sold in the US from 2019, and will be accompanied by a new Bronco SUV in 2020. Apart from confirming their return to the North American market, after an absence of eight and 24 years, respectively, Ford hasn't released many details about either the new Ranger or Bronco...


Ford Bronco will use Ranger and Everest's T6 architecture – UPDATE
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Ford Bronco will use Ranger and Everest's T6 architecture – UPDATE

The reborn Ford Bronco will have a strong Australian connection, because it will be based on a version of the body-on-frame T6 architecture that underpins the Ranger and Everest. As Ford followers will know already, the T6 platform and the two vehicles it presently handles were developed by Ford Asia Pacific’s regional R&D hub based in Melbourne...


Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020
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Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020

Hybrid versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 have been locked in for 2020. Ford's executive vice president for product development Raj Nair outlined more details at today's Detroit motor show media day. The petrol-electric versions of two of Ford's most iconic models are among a planned 13 new global electrified cars to be rolled out over the next five years...


Ford Bronco locked in for 2020
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Ford Bronco locked in for 2020

The iconic Ford Bronco will return to the Blue Oval brand's global stable in 2020, the company's US chief Joe Hinrichs confirmed today. Ford chose the annual Detroit motor show to confirm the news, which has been suspected ever since United Auto Workers representative Bill Johnson let the cat out of the bag last October. Not much is known yet...


Ford F-150 gets diesel for the first time
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Ford F-150 gets diesel for the first time

The mighty Ford F-150 has scored a series of updates three years into its life cycle, headlined by the addition of a new 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. The 2018 model-year version of America's top-selling vehicle for 35 years running also gets revised front and rear styling, trims, more active safety features (such as pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection), and revised V6 and V8 petrol powertrains...


Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point
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Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point

  The first Ford autonomous car due in 2021 will have no steering wheel, no pedals and will not be sold to the public. But the Blue Oval brand will make a car consumers can buy with the same level of autonomy at some point, it has been revealed...


Autonomous cars may not crash, but they can’t stop other drivers crashing into you: Ford
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Autonomous cars may not crash, but they can’t stop other drivers crashing into you: Ford

Autonomous cars are designed to be safe – safer, even, than the average driver. In fact, that’s part of the reason companies are moving down this path – the collective social conscience dictates that anything that can be done to save lives on the road, should be done...


No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only
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No pedals, no steering wheel, not for sale: Ford autonomous car in 2021 will be for fleets only

The headline says it all: Ford’s first fully autonomous car will not be sold to members of the public, and nor will it have a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals. The as-yet-unnamed future model is destined to be used as a fleet vehicle for ride hailing companies – similar to Lyft and Uber – but instead of a driver trying to find you, the car will bring itself to wherever you may be...


Top ten growth brands of 2016
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Top ten growth brands of 2016

The results are in: annual new vehicle sales in 2016 were the highest on record, with the market growing two per cent to a tick under 1.18 million vehicles, thanks to strong growth from light commercials and SUVs. But what brands grew well above the market average? Here we list the top 10 growth brands, by raw numerical sales increase...


Ford, Toyota team up on alternative to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
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Ford, Toyota team up on alternative to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

Ford and Toyota have created the SmartDeviceLink Consortium to develop and promote an in-car smartphone application connectivity standard that will, the car makers' hope, rival the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay app mirroring technologies...


2017 Ford Escape confirmed with ANCAP five-star safety
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2017 Ford Escape confirmed with ANCAP five-star safety

A sticker swap this week has seen the new 2017 Ford Escape awarded the same five-star ANCAP safety rating held by its predecessor, the Kuga. That is to be expected, of course, with the Escape and Kuga separated by little more than a styling makeover, new features and a badge exchange...


Ford promises 13 electrified cars by 2021, including Mustang Hybrid, EV SUV, F-150 Hybrid
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Ford promises 13 electrified cars by 2021, including Mustang Hybrid, EV SUV, F-150 Hybrid

Overnight Ford announced that it has plans for 13 new electrified cars, all of which will hit the market by 2021. Ford has so far confirmed what seven of those vehicles will be. The headline product in this green onslaught will be a new electric small SUV due by 2020, which will have a range of "at least" 480 kilometres (300 miles)...