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Ford Australia not planning to kill passenger cars

Ford Australia doesn’t intend to follow its parent company’s move to all but axe its entire passenger-car range in the USA, but admits the future of the mid-sized Mondeo is uncertain...

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Aviar Motors R67: All-electric '67 Mustang revealed
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Aviar Motors R67: All-electric '67 Mustang revealed

Aviar Motors, a Russian electric vehicle (EV) start-up, has revealed its first creation: the R67. Based on a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback, the Aviar R67 is claimed to be "the first electric muscle car with incredible acceleration, dynamics, and a high level of comfort"...


2019 Ford Focus: New variants, marketing to push sales revival
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2019 Ford Focus: New variants, marketing to push sales revival

Ford Australia is expanding the Focus range with new variants and rethinking its marketing strategy, as it plots a sales revival for its small car. Focus sales have plummeted in recent years, with the model set to record its lowest annual figure since the model replaced the Laser late in 2002...


2019 Ford Endura review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Ford Endura review

Many Australians sorely miss the locally built Ford Territory. We’ve had our first local drive of the imported Endura to discover whether that large-SUV product gap has been adequately filled…...

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$44,990 - $67,990

REVIEW: Ford Endura (Ford Edge) hits Australia
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REVIEW: Ford Endura (Ford Edge) hits Australia

The Endura certainly has its natural place in Ford’s SUV line-up, offering more interior space than an Escape and lower pricing and greater on-road focus than an Everest. Whether it stands out sufficiently in a crowded mainstream large-SUV class full of seven-seaters is another question.


Ford Australia on Endura: Why we didn't name it ‘Territory'
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Ford Australia on Endura: Why we didn't name it ‘Territory'

Public feedback contributed to Ford Australia’s decision to avoid reviving the Territory nameplate for the new large SUV it has released this month. The imported Endura joins the brand’s sports utility vehicle range just over two years after local production of the popular Territory ended. The 4...


Ford Mustang: Living the dream with old and new
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Ford Mustang: Living the dream with old and new

Adam goes touring in the new Mustang, and one of its legendary predecessors!


Past Blast: Ford Mustang, old and new

Past Blast: Ford Mustang, old and new

Classic. Ageless. Iconic. Legend. All words thrown about these days when referring to everything from the latest iPad to overpriced celebrity inspired sneakers. But in the automotive world, certain models of car are truly worthy of such illustrious titles. The Porsche 911, the Toyota LandCruiser, Volkswagen Beetle and of course, the Ford Mustang...


REVIEW: All-new 2019 Ford Focus ups the ante
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REVIEW: All-new 2019 Ford Focus ups the ante

The new-generation 2019 Ford Focus is now on sale, and it couldn't have arrived a minute sooner. Can it take the game up to the Golf? Let's find out.


2019 Ford Focus hatch review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Ford Focus hatch review

The old Ford Focus was under-appreciated, but the new Mk4 model tested here is better again. It's at the pointy end of the class in the areas of driving dynamics, space, infotainment and active safety. Shortlist it.

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Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced for aiding torture of employees
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Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced for aiding torture of employees

Pedro Muller and Hector Sibilla, former executives for Ford Argentina, have been sentenced for their role in various human rights abuses conducted by the military dictatorship, which ran the country from 1976 to 1983. The two were found guilty for their role in the kidnapping and torture 24 Ford employees from the company's factory in Buenos Aires in 1976...


2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to use 3D-printed brake parts
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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to use 3D-printed brake parts

The upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will make use of two 3D-printed parts in its brakes, developed at its Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Michigan. Along with the GT500, printed parts will be used in the interior of the F-150 bound for the Chinese market. The company says it has a bank of 23 3D printers at the facility in Redford, Michigan, where around 100 people are employed...


The Ford Ranger Raptor is worthy of kudos, not contempt
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The Ford Ranger Raptor is worthy of kudos, not contempt

Ford Ranger Raptor. Quite often, it feels underpowered. Yep, it’s true: sometimes it feels like you could really use a bit more motor. And yes, I know, it’s hard to get particularly excited about a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, regardless of how many turbos it has. Many have come out in their hordes to deride the Ranger Raptor, purely because of what lies under the bonnet...


Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants
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Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants

Volkswagen could build some of its vehicles at Ford factories in the USA, Herbert Diess, the German automaker's CEO, has revealed. Diess spoke to reporters including those from Automotive News after a discussion with US President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and senior officers from Daimler and BMW...


ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings
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ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...


Ford teases new Mustang Shelby GT500
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Ford teases new Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford has teased the arrival of the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, posting a picture of its supercharger cover on Twitter, along with the date of its expected reveal: January 14, 2019. While Ford is yet to specify details of the upcoming GT500, the company has previously stated it will be "the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever built", producing upwards of 700 horsepower (522kW)...


2019 Ford Mustang: 5 Cool Things
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2019 Ford Mustang: 5 Cool Things

It’s become one of Australia’s most popular performance cars and understandably so, mixing old-school muscle-car charm with modern technology and performance, and just two years after Ford officially brought the Mustang to our shores, we’ve already received an updated version...


2019 Lincoln Aviator unveiled
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2019 Lincoln Aviator unveiled

The Lincoln Aviator has been unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. Although the new three-row crossover is unlikely to ever show up on Australian shores, it rides on the same rear- and all-wheel drive platform as the next-generation Ford Explorer. The top-spec Aviator Grand Touring model will be fitted with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a 3...


2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database
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2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database

The all-new Ford Focus has already been priced and specified for Australia – including the new crossover-styled Focus Active – but there's still one gaping hole in the line-up: a low-$20k base model. Well, that could all be about to change. The Australian Government's 'Green Vehicle Guide' included a mystery Ambiente variant in its Focus listing – which details a vehicle's CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and noise data...


2019 Ford Focus Active wagon revealed in Europe
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2019 Ford Focus Active wagon revealed in Europe

Ford has added the Active Wagon to its Focus range in Europe, expanding its range of pseudo crossover models to four on the continent. Like the Focus Active hatch, the wagon variant features off-road styling, although there's no mention of all-wheel drive. Like the hatch, the Active wagon seems to be a front-wheel drive only affair...