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Ford Focus: Through the generations

The all-new 2018 Ford Focus has just been revealed, and will be lobbing in Australian showrooms towards year's end – but how did it get to where it is now? We thought we'd take a look back on the previous three generations of Ford's popular small car, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, coinciding with the launch of its fourth iteration...

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Ken Block puts his Escort through its paces - Video
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Ken Block puts his Escort through its paces - Video

Ken Block, professional hoon and all-round internet sensation, raised a few eyebrows when he bought an old Ford Escort Cosworth last year. After all, it's a significant departure from his usual diet of hotted-up Focus and Mustang models...


2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet teased
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2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet teased

The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet has been teased in a frontal rendering, ahead of a full reveal in the northern hemisphere's summer. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ford's pony car, the Cobra Jet will be limited to just 68 units and available in two colours – Race Red or Oxford White. Ford has confirmed the Mustang Cobra Jet will feature a supercharged 5...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...


Brisbane's car scene isn't dead
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Brisbane's car scene isn't dead

We happened to tag along to a recent event known only as "Garage stars". The aim of this relatively new Brisbane based car club is to bring the car meets of old back to life with the mantra of quality over quantity. We rocked up to a beautiful sight indeed! Pics thanks to Harps Photography.


Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight
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Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight

In a big day of performance news for Ford and its fans, Holden couldn't help but remind racing tragics of its own legend status on the track. Fair enough, too, given Ford has announced it'll race its hugely popular rear-wheel-drive V8 Mustang next year, while Holden's entry is based on a car that has hurt more than a few feelings in the Lion camp...


Ford Fiesta: Core range axed in Australia
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Ford Fiesta: Core range axed in Australia

While the new Ford Fiesta ST has been confirmed for our market, the core models of the next-generation light hatch are unlikely to come Down Under. Speaking with media at the local launch of the Ford Performance sub-brand, Graeme Whickman, CEO of Ford Australia, cited stagnant private sales in that segment as the clear hurdle...


Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia
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Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia

Ford has announced the launch of Ford Performance  sub-brand in Australia, backed by the news the 2018 Mustang will be homologated for the 2019 Supercars season. The first Ford Performance-branded models to touch Australian soil will be the 2018 Mustang and hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor...


Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia

It's official, the Ford Fiesta ST has been confirmed for Australia – though we won't be seeing it until the second quarter of 2019. The Blue Oval delivered the news today at the launch of its Ford Performance sub-brand in Melbourne...


2018 Ford Escort revealed for China
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2018 Ford Escort revealed for China

The Chinese-market Ford Escort has received a comprehensive update for 2018, likely in line with the all-new Focus also revealed overnight. Upgrades include a revised exterior, which appears to draw inspiration from the new Focus range, a new 1.5-litre 'Ti-VCT' petrol engine, and additional luxury and technology features compared to the current model...


2018 Ford EcoSport Trend review
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2018 Ford EcoSport Trend review

The Ford EcoSport has been given an important update, but is it good enough to move buyers in the competitive compact SUV segment?

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2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE
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2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once. The hatch and wagon models are primarily aimed at European customers, while the sedan has its sights set on Asia and, presumably, North America...


Ute comparison 2018: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-MAX v Mazda BT-50 v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison 2018: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-MAX v Mazda BT-50 v Volkswagen Amarok

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Consider, for a moment, that the eight most popular dual-cab models managed 193,000 sales in Australia last year, which equals 16 per cent of the entire new vehicle market...


Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?
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Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...


2019 Ford Focus hatch, wagon leaked
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2019 Ford Focus hatch, wagon leaked

The hotly-anticipated 2019 Ford Focus has been leaked, ahead of an official reveal later tonight. The fourth-generation hatchback has been snapped, spied and teased extensively in the past year, but Ford will keep us waiting until later tonight for a full, official reveal. In the meantime, images leaked in what appears to be a promotional video have given us a look at the car in its various trims...


Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced
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Ford Ranger Raptor pricing announced

Ford Australia has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor, with proceedings to kick off at $74,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms later this year. That means the range-topping Ranger comes in at $13,200 more expensive than the current Wildtrak, and $6500 more than the Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate...


2020 Ford Focus RS going hybrid - report
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2020 Ford Focus RS going hybrid - report

Ford is planning to transform the next-generation Focus RS into a petrol-electric rival to the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3, according to new reports from Europe. According to Autocar, the 2020 RS will make use of 48V mild-hybrid tech to meet ever-tightening emissions regulations. The report suggests the current 257kW 2...


2019 Ford Focus teased ahead of April 10 reveal
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2019 Ford Focus teased ahead of April 10 reveal

Ford has teased its upcoming fourth-generation Focus, ahead of a full (and long-awaited) debut next week. The hatchback has been snapped, spied and teased extensively over the past 12 months, but the Blue Oval has kept us waiting for a closer look...


Ford 'Mini Bronco' SUV spied
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Ford 'Mini Bronco' SUV spied

The upcoming Ford compact off-roader has been spied for the first time during development testing, wearing a Fiesta body as camouflage. Announced as part of the company's 2020 product rollout strategy just weeks ago, this mule is believed to be an early prototype for the Blue Oval's upcoming small off-road SUV designed to "win a growing number of people who love getting away and spending time outdoors"...


2019 Ford Mondeo spied
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2019 Ford Mondeo spied

The facelifted Ford Mondeo has been spied on an ice track in Sweden this week, giving us a first look at the mid-life refresh of the Blue Oval's medium car. Earlier this week the Mondeo's North American twin, the Fusion, was revealed in facelifted 2019 guise – and it appears the Euro-market equivalent is in line for a similar treatment...