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How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars...

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2019 Ford Focus ST to get 2.3L turbo - report
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2019 Ford Focus ST to get 2.3L turbo - report

The next-generation Ford Focus ST will get a 2.3-litre turbo four and be offered solely with a manual transmission – according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the new ST's motor will have "close technical links" to the engine used in the current Focus RS, though it will be 'adapted' to for the front-wheel drive hot hatch with around 250bhp (186kW)...


Ford F-150, Toyota Corolla lead global sales during first half of 2018
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Ford F-150, Toyota Corolla lead global sales during first half of 2018

JATO Dynamics says global car sales totalled 44 million during the first six months of 2018, up 3.6 per cent on the same time last year, with SUV sales up 14 per cent to at least 14.95 million units. Analysts from the firm crunched the numbers from 57 markets, including 29 countries in Europe, China, the USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, South Korea, India, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied

The 2019 Ford Focus ST has been snapped testing on the Nurburgring, revealing its aggressive bodykit and diffuser in greater detail than before. In keeping with the heavily-camouflaged vehicle we snapped in April, the ST looks like a regular Focus on steroids, with pumped-up air intakes up front and a subtle side skirt, along with 19-inch alloy wheels from the current-generation ST offered overseas...


Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch
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Ford Ranger Raptor design patent confirms North American launch

Ford is yet to officially confirm the existence of a Ranger Raptor for the North American market, but documents filed with IP Australia referencing an American design patent suggest its announcement is imminent. The long-awaited return of the Ranger to the USA was announced earlier this year, but left out any mention of the Raptor, which shares its four-wheel disc brakes with the American chassis, but picks up a coil-sprung suspension and a Watt's linkage instead of leaf springs...


Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal
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Ford teases 'new performance vehicle' for Gamescom reveal

Ford of Europe has confirmed it will be revealing a "new performance vehicle" at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, which commences on August 21. Not much else has been officially confirmed about the new model, though the Blue Oval says the vehicle is "for drivers and gamers", that "promises to bring the fun back to on- and off-road driving"...


Ford to move to just five global modular platforms
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Ford to move to just five global modular platforms

Hau Thai-Tang, head of product development and purchasing at Ford, told attendees at 2018 J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in New York about the company's new platform portfolio plan as part of its drive to cut US$25.5 billion ($34.3 billion) from costs between now and 2025. Ford's latest platform plan follows on from the successful One Ford strategy implemented by former CEO Alan Mulally during his reign, which began in 2006...


Ford Mustang: 10 millionth example rolls off the production line
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Ford Mustang: 10 millionth example rolls off the production line

Ford has celebrated the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, more than five decades after the first example rolled off the line. As you'd expect, Ford has specced its modern milestone car to match the original... sort of. The car is a GT V8 Convertible finished in Wimbledon White, the same hue as the 1964...


Ford expands trial of exoskeleton vest for factory workers
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Ford expands trial of exoskeleton vest for factory workers

Ford has expanded the trial of the EksoVest, an upper-body exoskeleton designed to support the wearer's arms, to 15 of its factories across the globe. Made by Ekso Bionics, the EksoVest helps support the weight people are carrying, thereby reducing the stress on both the shoulders and arms, and alleviating the physical demands of repetitive overhead tasks...


2019 Ford Territory unveiled
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2019 Ford Territory unveiled

The Ford Territory has been revived, but not quite in the way many had expected or hoped. Although it won't be available in Australia, we did play a role in its development. The new Territory looks to be a JMC Yusheng SM330 crossover with an updated front fascia, new headlights, and a Ford grille. It's not clear yet if any changes have been made to the rear of the car...


Ford senior product manager fired over misconduct
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Ford senior product manager fired over misconduct

Ford has fired its second high-profile senior employee over alleged misconduct this year, with reports confirming Prakash Patel, global director of program management and ex-lead project manager on the 50th Anniversary Mustang, has been let go. According to a report in Automotive News quoting "a source with knowledge of the matter", Patel was fired for "acting inappropriately"...


2014-15 Ford Kuga recalled
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2014-15 Ford Kuga recalled

Ford Australia has issued a recall for the Kuga crossover built between December 2014 and September 2015, over concerns an oil leak could develop. The Blue Oval reports the condition could occur if the engine overheats, resulting in a loss of engine oil. Should this happen, oil on the road can create a safety hazard for other road users...


Ford of Europe to prioritise crossover and commercial vehicles
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Ford of Europe to prioritise crossover and commercial vehicles

Earlier this week, Ford announced its European arm had made a pre-tax loss of US$73 million ($98 million) during the first half of 2018, a massive change from the US$88 million ($118 million) profit the company booked in the second half of 2017...


2019 Ford Everest pricing and specs
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2019 Ford Everest pricing and specs

Ford Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Everest line-up, with prices to start from $49,190 before on-road costs when the new model goes on sale in September. Headlining the upgrades is the addition of autonomous emergency braking as standard equipment on Trend and Titanium grades, while the Sync 3 navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard across the range...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor: Your top questions answered
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor: Your top questions answered

We've been busy in the Northern Territory this week, testing the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor. While we were up there, we wanted to answer the questions you sent through via social media. If there's anything we missed that you're still interested in having answered, let us know in the comments below! MORE: 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor review MORE: Ford Ranger Raptor news, reviews, comparisons and videos...


Ford Focus-based ute under consideration- report
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Ford Focus-based ute under consideration- report

  Ford is reportedly considering a new car-based ute, but instead of a rear-wheel drive platform that underpinned generations of Falcon utilities, this new one will be based on the front-wheel drive Focus. Automobile understands Ford is mulling plans to develop a vehicle to replace the Courier, which was last made in Brazil in 2013, based on the fourth-generation Fiesta...


2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets Raptor power
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2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets Raptor power

Ford has revealed the 2019 F-150 Limited for North America, which now comes with the same high-output 3.5-litre 'Ecoboost' twin-turbo V6 as the F-150 Raptor and GT supercar. Developing a meaty 335kW of power and 691Nm of torque, the new F-150 Limited is claimed to be the "most powerful light-duty pickup in America"...


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The Cars of Tourrettes

How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?
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Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?

  One of the biggest complaints most of you had – outside of engine performance – about the Ford Ranger Raptor launched in Darwin this week was the lack of towing capacity and payload. Why can't the Ranger Raptor tow or carry as much load as its counterparts? It mainly comes down to the suspension...


Ford GT and Mustang recalled for Takata airbags
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Ford GT and Mustang recalled for Takata airbags

Mustang Motorsport and Crossover Car Conversions have issued a recall for the 2005-06 Ford GT and 2005-14 Ford Mustang as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Like other notices relating to Takata airbags, the inflator propellant could degrade over time due to high temperatures and humidity...