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Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

Although we're only a few months into the year, 2020 has already seen the exit of Holden, the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show and Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Ford EcoSport recycles 470 plastic bottles for carpets

Ford has outlined one of its measures for a sustainable future, detailing its use of recycled plastic bottles in the EcoSport SUV. Since the little crossover went on sale in 2012, Ford has reused more than 650 million 500ml plastic bottles to make the vehicle’s carpets, with each car giving 470 bottles a new lease on life...

2020 Ford Puma revealed-ish

Well, at least that's one mystery cleared up. Last year we told you Ford had trademarked the Puma name in Australia and now we know why, with the company unveiling a new compact crossover at its future-looking 'Go Further' event in Amsterdam yesterday...

Ford EcoSport replacement spied

It's widely believed the car seen here, a successor to today's Ford EcoSport, has been engineered with the developed world in mind, and rides on the same platform as the current Fiesta. The current EcoSport was designed primarily for the India, South America and other developing nations, and has not been warmly received outside of these markets...

Ford EcoSport recalled

Ford Australia has recalled the EcoSport SUV over concerns about the engine timing belt tensioner. According to the company, engine vibrations could make the timing belt tensioner fail, resulting in a loss of engine timing. That could lead to damage, or an engine shutdown. If the engine shuts down on the move, there's a risk of injury to the driver and other road users...

Ford Fiesta-based SUV spied

A development mule based on the Ford Fiesta has been spotted by photographers this week, leading us to believe the Blue Oval has an all-new small crossover in the works. First spotted in March, the prototype was initially believed to be an early development vehicle for the upcoming 'mini Bronco' off-roader due around 2020, however, this may not be the case...

2017 Ford Ecosport recalled

Ford Australia has issued a recall for "certain" 2017 Ecosport models over concerns a faulty front lower control arm could cause steering impairment and/or loss of power. The Blue Oval reports that improper welds are to blame for the issue, which could cause the front wheel assembly to hit the wheelhouse and the fenders...

CarAdvice podcast 86: We talk to a car manufacturer illustrator!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic. The Ford Edge ST, Mercedes-AMG CLS53 & E53, and Kia Cerato have been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N have been revealed, as has the 2019 Ford Ranger revealed for US market, and HSV 2018 range pricing has been announced...

Ford teases new ST model - UPDATE

Update: Ford has revealed the 2019 Edge ST this afternoon - get the full story here Ford Performance has released a preview of a new ST model heading for the 2018 Detroit motor show next week. The 25-second clip shows British stunt driver Ben Collins and another gentleman browsing some of the current Ford Performance portfolio, including the new GT supercar, the F-150 Raptor ute, and the Shelby GT350R Mustang...

2018 Ford EcoSport pricing and specs - UPDATE

UPDATE: Article now updated with pricing for the 2018 Ford EcoSport. The slow-selling Ford EcoSport small crossover SUV has finally received a much-need mid-life update to make it more competitive against the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona and co. The MY18 upgrade brings revised drivetrains, a drastically made-over cabin, more equipment and new styling headlined by a more upmarket grille design...

PowerShift: Ford Australia boss speaks against ACCC claims, regrets "poor experience" - video

Ford Australia has strongly denied claims made by the ACCC today that it mishandled customers suffering through issues with Ford Powershift transmissions. A press conference held today by Ford Australia CEO Graeme Whickman confirmed that Ford Australia would contest the ACCC's allegations in court, but agrees that it could have handled complaints better...