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Australians continue to gorge themselves on four-wheel-drive SUVs to holiday at home

Australians are preparing to holiday at home next year, with the latest sales figures showing a continued surge in sales of four-wheel-drive wagons. Demand for iconic four-wheel-drives such as the Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol remained strong in September, bucking the market trend of a 20.5 per cent decline year-to-date...

Ford Ranger and Everest recalled for transmission defect, 20,000 cars affected

Ford Australia has issued a recall of 15,924 examples of its 2017-2019 Ranger ute (shown above), and 5044 examples of its 2018-2019 Everest SUV due to a fault with the 10-speed automatic transmission. Included Ranger models were sold between 19 December 2017 and 15 October 2019, while included Everest models were sold between 30 May 2018 and 16 October 2019...

Ford Ranger, Everest to debut connected 'FordPass' app in Australia

Ford has given its strong-selling Ranger dual-cab ute and ute-based Everest SUV a technology boost for 2020. From the middle of the year the entire line-up will be offered with FordPass Connect as standard, allowing owners to monitor and control their cars using a smartphone app...

Isuzu MU-X outsells direct rivals again

One of the most commonly asked questions accompnying each month's VFACTS sales report centres around which brand is winning the ute-based SUV sales race. These rugged body-on-frame, towing-ready offerings clearly have a dedicated following. For the sake of one argument, we do not include Toyota's pricier Prado in this sub-segment, but you could argue the case either way...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Ford Everest BaseCamp accessories pack announced

Ford Australia has rolled out a ‘BaseCamp’ accessories pack on its Everest 4x4, bringing a claimed $6000 of extra value for a third of that price. The $2000 (fitted) package can be fitted to the top-selling Trend four-wheel drive model, and brings a 76mm nudge bar, a Ford Genuine bonnet protector and snorkel, a Ford-licensed LED light bar, black roof-mounted carry bars, a Pioneer roof platform, and a Sunseeker awning...

2020 Ford Everest Sport pricing and specs

The 2020 Ford Everest line-up will be joined by a new Everest Sport variant before the end of this year, bringing a range of dark-themed upgrades priced from $62,290 plus on-road costs. Slotting between the Trend and Titanium grades, the Everest Sport will be available with both the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and 2...

Ford 'stop sale' on 2.0-litre turbo diesel continues, no word when it will be lifted

Ford Australia does not know how long it will take to fix a problem with more than 2000 vehicles equipped with single-turbo and twin-turbo versions of its 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine – including some versions of the Ranger ute (pictured)...

CarAdvice podcast 162: Take a ride in the 2019 Lexus LC500h

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and James Wong. In car news, the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS will be coming to Australia, the Ford and Volkswagen alliance is expanding to electric and autonomous tech, the Lotus Evija has been unveiled, and the 2019 Ford Everest is getting AEB across the range. Sam Purcell reviews the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg and takes it off-roading...

2019 Ford Everest gets AEB standard across the range

Ford has upped the pressure on its ute-based SUV rivals, adding potentially life-saving autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and pedestrian detection technology to its entire 2019 Everest range. The seven-seat SUV is based on the Ranger platform, and goes head-to-head with the Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Holden Trailblazer and Toyota Fortuner...

2018 Ford Everest recalled

Ford Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 Everest over concerns the seat cushion frame may not be to specification, which could pose a safety risk in the event of an accident. According to the Blue Oval, certain vehicles produced from 9 March 2018 through 13 March 2018 could have seat cushion frames that have improper welding...