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2018 Ford Fiesta Van revealed

As we learned last week, the Ford Fiesta is coming to Australia – but the version you see here definitely won't make the trip. Where we're only getting the hottest ST, the European market will be getting the core range along with this – the Fiesta Van. From the outside, the Fiesta Van looks like a regular two-door model with some body-coloured paint over the rear windows...

CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...

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 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...

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...

Ford Fiesta axed in the US, Australian prospects still unclear

American fans of the Ford Fiesta will have to keep their current-generation vehicles, as the company's North American arm has announced that the US won't be getting any versions of its little hatchback - not even the hot ST model. Speaking with CarBuzz at the Frankfurt motor show, Leo Roeks, Ford Performance of Europe director, said low demand in the US is to blame for the Fiesta's demise...

Ken Block's Ford Fiesta gets a little dusty in new video

Ken Block is back! In his tenth Gymkhana instalment titled 'Terrakhana - The Ultimate Playground', he teams up with Pennzoil to go off-road at Swing Arm City, Utah. Seated in his Ford Fiesta RX43 rally car, Block puts the foot to the floor, resulting in massive dirt rooster tails...

Ford Powershift transmission issues explained

Dual-clutch transmissions have not had the best reputation in Australia. From the Volkswagen experience to the latest spout of issues with Ford’s PowerShift transmissions, the concept of ditching the conventional torque converter in favour of a ‘next-generation’ transmission has not been the smoothest experience for both customers or manufacturers...

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...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too

The future of the Ford Fiesta in Australia remains under a cloud of uncertainty, with the brand clearly considering whether it makes economic sense to bring the next-gen model Down Under. And now the Ford Focus could be in the firing line, too. CarAdvice spoke with Graeme Whickman, president and CEO of Ford Australia at the updated Ford Transit Custom launch this week, where the question of the Fiesta’s fate was raised...