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CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...

Ford Fiesta ST: Ford Performance Edition revealed for the UK

Ford UK has revealed the Fiesta ST Ford Performance Edition, a limited-edition version of the new little hot hatch featuring a special paint finish and a range of performance accessories as standard...

Ford Fiesta ST: Local launch delayed until late 2019

The hotly-anticipated Ford Fiesta ST has been delayed for Australia, now scheduled for a "late 2019" arrival Down Under. Despite announcing a second quarter 2019 launch 12 months ago, Ford Australia has pushed back the introduction of its three-cylinder pint-sized hot hatch, with no official reasoning as yet...

Ford Fiesta, Focus mild-hybrid models confirmed for Europe - UPDATE

The Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and Ford Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models have been announced for the European market. UPDATE, 27/03/19: Ford Australia says it has "no announcements on Fiesta Hybrid or Focus Hybrid at this stage". Both models feature a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with a belt-driven integrated starter/generator in place of the regular alternator...

Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade

Tuning firm Mountune has announced a new upgrade package for the Ford Fiesta ST, which can be installed via a smartphone app. Dubbed m225, the flash tune bumps the three-cylinder hot hatch's outputs up to 165kW and 340Nm, up from the standard version's 147kW and 290Nm...

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 Fiesta, Ranger recalled

Ford has recalled the 2010-16 Fiesta and 2011-15 Ranger, over concerns about the pawl spring tab in the side-door latch. According to the company, the spring tab in a side-door latch could break, which usually prevents the door from latching. If the car can be closed, however, the door could open while the vehicle is moving...

Ford Fiesta ST hits 237km/h on Autobahn - video

If you're keen to find out how the Ford Fiesta ST sounds and goes before it lands in Aussie showrooms next year, this new video could be the answer to your prayers. Published on YouTube by AutoTopNL, the clip shows the Blue Oval's smallest performance model hitting north of 230km/h on a German autobahn, along with a 0-100 test...

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...

Ford Fiesta ST faces off with hot-hatch rivals - video

The new Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most hotly-anticipated hot hatches of recent times, with a sterling pedigree and promising early reviews. But how does it stack up against its pint-sized competitors? Matt Watson and CarWow clearly asking the same question, and lined it up with a Toyota Yaris GRMN, a Mini Cooper JCW, a Volkswagen Polo GTI and Peugeot 208 GTi to find out...

Review Wrap: Hand-picked content from May

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from May? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review It's Volvo's first foray into the compact SUV segment and it's a cracker of a car...