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Is the Ford Maverick a Goose to lay golden eggs? CarAdvice decides

The new Ford Maverick ute caught quite a few by surprise when it was unveiled last night, offering ample payload and towing capabilities, mini-Ranger looks, standard hybrid power and a sharp starting price. But would this compact (in both size and price) ute work in Australia? The CarAdvice team weighs in with their thoughts – including a go at specifying an example of their own...

2022 Ford Maverick unveiled: Hybrid dual-cab ute cheaper than a Toyota Corolla, but not coming to Australia

The 2022 Ford Maverick dual-cab ute has been officially unveiled, as the smaller companion to one of Australia’s best-selling vehicles, the evergreen Ford Ranger ute – though an Australian launch remains off the table for now...

VFACTS May 2021: Ford Mustang gets a sales boost from limited-edition Mach 1

The Ford Mustang has had a brief reprieve from its sustained sales slide, with the Mach 1 limited-edition contributing to a momentary spike. Sales have largely been in freefall after reaching a peak in Australia four years ago. But limited editions such as the Bullitt, R-Spec and, now, the Mach 1, have helped drive a modest recovery...

Configurator Challenge: 2021 Ford Bronco

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. We're kicking off the return of this series with one of the most customisable vehicles on sale (overseas, albeit): the reborn 2021 Ford Bronco...

2022 Ford Maverick: Baby Ranger ute leaked ahead of June 8 reveal with hybrid power, not for Australia

The 2022 Ford Maverick has been teased for the first time ahead of its unveiling next week – but a set of leaked images have already spoiled the reveal surprise: a hybrid badge fitted to the tailgate. A pair of leaked images posted on the Maverick Truck Club forum show Ford's new sub-Ranger ute in full ahead of its reveal on 8 June 2021 at 8pm AEST, confirming the boxy, truck-like look first seen in leaked images taken on the Maverick's production line last year...

2022 Ford Ranger XL Single Cab spy photos

The next-generation 2022 Ford Ranger has been spied testing once again, this time in entry-level XL Single Cab guise. Following video of Ranger Super Cab prototypes being tested by Ford Australia engineers in southern NSW in April, our spy photography partners snapped the Single Cab body style touring US roads for the first time – with the circa-16-inch steel wheels worn by the prototype indicating it is an entry-level, work-focused XL variant...

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 buyers get free servicing, track day in lieu of missing equipment – UPDATE

UPDATE, 3 June 2021: Ford Australia has confirmed all 700 buyers of the Mustang Mach 1 will receive three years free servicing and a track experience day in lieu of missing equipment that had been advertised for the latest special edition. CarAdvice understands about a dozen Ford Mustang Mach 1 customers have either had their deposits refunded or, if they had taken delivery of the car, had the purchase price refunded in full...

VFACTS May 2021: Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max take out the Top Four, drive record ute sales 

Australia’s love affair with utes has hit a new milestone, accounting for approximately one in four of every new vehicle sold last month. Three utes – the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max – filled the Top Four sales positions in May 2021 as buyers prepare to holiday at home amid international travel restrictions, and tradies tool up for the constriction boom...

Ford readying twin-turbo Godzilla engine – report

Ford is reportedly working on a force-inducted version of its massive 7.3-litre 'Godzilla' V8 engine which would likely be sold as a crate motor. According to sources close to development, Ford Authority reports the pushrod powerplant will offer a twin-turbocharged variant and is currently being tested in at least two Ford Super Duty pick-up trucks...

Now that is art: Australian muscle car prices remain in top gear

When Ford motorsport legend and Bathurst winner Allan Moffat first saw the Falcon GT sedan that would take him to victory in the early 1970s, he scoffed at the price. “No-one’s going to pay $5000 for a Ford Falcon,” Moffat would later say, recalling one of the biggest regrets of his motorsport career: not buying one of the iconic cars...

The Ford Ranger Raptor commercial that will never be shown in Australia

It came as something of a surprise that the Ford Ranger is the best-selling ute in Europe, a market not well known for its pick-up truck culture. So when Ford of Europe recently released the Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition, it was only fitting it did so with ‘bad-ass’ advertising campaign...