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Reverse Gear podcast: A look back at the car world of 1998

Google was founded, Jo Beth Taylor said goodbye to Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, and the Spice Girls were spicing up everyone's life. But what was happening within the automotive world in 1998? Join Mandy Turner and Kez Casey on Reverse Gear, as they take you back to the biggest model launches, dissect Australian sales figures, take an in-depth look at the Ford Falcon AU, and discover 1998 cars currently for sale...

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 Ranger gets the military treatment – and it could come to Australia

The Ford Ranger is ready for battle – not just in the sales race against the Toyota Hilux – but now it has received military honours. One of Europe’s leading military suppliers and automotive engineering firms, Ricardo, has created a concept vehicle based on the Ford Ranger pick-up that can be used for defence, policing, security and rescue services...

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...

2020 Ford Mustang R-Spec pricing: Supercharged V8 limited edition for Australia

Ford has finally answered the call for supercharged power in its iconic Mustang muscle car – by developing a special R-Spec limited edition right here in Australia. Just 500 examples will be made, priced from $99,980 plus on-road costs. They are due in showrooms in early 2020...

Ford and Mahindra joint venture formed for emerging markets

Ford and Mahindra have agreed to form a joint venture valued at US$275 million ($406 million), which will be based in India and focussed on making vehicles for "high-growth emerging markets around the world". Mahindra will be the dominant partner in the relationship, owning 51 per cent of the joint venture and running day-to-day operations...

2020 Ford 'Baby Bronco’ spied

With the latest Escape looking more like its Focus platform-mate than ever before, Ford has identified a need for a compact crossover with more rugged, square-rigged styling. Enter what many are calling the “baby Bronco”. Its boxy silhouette should bear a resemblance to the reborn, adventure-ready Ranger-based Bronco that’s currently in development...

Ford to put its India business into Mahindra joint venture - report

If the deal goes through, it will be latest step in Ford CEO Jim Hackett's drive to staunch the bleeding from the firm's overseas subsidiaries. According to Bloomberg, Ford is currently in discussions with Mahindra about a joint venture in India. The proposed deal would see Ford put most of its Indian assets into the new firm, of which it would own 49 per cent...

Car News Daily: 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...

2020 Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid detailed, not for Oz

The new Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid van and Torneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid eight-seat people mover have been detailed for the European market this week. Both are technically a range-extended electric vehicles, despite the 'Plug-in Hybrid' naming, as the 93kW electric motor is the only thing driving the front wheels. When the 13...

Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator being rebuilt in tents before delivery - report

Both the new Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator are reportedly undergoing extensive repairs before being sent to dealers across North America. According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford is shipping the Explorer and its twin-under-the-skin Lincoln Aviator from their production facility in Chicago, Illinois to another plant in Flat Rock, just outside of Detroit, Michigan, around 440 kilometres away...