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Configurator Challenge: Ford GT

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. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Ford GT...

2019 Ford Focus to debut new HUD and suspension tech

Ford has detailed new technologies for the upcoming Focus range, including a fighter-jet inspired head-up display (HUD) and an adaptive suspension system that can sense potholes. Both features have been detailed by the Blue Oval's European division, as both will make their regional debut when the all-new small car arrives...

CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...

2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled – UPDATE

UPDATE, 21/6/18: Ford Australia has expanded this recall, and has announced parts are now available to rectify the fault. See article for more details. Ford Australia has issued a recall for 73,000 Ranger utes, over concerns a buildup of debris on the vehicle's underbody could pose a fire risk...

Ford and Volkswagen exploring 'strategic alliance'

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have signed a memorandum of understanding ahead of a possible 'strategic alliance', which could see the two automotive giants team up to develop commercial vehicles. The pairing wouldn't involve any equity sharing or "cross-ownership stakes", ruling out the possibility of a massive automotive alliance in a similar vein to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi or Peugeot Citroen (PSA)...

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt here in October from $73,688

The Ford Mustang Bullitt has been detailed for the Australian market, with the special-edition pony car to be priced from $73,688 before on-road costs when it arrives later this year. Set to become the most powerful version of the Ford Mustang ever sold by Ford Australia, the Bullitt carries an array of unique appointments including a gruntier V8 engine, Dark Highland Green exterior paint, and gloss-black Torque Thrust-style alloy wheels...

CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...

2018.5 Ford Escape pricing and specs

Ford Australia has confirmed 2018.5 Escape pricing and specifications, announcing the addition of range-wide standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and a new ST-Line grade from September. Every new Escape will include AEB as standard, having previously bundled it in the $1300 Driver Assist Technologies pack on Trend and Titanium models, and not offered it on the base Ambiente...

Ford testing 'autonomous' food delivery in Miami

Ford has teamed up with Postmates to test a self-driving food truck in Miami, in an attempt to better understand how people interact with unmanned delivery vehicles. When we say unmanned, we mean vehicles that appear unmanned. Ford is already running a number of trials with autonomous cars, but this is aimed at better understanding how people actually deal with the car once it's arrived with their food...

2018 Ford Ranger, Everest recalled for steering fix

Ford Australia has recalled the 2018 Everest and Ranger, over concerns the intermediate steering shaft weld might not be to specification. According to the company, the potentially dodgy weld could make the steering column detach from the steering gear. If that happens, there's a risk the driver will lose steering, increasing the risk of accident or injury...

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 revealed, still not for Oz

The updated Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has been detailed this week, bringing numerous enhancements for better driver engagement and track performance. For 2019, the Blue Oval has made changes to the GT350's aerodynamics package – including a new spoiler with available gurney flap – which are claimed to reduce drag, while the new custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres offer better grip...