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CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!

Join Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Tony Crawford in Sydney for the CarAdvice Christmas Party! Tony talks about his new purchase, a Ford Mustang Bullitt, and we announce the winner of guess the exhaust. In car news, external airbags have been put to the test, an i30 N Line has joined the Hyundai range, the McLaren 720S Spider has been revealed, and the Toyota GR Supra Super GT Concept has been teased...

Former Ford Argentina executives sentenced for aiding torture of employees

Pedro Muller and Hector Sibilla, former executives for Ford Argentina, have been sentenced for their role in various human rights abuses conducted by the military dictatorship, which ran the country from 1976 to 1983. The two were found guilty for their role in the kidnapping and torture 24 Ford employees from the company's factory in Buenos Aires in 1976...

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to use 3D-printed brake parts

The upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will make use of two 3D-printed parts in its brakes, developed at its Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Michigan. Along with the GT500, printed parts will be used in the interior of the F-150 bound for the Chinese market. The company says it has a bank of 23 3D printers at the facility in Redford, Michigan, where around 100 people are employed...

The Ford Ranger Raptor is worthy of kudos, not contempt

Ford Ranger Raptor. Quite often, it feels underpowered. Yep, it’s true: sometimes it feels like you could really use a bit more motor. And yes, I know, it’s hard to get particularly excited about a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, regardless of how many turbos it has. Many have come out in their hordes to deride the Ranger Raptor, purely because of what lies under the bonnet...

Volkswagen could build cars in Ford US plants

Volkswagen could build some of its vehicles at Ford factories in the USA, Herbert Diess, the German automaker's CEO, has revealed. Diess spoke to reporters including those from Automotive News after a discussion with US President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and senior officers from Daimler and BMW...

ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...

Ford teases new Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford has teased the arrival of the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, posting a picture of its supercharger cover on Twitter, along with the date of its expected reveal: January 14, 2019. While Ford is yet to specify details of the upcoming GT500, the company has previously stated it will be "the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever built", producing upwards of 700 horsepower (522kW)...

2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database

The all-new Ford Focus has already been priced and specified for Australia – including the new crossover-styled Focus Active – but there's still one gaping hole in the line-up: a low-$20k base model. Well, that could all be about to change. The Australian Government's 'Green Vehicle Guide' included a mystery Ambiente variant in its Focus listing – which details a vehicle's CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and noise data...

CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?

This week Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell are broadcasting from Torquay, Victoria, on a massive CarAdvice project at the AARC. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks... In car news, Audi has taken a four-door TT off the table, Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over 'serious misconduct', the Mazda CX-5 has been given a turbo engine and Apple CarPlay, and 2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs have been announced...

2019 Ford Focus Active wagon revealed in Europe

Ford has added the Active Wagon to its Focus range in Europe, expanding its range of pseudo crossover models to four on the continent. Like the Focus Active hatch, the wagon variant features off-road styling, although there's no mention of all-wheel drive. Like the hatch, the Active wagon seems to be a front-wheel drive only affair...

CarAdvice on YourMoney, 21 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric look at revolutionary changes in Israel's car market, Ford's electrifying vans, Holden's design strategies, 7-seat SUVs and plenty more. First up: Israel is killing off the internal combustion engine, as is Norway. How will this impact global car development and production? Elsewhere, Ford is now producing electric Transit vans...