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Car factories hope to reopen with revised safety procedures

As carmarkers around the world prepare to resume assembly on the other side of COVID-19, a few have started devising plans based on protocols learned during ventilator production, as reported by Reuters. Detroit’s Ford and General Motors have produced ventilators in their US facilities to support the healthcare system in the nation...

Ford Mustang Mach-E: UK pricing revealed for new electric SUV

Pricing for the Ford Mustang Mach-E in the United Kingdom has been revealed, with the electric crossover kicking off from a price equivalent to just over AU$81,000. UK deliveries of the Mach-E will begin later in the year, with the entry-level standard-range rear-wheel drive version starting from £40,270 and boasting a claimed range of around 450km and an output of 180kW from its 76kWh battery...

Ford offers free pick up and drop off for servicing and recalls during COVID-19

Ford Australia has announced it will offer free home pick up and drop off of vehicles for customers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The service is available for routine servicing and warranty repairs from now until 30 June 2020 – to be initially offered at selected dealerships. Supplementing the service, Ford will also take extra measures to disinfect ‘major touch points’ of vehicles...

Ford joins coronavirus fight, prepares to make medical equipment and masks

US car giant Ford has joined its rival General Motors in answering the call to arms to battle the outbreak of the coronavirus across North America. Ford will work with GE Healthcare to expand production of a simplified version of the company’s existing ventilator design to support patients with respiratory failure or who have difficulty breathing...

The 10 most popular cars in video games, ranked

The most popular car brands and models to feature in video games have been revealed in a new study conducted by UK car sales website Carwow. The study – which analysed thousands of video games featuring cars (whether as the main focus or merely as tools for players to utilise) – ranked popularity based on how many appearances brands and models made across the titles...

Supercars will continue despite COVID-19, but it won’t be with real cars

Following Supercars Championship’s decision to postpone events this year due to combat COVID-19, the season will continue in the form of the ‘Supercars All Stars Eseries’ – a competition between its real-life racers held online using racing simulators. The professional drivers will compete from their homes using ‘iRacing’, a simulator that is largely considered the most realistic offering available...

2020 Ford Focus ST gets the Mountune treatment, but not in Australia

UK Ford tuning expert Mountune has worked its magic on the new-generation Focus ST hot hatch to boost power and performance. However, Australian owners will likely miss out on the upgrade option even though Mountune kits were offered through Ford dealers for the previous generation Focus ST and Fiesta ST...

Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out

This story was first published in June 2018. Right now, dual-cab utes sit number one and two on the list of highest-selling cars in Australia. They’re bought by tradies and 4WDers right? Wrong. Many of them are bought as an everyday run-around and rarely, if ever, hit the dirt or sand. As a keen off-roader, I find it upsetting that many 4WDs never heed their calling...

2021 Ford Bronco Sport order guide reveals key specs of new 'Baby Bronco'

The smaller and less hardcore of two new Ford Bronco models, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, has had its key specifications leaked online as the new model joins Ford’s US ordering system, less than a fortnight after leaked images surfaced online...

Tesla, Ford and GM offer to build ventilators amid shortages

Car companies in the US and UK are offering up their manufacturing plants for the production of ventilators, in a bid to assist with growing shortages imposed by the coronavirus crisis. The movement started when UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on local manufacturers to mobilise in order to increase output of the units, which are an essential for critical coronavirus patients who require breathing assistance...

Car companies provide payment relief for US customers amid coronavirus outbreak

Several carmakers in the United States are allowing new car buyers to delay or reschedule their car finance payments amid closures and financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In an effort to maintain new car sales during a time of financial uncertainty, manufacturers like Ford, Hyundai, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan are offering their US customers alternate options if they can't continue to make payments...