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Ford GT production count grows by 350 units

Ford has expanded production of its GT supercar again, announcing 350 new vehicles will be offered atop the existing production run of 1000. When it was first announced, there were only plans to build 500 examples of the GT. Then, in August 2016, Ford announced plans to extend production by two years, pushing the build count to 1000...

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 leaked

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been ousted on social media, giving us a first look at the manic pony-snake flagship. Posted on Instagram by user sinister_lifestyle, the blue example you see pictured features a new set of massive alloy wheels, a unique front fascia, a more aggressive body kit, and a massive fixed rear wing...

CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Scott Collie. In car news, the Kia Picanto GT has been given a 2019 arrival date, pricing and specs have been released for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, Sydney has been labelled Australia's most congested city, and the Renault Alaskan could be set for a 2020 Australian launch...

Ford Ranger Raptor ruled out for the US

Hermann Salenbauch, vehicle line director at Ford Performance, has ruled out the introduction of the Ranger Raptor in North America according to new reports. Speaking with Autoblog, Salenbauch explained there are a couple of reasons why the company's smallest Raptor wouldn't be heading Stateside...

2019 Ford Mustang Ecoboost pricing and specs

Ford Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the new 2019 Mustang Ecoboost, joining the V8-powered GT models that arrived in local showrooms earlier this year. Priced from $49,990 plus on-road costs for the Ecoboost Fastback manual, the MY19 model is a significant $4000 dearer than the model it replaces, though this is offset by an increase in standard specification...

2007-2017 Ford Mondeo added to Takata recall

Ford has added the 2007-2009 and 2014-2017 Mondeo to the ever-growing list of vehicles in line to have their faulty Takata airbags replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant in affected vehicles degrade...

Ford Mustang Bullitt almost sold out in Australia

Keen to get your hands on a Mustang Bullitt? Best be quick, they're almost all gone in Australia. The limited-edition throwback to Steve McQueen's legendary movie Mustang was today revealed for the Australian market in Melbourne, but very few of the 700 examples offered locally are still available...

2019 Ford Ranger: Half of XLT/Wildtraks are bi-turbo

Were you wondering whether buyers would take to the 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine offered in the new Ford Ranger? Wonder no longer, because it appears they're happily hopping aboard the downsizing train. Martin Gunsberg, Ford Australia communications head, today told media 50 per cent of Ranger XLT and Wildtrak buyers are opting for the new 2...

Ford begins production of electric Transit vans

Production of an electric Ford Transit van has begun in Europe as part of a partnership with Deutsche Post. Dubbed StreetScooter, these vans start life as a standard Transit chassis built in Turkey. They're fitted with unique bodies and drivetrains at a site near Ford's European headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and finished in DHL's distinctive yellow livery...

Ford patents smartphone-based autonomous vehicle steering

Ford has been granted a patent in the United States for a system it calls ‘Non-Autonomous Steering Modes’, which would allow an autonomous car to be steered using a smartphone. First discovered by carbuzz.com, Ford's patent allows the vehicle to be controlled through the accelerometer and gyroscope within most smartphones...

Ford confirms Mondeo Hybrid estate for Europe in 2019

Ford Europe has confirmed it will offer a petrol-electric Mondeo Hybrid estate in Europe next year, forming part of an "enhanced range" of hybrid vehicles headed for the region in 2019. Developed "exclusively for Europe", it's the first time the Blue Oval has offered its hybrid mid-sizer in wagon form. Currently, the Mondeo Hybrid pairs a 2...