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CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...

2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...

Supercars: Holden welcomes Ford fight

In a big day of performance news for Ford and its fans, Holden couldn't help but remind racing tragics of its own legend status on the track. Fair enough, too, given Ford has announced it'll race its hugely popular rear-wheel-drive V8 Mustang next year, while Holden's entry is based on a car that has hurt more than a few feelings in the Lion camp...

Ford Fiesta: Core range axed in Australia

While the new Ford Fiesta ST has been confirmed for our market, the core models of the next-generation light hatch are unlikely to come Down Under. Speaking with media at the local launch of the Ford Performance sub-brand, Graeme Whickman, CEO of Ford Australia, cited stagnant private sales in that segment as the clear hurdle...

Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia

Ford has announced the launch of Ford Performance  sub-brand in Australia, backed by the news the 2018 Mustang will be homologated for the 2019 Supercars season. The first Ford Performance-branded models to touch Australian soil will be the 2018 Mustang and hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor...

Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia

It's official, the Ford Fiesta ST has been confirmed for Australia – though we won't be seeing it until the second quarter of 2019. The Blue Oval delivered the news today at the launch of its Ford Performance sub-brand in Melbourne...

Poll: 2019 Toyota RAV4 takes down Forester

After being launched side-by-side at the New York motor show last month, the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester faced off in our latest poll. The result? A complete walkover for the rugged new Toyota, with 70 per cent of respondents preferring it over the all-new (but similarly-styled) Subaru. Inspired by the FT-AC concept, the new RAV4 is chunkier and tougher than before on the outside...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

2018 Ford Escort revealed for China

The Chinese-market Ford Escort has received a comprehensive update for 2018, likely in line with the all-new Focus also revealed overnight. Upgrades include a revised exterior, which appears to draw inspiration from the new Focus range, a new 1.5-litre 'Ti-VCT' petrol engine, and additional luxury and technology features compared to the current model...

2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once. The hatch and wagon models are primarily aimed at European customers, while the sedan has its sights set on Asia and, presumably, North America...

2019 Ford Focus hatch, wagon leaked

The hotly-anticipated 2019 Ford Focus has been leaked, ahead of an official reveal later tonight. The fourth-generation hatchback has been snapped, spied and teased extensively in the past year, but Ford will keep us waiting until later tonight for a full, official reveal. In the meantime, images leaked in what appears to be a promotional video have given us a look at the car in its various trims...