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Ford Focus RS Le-Mans edition

Ford is releasing five different special Le-Mans Classic editions of the Focus RS to celebrate the company's achievements in Le Mans during the Sixties and Seventies. Initially, the cars will be exhibited at the nostalgic Le Mans Classic event held at the famous 13.65km road circuit in France and once the event has finished, the package will be available on market - the event runs from July 9 to July 11...

Victorian Government reveals The First Car List for safe, affordable used cars

The Victorian Government has released a list of 49 of the safest and most affordable used cars as a guide for young drivers and their parents when looking to purchase a first car. The First Car List was developed in collaboration with the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and VicRoads, and includes vehicles ranging from $1800 to $14,000, and from 28 years old to three years old...

2012 Ford Ranger T6 Cab Chassis Spy Photos

Our spy photographers have snapped Ford's 2012 Ford Ranger T6 Cab Chassis testing in Australia. Ford Australia is heading the engineering project for the global Ranger platform, expected to go on sale in late 2011. As our previous report indicated, Ford Australia is currently testing petrol and diesel variants of the Ranger...

Ford Focus RS gains WRC-style wheel option for final buyers

Ford is offering a special limited series WRC-style wheel as an option to the last few buyers of its Ford Focus RS super hatch to mark the end of production in the UK. With the Ford Focus RS already a rare item itself - and the even rarer Ford Focus RS500 already sold out - it is expected these wheels are sure to be in hot demand and will no doubt become a must-have for collectors...

One in four Fords could use lithium-ion batteries by 2020

As many as one in four vehicles sold around the world by Ford Motor Co could be hybrids, plug-ins and pure electric vehicles by the year 2020. The company’s director of global electrification, Nancy Gioia, today confirmed that the number of alternative energy vehicles it sold would be between 10 percent and 25 percent within 10 years...

ANCAP awards Ford Falcon Ute, BMW X1 five-star safety rating

The latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) testing has rated selected models of the Ford FG Falcon Ute and the entire BMW X1 range five stars for safety. The five-star safety rating applies to all current model six- and eight-cylinder Falcon Utes fitted with stability control (ESC), side airbags and a tunnel-mounted transmission lever (ESC and side airbags are standard on XR6 and XR6 Turbo, optional on XL and R6)...

Spirra; the affordable supercar?

When we think of Korean cars, the phrases 'slow', 'boring' and 'cheap' usually pop into mind. Lately though, Korean car makers have stepped up to the mark and challenged rivals successfully with packages such as the Hyundai i30, the Kia Soul and even the Hyundai i45 to some extent. What if you want something a little bit more..

Ultimate Ford Experience competition for Falcon fans

As a part of its 50th birthday celebrations for the Ford Falcon, Ford Australia has launched a new online competition to give 50 of the car’s biggest fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes Falcon experience...

Ford to close Mercury by the end of 2010

After 71 years, Ford Motor Co has made the decision to close down its Mercury brand and shift focus to its two remaining badges: Ford and Lincoln. Mercury production will end in the fourth-quarter of this year, but Ford does not expect the closure to lead to job cuts or impact on profit forecasts...

Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III goes for $331,000 at auction

A fully restored Monza Green 1971 Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III lead the charge at Shannons Melbourne Winter Auction yesterday, sparking a fierce bidding war and eventually selling above its estimated price range for $331,000. Bidding started at $260,000 for the legendary Australian muscle car with 107,000 miles (172,000km) on the clock, soaring by $10,000s before creeping up by $1000s to the epic final price...

Ford Transit ECOnetic Van coming in July

Back in 1965 when Ford introduced the Transit Van, not many realised how far it would come. Some 40 years later and with 6 million Transits sold, the commercial van has become the most successful vehicle in its class. To continue the model's evolution and to keep up with industry trends, Ford will introduce a Transit ECOnetic variant to the range in July...