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Ford Australia to sell all models under Ranger sub-brand, following ute's success – UPDATE

UPDATE, 12:00pm, 01/04/21: Well done to our readers on uncovering the April Foolishness behind this one. Ford won’t be changing its branding any time soon. The original story can be found below. Following in the footsteps of the expanded Mustang and new Bronco sub-brands overseas, Ford Australia has announced that it will consolidate its line-up under the Ranger moniker...

2021 Ford Transit recalled with driveshaft fault

Ford Australia has recalled 31 examples of its Transit van, citing a potential fault with the rear driveshaft. The affected vehicles were built between 18 August 2020 and 26 August 2020 (Model Year 2021)...

Ford Mondeo axed after three decades

The Ford Mondeo will be discontinued after three decades of production. Ford announced the Mondeo will end its production in March 2022, with the expectation it will be replaced by a high-riding SUV model. Launched in Europe in 1993 to replace the Sierra, Australia first saw the Ford Mondeo two years later – touted as the company's first true global car...

Top five hot hatches of all time

High-performance hatchbacks have been around for the best part of half a century, and we've picked our list of the five hottest ever built. With so many classic to choose from however, let us know your own top five in the comments below. Peugeot 205 GTI Launched in 1984, the Peugeot 205 GTI was an early pioneer in the hot-hatch segment...

2022 Ford Ranger Wildtrak spied testing in Australia

The 2022 Ford Ranger has been spied testing in Australia wearing full camouflage. The next-generation Ranger prototype was caught undergoing evaluation by Ford engineers in Footscray, in Melbourne's inner-west, by a keen-eyed CarAdvice reader...

Cars from five classic films set to go under the hammer

An extensive collection of vehicles used on the set of classic films – including Fast and Furious, Ford vs Ferrari, The Green Hornet, Ghostbusters, and Indiana Jones – have come onto the market in the USA, courtesy of auction house Volo Cars. The replica 1963 Corvette Grand Sport shown below was one of 12 built for the Fast and Furious franchise...

2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder revealed

The 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder has been introduced to American markets, boasting an improved top speed of 193km/h and enhanced capabilities. America’s only purpose-built, pursuit-rated pick-up truck packs a 3.5-litre 'EcoBoost' V6 engine. Paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission, it produces 298kW of power and 678Nm of torque...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

Toyota reclaims top position as most valuable auto brand, study finds

Toyota has taken the top spot from Mercedes-Benz in the latest study of the world's most valuable automotive brands. The report, conducted by London firm Brand Finance, found Toyota has increased its perceived value by 2 per cent, to an estimated AU$76.9 billion. The study evaluates a number of metrics to estimate a brand's worth, rather than being based on the value of a company's stock...

Video: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport off-roader shown off in new walkaround

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport – and its array of clever features including an inbuilt bottle opener – have been shown off in a new walkaround video. Already on sale in the US and priced from US$26,820 (AU$34,260) before delivery charges, the small to mid-size SUV features five off-road driving modes, wireless smartphone charging, a clever under-seat storage system, an integrated bottle opener, rear door-mounted flood lights, and 223mm of ground clearance...

Electric Ford Transit Custom and Volkswagen Transporter twins confirmed

The next-generation Ford Transit Custom and twin-under-the-skin Volkswagen Transporter will be offered with all-electric powertrain options, both manufacturers have confirmed. Set to go into production in Turkey during the first half of 2023, the upcoming mechanically-identical commercial vans will also be available with hybrid and traditional internal combustion engines...