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New Ford Falcon XR Range

In an effort to boost sales before the arrival of the all-new Ford Falcon Orion, Ford Australia today announced a fresh look for the Falcon XR Sedan range as well as a new limited edition Falcon XR Ute pack. Set for public display at next week's Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the new XR sedans get a new bodykit and revised exterior mirror treatment, while the six-speed auto XR6 and all XR6 Turbo and XR8 sedan models get new alloy wheels...

Ford Mondeo XR5 Turbo Spy Shots

Our Photographer has caught the upcoming Ford Mondeo XR5 Turbo out and about (or possibly a standard Mondeo with a bodykit and XR5 badges!). This should mean the Volvo five-cylinder turbo engine will power this car and it appears to be through a 6-speed manual gearbox. The wheels are similar to those used in the Orion prototypes and the interior looks pretty nice with a Sony head unit and stereo...

Ford Mustang GT Ready For Oz

Okay so the headline can be a little misleading, Ford is not bringing the Mustang to Australia, nor is it likely in the near future, but, our fellow Queenslanders at Performax International have just completed the government-approved conversion program to covert the Mustang to right-hand drive. Priced at $115,000, the iconic Ford Mustang GT coupe or convertible uses a 4...

Ford Kuga Concept at Frankfurt

Although you are not suppose to see this, our Spanish friends misinterpreted the embargo date and now the whole world gets to see the new Ford Kuga ahead of its official debut and this month's Frankfurt Motor Show. Inspired by the iosis X Concept that was revealed at the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Ford has styled the 4WD crossover as part of the company's new Kinetic Design...

2008 Ford Falcon Orion - Artist's Impression & Spy Photos & Video

As Ford's 2008 Ford Falcon draws closer to release, the CarAdvice automotive stylist has been hard at work creating a computer generated image of the next Falcon - namely the XR6. After undressing the vehicle, courtesy of exclusive access to the spy photo database CarAdvice holds, the stylist has created a design that accurately represents the final product...

Ford Verve - Future Fiesta

Pictures and a video of the new Ford Verve have hit the Net. Ford has a simple aim, produce as many cars as possible on the least amount of platforms as possible. Alan Mulally, U.S. Ford Motor Co.'s current CEO hopes to follow the same path as the Japanese by limiting resources for new platforms while exploiting global platforms...

Ford stands down 1,250 workers

A strike at Victorian car parts supplier ‘Venture’ (who supply a range of plastic form moulded parts including dash boards, bumpers, consoles and door trims) has resulted in 1,250 workers being temporarily stood-down without pay at Ford’s Broadmeadows and Geelong plants...

2008 Ford Falcon Spyshots

Once again CarAdvice spot the upcoming 2008 Ford Falcon (Orion) out and about. This time around a CarAdvice reader (Alan) has sent us two images of the Orion undergoing testing in Benalla, Victoria. Ford has stepped up testing ahead of a possible public debut before year's end. The new Falcon is set for release early next year...

Save space - Ford

Well it's official, Ford will be fitting a 'Temporary Use' (or space saver) spare wheel to the entire Falcon range as of October this year, confirming Car Advice pics showing testing of the wheel a few months back. A 'normal' or full-size spare will still be available but at a cost...

2008 Ford Falcon Orion Spy Photos and Video - Fairmont Ghia Spied!

While our spy photographer takes a well earned break, a sharp eyed reader has spotted a high-grade Orion testing on the roads in Victoria. While two other readers have contributed video footage of Orions undergoing testing. The vehicle spotted appears to be a Fairmont Ghia sedan, featuring several new features that are hoped to set the Falcon aside from the rest...

Ford's Focus on Australia

After making 600 workers redundant as a result of closing down the Geelong plant, the future looked bleak for Ford Australia. However only a few days later speculation had been aroused that - not unlike GM - Ford would rely on its Australian arm to produce the new global platform...