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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...

Riding High: Which model has got the most ground clearance?

High-riding SUVs are all the rage these days, with taller and wider vehicles now becoming more popular than the lowered stuff. And none come taller than bona-fide off-roaders, who need that clearance to clamber up and over off-road obstacles. We've put together a list of standard four-wheel-drives with the best claimed ground clearance, according to manufacturer data...

The Drive Five: The week's most interesting stories

As you might be aware, 2021 marks the year CarAdvice and Drive become one – bringing together both sites' top-shelf automotive content under one banner. For you, dear reader, not much will change. We're still the same team, with the same familiar faces and high standards for our new-car content and love of all things automotive...

Mustang-derived V8 Batmobile listed for sale

The legendary Batmobile is set to go under the hammer in Britain, with price expectations of £20,000 to £30,000 (AU$36,000 to $54,000). This particular replica is based on the vehicle driven by Michael Keaton in the 1989 Batman and 1992 Batman Returns films, both of which were directed by Tim Burton...

Ford Mustang four-cylinder axed in Europe, staying in Australia for now

The four-cylinder Ford Mustang has been axed in Europe after more than four out of five buyers opted for the V8. However, Ford Australia says there are no plans to drop the four-cylinder Mustang from the local line-up despite selling at about the same rate as the UK. The Ford Mustang EcoBoost – powered by a turbocharged 2...

2021 Ford Transit Bus price and specs: 12-seater returns to Australia

2021 Ford Transit Bus pricing and specification revealed New 12-seater configuration with high-roof option 10-speed automatic transmission as standard Priced from $63,690 plus on-road costs The 2021 Ford Transit Bus has been unveiled for the Australian market, offering buyers a 12-seater option based on the popular Transit commercial van...

South Africans can now buy an armour-plated Ford Ranger direct from Ford

South Africans after an extra layer of protection from the nation’s high crime rates can now order a fully-armoured Ford Ranger direct from Blue Oval dealerships without voiding the factory warranty. Ford has teamed up with speciality armoured vehicle manufacturer SVI Engineering to offer its popular dual-cab ute with various level of protection...

Around the tracks: Shannon Noll is now a car reviewer (apparently)

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Ford Australia design centre future secured with $12 million overhaul 

Ford Australia’s design centre has been given a new lease on life with a $12 million renovation that secures its future for at least another decade. The top secret styling studio in Broadmeadows on the northern outskirts of Melbourne was the birthplace for every Ford Falcon since the 1970s, and later models such as the Ford Territory SUV and the current generation Ford Ranger ute and Everest four-wheel-drive...

Ford and Tesla promise helping hands in storm-struck Texas

US-based automotive manufacturers Ford and Tesla have announced plans to deliver relief in storm-struck Texas. The ongoing crisis – caused by a multitude of factors including frozen gas lines – has reportedly left more than 4.3 million homes and businesses across the state without power...

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 scores minor design tweaks as production approaches

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has been treated to a round of mild visual tweaks before it goes into production. When we say mild, we mean mild, with Ford's changes comprising three tweaks to the track-focused Mustang's exterior graphics package and styling features...