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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...

Today’s Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST likely the last before electric switch

Hot hatch fans likely have only a few years to enjoy the last “analogue” versions of the Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Focus ST. Both models are expected to be the last of their breed amid a bold plan by Ford Europe to switch to hybrid or electric power by 2026 – and pure electric power for all models by 2030 – announced last week...

2021 Ford Puma mild-hybrid gains dual-clutch automatic in Europe, Australian launch not planned

The 2021 Ford Puma mild-hybrid in Europe has gained a new seven-speed automatic option – however, the fuel-sipping engine remains no closer to Australia. Ford's European arm confirmed the introduction of a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for the 1...

2021 Ford Ranger price and specs: XL Tradie special-edition arrives with standard-fit accessories

2021 Ford Ranger XL Tradie price and specs detailed Special-edition model priced from $47,990 drive-away Nudge bar, side steps, towbar and alloy wheels headline inclusions On sale now in limited numbers Pricing and specification details of the 2021 Ford Ranger XL Tradie have been confirmed, with the special-edition, work-focused dual-cab now on route to showrooms...

Ford passenger cars and SUVs to go all-electric in Europe by 2030, German-built electric vehicle due in 2023

Ford’s entire passenger car and SUV range in Europe looks set to ditch internal-combustion power by the end of the decade. Ford has confirmed overnight its entire passenger vehicle line-up in Europe – which includes everything from 'conventional' passenger cars such as the Fiesta and Focus hatchbacks (and their sporty ST flagships) and the Mustang sports car, to SUVs including the Escape and Puma – will offer an all-electric or plug-in hybrid option by mid-2026, before switching to electric power alone by 2030...

Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sets new auction record: $1.15 million

Australians are continuing to pay record money for iconic Fords and Holdens – and experts predict the numbers will continue to climb for the foreseeable future. A fully restored 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III – which, according to The Australian newspaper, was previously owned by a Perth businessman whose investment scheme failed while owing at least $240 million to investors – sold last night for $1...

Demand at Aussie muscle car auction breaks the internet, to restart today

Bidders have been left in a panic as strong demand for Aussie muscle cars crashed an auctioneer's website and clogged phone lines. Slattery Auctions was holding the online event, comprising mostly Australian-built models – as well as one Japanese wildcard – when its systems began to fail with only three minutes before the auction was due to end at 18:00 last night...

Autonomous Ford Ranger developed by Australian mining company 

Fully autonomous vehicle technology has taken one giant leap closer to reality. Meet the full-size remote control Ford Ranger parts delivery ute. One of Australia’s largest mining companies, Fortescue Metals Group, has equipped autonomous driving technology to a fleet of four Ford Ranger utes – after developing similar systems for heavy duty mining trucks since 2015...

These were the most trusted car brands in Australia in 2020

Only two car brands were able to raise their trust ratings amongst Australian consumers during the COVID pandemic, according to data from a recent Roy Morgan investigation into brand trust in 2020. The Roy Morgan Risk Monitor: COVID Issue found that while overall trust in the automobile sector dropped during the 'deep COVID' period from April to September 2020, both Tesla and Ford were able to improve their standing in the eyes of Australian consumers...

Ford to invest $27 billion in electric and autonomous tech development

Ford will invest US$22 billion (AU$28 billion) in electric vehicle development by 2025, the US manufacturer has announced. In a statement following the release of the brand's fourth-quarter 2020 earnings report, it was also confirmed that a further US$7 billion (AU$9.2 billion) would be spent on expanding autonomous vehicle technologies...

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor: Ranger Raptor's bigger brother revealed with twin-turbo V6, V8 version due 2022

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor unveiled 3.5-litre turbo V6 only at launch V8-powered Raptor R due in 2022 Fox shocks, 37-inch tyres, coil springs under the skin The new-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor has been officially revealed, with force-fed V6 power under the bonnet...