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Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?

Hi there - my Mum who is closing in on 80 years is wanting to downsize from her mid-2000s Honda CR-V to something more compact - but we are looking for a compact SUV with park assist and all the modern safety tech...

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...

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...

The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far

The young up-starts, the fresh faces, the newcomers – whatever you want to call them, we've had a raft of new model arrivals in Australia over the course of 2020...

The surprising countries our cars come from

With local car manufacturing a thing of the past, it comes as no surprise that our new car stocks come from all over the world. We have Japanese, Thai, Korean, German, British, US and Chinese manufacturers clamouring for our hard-earned. But, not everything is as it seems when it comes to country of origin for vehicle manufacturers...

Ford joins the hunt for mythical ‘Otway Puma’

Sometimes cross-marketing opportunities are too good to pass up. In the lore of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, the state of Victoria has its own mythical creature that is rumoured to prowl the lush forests of the south-west. The Otway Puma...

2021 Ford Puma ST revealed for Europe

Ford’s fan-favourite, the Fiesta ST hot hatch, now has a high-riding sibling, with the unveiling of Europe’s 2021 Puma ST. Under the bonnet is the same 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine as the Fiesta ST, producing 147kW of power and 320Nm of torque (up from 290Nm in the hatch) from 2500-3500rpm...

2020 Ford Puma scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2020 Ford Puma will land in Australia this month with a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – a score applicable to every variant in the brand's new small SUV line-up. Ford Australia's latest arrival received scores of 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 77 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 74 per cent for safety assist...

Interview: Ford Australia boss Andrew Birkic

The new boss of Ford Australia, Andrew Birkic, has been in the top job for a little more than a month, but he has been with the Blue Oval brand for more than 26 years. We asked the former global brand manager for Ford Ranger about plans for a V6 Ford Ranger Raptor, the chances of the Ford Explorer, F-150 and Bronco nameplates ever returning to Australian showrooms – and if Ford will stay in V8 Supercars once Holden is gone...

2021 Ford Puma to launch with drive-away pricing, live video tours

As automotive brands look to take more and more business online, Ford Australia has announced it will launch the 2021 Ford Puma with a series of 'desk drive' walkaround video chats on Facebook Live. Due in showrooms from late September, the Puma SUV's debut will be accompanied by live online events with Ford and dealer staff offering interactive tours of the car's design and features...

2021 Ford Puma ST teased ahead of September 24 reveal

Ford has teased an ST-badged performance version of its Puma small SUV, ahead of its scheduled unveiling on September 24. A short video was posted by the Blue Oval’s European arm to its social media pages, showcasing the performance crossover’s array of sporty interior and exterior design changes...

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