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What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars.  That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500...

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 Ranger FX4 Max price announced, in showrooms December

Ford has finally answered the call for a ute with the DNA of a Ranger Raptor, but the towing and payload capacity of a workhorse. The 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max will start from $65,940 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms in December – which slots the new model between the popular Ranger XLT and flagship Ranger Raptor...

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: is Australia about to get a 'Raptor Junior'?

Is the Ford Ranger Raptor family about to grow? Ford Australia has released a teaser video of a limited edition Ranger on its social media channels less than 24 hours after the Ford Ranger Tremor was unveiled in the US. The Ford Ranger Tremor is a effectively a ‘Raptor Junior’ edition; it gets Fox shocks and 33-inch BF Goodrich K02 off-road tyres on 17-inch rims, but maintains the leaf spring rear end and a higher towing capacity...

The models driving Australia's used-car price surge

Used vehicle prices in Australia are 25 per cent higher than they were during the same period last year, marking an all-time record rate of growth for the sector. Although new car sales are dwindling, demand for used vehicles has accelerated rapidly, smashing the previous record of 20 per cent growth set in December 2009...

2020 Ford Ranger 4x4 XLT double cab chassis joins line-up: Price and specs

A 4x4 XLT double cab chassis will join the Ford Ranger line-up from December. Priced from $56,240, the new cab chassis drops into the range below the existing 4x4 XLT pick-up variant. As with all Rangers, the XLT double cab has a five-star ANCAP safety rating...

Ford Ranger gets the Roush Performance treatment

US tuning company Roush Performance has released an upgrade package for the Ford Ranger in North America. A side-exiting exhaust and some Fox shock absorbers are the only mechanical changes to Ford's dual cab ute, with most of the items in the package being visual upgrades. As the exhaust system relates to the 2...

2020 Ford Ranger price and specs: Return of the Wildtrak X

2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X enhancement pack returns Raptor gains standard spray-in bed liner FordPass Connect remote functions standard Ford has detailed some of the newest running changes to up-spec Ranger models, as the last step in the updated Ranger line-up...

2020 Ford Ranger prices raised, new XL and XLT editions announced

Ford Australia has given its Ranger line-up a price increase – joining other brands in recent currency-driven changes – while adding new variants and new options to the range. Almost every variant has risen in cost by $400 since May, with the exception being the flagship Ford Ranger Raptor, which has increased by $700...

Ford Pass Connect unlocks hi-tech features using your phone 

Ford is about to introduce remote smartphone connectivity that will allow owners to lock and unlock their car, pinpoint its location when parked, and check fuel levels and tyre pressures from the convenience of their phone...

2022 Ford Ranger Raptor to get twin turbo V6 petrol

The 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor is expected to adopt twin turbo V6 petrol power – and arrive hot on the heels of the regular Ranger line-up. While this is an artist impression of the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor – and the real deal could look substantially different – the good news is we won't need to wait too long to see the production version...