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Loved that? Buy this: The 2021 equivalents of your favourite cars

Given the average age of a car on Australian roads has increased to 10.4 years, it's fair to say plenty of us are holding out on upgrading to newer models. As such, many consumers might find that when the time comes to trade in, their beloved car has disappeared from showrooms...

Ford Ranger gets some street cred: UK builds limited-edition road-focused model 

Ford in the UK has given the Ranger pick-up some extra street cred with a limited edition focused on daily driving. Based on the 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak powered by a twin turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel paired to a 10-speed auto, the MS-RT edition gains a bold new look, OZ Racing wheels, and road-biased Michelin tyres...

2021 Ford Ranger caught on camera in new spy photos – report

One of North America's biggest motoring websites has published what are believed to be the first spy photos of a 2021 Ford Ranger test mule. Images published on the website Motor1.com show the Ranger dual-cab ute with LED headlights and tail-lights, together with a long exhaust pipe more akin to those seen on larger Ford F-Series pick-ups...

2021 Ford Ranger ‘Junior’ breaks cover in Mexico, no plans for Australia 

The 2021 Ford Maverick pick-up has been caught on camera on a production line in Mexico, an image of which was posted on the online forum Maverick Truck Club. While it appears to have the bold front end appearance similar to early spy photos of the 2021 Ford Ranger, this ute is car-derived and based on Ford’s new compact SUV platform...

VFACTS 2020: Toyota HiLux tops the charts for the fifth year in a row

The Toyota HiLux ute maintained its title as Australia’s favourite car after notching up its fifth win in a row, according to official sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The 2020 result also marks the 20th year in a row the Toyota HiLux has been Number One in the Northern Territory, the 14th year in a row it has been the top-seller in Queensland, and the 13th year in a row at the top of the sales charts in West Australia...

Armoured Ford Ranger and Everest: From workhorse to warhorse

You won’t find them in the pages of a glossy dealership brochure, nor listed on the Ford Australia website, but it turns out the Ford Ranger and Ford Everest come in a range of ‘security vehicles’ specifications. In the same way high-powered political officials can get themselves into ballistics-rated BMW X5s and sniper-proof Mercedes-Benz S-Classes, tradies living secret lives as undercover agents can bulk up their protection in a Ranger or Everest...

2021 Ford Ranger price and specs: Wildtrak X returns

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X updated for the new year Orange and black exterior and interior accents added for 2021 Wheel-arch flares, nudge bar and other upgrades carry over The Ranger Wildtrak X starts from $66,490 to $67,990 plus on-road costs The popular Ford Ranger Wildtrak X will receive a number of minor tweaks for 2021...

Ford unveils modified 'Auto Nights' concept cars

Ford has revealed a slew of modified concepts based on its latest models, unveiled on Friday as part of the brand's 'Ford Auto Nights SEMA Show Special' livestream event. The online-only Auto Nights event was set up, as its name suggests, in place of the 2020 SEMA show in Las Vegas, which was cancelled as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...

2021 Ford Ranger and Everest updates revealed in Thailand

The Ford Ranger ute might be fast approaching retirement age, but that hasn’t stopped the Blue Oval from squeezing in a quick facelift. Although hardly comprehensive, the latest updates to the Ranger, revealed in Thailand, show off a minor styling tweak to keep the Ranger fresh in the eyes of consumers...

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...