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Ken Block puts his Escort through its paces - Video

Ken Block, professional hoon and all-round internet sensation, raised a few eyebrows when he bought an old Ford Escort Cosworth last year. After all, it's a significant departure from his usual diet of hotted-up Focus and Mustang models...

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2018 Ford Escort revealed for China
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2018 Ford Escort revealed for China

The Chinese-market Ford Escort has received a comprehensive update for 2018, likely in line with the all-new Focus also revealed overnight. Upgrades include a revised exterior, which appears to draw inspiration from the new Focus range, a new 1.5-litre 'Ti-VCT' petrol engine, and additional luxury and technology features compared to the current model...


Ford Australia Proving Ground turns 50, future still looks bright
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Ford Australia Proving Ground turns 50, future still looks bright

Ford Australia’s world-renowned Lara Proving Ground west of Melbourne recently turned 50, and the company this week used the milestone to again remind us that research, development and design of global vehicles would continue here unabated, long-term...


Ken Block reveals new RWD Ford Escort Gymkhana vehicle
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Ken Block reveals new RWD Ford Escort Gymkhana vehicle

Ken Block has unveiled a new Gymkhana vehicle based on the 1978 European Mark II Ford Escort RS. According to Block, he purchased the car back in 2008 and used it for a while in some rally events. As the car was designed primarily for tarmac-based races, which aren't too common in the US, Block decided to convert the Escort coupe into the "ultimate rear wheel-drive Gymkhana car"...


Ford's virtual reality: We strap on Blue Oval's headset and sit inside a digital Mustang
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Ford's virtual reality: We strap on Blue Oval's headset and sit inside a digital Mustang

Ford Australia’s healthy Australian design and engineering division has invested in an upgrade of its immersive virtual reality studio that lets you ‘sit’ inside a car’s cabin before it’s actually built — and it was kind enough to give CarAdvice a go...


Ford Australia R&D team looks to develop more upmarket cars for the globe
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Ford Australia R&D team looks to develop more upmarket cars for the globe

Ford’s Asia Pacific design and engineering facilities in Melbourne have the potential to branch out and lead the development of a range of more upmarket global models than we’ve seen from them before, according to a pair of senior staff in the design and vehicle integration departments...


Ford Escort: Australian-designed Chinese sedan revealed
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Ford Escort: Australian-designed Chinese sedan revealed

The Australian-designed Ford Escort has debuted at the Beijing auto show ahead of its impending launch into the Chinese market. The small- to medium-sized sedan built on Ford’s global C-car platform (shared with the Focus) is the product of a collaboration between Ford’s Australia-based Asia Pacific design team and the car maker’s research and engineering division in Nanjing, China...


Ford Escort spied testing in Australia
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Ford Escort spied testing in Australia

The all-new Ford Escort has been spotted testing in Victoria where local engineers are readying it for its launch into China later this year. The compact Escort sedan will be revealed in production form at the Beijing auto show in three weeks’ time – its unveiling due to take place exactly 12 months after the original concept debuted at last year’s Shanghai show...


2015 Ford Escort designed and developed by Ford Australia
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2015 Ford Escort designed and developed by Ford Australia

The Ford Escort being revived for the Chinese market is being designed and developed by the company's Australian operations. Ford unveiled an Escort sedan concept at the 2013 Shanghai motor show last April that previewed a new compact four-door to be released in China in 2015...


Ford Escort concept with Australian design input revealed
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Ford Escort concept with Australian design input revealed

The Ford Escort nameplate is back – as a new concept car partly styled by Ford Australia designers and set to become a key model for the US car maker in the world's biggest car market. Ford has unveiled the Escort sedan concept at the 2013 Shanghai motor show, previewing a four-door small car that looks near production ready and a strong contender to be one of the company's 15 new vehicles to go on sale in China by 2015...