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Car News Daily: Your daily download
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18th Sep 2019
1 min read

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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2020 Ford Explorer revealed, not for Oz.
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10th Jan 2019
3 min read

2020 Ford Explorer revealed, not for Oz.

Ford has revealed the all-new 2020 Explorer, ahead of a North American on-sale date in mid-2019. The Blue Oval says the three-row SUV has been "redesigned from the ground up", underpinned by a new rear-wheel drive architecture shared with the recently-revealed Lincoln Aviator.
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James Wong
Ford Explorer dropped from various export markets
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15th Nov 2018
2 min read

Ford Explorer dropped from various export markets

Ford has announced it will be dropping the Explorer from numerous low-selling markets in a bid to maximise its profits, ahead of the new-generation model's launch in the second half of next year. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of global operations, said: "The cost of doing business there wasn't worth the trip for less than 100 vehicles".
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James Wong
Ford SUVs muscle in on US police fleets
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21st Aug 2013
2 min read

Ford SUVs muscle in on US police fleets

The US police car market has opened up following the retirement of the long-serving Ford Crown Victoria, and SUVs are muscling in. Until production ended in 2011, the Ford Crown Victoria – a V8-powered, rear-wheel drive, body-on-frame sedan – was the leading choice for police units in the market for a law enforcement vehicle. This was despite it being on sale since 1983. Since its demise, though, several options have been developed for police by the three major US carmakers.
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Mercedes-Benz reveals inflatable seatbelt technology
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23rd Jul 2012
2 min read

Mercedes-Benz reveals inflatable seatbelt technology

German safety pioneer Mercedes-Benz will start fitting inflatable rear passenger seatbelts to its vehicles, in a move that will make the brand the third automaker to employ the safety technology behind Lexus and Ford. Mercedes says the 'Beltbag' is due to go into production in a luxury-class model, set to be the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class as CarAdvice reported last month.
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