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Breaking with industry norms, the Ford Explorer ST and Ford Explorer Hybrid have been unveiled just days after the standard models were given their debuts in the USA. Explorer ST Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 3...

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This week's top news stories: January 13, 2019
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This week's top news stories: January 13, 2019

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2020 Ford Explorer revealed, not for Oz.
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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...


2020 Ford Explorer previewed by new Police Interceptor Utility
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2020 Ford Explorer previewed by new Police Interceptor Utility

The wraps have come off the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, giving the world its camouflage-free look at the 2020 Ford Explorer. Thanks to the car's black paint job, as well as its police livery, lighting and bull bar, a lot of Explorer's styling details are obscured from view. Despite that, we can see the new Explorer sticks pretty closely to the styling template laid out by today's car...


2019 Lincoln Aviator unveiled
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2019 Lincoln Aviator unveiled

The Lincoln Aviator has been unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. Although the new three-row crossover is unlikely to ever show up on Australian shores, it rides on the same rear- and all-wheel drive platform as the next-generation Ford Explorer. The top-spec Aviator Grand Touring model will be fitted with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a 3...


Ford Explorer dropped from various export markets
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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"...


2019 Lincoln Aviator headed to Los Angeles
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2019 Lincoln Aviator headed to Los Angeles

American luxury marque Lincoln is expected to reveal the production version of its 2019 Aviator hybrid SUV at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. Industry journal Automotive News says the new model, which previewed at the New York motor show in March this year, should hit the US market in the "second half of 2019" carrying many of the concept's features...


Ford recalls 400,000 Transit vans in North America, Australia unaffected
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Ford recalls 400,000 Transit vans in North America, Australia unaffected

A total of 402,462 Ford Transit vans have been recalled in North America over concerns the drive shaft coupling could crack - though Australian versions are not affected. According to reports, Transits that have racked up mileage could be susceptible to the fault, which can cause several major problems like loss of power, or the vehicle could roll away when parked without the handbrake engaged...


Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs
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Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs

I'm stuck on a bus... and I've been stuck on this bus for five hours. Five hours! I'm on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Luzon is the largest of the 7641 islands that form the archipelago that make up the Philippines.  It's also the most populous, with some 53 million people calling the island home...


Ford unveils ‘no profile’ light bar for Police Interceptor vehicles
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Ford unveils ‘no profile’ light bar for Police Interceptor vehicles

Law-breakers in the US will have an even harder time spotting Ford’s 2017 Police Interceptor, thanks to the addition of a super-low-profile light bar - meaning its Explorer-based patroller can stalk wrongdoers almost completely incognito. The new light bar is mounted on the interior of the car inside the visor, leading to Ford describing it as having ‘no profile’...


Ford edges closer to post-Territory plans, two options to be explored
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Ford edges closer to post-Territory plans, two options to be explored

Decision time is edging closer for Ford Australia, as it seeks to finalise its plan of attack for the massive family SUV market post the demise of the locally-made Territory in October 2016. Various options are being courted to supplement the rugged new Australian-designed Everest (see our recent review of that car here), in order to form a two-pronged large SUV attack...


Next Explorer not ruled out as Ford Australia targets broader SUV range
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Next Explorer not ruled out as Ford Australia targets broader SUV range

Ford Australia has not ruled out offering up to five SUVs in the future, including a potential return of the Explorer badge, as it works on a product road map to reverse a decade of declining sales. The company will from 2017 have to cope without the popular, locally built Territory high-riding wagon, which has amassed more than 155,000 sales since its release in 2004...


2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV
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2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV

The 2016 Ford Explorer has made a big statement at the Los Angeles auto show, introducing a tough new exterior, loads of technology, a new four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine, and a new luxury flagship variant. The Explorer becomes the third large seven-seat SUV premiered by Ford in less than a week, following the Ranger-based Everest and the three-row Edge that both bowed in China...


Ford SUVs muscle in on US police fleets
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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...


Ford Explorer caught in Melbourne
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Ford Explorer caught in Melbourne

The latest Ford Explorer has been snapped driving in Melbourne by a keen-eyed CarAdvice reader, though don't get too excited about a return of the famous American SUV to Australia. The Explorer was spotted in the Melbourne suburb of Balaclava, though there was no disguise for this SUV that was launched in 2011 with Range Rover-inspired styling...


Toyota dominates Consumer Reports reliability survey as Ford falters
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Toyota dominates Consumer Reports reliability survey as Ford falters

Toyota Motor Corp has dominated the 2012 US Consumer Reports new-vehicle reliability index while Detroit-based manufacturer Ford Motor Co has ungraciously slumped to the bottom of the rankings. Scion, Toyota and Lexus filled the podium of the independent organisation's 2012 Car Reliability Survey directly ahead of Mazda, Subaru, Honda and Acura in a result that saw Japanese manufacturers take out the top seven places in Consumer Reports’ rankings...


US woman survives runaway vehicle scare
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US woman survives runaway vehicle scare

An Iowa woman has been caught-up in a police chase in Missouri as local state troopers tried to help the woman stop her 2011 Kia Sorento that allegedly had had its accelerator become stuck while travelling at more than 160km/h. Lori Ubelstad, reportedly aged 47, told police that after initial attempts to stop the car failed, including calling her husband for help, she dialed 911...


Mercedes-Benz reveals inflatable seatbelt technology
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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...


Ford Explorer rear inflatable seatbelt wins safety award
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Ford Explorer rear inflatable seatbelt wins safety award

The Ford Explorer’s innovative rear inflatable seatbelt technology has earned a safety award at the New York International Auto Show, and Ford Australia says the technology is on its way Down Under. The inflatable seatbelt – the first of its kind by an automotive manufacturer – won the World Traffic Safety Symposium’s 2011 Traffic Safety Achievement Award...


Nothing wrong with runaway 2002 Ford Explorer: Ford, police
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Nothing wrong with runaway 2002 Ford Explorer: Ford, police

Ford Australia has found nothing wrong with the Ford Explorer that went on an uncontrolled high-speed dash along Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last December. The 22-year-old driver, Chase Weir, feared for his life when his 2002-model SUV reportedly became stuck on cruise control at 80km/h for more than 50km...