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2020 Kia 'XCeed' spied

Spy photographers have snapped the Kia Ceed-based SUV once again during cold weather testing in Europe, ahead of an anticipated reveal in the coming months. The new model is rumoured to be badged the 'XCeed', slotting between the pint-sized Stonic and larger Sportage in Kia Europe's line-up...

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2019 Ford Focus: New variants, marketing to push sales revival
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2019 Ford Focus: New variants, marketing to push sales revival

Ford Australia is expanding the Focus range with new variants and rethinking its marketing strategy, as it plots a sales revival for its small car. Focus sales have plummeted in recent years, with the model set to record its lowest annual figure since the model replaced the Laser late in 2002...


CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?
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CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?

This week Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell are broadcasting from Torquay, Victoria, on a massive CarAdvice project at the AARC. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks... In car news, Audi has taken a four-door TT off the table, Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over 'serious misconduct', the Mazda CX-5 has been given a turbo engine and Apple CarPlay, and 2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs have been announced...


2019 Ford Focus Active wagon revealed in Europe
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2019 Ford Focus Active wagon revealed in Europe

Ford has added the Active Wagon to its Focus range in Europe, expanding its range of pseudo crossover models to four on the continent. Like the Focus Active hatch, the wagon variant features off-road styling, although there's no mention of all-wheel drive. Like the hatch, the Active wagon seems to be a front-wheel drive only affair...


2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs
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2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs

Ford has confirmed the Focus Active is coming to Australia next year, with pricing to kick off at $29,990 before on-road costs. With tougher looks and 34mm more ground clearance than the regular Focus hatchback, the Active sports a pseudo-SUV stance a similar vein to Audi Allroad or Volvo Cross Country models...


Ford Focus Active: Australian debut confirmed through dealer bulletin
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Ford Focus Active: Australian debut confirmed through dealer bulletin

The higher-riding Ford Focus Active now appears set for an Australian debut, likely after the wider hatchback range rolls out in November. According to a dealer bulletin distributed this month, the Focus Active will be listed above the Trend in the Focus line-up but below the Titanium, suggesting it'll be priced similarly to the ST Line ($28,990 hatch, $30,990 wagon)...


Ford rules out US production of Focus Active
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Ford rules out US production of Focus Active

Ford Motor Company has confirmed it will not be producing the new Focus Active crossover in the United States, opting to drop the high-riding hatchback altogether from its North American line-up after President Donald Trump imposed higher tariffs on Chinese-made products...


Ford Focus Active: Trademark application hints at Australian release
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Ford Focus Active: Trademark application hints at Australian release

The Ford Focus Active – a crossover version of the all-new small car already available in Europe – could be on track to launch in Australia alongside the core range, if a pending trademark application is anything to go by. Spotted by a keen CarAdvice reader, the 'Focus Active' name has shown up on the Australian Trademark Search, lodged by none other than Ford Motor Company...


Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active
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Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active

Ford North America has confirmed it's in the process of transitioning to a passenger car range comprising just the Mustang and Focus Active. The company used its most recent financial release to confirm the North American-specific news, consigning the Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta, C-Max and regular Focus models to an early grave...


2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE
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2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. UPDATE, 25/05/18: Ford has confirmed the Focus will arrive in Australia this November. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once...