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CarAdvice podcast 141: We drive the Ford Falcon Holy Grail!

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney for the EV mega test – listen out for the EV podcast special! – and is joined on the panel by Trent Nikolic and Tony Crawford. Geza emailed us at podcast@caradvice...

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2020 Ford Focus ST revealed
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2020 Ford Focus ST revealed

Ford Performance has unveiled the new-generation Focus ST this week, ahead of an Australian launch early next year. As before, the Focus ST will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines (though we never got the oiler Down Under) with an automatic transmission available for the first time with petrol power. Headlining the powertrain set is anew 2...


Ford skipping 2019 Geneva motor show
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Ford skipping 2019 Geneva motor show

Ford has announced it will not be attending the 2019 Geneva motor show in March, as it doesn't align with the company's upcoming product launches. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, a spokesperson for the Blue Oval confirmed the news, arguing the brand wants to spend its dollars elsewhere to get "more bang for our buck"...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied undisguised

The all-new Ford Focus ST has been spied without any camouflage this week near the Nurburgring in Germany, indicating an official debut isn't far away. Here we can see the more aggressive body kit compared to the ST-Line variant of the standard Focus, while large alloy wheels (a design available on the previous Focus ST) fill the arches...


2019 Ford Focus ST: 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine confirmed?
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2019 Ford Focus ST: 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine confirmed?

We've seen reports the next-generation Ford Focus ST will get an adaptation of the 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine from the current Focus RS, and we've heard the industry chatter, but a picture posted on Facebook (above) by an eagle-eyed fan has all but confirmed it...


2019 Ford Focus ST interior spied
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2019 Ford Focus ST interior spied

The interior of the next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied within the Nurburgring complex, revealing how Ford plans to make its fresh Focus hotter, inside and out. It looks to be the same vehicle snapped last week, so we don't really learn anything new about the ST's exterior design...


2019 Ford Focus ST to get 2.3L turbo - report
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2019 Ford Focus ST to get 2.3L turbo - report

The next-generation Ford Focus ST will get a 2.3-litre turbo four and be offered solely with a manual transmission – according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the new ST's motor will have "close technical links" to the engine used in the current Focus RS, though it will be 'adapted' to for the front-wheel drive hot hatch with around 250bhp (186kW)...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied

The 2019 Ford Focus ST has been snapped testing on the Nurburgring, revealing its aggressive bodykit and diffuser in greater detail than before. In keeping with the heavily-camouflaged vehicle we snapped in April, the ST looks like a regular Focus on steroids, with pumped-up air intakes up front and a subtle side skirt, along with 19-inch alloy wheels from the current-generation ST offered overseas...


2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...


Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia
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Ford Mustang confirmed for Supercars series, Ford Performance hits Australia

Ford has announced the launch of Ford Performance  sub-brand in Australia, backed by the news the 2018 Mustang will be homologated for the 2019 Supercars season. The first Ford Performance-branded models to touch Australian soil will be the 2018 Mustang and hotly-anticipated Ranger Raptor...


Ford Focus RS and ST concepts unveiled ahead of SEMA 2017
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Ford Focus RS and ST concepts unveiled ahead of SEMA 2017

Four cars based on the Focus RS and ST will be among the 50 vehicles on the Ford stand at this year's SEMA show. The Rally Revival Ford Focus RS (top) looks as though it's ready for a bit of dirt-track racing, thanks to its vinyl graphics pack and white 19-inch OZ Racing Superturismo GT wheels...


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...


Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA
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Ford previews Focus and Fiesta concepts for SEMA

Ford has released teaser images of six modified Focus and Fiesta concepts bound for the SEMA show in November. The six cars are heavily tweaked versions of the Fiesta ST, Focus ST and Focus RS hot hatches...


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed
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Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed

The new Ford Sync 3 media system will be rolled out incrementally across a range of models over the coming months. Ford's updated media system offers better connectivity options, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, as well as improved mapping and menu layouts...


2017 Ford Focus 'ST270' or 'ST280' spied
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2017 Ford Focus 'ST270' or 'ST280' spied

A hotter, faster version of the Ford Focus ST has been spied on its way to or from the Nurburgring in Germany. From an earlier set of spy photos we know that Ford's engineers are already busy preparing the next-generation Focus, which will likely make its global debut some time next year...


Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Focus ST Mountune packs priced for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST Mountune, Focus ST Mountune packs priced for Australia

Ford Australia has announced local availability for power-up packs from British performance partner Mountune for its Focus ST and Fiesta ST hot hatches. Long on the agenda for Australia, the Focus ST Mountune and Fiesta ST Mountune enhancements will be offered here through the Ford Licensed Accessory program, with the benefit of a full Ford warranty...


Peugeot Australia "extremely happy" with sub-$45-$50k 308 GTi pricing
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Peugeot Australia "extremely happy" with sub-$45-$50k 308 GTi pricing

Despite pricing for the new Peugeot 308 GTi raising eyebrows when announced less than four weeks ago, the French brand's local distributor says the final figures are better than originally expected. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week’s Peugeot 308 GTi ‘preview’ drive in Sydney, the public relations and communications manager for Sime Darby Motors Group – Peugeot’s Australian distributor - Tyson Bowen, said the group is pleased with the two-model range's $44,990 to $49,990 pricing...


2015 Ford Focus ST Review : Long-term report two
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2015 Ford Focus ST Review : Long-term report two

Being the all-round do-all for the Melbourne office is delivering mixed results for the 2015 Ford Focus ST long-termer...


2015 Ford Focus ST Review : Long-term report one
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2015 Ford Focus ST Review : Long-term report one

The freshly updated 2015 Ford Focus ST rolls into the CarAdvice Melbourne garage as our newest long-termer. Will it make fans of us all...