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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...

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Ford: Reports of Mondeo's death are greatly exaggerated
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Ford: Reports of Mondeo's death are greatly exaggerated

Ford has refuted suggestions it's planning to axe the Mondeo, arguing it's a "core part" of the European model range. A report in The Telegraph earlier this week said there's "mounting speculation" the Mondeo range will be culled, along with the Galaxy and S-Max. With the reshuffle would also come 24,000 job cuts, as Ford moves to focus on the growing global demand for crossovers...


Ford Mondeo on the chopping block - report
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Ford Mondeo on the chopping block - report

The mid-sized Ford Mondeo could soon be no more, with reports out of the UK claiming the Blue Oval could drop its long-running nameplate as it tries to cut costs. A new article by The Telegraph says Ford is facing "mounting speculation" that it's planning to scrap the Mondeo range and cut up to 24,000 jobs...


Ford recalls 550,000 Escapes and Fusions in North America, Oz models not affected
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Ford recalls 550,000 Escapes and Fusions in North America, Oz models not affected

Ford has issued a recall for approximately 550,000 Escapes and Fusions in North America this week, over concerns about automatic transmissions that may not shift into the selected gear. The Blue Oval reports the bushing connecting the shifter cable to the transmission may detach, allowing the transmission to be in a "gear state different than the gear shift position selected by the driver"...


Ford Fusion to become crossover wagon - report
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Ford Fusion to become crossover wagon - report

The Ford Fusion sedan will die at the turn of the decade, but its nameplate could live on as a high-riding Subaru Outback rival, according to a new report. Industry journal Automotive News claims "people familiar with the automaker's plans" have indicated the current sedan will be replaced by a "high-roofed hatchback" based on the same underpinnings...


Time Machine Tuesday: 22 May, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 22 May, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 22 in years past...


2019 Ford Mondeo spied
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2019 Ford Mondeo spied

The facelifted Ford Mondeo has been spied on an ice track in Sweden this week, giving us a first look at the mid-life refresh of the Blue Oval's medium car. Earlier this week the Mondeo's North American twin, the Fusion, was revealed in facelifted 2019 guise – and it appears the Euro-market equivalent is in line for a similar treatment...


2019 Ford Fusion revealed
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2019 Ford Fusion revealed

The facelifted 2019 Ford Fusion has been revealed for the North American market, bringing a host of new technologies, refreshed styling, and upgraded powertrain options. In a global debut for the Blue Oval, the new Fusion comes equipped as standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, which includes a suite of active safety systems like autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, a rear-view camera, and automatic high-beam...


Ford recalls 1.3m vehicles for loose steering wheels in North America
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Ford recalls 1.3m vehicles for loose steering wheels in North America

Ford has issued a recall for around 1.3 million vehicles in North America over concerns loose bolts could see the steering wheel come away from the column. According to the Blue Oval, the steering wheel bolt may "not maintain torque", and if left untreated, the steering wheel could potentially detach when in use – leading to a loss of steering control and an increased risk of a collision...


Ford and Lyft to roll out autonomous taxi fleet
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Ford and Lyft to roll out autonomous taxi fleet

Ford and ride-sharing service Lyft have announced a new partnership that will aim to make autonomous cars affordable and accessible to the public. The collaborative agreement will explore several key areas, including how to create a technology platform that can allow the effective dispatch of a driverless vehicle to a customer, which cities are suitable for such a service based on shared data, along with the kind of infrastructure necessary to facilitate and maintain a fleet of autonomous cars...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 14, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, this week Matt Campbell presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Ford Fusion Police Responder Hybrid: First 'pursuit-rated' hybrid car revealed
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Ford Fusion Police Responder Hybrid: First 'pursuit-rated' hybrid car revealed

The just-unveiled Ford Police Responder Hybrid sedan is claimed to be the first hybrid vehicle with a 'pursuit-rating' from law enforcement agencies across the US. The Ford Police Responder Hybrid is based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which features a 105kW/175Nm Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 35kW electric motor fed by a 1...


Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016
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Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016

Ford has revealed renderings and sketches of more concepts based on production models ahead of the 2016 SEMA show, with the latest crop including vehicles based on the Mustang, Fusion (Mondeo), F-150, F-250, and Transit. Like the Fiesta and Focus concepts previewed last week, these show cars feature numerous styling, performance and mechanical upgrades...


Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan
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Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan

No steering wheel, no accelerator, no brake pedal: this is Ford's plan for a driverless vehicle fleet it aims to launch in just five years.  Personal transport upstart Uber has made no secret of its plans to swap human drivers for driverless cars, but Ford has stepped up as the first car maker to declare its own assault on the 'Johnny Cab' market...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Ford Fusion/Mondeo unveiled: twin-turbo V6 headlines changes
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2016 Ford Fusion/Mondeo unveiled: twin-turbo V6 headlines changes

The newly refreshed 2016 Ford Fusion has been revealed for the Detroit auto show today, debuting with a new all-wheel drive twin-turbocharged V6 and two revised hybrids. Ford describes this model as the most technology-packed Fusion ever. Australia uses the Mondeo nameplate, with both vehicles sharing the same platform and some engines...


2016 Ford Mondeo facelift spied testing in Detroit
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2016 Ford Mondeo facelift spied testing in Detroit

A facelift for the American Ford Fusion sedan, known in the rest of the world as the Ford Mondeo, has been spotted by spy photographers this week on the streets of Detroit. Although the Mondeo's Australian debut was significantly delayed, its Fusion-badged sibling has been on sale in the US since 2012, making it well-and-truly ready for a makeover...


Ford Fusion/Mondeo ST spy photos
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Ford Fusion/Mondeo ST spy photos

Our spy photographers has nabbed the first photos of the Ford Fusion ST undergoing testing on public roads. Unlike earlier prototypes that have been spotted on the streets of Detroit, the new performance version of the Fusion is equipped with a sportier alloy wheel design that hides enlarged disc brakes...


Ford Fusion/Mondeo facelift revealed in corporate presentation
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Ford Fusion/Mondeo facelift revealed in corporate presentation

The first facelift for the current Ford Fusion sedan, and possibly its Mondeo siblings, has been published online. An anonymous Autoblog reader pointed out a slide pack that's available on Ford's corporate website and which was originally part of a presentation given by the company at the JP Morgan Auto Conference this month in New York City...


Ford Lightweight Concept Car: A Fusion/Mondeo that weighs as little as a Fiesta
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Ford Lightweight Concept Car: A Fusion/Mondeo that weighs as little as a Fiesta

The Ford Lightweight Concept Car looks much like a normal American Ford Fusion sedan, but only weighs a smidge more than the much smaller Fiesta. A collaborative effort between Ford, the US Department of Energy and supplier Magna, the Ford Lightweight Concept Car utilises the North American Fusion as its starting point...