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Graeme Whickman replaced by Kay Hart as Ford Australia CEO

Ford Australia has announced Kay Hart will replace Graeme Whickman as president and CEO, effective today. Hart previously worked as global battery electric vehicle manager, customer and digital experience at Ford, having also served as managing director for Ford Philippines between 2013 and 2015...

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Ford Australia announces five-year warranty
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Ford Australia announces five-year warranty

Ford's local arm has introduced a new five year, unlimited kilometre warranty across its entire range – including commercial vehicles. With the new ownership program, the Blue Oval matches the likes of Hyundai and Mitsubishi in the passenger car market, while also becoming the segment leader in the 4x4 ute class...


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 Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia
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Ford Fiesta ST confirmed for Australia

It's official, the Ford Fiesta ST has been confirmed for Australia – though we won't be seeing it until the second quarter of 2019. The Blue Oval delivered the news today at the launch of its Ford Performance sub-brand in Melbourne...


Ford Powershift transmission issues explained
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Ford Powershift transmission issues explained

Dual-clutch transmissions have not had the best reputation in Australia. From the Volkswagen experience to the latest spout of issues with Ford’s PowerShift transmissions, the concept of ditching the conventional torque converter in favour of a ‘next-generation’ transmission has not been the smoothest experience for both customers or manufacturers...


PowerShift: Ford Australia boss speaks against ACCC claims, regrets "poor experience" - video
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PowerShift: Ford Australia boss speaks against ACCC claims, regrets "poor experience" - video

Ford Australia has strongly denied claims made by the ACCC today that it mishandled customers suffering through issues with Ford Powershift transmissions. A press conference held today by Ford Australia CEO Graeme Whickman confirmed that Ford Australia would contest the ACCC's allegations in court, but agrees that it could have handled complaints better...


ACCC to sue Ford over PowerShift conduct, Ford "strongly refutes" allegations - UPDATE
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ACCC to sue Ford over PowerShift conduct, Ford "strongly refutes" allegations - UPDATE

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has started proceedings against Ford Australia in the Federal Court of Australia, over long-running concerns regarding the company's PowerShift automatic transmission fitted to variants of the Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport sold between 2011 and 2016...


Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment
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Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment

The Ford EcoSport was one of the early arrivals in the now-booming small SUV segment, and that may well be the reason it has struggled for relevance, according to the company’s local chief. Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman, told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Ford Transit Custom that the booming small SUV segment is becoming even more important than it was in the past...


Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too
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Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too

The future of the Ford Fiesta in Australia remains under a cloud of uncertainty, with the brand clearly considering whether it makes economic sense to bring the next-gen model Down Under. And now the Ford Focus could be in the firing line, too. CarAdvice spoke with Graeme Whickman, president and CEO of Ford Australia at the updated Ford Transit Custom launch this week, where the question of the Fiesta’s fate was raised...


Ford Edge large SUV confirmed for Australia, but not until 2018
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Ford Edge large SUV confirmed for Australia, but not until 2018

Ford Australia has provided clarity around its post-Territory future by confirming it will launch a new large SUV “based on” the global Ford Edge. However, the transition between the Australian-made Territory, production of which ends on October 7, and the arrival of the (likely) Canadian-made Edge will not be as smooth as many would have guessed...


Ford Mustang: Australian supply improves with 2000 extra units, Sync 3 infotainment standard
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Ford Mustang: Australian supply improves with 2000 extra units, Sync 3 infotainment standard

Ford Australia has secured an extra 2000 Mustangs to satisfy massive local demand. Additionally, this range of MY17 Ford Mustangs due late this year will be the first to come with Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


Ford Australia expands local supply deals, Carbon Revolution opens Geelong plant for Mustang wheels
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Ford Australia expands local supply deals, Carbon Revolution opens Geelong plant for Mustang wheels

Ford Australia has confirmed that it will continue to source aftermarket parts from 63 Australian suppliers beyond the late 2016 end of its local manufacturing operations. Of those, 17 have secured ongoing work with Ford’s global operations, improving on an initial list of nine suppliers that had been confirmed in 2014...


Ford Australia boss Graeme Whickman on his first four months in the job
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Ford Australia boss Graeme Whickman on his first four months in the job

At this week’s launch of the 2016 Ford Focus in Adelaide, we sat down with new Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman – who took the reins from former boss Bob Graziano in April this year – to ask him how the first four months in the top job have been… How’s the gig? “Good, good. It’s been four or five months, so it’s whipping past pretty quick...