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Next-Gen Ford Ranger edges closer

October 27, 2021

FORD has detailed the grueling testing regime undergone by its upcoming Ranger as part of an on-going teaser campaign ahead of the model’s launch at the of the year. The blue oval says Australian input has been an imperative part of the ‘T7’ Ranger’s development, and that local engineers pulled no punches in ensuring the ute is not only capable and customer ready, but that it also meets Ford’s stringent quality, reliability, and durability standards....

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2022 Ford E-Transit All-Electric Van

October 7, 2021

FORD will take another step toward global carbon neutrality when its full-size, all-electric E-Transit launches in Australia midway through next year. The Ford E-Transit will be the first of five new electrified models the brand says it will deliver by the end of 2024, the all-electric commercial van promising a range of 317km (WLTP), or what Ford says is 2.5 times the distance an average commercial van travels each day. Powered by a 68kWh lithium-ion...

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2022 Ford Fiesta ST

September 20, 2021

The 2022 Ford Fiesta ST facelift has been unveiled ahead of Australian showroom arrivals early next year. This is likely the last “analogue” version of Ford’s pint-sized pocket rocket before a switch to electric or hybrid power for the next generation. The updated 2022 Ford Fiesta ST will gain “matrix” LED headlights (that ‘mask’ other vehicles so as not to dazzle oncoming traffic), a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, new sports seats, and a bump in torque for the perky 1.5-litre three-cylinder...

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2022 Ford Ranger

September 14, 2021

Ford Australia has finally confirmed its 2022 Ford Ranger will appear later this year, but you’ll have to wait just a little while longer to actually get behind the wheel of one. Along with releasing a photo of the new Ranger testing in “its natural habitat” – namely the red dirt of Australia’s vast outback – Ford also confirmed the covers would come off the ute “later this year” ahead of its 2022 launch. Now, there’s not that much “later”...

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2021 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Review

September 6, 2021

When the new Ford Mustang landed in our fair nation back in 2015, few could have predicted its runaway success. The local Blue Oval outpost initially expected to sell about 1000 units a year but quickly found demand far outstripped supply, with a waiting list of over 12 months rapidly established. It’s a mainstay on the sales charts and comfortably owns the affordable sports car segment in pure volume, having sold over 20,000 examples locally since its...

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Ford Transit Custom 2021 Review: Sport 320S SWB GVM

August 30, 2021

The Ford Transit is a light commercial vehicle that has always had a good reputation as a work van. The Custom Sport 320S* is a nice looking variant in the Transit line-up that builds on the range’s rep. (* In this case, the ‘320’ stands for 3200kg gross vehicle mass (GVM) – even though this vehicle’s GVM is actually listed as 3100kg. The ‘S’ stands for short-wheelbase.) This van is engineered to carry a load onboard, perform as...

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2021 Ford Puma Wins Comparison

August 25, 2021

How does the Ford Puma stack up against the latest little hybrid from Australia’s favourite brand? Australians love SUVs in all shapes and sizes, especially at the smallest end of the market where the Yaris Cross and Ford Puma play. This market is running hot, moving almost three times as many cars in 2021 as it did in 2020. Part of that could be the Covid effect, but the light SUV segment is also well...

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Why is the Ford Puma the 2021 Best Light SUV?

August 18, 2021

We say that Ford’s funky little SUV (Ford Puma) is the best in the light-SUV segment, but why? Since announcing our 2021 Drive Car of the Year Awards, we’ve had plenty of readers ask what the standout features were on the each of the winners, detailed points which set them apart from not only other cars in market, but the other finalists in the category. Casting your mind back to April 2021 when we announced the...

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Ford Everest BaseCamp 2021 Off-Road Review

August 12, 2021

The Ford Everest BaseCamp 4WD-only is based on the mid-spec Trend variant, and is available with one of two diesel engines: a 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre single-turbo five-cylinder or a 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder. The Trend’s standard features list includes Ford’s SYNC 3 multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen and 10-speaker audio system, leather-accented seat trim, an eight-way power driver’s seat and a leather-trimmed gear shifter, keyless entry and push-button start,...

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Finalist Ford Fiesta ST – Best Sports Car Under $100K 2021

August 5, 2021

Light, nimble and a huge amount of fun, the Ford Fiesta ST is as pure a hot hatch as you could want. The direct steering and impressive chassis setup are well balanced with the turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, to provide an entertaining drive experience both around town or around a track. You need to work it hard to get the most performance, with peak power of 147kW at 6000rpm and 290Nm torque at 4000rpm, but...

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