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Ranger and Everest twins hit 84 per cent of Ford Australia sales

July 26, 2021

The Ranger topped the charts in April, while the Everest did well with its best month yet. The Ford Ranger and Everest twins accounted for a remarkable 84 per cent of the Blue Oval’s Australian sales in April, after the ute topped the overall chart and the SUV achieved a record month. Ford Australia last month sold nearly 6000 units of its locally designed and engineered models, with nine other vehicles comprising the rest of the...

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Ford Puma Wins Best Light SUV 2021

July 19, 2021

The Puma, a Ford of Europe creation that replaces the Indian-built EcoSport in the company’s line-up, has relatively high pricing for a vehicle based on the Fiesta city car. Ford Australia, however, has ensured the crossover – it’s more high-riding hatchback than proper small SUV – is well equipped from the base model upwards. The Ford Puma includes wireless charging and a strong suite of safety technology that includes the particularly useful speed-sign notification that...

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2021 Ford Focus ST-3 Coming Soon

July 13, 2021

Ford’s hot hatch has been given a new, limited-run flagship chock full of equipment. Many of the features in the ST-3 were previously standard in the ST, which lost blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, heated seats and a 10-speaker sound system as part of its 2021 model year update. Blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert will again be standard across the ST range, including on the ST-3, from later this year. New for the ST in...

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Ranger Wildtrak in the 4×4 Shed

July 7, 2021

Specced-out Ranger is in the 4×4 shed to prove once again why it’s so popular. When Ford chucked me the keys to a Ranger Wildtrak 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel in December, I knew it was just the ticket to serve as 4X4 Australia’s resident tow tug for camper trailer reviews. With heaps of grunt and an impressive 3.5-tonne towing capacity, the Wildtrak was born for the job. What I wasn’t expecting, however, was just how comfortable the Ranger...

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Four-wheel-drive ute mega test: Tub comparison

July 1, 2021

There’s plenty of variety at the business end of the four-wheel-drive ute segment these days. We run through them from top to bottom. We all know how the four-wheel-drive ute segment has grown and evolved in recent years. No longer a field of spartan utes – low on features but all sporting a big loadspace at the back. While that big loadspace is still the crucial part of a ute’s definition, their form has been...

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