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2021 Ford Puma Wins Comparison

August 18, 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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2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X Bi-Turbo Review

August 13, 2021

Ford’s best-selling Ranger is soon to be superseded by a next generation, but let’s see how the current Aussie favourite shapes up in Ford Ranger Wildtrak X flavour. What we love: Ride, handling and refinement among the best in the segment Quiet and comfortable country tourer High level of standard equipment and impressive tech interface What we don’t: Sudden driveline shunts One of the most expensive options in the segment Wide turning circle makes city...

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Finalist Ford Ranger Raptor – Best Off-Road SUV 2021

August 5, 2021

Off-road vehicles often have a few key common traits: big tyres, big suspension and big ground clearance. Finalist: Ford Ranger Raptor Despite being out for a couple of years, Ford’s Ranger Raptor is still an impressive and unique offering: race-bred suspension components, all hanging off a bespoke all-coil chassis which makes for a dynamically impressive package off-road. It’ll jump and drift like no other, and the 33-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres – combined with great...

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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 Ford 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...

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2021 Ford Focus ST-3 Coming Soon

July 13, 2021

The Ford Focus ST-3 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...

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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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