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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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