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  • Next-Gen Ford Ranger

    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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    Ford E-Transit Coming 2022

    October 7, 2021

    Ford’s first electric vehicle in Australia will be the E-Transit van, due next year – with more electric and hybrid models due over the coming years. Ford Australia has confirmed it will launch its first electric vehicle in Australia mid-next year, the 2022 Ford E-Transit van. Slated for a local launch in mid-2022, the E-Transit will launch in Australia in rear-wheel-drive, long-wheelbase 420L guise – with prices are yet to be confirmed. Powering the van is a 198kW/430Nm electric motor driving...

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    2022 Ford Fiesta ST Revealed

    September 20, 2021

    Ford has revealed the facelifted version of the current-generation Fiesta ST, with the new baby hot hatch set to enter Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year with more torque and technology than its predecessor. The big news is the Fiesta ST’s 1.5-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine now produces up to 320Nm of torque (+30Nm), although peak power remains at 147kW, with it delivered to the front wheels via a carryover six-speed manual transmission and a Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential. When the...

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    2022 Ford Ranger

    September 14, 2021

    Like the Raptor program before it, this 2022 Ford Ranger has had plenty of Aussie input into its engineering, with Australia the lead development team for the important new ute, which Ford is calling “the toughest, most capable and most connected Ranger yet developed by Ford”. “Captured testing in its natural habitat, the Next-Generation Ranger has been designed and engineered in Australia for local conditions and will be the toughest, most capable and most connected...

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    2021 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review

    September 6, 2021

    Today you’ll find amongst the standard equipment list in the Ford Mustang: 19-inch alloys, Bimodal exhaust, automatic LED headlights and tail lamps, rain sensing wipers, 390-watt 12-speaker B&O stereo, eight-inch infotainment screen, 12-inch digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, SatNav, reverse camera, keyless entry, heated and cooled six-way power seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and ambient lighting. There’s also a suite of active safety features including adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure...

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    Ford Everest BaseCamp 2021 Off-Road Review

    August 31, 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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    Why is the Ford Puma the 2021 Best Light SUV?

    August 27, 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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    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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