19 Jan 2021

Ford’s Bronco ute spin off slips out

Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by

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11 Jan 2021

Ford Focus-based ute image leaked

New entry-level ute from the Blue Oval has been leaked ahead of official unveil. What appears to be an image of Ford’s new ‘Maverick’ ute on the assembly line has been leaked by the Maverick Truck Club forum. This is the new ute Ford has been talking about for the

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06 Jan 2021

Ford Mondeo crossover in the works?

An all-new crossover Mondeo model looks set to launch this year. Image posted to Instagram by user CocheSpias appear to show a sneak peek of a new Ford Mondeo model being worked on. The images support previous rumours that Ford is planning to launch a crossover version of its Mondeo,

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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16 Dec 2020

How to: Water Crossings

Sponsored Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. In this video, we show you the simple tips to help you get through a water crossing safely. Remember these simple steps Walk it first – Unless you can clearly see the depth and what’s underneath,

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25 Nov 2020

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X updated for 2021

Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak with added X factor has been updated. Ford is bringing the Ranger Wildtrak X back into dealers, with an updated model arriving early next year. The MY21.25 update to the Ranger brings a number of small upgrades, but there will also be some unique elements for the

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13 Nov 2020

2020 Ford Escape review

Our independent 2020 Ford Escape review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. If I ran Ford Australia, my patience would be sorely tested. While the Ranger and Mustang continue to be bright lights in the sales race, I put it to you that they

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12 Nov 2020

Ford Everest BaseCamp and Sport return for 2021

Popular special editions with exclusive trimmings continued in the revised Everest lineup. Ford has announced a revamped Everest that brings styling and special edition variants to the 2021.25MY lineup. Of particular interest are the Everest BaseCamp and Everet Sport, two models which proved successful previously and have been renewed for

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09 Nov 2020

Flashback: The 2007 Ford Airstream Concept

Created 13 years ago, Ford’s Airstream Concept still looks futuristic today. Back in 2007, society was in a pretty good state. The GFC was still to come, Trump wasn’t in the White House and we had no coronavirus, so most people could look to the future with confidence. Ford certainly

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22 Oct 2020

Ford Mustang Mach 1 priced at $83k

Pricing and specs of the Mustang Mach 1 for Australia have been revealed. The Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be available for the first time even in Australia and is the ‘best-handling factory-produced’ Mustang to come to Australia. Pricing is $83,365  plus on-roads for either manual or automatic versions, with

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22 Oct 2020

Ford Escape to launch with $500 incentive and virtual drives

Ford incentives new Escape customers with driveaway deals, virtual test drives and $500 just for checking it out. Ford’s new-generation Escape SUV launches this November with driveaway pricing and virtual test drives. Available in three trims – Escape, Escape ST-Line and Escape Vignale – the new model sits between the

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30 Sep 2020

Ford Bronco on route to Australia from $90,000

Want a Ford Bronco but thought you couldn’t get one? Well they will be available in right-hand drive in Australia next year, though not via official Ford channels. It seems good things will come to those who wait, with Crossover Car Conversions confirming to Practical Motoring that it will bring

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30 Sep 2020

Is a manual performance SUV a bad idea?

SUVs continue to claim sales occupied by traditional passenger cars, but there’s a roadblock when it comes to hot hatch-style SUVs. Despite a populous hot hatch segment in Australia that is littered with manual-only options, we are snubbing the same thing on stilts. Ford Australia says we won’t get the

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29 Sep 2020

2021 Ford Puma review

Our independent 2020 Ford Puma ST-Line and ST-Line V review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Hey, remember the Ford EcoSport? No, of course you didn’t unless you’re one of the very small handful of people who bought one. Ford’s first attempt at the

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25 Sep 2020

Lack of auto rules out Ford Puma ST for Australia

Ford has finally shown us the production Puma ST hot crossover but it will not come to Australia. UPDATE: Ford Australia has told us that the new Puma ST, while potentially appealing to Australians, won’t make it here because it is not offered with the choice for an automatic transmission:

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