2022 Ford E-Transit

October 7, 2021

The Ford E-Transit delivery van will be the first zero-emissions electric vehicle sold by the blue oval brand in Australia when it launches here around mid-2022. The battery-powered version of Ford Australia’s biggest commercial vehicle will be one of at least five electrified models Ford has promised to have on sale Down Under by the end of 2024. “We are accelerating our electrified future in Australia,” said Ford Australia and New Zealand president and CEO, Andrew Birkic. “We are...

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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, the 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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Ford Transit Custom 2021 Review

September 6, 2021

The Ford Transit is a light commercial vehicle that has always had a good reputation as a work van. The Custom Sport 320S* is a nice looking variant in the Transit line-up that builds on the range’s rep. (* In this case, the ‘320’ stands for 3200kg gross vehicle mass (GVM) – even though this vehicle’s GVM is actually listed as 3100kg. The ‘S’ stands for short-wheelbase.) This van is engineered to carry a load...

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Why Ford Puma is the 2021 Best Light SUV

August 31, 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 Mustang GT Convertible Review

August 25, 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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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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2017 Ford Focus RS Review

August 13, 2021

I bought my 2017 Ford Focus RS brand new. Initially I was told there might be a wait of 8 months for delivery. As it turned out I had it in my driveway after only 4 months. I had not test driven the car, instead I read many test drives and watched many video reviews before I committed to buy. What we love Power, Handling, Looks, Smile generating, Versatility What we don’t Envy from others...

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Ford Everest BaseCamp 2021 Off-Road Review

August 5, 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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Ford Puma Wins Best Light SUV 2021

July 29, 2021

Buyers are becoming spoilt for good choices in a segment featuring the smallest and most affordable SUVs. Such is the proliferation of compact SUVs these days that official industry sales split them into two camps: Light SUV and Small SUV. And for 2021, Drive Car of the Year has done the same. WINNER: FORD PUMA The Puma, a Ford of Europe creation that replaces the Indian-built EcoSport in the company’s line-up, has relatively high pricing...

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