FORD ESCAPE ST-LINE PHEV

Our most recent road test review was of a Ford Escape SUV plug-in hybrid, which is usually tagged as a PHEV (Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle). It is the first Ford vehicle to be sold in Australia with any form of electrification. Ford is working hard at reducing future vehicle emissions in many ways. Amongst these will be the addition of electric power to all models, in the form of standard and plug-in petrol/electric hybrids as well as pure electric EVs. Escape PHEV comes only in the ST-Line spec level, priced… Read more

FORD AUSTRALIA PROVIDES INFORMATION ON ALL-ELECTRIC E-TRANSIT CUSTOM

Ford Australia has confirmed the all-electric E-Transit Custom is coming to Australia – though not until 2024. “The E-Transit Custom is exactly the kind of versatile, practical van business customers are looking for, with the benefit of zero-emissions efficiency,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. “We are focused on deeply understanding the needs of commercial vehicle customers and bringing them the best of our global line-up.” The Ford E-Transit Custom is designed to set a new benchmark in the one-tonne van segment and help businesses… Read more

2022 FORD EVEREST

Ford has updated the Everest for 2022 with further improvements to safety and comfort. The modern interior design and inclusion of the SYNC 4A enabled 10.1-inch and 12-inch centre screens along with the fully digital instrument cluster. The addition of helpful features like a reach and height-adjustable steering wheel and improvements to SYNC will make living with the 2022 Everest a more enjoyable and stress-free experience. Ford Everest will feature two different engines (depending on the model). In a first for the series, the 2022 Everest will feature a 3.0L… Read more

FORD F-150 COMING TO AUSTRALIA

Ford Australia says it is delivering on the dreams of truck enthusiasts with the announcement that the legendary F-150 will arrive in Australia by mid-2023. Yes – not until 2023, so sadly they will have to wait a lot longer. “We’ve listened hard to fans and dealers and found a way to bring F-150 to Australia. As the pinnacle of ‘Built Ford Tough’, it will give our customers even more choice when they’re in the market for a pick-up. We just can’t wait to unleash it,” said Andrew Birkic, President… Read more

FORD TERRITORY 2006-2016

Ford Territory is a large SUV that was designed and built in Australia. Launched in May 2004 It was based on the Ford Falcon and shares some of its mechanical components however, many parts are unique to the big wagon. This Ford SUV has precise handling for an off-road wagon and rides better than many European SUVs which cost considerably more. The big Ford wagons are holding their value well because serious off-road drivers are aware that every other SUV sold in Australia is an overseas design. These may -or… Read more

NEW FORD RANGER: AUSTRALIAN SPECIFICATIONS

Australian specifications of the next generation Ford Ranger have been announced. It’s highly regarded here as it has been specifically designed and developed for this country to suit our Aussie drivers, particularly in ride and handling. Whether a customer’s priority is fuel economy, refinement, towing or hauling, the powertrains chosen for Next-Gen Ranger will provide customers with compelling performance and capability, according to Pritika Maharaj, Ranger and Everest program manager. The highlight is the addition of Ford’s proven 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, which is being offered on both Ranger and the… Read more

NEXT-GENERATION FORD RANGER RAPTOR

The Next-Generation Ford Ranger Raptor has arrived. Ford tells us it’s; “Designed and engineered to dominate in the desert, master the mountains and rule everywhere in between, the second-generation Ranger Raptor raises the off-road performance bar as a pick-up built for true enthusiasts.” It is powered by a new 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbo EcoBoost engine producing up to 292kW at 5650rpm and 583Nm of torque at 3500rpm tuned by Ford Performance. Raptor’s anti-lag system – available in Baja2 mode – keeps the turbochargers spinning for up to three seconds after… Read more

NEXT-GENERATION FORD EVEREST

Ford has provided information on its next-generation Everest, saying that it’s, “blending adventure-ready capability with exceptional comfort and customer-focused technology in a rugged, refined and fun to drive SUV. “Built for the adventurous – with capability at its core. Inside, premium levels of craftsmanship have created a quiet and refined sanctuary for up to seven, while new technology and safety features make every journey more memorable. “When we started imagining the Next-Gen Everest, we started not at the beginning but at the end: With our customers,” said Ian Foston, chief… Read more

NEW FORD RANGER IS FUNCTIONAL, CONVENIENT AND DURABLE

Ford tells us its next-generation Ranger will be used for work, family or play. So, it’s designed to be functional, convenient and durable. It will have an array of organisation and storage solutions to secure cargo and make fitting accessories a cinch. There are tie-downs in the bed, and the Wildtrak variant has external tie-down rails and sliding cleats that can be adjusted into nine positions to help secure odd-shaped cargo. Inside there’s under-seat storage, retractable drink holders and many cubby holes. There’s room under the bonnet for a second… Read more

FORD EVEREST 2015 – 2020

Ford Everest is a large SUV that has been built on the same platform as tough Ford Ranger ute since the October 2015 model. It is a serious off-roader, unlike many in this class that look tough but are relatively soft. Everest is just under five metres long and over two metres wide so has a spacious cabin capable of carrying up to seven occupants. The entry-level Ambients have seating for five. Trend and Titanium models have the rearmost pair of twin seats as standard. The second-row seats slide forward… Read more