Ford’s Mustang tops the $100,000 barrier with the arrival of the new, seventh generation Pony car. The latest Mustang will be available in three models when it gets here next year: EcoBoost, GT — and all-new Dark Horse. Prices start from $64,990 for the EcoBoost fastback, with an auto and turbo four-pot. The 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model offers 232kW of power at 5500 rpm and 475Nm of torque from 3000 rpm and is paired with a 10-speed automatic. Next up is the V8-powered GT manual and auto, priced from $77,002… Read more


Ford Australia has released full specifications and pricing on its new fully-electric Mustang E-Mach SUV, due here in the 4th quarter of this year. The first production Ford ever developed from the ground up to deliver pure-electric, zero-emission driving will come in three variants: Select, priced before on-road costs from $79,990, Premium ($91,665) and GT ($107,665). Select and Premium are both rear-wheel drive, GT is all-wheel drive. Select features a 71kWh battery and single electric motor that delivers 198kW and 430Nm, with a range of up to 470km (WLTP). Premium… Read more


Ford Australia’s first fully electric vehicle has arrived in Australia and it’s not a passenger vehicle but a delivery van. As the name suggests the new E-Transit is based on Ford’s van of that name which has been on sale here since the 1970s. The choice of a commercial vehicle makes a lot of sense given that they typically spend most of their time moving around within urban areas thus reducing the range concerns that hover over passenger vehicles. Ford Australia has E-Transit forms an important part of Ford Australia’s… Read more


Mercedes-Benz gave it a crack with the X-Class utility. A re-badged, reskinned version of the Nissan Navara, buyers saw right through the charade. Now, Volkswagen is heading down the same path with the release of its latest Amarok 4×4 ute – a Ford Ranger under the skin. Amarok sits on the same platform as Ranger, with the same engines and transmissions. Designed and conceived in both Germany and Australia, it will be built by Ford at its South African assembly plant in Silverton as part of a 2019 Ford-VW global… Read more


Forget Tesla. Forget MG EV. Ford’s Mustang Mach-E is almost on the boat. Due to arrive in Australian showrooms late this year, you can reserve your Mach-E now. Reservations, rather than orders, for the five-seat electric SUV can be made online from Wednesday this week – we’re not sure what the difference is? Although it shares a name with Ford’s famous pony car, that’s where any similarities end, we’re afraid. Mach-E is a completely different beast and sits on Ford’s Global Electrified 1 (GE1) platform, a heavily reworked version of… Read more

FORD EVEREST 2015 – 2021

Ford Everest is a large, rugged 4WD / SUV that’s been around in other countries since 2003 but didn’t arrive in Australia until the release of the third-generation model in late 2015. It’s built on the same platform as tough Ford Ranger making it a serious off-roader, unlike many in this class that look tough but are relatively soft. There are four variants: Ambiente, Trend, Sport and Platinum. The first two come with the choice of rear- or four-wheel drive the other two are RWD only. The entry-level Ambients have… Read more


Ford Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the highly anticipated F-150 due to go on sale here in the second half of 2023. The F-150 will be remanufactured to right-hand drive by the Melbourne-based company RMA Automotive. It will come with the standard Ford five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty later this year and will be sold through the Ford nationwide dealer network. The new F-150 range will comprise four variants: XLT and Lariat each with the option of short (3683mm) or long (3987mm) wheelbases. The tray in the SWB models… Read more


Ford continues to spruik the virtues of its ‘full-size’ utility cum pick-up F-150 due around the middle of next year. But you have to wonder whether Australia needs another hulking American pick-up on its roads, indeed whether it would be better off without any of its ilk? GMC’s Silverado and the Ram range of full-size trucks are already here and have been for some time. In fact, the F-150 itself is already, privately imported and converted to right-hand drive by Victoria’s Harrison F-Trucks as well as Queensland-based Performax International. Performax… Read more


Ford recently updated its Everest with improvements to safety and comfort, so it was a good opportunity to carry out another road test and see what this popular model is like now. There are four variants: Ambiente, Trend, Sport and Platinum. The first two come with the choice of rear- or four-wheel drive the other two are RWD only. Our test vehicle was the Everest Sport with four-wheel drive. It has a recommend retail price of $69,090, to which on-road costs have to be added. STYLING Everest is a great… Read more

FORD MONDEO 2011 – 2020

Ford Mondeo is a European car aimed very much at the family market. They were sold as five-door hatches (also known as five-door sedans) and five-door station wagons. The wagons were popular as they are good load haulers. Ford Mondeo from the period being examined here had the Ford Sync infotainment systems. So even the base Mondeo LX has voice activated controls at a time when only upmarket European cars had the feature. Sync2 is installed from the 2015 models onwards. Ford also added Bluetooth connectivity as it was trying… Read more