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Breaking news: Ford to quit manufacturing in Australia by 2016

Ford has today announced the closure of its Broadmeadows manufacturing plant and Geelong engine plant in Victoria by October 2016 with a loss of 1,200 jobs. With spiralling sales of the locally made Ford Falcon and Territory models, Ford is the second manufacturer to quit production in Australia after Mitsubishi …

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All-new Ford Kuga on sale now from $27,990

The all-new Ford Kuga SUV has been launched in Australia with smart new technologies, better fuel efficiency and safety (Read review here). Priced from $27,990 plus on-roads for the Kuga Ambiente 2WD manual, the six model range features segment-leading smart technologies such as voice-activated Ford SYNC connectivity with Emergency Assistance, …

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2015 Ford Focus RS sports 2.3L Mustang engine

According to the latest report out of Europe, the 2015 Ford Focus RS (2009 Focus RS shown here) will run a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that punches out 246kW (335hp). It is likely to be the same engine that will find its way under the bonnet of the new Ford …

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2015 European Ford Mustang confirmed with 220kW 2.3 turbo-four

We already know the next Ford Mustang, due in 2015, will be a global car for the American manufacturer. Now, Ford has confirmed the European version of the Mustang will be equipped with a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, European muscle car fans can be rest assured that the heart-pumping …

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2015 Ford Mustang to be sleeker, sportier and sold worldwide

With the new Corvette C7 receiving universal applause, Ford isn’t about to get left behind. The company is working on the new Ford Mustang with a sleeker and sportier design, and it will be ready by 2015. While previous generations of the Mustang was generally aimed at muscle cars buyers …

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Ford Fiesta ST coming in 2013

Ford Australia has confirmed that the hot three-door Fiesta ST will land in Australia in 2013. It will be the second ST model in Ford Australia’s line-up after the recently launched Focus ST. “We’re delighted to be bringing a new generation Fiesta ST to Australian performance enthusiasts in 2013,” said …

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2014 Ford Focus RS to reportedly produce more than 260kW

The next-generation Ford Focus RS (previous generation pictured) is reportedly under development. A highly popular model in Europe as well as here in Australia, the next RS will pack even more power than the current one. According to a report by AutoExpress, the new super hot-hatch will employ an enlarged …

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Modified Ford GT sets record for 455.82km/h top speed

 A custom built Ford GT supercar has set the Guinness World Record for top speed in a street-legal car by hitting 455.82km/h (283.232mph) in 1,609 metre (5,280 feet). The extraordinary feat was accomplished at Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre on NASA’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway, with the time measured by …

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Shelby 1000 – The Ultimate Ford Mustang

The folks at Shelby don’t seem to be content with last year’s 800 horsepower Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, they have just unveiled the ‘ultimate’ Mustang – the Shelby 1000! Unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show, the 1000 comes in two iterations: a 950 horsepower street version and …

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New Ford GT Packs 600 Horsepower

Ford is currently undergoing a renaissance. It was the only Big ‘Three’ US automaker to make it through the Global Financial Crisis without resorting to public funds. Under the ‘One Ford’ model, the company is gradually emerging stronger from the crisis, with portfolio restructuring and platforms culling slowly showing results. …

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Stoffler Tunes Ford Focus RS

German tuner Stoffler has developed a performance upgrade package for the Ford Focus RS. The kit consists of an upgraded downpipe and exhaust system, upsized intercooler and a remapped ECU. The result is 51 extra horsepower to bring the power up to 356 horsepower from the 2.5 litre turbocharged engine. …

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