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New car diary for Ford

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: Oct 2018

The facelifted Ford Ranger is on its way, which will offer three powertrain packages including the new 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and 10-speed transmission that was first offered in the Raptor performance flagship

read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Ford

Model: Everest

Released: Aug 2018

Ford's Australian-developed Everest off-roader gains styling tweaks, an uptick in standard gear and safety equipment and the option of the new 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel from the Ranger Raptor.

read more about the Ford Everest

Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Sep 2018

The new Ford Escape mid-sized SUV will be the first model from the Blue Oval in Australia to gain a sporty-ish ST-Line variant when the mildly updated 2018 model-year line-up lands in showrooms in September.

read more about the Ford Escape

Make: Ford

Model: Transit - Custom

Released: Jun 2018

Ford’s refreshed Transit Custom mid-size commercial van rolls into showrooms this month with a new-look front end that brings it into line with its SUV stablemates.

read more about the Ford Transit

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger - Raptor

Released: Jul 2018

Ford’s aggressively styled Ranger Raptor dual-cab ute will rocket in mid-year, powered by a new twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and sporting an updated chassis, beefier suspension and brakes.

read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Ford

Model: Endura

Approximate: Dec 2018

The Ford Edge has been updated for the new year with fresh styling, technology and driver-assistance systems. When it hits Australian shores later this year, it will take the new Endura moniker and battle the likes of the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger.

read more about the Ford Endura

Make: Ford

Model: Mustang - Bullitt

Released: Oct 2018

Powered by a tuned version of Ford’s 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, the Bullitt celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen action film of the same name, and is confirmed to arrive in Australia later this year.

read more about the Ford Mustang

Make: Ford

Model: EcoSport

Released: Dec 2017

Ford will give its slow-selling EcoSport a shot in the arm, with revised styling, improved connectivity and an expanded equipment list on the cards.
read more about the Ford EcoSport

Make: Ford

Model: Transit

Released: Jun 2017

Ford is set to add an automatic transmission to its Transit range, as well as a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine. Equipment levels are also set to rise across the van line-up.
read more about the Ford Transit

Make: Ford

Model: Everest

Released: Apr 2017

Ford will move to finally add a five-seat version of its Everest, which will help lower the SUV's entry-level price by $7000. Meanwhile, Sync3 and an 8.0-inch touchscreen become standard for the entire range.
read more about the Ford Everest

Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Feb 2017

Ford will disband the Kuga moniker in favour of the returning Escape nameplate when the brand gives its mid-size SUV a mid-life facelift. Some safety technologies continue to be optional, however.
read more about the Ford Escape

Make: Ford

Model: Kuga

Released: Dec 2016

Ford's compact SUV Kuga will get a facelift towards the end of the year. Based off the US model Escape, it will give the Kuga a mid-life update.
read more about the Ford Kuga

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - RS

Released: Jul 2016

Ford's ballistic and much anticipated Focus RS arrives in the middle of 2016, powered by Ford's 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. It will provide stiff competition for such rivals as the Volkswagen Golf R, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru WRX STI.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon - Sprint

Released: Mar 2016

Ford intends to send off its outgoing Falcon with a bang, with the release of special 'Sprint' variants for the XR6, XR6 Turbo, and XR8. It is rumoured that the Sprint models will have enhanced performance capabilities over their regular counterparts.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Mustang

Released: Dec 2015

Ford’s sixth-generation Mustang sports flagship will get a proper Australian berth in late 2015, following a middling response to the poorly packaged, overpriced version that launched her in early 2001. The rear-drive 2015 Pony Car will be available with a choice of powertrains, including a 5.0-litre V8 and a 2.3-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
read more about the Ford Mustang

Make: Ford

Model: Focus

Released: Sep 2015

Ford updated its Focus hatch range in September, ahead of the release of the beastly Focus RS in mid-2016. The updated range came with tweaked styling and added features.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: Aug 2015

Ford's popular light-commercial Ranger will get a minor facelift, borrowing styling cues from its large-sized SUV sibling, the Everest.
read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Ford

Model: Everest

Released: Aug 2015

Developed and engineered in Australia, Ford promises passenger comfort and agile handling are key to the large-sized Everest's strengths. The high-riding wagon is based on the Ranger ute and is likely to be a diesel only proposition in Australia.
read more about the Ford Everest

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - ST

Released: Apr 2015

The hottest model in Ford's stable (notwithstanding the yet-to-come RS), the ST, was refreshed in April. It will compete for sales with the Subaru WRX and the Volkswagen Golf GTI.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Apr 2015

Ford's long-awaited fourth-generation Mondeo will land in early 2015, with range-wide safety features and a diesel-powered option claiming to be more fuel efficient than the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Ford

Model: Kuga

Released: Dec 2014

Ford’s revisions to its Kuga SUV will bring a number of key changes to the line-up including an all-new base variant. The Kuga re-shuffle is a response to customer demands, with more power and an entry level automatic.
read more about the Ford Kuga

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Nov 2014

Despite announcing the closure of local manufacturing in 2016, Ford Australia is pushing ahead with facelift for what will be the last ever Falcon. Due in 2014, the Falcon is expected to keep the same basic glasshouse as the FG, but will feature a redesigned front end and updates to the rear. Expect some mechanical tweaks and improvements to technology features.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: Nov 2014

Little is known about the Ford Territory facelift, but the big SUV will be the last Australian-built vehicle to carry the nameplate before it is replaced later this decade with an internationally-sourced model. The Territory will likely gain updated styling as well as other tweaks to keep it fresh for its final two years of production.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: Nov 2014

The final facelift for Ford’s Territory will arrive before Ford shuts down local production, bringing minor cosmetic tweaks and more refinements to a platform dating back to 2004.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Ford

Model: Transit

Released: Feb 2014

Ford’s next-gen Transit will feature the Blue Oval’s ‘kinetic’ design language after being previewed on the recent Tourneo Custom Concept. Ford said the diesel-only Transit will deliver car-like dynamics while providing enhanced ride and comfort.
read more about the Ford Transit

Make: Ford

Model: EcoSport

Released: Nov 2013

Ford's Fiesta-based sub-$25,000 crossover will have the looks of a baby Territory and feature two Ford Australia firsts: the first to be sourced from the sub-continent and the first to be powered by the company’s all-new 90kW/170Nm 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder petrol engine.
read more about the Ford EcoSport

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta

Released: Aug 2013

The diminutive Fiesta hatch will receive a mid-life upgrade in 2013, bringing with it the option of Ford’s award-winning and super-frugal three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. The Fiesta will feature Ford’s latest Aston-Martin-esque corporate face plus new safety and comfort equipment, including Ford’s SYNC connectivity system.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta - ST

Released: Aug 2013

Ford will tempt hot hatch fans with a hot Fiesta ST pocket rocket, which with an expected 134kW of power and 240Nm of torque from its 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, will bolt to 100km/h in less than seven seconds, making it the most potent Fiesta ever built for the road despite fuel consumption and CO2 emissions cut by 20 per cent over the previous model.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - ST

Released: Oct 2012

XR is out, ST is in where the new performance variant of Ford's third-generation Focus is concerned. The Focus ST is expected to replace the Volvo-based five-cylinder unit of the outgoing model with a 184kW/360Nm version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol four-cylinder.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon - EcoBoost

Released: Apr 2012

The release of the EcoBoost turbo-four Falcon has been held back due to a bottleneck of projects, and will now be released in early-2012.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Kuga

Released: Feb 2012

Ford’s first compact SUV, the Kuga, will replace the ancient Escape. It will be available in Australia with only the top-spec five-cylinder petrol engine driving all four wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission.
read more about the Ford Kuga

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Dec 2011

The facelifted FG Falcon MkII is hoped to revive Falcon sales, which have slumped to less than half the volume achieved by the rival Holden Commodore. A fresh look across the nose echoing the SZ Territory and an eight-inch touch-screen and standard rear parking sensors on sedans are major highlights, along with improved refinement and quietness.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: Sep 2011

Shown on Ford’s stand at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney and featuring bold styling mated to high technology, the new-generation, Australian-developed one-tonne Ranger utility will be sold in 160 countries world-wide.
read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Ford

Model: Focus

Released: Aug 2011

The third-generation Focus will be sleeker, more upmarket and packed with technology. Three four-cylinder engines will be on offer from launch, with 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol units plus a 2.0-litre TDCi four-cylinder turbo-diesel available across Ambiente, Trend, Sport and Titanium trim levels.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon - EcoLPi

Released: Jul 2011

Ford’s new LPG powertrain will be available on an expanded range of Falcon sedan and ute models differentiated by new ‘EcoLPi’ badging. Ford's state-of-the-art EcoLPi engine will be produced alongside the 4.0-litre inline petrol sixes at Geelong and employs advanced injection technology to eliminate the loss of performance associated with LPG power.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo - EcoBoost

Released: Jun 2011

The Mondeo's 118kW 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine will be replaced in mid-spec Zetec and luxury Titanium hatch variants for a 149kW/300Nm version of Ford’s new EcoBoost 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol four. Combined with a dual-clutch six-speed Powershift gearbox the new drivetrain is claimed to improve average fuel consumption by 16 per cent to eight litres per 100km.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: Apr 2011

Ford's Australia's next-generation Territory will be built using a development of the existing vehicle’s Falcon-based platform. It will be engineered with a range of powertrains ranging from Ford's venerable straight-six, plus an imported V6 turbo-diesel.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - RS

Released: Oct 2010

Just 315 examples of the three-door Focus RS will be made available here, priced at $59,990. It will be powered by a version of Volvo’s turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine which sends 224kW and 440Nm of torque to the front wheels through Ford’s patented ‘RevoKnuckle’, a Quaife automatic torque-biasing helical limited-slip front differential.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta

Released: Oct 2010

With production shifting to Thailand, a Fiesta Sedan will join the range for the first time, with petrol powered sedans receiving automatic-only transmissions in the guise of Ford's Powershift (similar to Volkswagen's DSG) gearbox, linked to a 1.6-litre Ti-VCT engine packing 89kW and 151Nm of torque. The 66kW/200Nm 1.6 TDCi diesel engine option is closely related to that of the co-existing Econetic model and will be distribute power through a five-speed manual transmission.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Jul 2010

The Blue Oval will mark 2010 with an all-new 5.0-litre V8 for Ford Performance Vehicles and, unless it is discontinued, the XR8, plus an upgraded Euro 4 emissions-compliant inline six for its locally-built Falcon and Territory models mid-year.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Jul 2010

Ford will expand its Mondeo wagon range with the option of a diesel engine, joining the existing TDCi hatch by mid 2010. The turbo-diesel 2.0-litre twin-cam 16-valve Duratorq TDCi produces 103kW/320Nm. Co-devised with PSA Peugeot Citroen, it delivers 7.3L/100km..
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta - ECOnetic

Released: Dec 2009

Ford Australia’s surprise reveal at the Melbourne show was the fuel-sipping diesel-powered version of its Fiesta light car. The ECOnetic Fiesta diesel is claimed to average just 3.7L/100km and sub-100g/km emissions rating. Power is by a 66kW/200Nm 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi common-rail diesel engine.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Aug 2009

Ford previewed the Mondeo wagon at the 2008 Melbourne show. With a luggage capacity of 535 litres, increasing to a sizeable 1733. The wagon range is expected to be launched alongside the updated MB Mondeo range.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Ford

Model: Ranger

Released: May 2009

Ford's Ranger one-tonne utility comes in for a major exterior and equipment overhaul across a revised model range. The Thailand sourced PK-series Ranger incorporates radical new headlights, three-bar grille, new front bumper, redesigned bonnet, and new tail-light clusters. Engines continue unchanged.
read more about the Ford Ranger

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: May 2009

Ford revealed a vital mid-life makeover for the Territory SUV at the Melbourne show. Featuring revised exterior styling, interior improvements and extra equipment. Major design changes include a new bonnet, front bumper, grille, headlamps, and tail-lights. Ford has dropped the regular Turbo model.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Ford

Model: Focus

Released: Apr 2009

The restyled LV-series Focus small car first appeared locally six months ago in the form of the XR5 performance model, the rest of the range will go on sale in April. The big news item for the Focus is the introduction of a new six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission availability with the 2.0-litre Duratorq turbo-diesel engine.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta

Released: Jan 2009

Ford revealed its redesigned Fiesta light car at the Australian International Motor Show. The three-door and five-door hatch range will start at $15,750. Available in an 88kW 1.6-litre engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission standard across the Fiesta range, or a four-speed auto mated to a 71kW 1.4-litre engine.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: May 2008

The next all-new Falcon is due in early 2008 - 18 months after Holden's all-new VE Commodore appears. Based on an improved version of the current homegrown platform, the next Falcon will feature new styling, a six-speed auto, heavily revised and more economical engines and, hopefully, less weight.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Apr 2008

Ford's 2008 Escape gains only minor exterior and interior updates. There will be an upgraded 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine only, with the V6 option being discontinued. Expect an Australian on-sale by mid-2008.
read more about the Ford Escape

Make: Ford

Model: Focus - CC

Released: Nov 2007

Ford has confirmed the Pininfarina-designed Focus coupe-convertible's Australia arrival late-2007. A direct rival to the Holden Astra Twin-Top, Australia is expected to get the 2.0-litre petrol, mated to either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Oct 2007

Ford debuted its next-gen Mondeo at the 2007 Melbourne motor show, and has confirmed a late-2007 on-sale date. To be offered in both five-door and four-door guises, Mondeo will offer two petrol engines (a 167kW 2.5-litre five-cylinder and a 120kW 2.3-litre four), plus a 2.0-litre TDCi turbo-diesel.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta - XR4

Released: Jun 2007

Ford has registered the XR4, which could point to a hot 2.0-litre Fiesta late in the year. But Ford will not say when or even if. If it does arrive it will be close to the Peugeot 206 GTi prices, so around $30,000.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon - BFII

Released: Oct 2006

Ford's answer to the VE Commodore, the BF MkII Falcon, goes on sale in October. Pricing and specs won't be announced until launch, but expect visual tweaks to headlights, bonnets, bumpers and grilles, plus the availability of a six-speed ZF automatic and stability control across the range.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: Transit

Released: Sep 2006

Ford's new-look Transit range consists of 20 different variants in vans, cab chassis and bus models that all feature updated exterior styling, revised interiors, better safety, customisation options, a more driver-friendly interior and no fewer than six new diesels and one LPG-compatible petrol engine.
read more about the Ford Transit

Make: Ford

Model: Focus

Released: Apr 2005

Ford's all-new Focus is due on sale here around April 2005 following its local debut at the Melbourne show. The bigger, more powerful Focus shares its chassis architecture with Mazda3 and Volvo S40 and offers 107kW/185Nm. Available from April in three and five-door versions, from around $22,000.
read more about the Ford Focus

Make: Ford

Model: Courier - V6

Released: Feb 2005

Ford will brace its Courier light truck against tough new competition with a keenly priced V6 offering free air-conditioning and automatic. The 4.0 154kW/323Nm V6 will be available in 4x2 and 4x4 Super Cab and Crew Cab styles in GL and XLT guises only (there is no Courier cab-chassis V6).
read more about the Ford Courier

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon - BAII

Released: Oct 2004

Ford's born-again BA Falcon becomes due for its first facelift in October 2004, when it's expected to appear with less weight, updated interior and exterior cosmetics and extra standard equipment such as stability control and other Territory features. It will rival Holden's VZ Commodore and its new V6.
read more about the Ford Falcon

Make: Ford

Model: F6 Typhoon

Released: Oct 2004

Ford's worst-kept secret was unveilled at the 2004 Melbourne show in the form of FPV's first turbocharged offering. Dubbed F6 Typhoon, it takes the XR6 Turbo to greater extremes and should slot in above Ford's flagship 260kW, $50,130 XR8 and under FPV's 290kW, $59,850 GT later in 2004.
read more about the Ford F6 Typhoon

Make: Ford

Model: Territory

Released: Jun 2004

Ford's answer to the Commodore wagon-based Holden Adventra is the $500 million Territory all-wheel drive wagon. Based on the BA Falcon but 60 per cent new, Territory goes on sale June 1, though test drives can be had from May. TX and Ghia variants will be available from launch, with a mid-spec TS version to be added late in the year. At $38,990, the rear-drive TX is just $2455 above the base Falcon XT wagon. AWD and seven seats cost extra.
read more about the Ford Territory

Make: Ford

Model: Fiesta

Released: Apr 2004

Ford has confirmed April as the on-sale date for its long-awaited light car, the Fiesta. The all-new, Euro-built hatch range will comprise a three or five-door Fiesta LX, a three-door Fiesta Zetec and five-door Fiesta Ghia, each with a 74kW 1.6. Pricing opens at $14,490, but air adds $2000 and auto $3000.
read more about the Ford Fiesta

Make: Ford

Model: Escape

Released: Feb 2004

Ford will unveil a mildly facelifted Escape in early February 2004, when the mid-sized crossover range will also comprise a sub-$30,000 four-cylinder variant for the first time. The 2.3-litre engine to be launched in the ZB Escape XLS is already sold here in Mazda6, but will be detuned from 122kW to 108kW.
read more about the Ford Escape

Make: Ford

Model: Falcon

Released: Oct 2003

Available in six-cylinder, LPG or V8 guise and developed at a cost of $2.5 million, Ford's Rugged Terrain Vehicle comes at a premium of between $4500 and $5000 in either styleside or cab-chassis form. It features 80mm more ride height, 30mm wider wheel tracks, underbody protection and a rear diff lock.
read more about the Ford Falcon

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