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  • Ford Focus ST-3 Coming Soon

    July 13, 2021

    The 2021 Ford Focus ST-3 has been announced for Australia, adding a selection of luxury features to the Blue Oval’s flagship hot hatch. The Focus ST-3 will reach Ford showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive), all exclusively fitting a seven-speed automatic transmission to the hot hatch’s 2.3-litre turbo four-cylinder engine, with no manual on offer. Additional equipment over the ‘standard’ Focus ST includes adaptive LED headlights with cornering functionality, electrically-adjustable and heated Recaro front sports seats...

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    Ranger Wildtrak in the 4×4 Shed

    July 7, 2021

    Specced-out Ranger is in the 4×4 shed to prove once again why it’s so popular. When Ford chucked me the keys to a Ranger Wildtrak 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel in December, I knew it was just the ticket to serve as 4X4 Australia’s resident tow tug for camper trailer reviews. The Wildtrak is a dream to drive on the open highway, its 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine with 10-speed transmission providing a refined and quiet ride. Driver-assist technology adds...

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    Best Off-Road SUV 2021 – Finalist Ford Ranger Raptor

    July 1, 2021

    Despite being out for a couple of years, the Ford Ranger Raptor is still an impressive and unique offering: race-bred suspension components, all hanging off a bespoke all-coil chassis which makes for a dynamically impressive package off-road. It’ll jump and drift like no other, and the 33-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres – combined with great traction systems – makes the Raptor an competent low-speed crawler as well.   Much criticism of the Ranger Raptor circles around...

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