Melbourne, 25 October, 2016 – Ford is helping some of the riskiest drivers on our roads, young people, by expanding its award-winning Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) safe driving program across four cities in Australia in 2016 while making the free program available publicly.
The new Escape will join Ford’s expanding SUV line-up in 2017 to make families’ lives easier with a fresh face, five-star safety and lower starting MLP. When compared with the Ford Kuga it replaces, the Escape also offers improved fuel efficiency on its 2.0-litre Eco Boost model.
Ford is auctioning the final saleable Falcon, Territory and Falcon Ute – some of the most valuable versions of the iconic vehicles that have defined Australian roads for decades – to support the next generation of local innovators who will help define the country’s future.
Ford’s leading automotive investment in Australia is getting a fresh face for a third year running as the company confirms 23 new hires this year across Product Development, Marketing, Sales and Service and Finance skill teams.
Ford’s leading local investment in R&D and engineering team are doing more than developing world-class vehicles such as Everest and Ranger, they are teaching vehicles to speak and understand Australian accents.
Ford is boosting one of the industry’s hottest models by launching the new Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition in September as the Ranger 4x4 already has seen sales rise nearly 40 per cent compared to the same time last year while taking more than 21 per cent of the 4x4 pick-up segment and again beating Hilux 4x4 in monthly sales during July.
Ford will launch an all-new SUV based on the global Ford Edge – a key model driving the company’s global SUV success – about a year after Territory sales end in 2017, when Sport Utility Vehicle sales are expected to pass car sales and reach 40 per cent of the market.
Sydney businessman David Pearce bought a special Falcon for special purposes, to bring his brother Mark a little bit of joy as he battles health issues. The purchase of Falcon Sprint 1 of 750 also provides much needed funds to support the vital work being done by researchers working hard to find a technological cure for Type 1 Diabetes, that millions of Australians and others around the world struggle with every day.
Ford and Carhood – the leading airport parking and car sharing service in Australia – today announced the automaker will supply dozens of vehicles for hire at Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney airports alongside cars the smart mobility company’s customers allow for hire in exchange for free parking and a share of rental profits.
The hugely anticipated 2016 Ford Focus RS brings Ford’s most advanced and capable performance hatch to Australian customers. With more power, as well as a driver-focused Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive, the RS brings scintillating performance and technical innovation at a lower Manufacturer’s List Price than its predecessor.
It boasts a wealth of technology and stylish good looks, and thanks to the SYNC® 3 communications and entertainment system loaded on all models from 2016.75MY, Ford Mondeo has increased intelligence to match. Date: 06 July 2016
Ford Australia is introducing smart new technology and a new variant into the large SUV market with the 2017 Everest Trend rear-wheel-drive (RWD), as it expands the award winning Everest Trend options by offering the Australian-designed and-engineered vehicle at an even more attractive price.
Ford’s tiny yet powerful 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine has been voted best in class at the International Engine of the Year Awards for the fifth year in a row. Judges praised its combination of drivability, performance, economy, refinement and technology that continues to set the standard.
Ford Australia is offering mindfulness training to employees to help them de-clutter their daily distractions as the company pushes an aggressive new innovation agenda at its local and global facilities.
The freshened Ford Kuga Ambiente arriving in dealerships features even more even more standard innovations, including SYNC™ 2 with voice-controlled satellite navigation and dual zone climate control, with the features now available across the range.
Ford is donating the first publicly available version of the highly anticipated Falcon XR8 Sprint – one of the most powerful and high-tech Falcon’s ever – to fund local innovation for the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project, which is exploring how to automate insulin pumps and deliver improved therapies and ultimately a ‘technological cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Recently, under the cover of night, a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle with no headlights on navigated along lonely desert roads, performing a task that would be perilous for a human driver.
Ford Australia is upgrading its already impressive Focus and Fiesta range as the company shifts focus of its small car customers with a richer mix of retail sales as customers value the vehicles and innovations more.
Mustang has become an instant sales halo for Ford Australia, and among the public, holds the highest favorable opinion of any of Ford’s volume nameplates. It’s the latest example of how Ford’s commitment to Australia continues to grow beyond its investment in local R&D, which has seen $2 billion invested over the past six years.
Ford’s commitment to Australia continues to grow beyond billions in local R&D as it expands its award-winning lineup, including the launch of Mountune Performance Kits so Fiesta ST and Focus ST can tune in even more excitement to the already acclaimed hot hatch duo.
Ford is investing more in Australia than any other automaker, including $300 million in R&D for the country’s only full product development team and even more to expand its line-up further with products such as the new Focus RS.
This week, Ford begins highlighting Australians whose remarkable achievements belie first impressions in fresh new ads with more prominent Ford branding to punctuate the company’s record number of new vehicles with surprising innovations.
Ford and Carbon Revolution are providing a glimpse into what is possible for the Australian automotive industry as the Geelong-based innovator begins production of the world’s first mass produced carbon fibre wheels for the Shelby GT350R performance car in North America.
Ford of Australia plans to maintain business with 63 Australian suppliers after the company’s manufacturing transition in 2016 as part of helping key stakeholders – employees, suppliers, customers and dealers – transition to new futures beyond local manufacturing.
The all-new Ford Everest not only is the first-ever Australian-developed traditional SUV but it features a range of customer benefits not found on the Toyota Prado – a combination that seems to have captured Australians’ imagination.
Ford will auction one of the first 2015 Mustangs in its all-new Australian fleet to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to support Dr. Fiona Simpson’s research into novel breast cancer therapies.
Ford is launching the 2015 Ranger truck and new Everest SUV this month after many Australians helped design, engineer and test the vehicles at the company’s local development facilities spread across Melbourne.
Ford Motor Company has announced a new global initiative that will strengthen its leadership in community service timed to the 10th anniversary of the Ford Volunteer Corps – Ford’s international network of 30,000 volunteers.
Ford officially opened its new national sales company office today in Richmond as part of new infrastructure investments that adds to the company’s more than $300 million R&D spending locally this year alone, which is more than any other automaker.
A tiny petrol engine, which drivers across Europe have taken to their hearts for its excellent fuel efficiency and impressive performance, has received an eighth award in four years at the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards.
More than 2,000 Ford customers have now placed deposits for the highly anticipated Mustang Fastback and Convertible, which are being ordered in both the muscle car’s legendary V8 performance version and the first-ever EcoBoost engine that will provide the power of a bigger engine in a smaller, more efficient package.
Trying to cope with a sneezing attack can be a source of amusement for passengers – and a source of discomfort for drivers. But there’s a serious side. Climate change and pollution now contribute to increasing numbers of people suffering from allergies, and sneezing at a speed of 95 km/h may result in “driving blind” for up to 20 metres*.
The new Ford Everest made its debut in Thailand today, redefining the ASEAN SUV market with bold design, advanced technology, stunning off-road and on-road capability, and a refined, premium interior for up to seven passengers.
Ford unveiled its new tough and smart Ford Ranger today, setting a new benchmark in the pickup truck segment with an uncompromised blend of robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology. Starting later this year, an updated range of the truck will take on the world in more than 180 markets worldwide.^
Ford is investing more in Australia than any other auto company – more than $300 million in 2015 on top of nearly $2 billion the past six years – including its inaugural sponsorship of the Australian Regional For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition (FRC).
Ford Motor Company at Mobile World Congress announced this week a new Fairfax Radio app that customers will be able to voice-activate using Ford SYNC with AppLink technology, and stay connected on the move.
In an Australian-first initiative, Ford will offer its customers free loan cars* with every scheduled service beginning this month, as the company continues to make major investments to transform its dealership experience and make it easier for customers to buy and service vehicles.
The Ford Ranger is hauling in new buyers with its blend of leading capability, toughness and innovation, setting an all-time sales record in Australia while passing the Toyota HiLux to become New Zealand’s most popular pickup