2021 Ford Focus Review

July 19, 2021

The Focus ST-Line is one of the best-kept secrets in the small car class, offering warm hatch performance and dynamics with a dash of class. Backed by German design and engineering (and currently, production), the Ford focuses on sharp, engaging driving dynamics and intuitive technologies compared to more mundane, comfort- or practicality-focused rivals. The current SA-generation Focus first launched in Australia at the tail end of 2018, but for 2021 a range cut spelled the...

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VFACTS June 2021: Ford Ranger wins top 10 cars

July 13, 2021

The Ford Ranger takes the number one spot in the Top 10 Cars in June 2021. The Ford Ranger also leads the 4×4 ute category year-to-date, and is on track for the third win in a row and the fourth 4×4 ute category victory in five years. This article originally featured on and can be viewed here.

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Ford Everest 2021 Review: Basecamp off-road test

July 7, 2021

The 4WD-only BaseCamp is based on the mid-spec Trend variant, and is available with one of two diesel engines: a 143kW/470Nm 3.2-litre single-turbo five-cylinder or a 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder. The Trend’s standard features list includes Ford’s SYNC 3 multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen and 10-speaker audio system, leather-accented seat trim, an eight-way power driver’s seat and a leather-trimmed gear shifter, keyless entry and push-button start, reversing camera,...

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Best Van 2021 – Finalist Ford Transit

July 1, 2021

Vans ain’t what they used to be, that’s for sure. Only a few years ago, there was precious little to talk about beyond payloads and tie down points in this segment. But we’ve since been through something of a commercial vehicle renaissance. Crucial safety technology has finally made its way into this part of the commercial vehicle world, and more complex powertrains are offering improved performance and efficiency for users. It’s best shown by our...

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Best Dual-Cab 4×4 Ute 2021: On-road performance

June 24, 2021

Dual-cab 4×4 utes must present the biggest headaches for development engineers. Here we have a vehicle that more than any other straddles conflicting design briefs: refined, efficient, sporty-handling and lush-riding city and highway family car during the week, and a powerful mountain climber that can also carry a tonne of payload and haul more than three tonnes behind it on weekends. Of course, it’s an impossible task to cover all those bases anywhere near perfectly,...

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