Tag Archives: FORD

TRUMPED! | UTE Review – American-style pickups hold all the cards when it comes to safe towing

American-style pickups hold all the cards when it comes to safe towing – Words and photography by Rob Randazzo. For vehicle buyers in Australia, the checklist of preferences is ever-changing. Today’s options are primed for safety as the highest priority, along with reliability, functionality and efficent aftersales service. At the end of the second quarter of this year, the ute/cab-chassis ...

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RANGER REBELLION | Ute Review – FORD Ranger Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers?

Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers? The old adage that Aussies love their V8s is looking a bit thin these days, thanks to the demise of the V8 from the Ford and Holden shopping list. The introduction of stricter emissions controls has resulted in the cubic capacity decline amongst some of the ...

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Ranger Lights Up | TRANSPORT NEWS

If you’ve pondered on how to mount additional driving lamps to modern 4WDs Adelaide based Lightforce has the solution.  The X Grille, designed by AX4, is a complete replacement radiator grille with an integrated pair of high-performance Lightforce Venom LED driving lights. Released for the Ford Ranger PX2 and PX3, other models for fitment to the Holden Colorado and Toyota Hilux are planned for release in ...

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RANGER REBELLION | UTE REVIEW – Ford Ranger-Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers?

Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers? The old adage that Aussies love their V8s is looking a bit thin these days, thanks to the demise of the V8 from the Ford and Holden shopping list. The introduction of stricter emissions controls has resulted in the cubic capacity decline amongst some of the ...

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HOT STUFF | UTE REVIEW – FORD RAPTOR

It’s Ford in the blue corner with the Ranger Raptor as the competition hots up. With Ford well aware that its Ranger is starting to lose out in terms of sophistication and specification against some of the newcomers, the next step for the well-healed ute buyer is to embrace the blue oval in the form of the Ranger Raptor. Gone ...

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Personality Plus | UTE REVIEW – TICKFORD RANGER

The Tickford Ranger has all the trimmings – Chris Mullett reports on the personalisation process The rise in popularity of the humble tradie’s ute has turned into a fashion contest at the top of the ute spectrum, as different manufacturers add upgrades more commonly found on their prestige passenger models in a bid to satisfy the new breed of ute ...

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BECOMING A-CUSTOMED | VAN REVIEW – Ford Transit

Brenton O’Connor takes the wheel of the Ford Transit Custom SWB Auto. The van market has changed dramatically in recent years. It was not that long ago that the van offerings in Australia were limited to Japanese cabover van designs (where the driver sits on top of the front axle, and the engine is underneath the drivers cabin), and, as ...

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COMMON GROUND | UTE REVIEW -Ford’s Ranger XLT fits the purpose for the common load carrier and weekend warrior

Ford’s Ranger XLT fits the purpose for the common load carrier and weekend warrior – Words by Brenton O’Connor, images by Geoff Parrington Had it been suggested even ten years ago that two out of every three of the best selling vehicles in Australia in 2017 were going to be dual-cab utes, the prophesy would have been dismissed as rubbish. ...

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THE VAN MAN | Small Van Review

Rob Randazzo and Brenton O’Connor review the small to medium van sector. Visitors to Sydney airport can gain an immediate impression of the importance of the van segment to the courier market simply by walking past the huge DHL courier depot located adjacent to the domestic terminal. It’s a hive of activity as dozens of yellow bee-like Ford Transits of ...

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TRENDY TRADIES TRAVELLING TOOLBOX | UTE REVIEW 4×4

Delivery Magazine delves into the growth of the off-road load carrier for the recreational tradie – Stuart Martin reports  To suggest there’s been solid growth in the LCV 4×4 dual cab segment of the Australian new vehicle market is akin to suggesting the Coalition has a mild dislike of alternative energy options. The multipurpose machine that tows both tools and ...

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