Ford’s new-generation large van boasts a heritage of over half a century – Words and images by Ed Higginson. When you talk of vans, the Transit is a probably at the head of the list for product recognition. The first model set radical new standards for van design, comfort and performance, also gaining the rather dubious accolade that it was ...Read More »
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Ed Higginson investigates the latest Ford Transit Custom in its various versions. When it comes to vans, the Ford Transit is one of the oldest names on the market and has experienced years of success with the number-one sales spot in many countries around the world since its debut in 1965. While it might not have reached number one in ...Read More »
WARRIOR V WILDTRAK X | UTE REVIEW-Nissan scores a Slam Dunk in the ute stakes with Navara as Ford adds more options to Ranger
Nissan scores a Slam Dunk in the ute stakes with Navara as Ford adds more options to Ranger With the top two best-selling vehicles in the Australian market both being utes, you could be forgiven for wondering what happened to the car enthusiast. And when you look at the escalating price structure of what started out as a tradies’ transport, ...Read More »
FLIGHT OF FANCY | UTE Review -Raptor – A dromaeosaurid dinosaur, or an intriguing option from the Blue Oval?
Raptor – A dromaeosaurid dinosaur, or an intriguing option from the Blue Oval? Words by Stuart Martin. For tradies who don’t find a Ranger aggressive enough, Ford has the model for you. If you need to get to a cross-country job in a hurry, the Ranger Raptor can handle the terrain and look good while doing it. Just don’t expect ...Read More »
TAXING TIMES | TRANSPORT NEWS -Neil Dowling investigates the gains and the losses of Fringe Benefit Tax
Neil Dowling investigates the gains and the losses of Fringe Benefit Tax So, you expect your new ute in the driveway enables you to claim exemption from Fringe Benefit Tax? That might have been the situation when utes easily carried one-tonne payloads and tools for the tradie. But times, and definitions, are changing. Understanding the complexity of Fringe Benefit Tax ...Read More »
In a segment awash with four-cylinder turbo-diesels, the arrival of the new Ford Ranger with an in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel was a welcome change in 2011. This venerable five-cylinder has served well in the Ranger, which ranks consistently at the top of Ford’s sales chart, thousands of units ahead of the second-placed Mustang. The bigger five-cylinder engine remains, offered in six-speed ...Read More »
Can Ford regain lost ground with Transit? – Words by Chris Mullett Recent history shows that Ford Motor Company has been incapable of performing even basic marketing activities when it comes to presenting its light commercial range to the Australian buyer. Despite producing excellent products such as the Ford Transit Custom and Transit standard van that rank competitively against all-comers ...Read More »
Ford proves two turbos are better than one – Words by Stuart Martin In a segment awash with four-cylinder turbo-diesels, the arrival of the new Ford Ranger with an in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel was a welcome change in 2011. This venerable five-cylinder has served well in the Ranger, which ranks consistently at the top of Ford’s sales chart, thousands of units ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »