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New Ford Mondeo Diesel Wagon due in Australia later this year (Australia) New Ford Mondeo Diesel Wagon due in Australia later this year (Australia)

The introduction of a new, fuel efficient diesel powertrain for the Mondeo wagon range headlines a number of upcoming changes to Ford Australia's vehicle line-up. A diesel Mondeo wagon will join the current MB Mondeo range in the third quarter of this year, bringing with it a new generation diesel powertrain that delivers significantly better fuel economy and improved performance. "The Mondeo wagon has presented a compelling proposition for wagon customers since it was introduced in...

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New Fiat 500 Electric Vehicle for the United States (USA) New Fiat 500 Electric Vehicle for the United States (USA)

Chrysler Group LLC today announced its plans to engineer and produce a pure electric vehicle using the Fiat 500 platform. Shown earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the Fiat 500EV demonstrates the immediate benefits of the alliance between Chrysler Group and the Fiat Group as well as the speed at which the two companies can work together on advanced vehicle programs.

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Ford and Dick Johnson Together Again (Australia) Ford and Dick Johnson Together Again (Australia)

Ford Australia today announced a new partnership with Dick Johnson's Queensland-based V8 Supercar team, Jim Beam Racing, for the 2010 season. Jim Beam Racing will compete in the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series with direct factory support from Ford, in addition to the engineering and technical assistance the team received during 2009, following an internal review of its motorsport sponsorship program.

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Fiat receives Gold Class distinctions from SAM Fiat receives Gold Class distinctions from SAM

Fiat SpA, which produces Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari and Maserati cars and Fiat commercial vehicles, has received the Sector Mover and Gold Class distinctions from SAM, the sustainability-focused investment group which analyses the 2,500 largest quoted companies globally to determine their eligibility for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability indexes. For 2009, Fiat was best relative improvement in sustainability performance within the Automobile sector (SAM Sector Mover) and the gap with...

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2010 Ford Falcon G6 Limited Edition (Australia) 2010 Ford Falcon G6 Limited Edition (Australia)

Ford Australia has reintroduced the G6 Limited Edition for the 2010 model year following unprecedented customer demand for the value-packed luxury model. The 2010 G6 Limited Edition is identical in specification to the 2009 model with the exception of prestige paint, which was previously an option, but is now available at no extra cost. Based on the popular G6, the G6 Limited Edition is equipped with a host of additional features, including unique exterior finishes and luxury interior...

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FPV Appoints Allan Moffat as Ambassador FPV Appoints Allan Moffat as Ambassador

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) today announced the appointment of racing legend Allan Moffat as its official Ambassador. Moffat will represent FPV at major events and in some exciting new programs throughout 2010, as Ford's performance arm steps up its activities in the new decade. The four-time Bathurst winner has a long history with the Ford brand, which started in the late '60s as a factory team driver and culminated with the famous 1-2 Falcon hardtop team victory with Colin Bond at...

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Fiat 500C Topless on the Beaches (Australia) Fiat 500C Topless on the Beaches (Australia)

Europe’s hottest model, seen topless at all the top beach resorts in Europe last northern summer, has been spotted at Australian beaches for the first time, with deliveries of the new Fiat 500C, the soft top version of Fiat’s award-winning bambino, now on the road - and alongside the beach – in Australia.

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Ford Introduces Value-Packed G6 Limited Edition - (Australia) Ford Introduces Value-Packed G6 Limited Edition - (Australia)

Ford Australia today released details of a new G6 Limited Edition model that is set to join its award-winning range of FG Falcon and G Series sedans. Based on the popular G6, the G6 Limited Edition is equipped with a host of additional features, including unique exterior finishes and luxury interior appointments, along with a truly sensational pricing offer for customers.

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FPV Launches its Latest Model - The Stylish F6 E - (Australia) FPV Launches its Latest Model - The Stylish F6 E - (Australia)

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) today officially revealed the latest addition to their FG range, with the unveiling of the all-new F6 E. Setting a new benchmark for luxury and performance, today’s launch of the F6 E ends months of public speculation of “will they or won’t they”.

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Ford Introduces Titanium and Wagon to New Mondeo Range - (Australia) Ford Introduces Titanium and Wagon to New Mondeo Range - (Australia)

Ford Australia today announced the release of a new MB series Mondeo range, headlined by the introduction of an all-new wagon bodystyle and an all-new, high-series model nameplate, the Mondeo Titanium. A host of new technologies and features have also been added to the new Mondeo range, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Dynamic Headlights with cornering lamps, along with significantly improved equipment levels across all models. The Mondeo wagon will be offered in both LX and...

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2010 Ford Mustang Glass Roof 2010 Ford Mustang Glass Roof

Panoramic glass used on the 2010 Ford Glass Roof Mustang filters almost all of the sun's harmful rays and reduces cool-down time and wind noise while offering a convertible-like driving experience Scientific studies show increased exposure to sunshine or bright light – like that provided in the convertible and Glass Roof Mustang – is therapeutic because it regulates the body's mood-regulating hormone and circadian cycle of sleep and wakefulness; also triggers a natural remedy for "the...

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2009 Fiat Bravo MSN Edition Announced 2009 Fiat Bravo MSN Edition Announced

A combination of beauty and functionality, shape and content, exclusive Italian style matched with technological innovation: this is the special edition Fiat Bravo MSN Edition, the latest addition to the Fiat medium-sized car family which has proven extremely popular among the public in Italy and marks a further chapter in the collaboration between two industrial leader like Microsoft and Fiat Group Automobiles. Over the last few years, this collaboration has led to the launch of Blue&Me (a...

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2010 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack Available 2010 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack Available

The 2010 Ford Mustang, now in dealer showrooms, builds on a proud, unbroken 45-year heritage of Fast, Fun and Affordable with an all-new exterior design, available cutting-edge technology and performance enhancements pioneered on Ford's extensive racing and special programs. One hallmark of Mustang's enduring popularity is the opportunity to customize this American icon. Enthusiasts who have personalized and customized Mustangs range from legends, such as Carroll Shelby, to professional...

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2009 Ferrari California Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Ferrari California Arrives - (Australia)

The Ferrari California, the most anticipated new car to be launched in 2009, has arrived in Australia with deliveries to the first owners starting this month (June 2009). The California takes the legendary super car maker into a whole new area of the market, providing it with its first ever front mid-engined V8-powered grand touring car, broadening the appeal of Ferrari and opening the marque to a new generation of customers. “The Ferrari California does not extend the Ferrari range up or...

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2009 Dacia Sandero Stepway Announced 2009 Dacia Sandero Stepway Announced

Today saw Dacia take the wraps off Sandero Stepway at simultaneous events at the Barcelona Motor Show and at the L'Atelier Renault showroom in Paris. The adventurer looks of this variant of Sandero seeks to build on the success enjoyed by Dacia's compact yet spacious hatchback, sales of which have reached 60,000 units across Europe and in the Maghreb region since its launch in July 2008.

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Ferrari 599XX Concept Car Updated Ferrari 599XX Concept Car Updated

While based on the 599 GTB Fiorano with the same transaxle layout and engine type, this prototype is an extreme track car. Ferrari's engineers have carried out extensive work on the engine's combustion chambers and inlet and exhaust tracts. These modifications, combined with the fact that internal attrition has been reduced and the maximum revs have been boosted to 9,000 rpm, helped achieve the target power output of 700 hp at 9,000 rpm. Particular attention was also paid to cutting the weight...

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2009 Ford Focus, In-Detail - (Australia) 2009 Ford Focus, In-Detail - (Australia)

The new Focus incorporates the key kinetic design elements of this expressive and contemporary design language. The redesign transforms the appeal of the Focus range – it's more sporty and muscular, while the contemporary styling clearly underpins the great-to-drive character for which the Focus is acclaimed. Immediately obvious are the dynamic new bonnet and the enlarged, trapezoidal opening of the lower grille, plus the dramatically sculpted headlamps.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Desire by FAB-Design 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Desire by FAB-Design

With the SLR "Desire", FAB Design has once more demonstrated its competence in the field of high-end luxury car customisation. From the FAB Design high-performance engine which generates an unbelievable performance of 750hp and a maximum torque of 1,080Nm to the perfectly designed FAB Design interior - nearly any relevant part of the Mercedes super sports car has been customised and brought to perfection with the highest level of technical expertise by the FAB Design specialists.

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2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spider 16M Arrives - (Australia)

The fastest soft top production Ferrari has arrived in Australia, but the Ferrari Scuderia 16M will never become a common sight with just 12 earmarked for Australia and three for New Zealand guaranteeing rarity value and with all 15 already sold its already too late to own Ferrari’s 315 kmh soft top supercar. With the all-new Ferrari California, boasting the legendary car maker’s first folding hard top, arriving later this year, 2009 will enter the history books as Ferrari’s year of supercar...

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Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept Car to Debut Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept Car to Debut

Ford is listening to the unique wants and needs of families and responds with the Transit Connect Family One concept - a space that's all about helping parents and engaging children. "Transit Connect is a versatile vehicle that can be adapted to a wide variety of applications," said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas. "The Family One concept delivers fun with function. This fun, cool space is for parents and small children alike, combining fuel efficiency with...

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2009 Ford Focus X Road Special Edition Announced 2009 Ford Focus X Road Special Edition Announced

The new Focus X Road is a tough, striking Ford, based on the very well-equipped Focus Wagon Titanium. The X Road differs from the regular Focus by its robust sturdy black bodykit with front and rear bumpers and the black finish of the doors and side panels. These limited edition produced Focus X Road is powered by the 1.8-liter 125-hp engine and transmission on regular unleaded petrol and bio-ethanol can run. The Ford Focus X Road is a special, limited version of the sturdy and robust nature...

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2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Unveiled 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Unveiled

The new 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 delivers the most power and refinement ever for a Ford SVT-tuned performance Mustang – and a few surprises, too. “The new Shelby GT500 demonstrates Ford’s continuing commitment to high-performance vehicles,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “In addition to the numerous performance and refinement improvements inside and out, it’s also two miles per gallon more fuel efficient on the highway.” “We’re proud of the many...

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2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye Launched 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye Launched

The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger delivers the best of modern American muscle-car characteristics—unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines and technology. The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye adds even more pony car excitement with a responsive five-speed automatic transmission and bold accented exterior enhancements. The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger SE Rallye starts at $26,490 (including $725 destination) and is available for ordering now at Dodge dealerships...

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2009 Fiat 500C Pricing Announced 2009 Fiat 500C Pricing Announced

Fiat has just announced prices for the eagerly awaited convertible version of its iconic 500 city car, some 15 months after the widely acclaimed supermini’s UK launch. Starting at just £11,300 OTR, the new Fiat 500 C, which goes on sale here in the summer, represents notable value for lovers of soft-top motoring, and positions the new car comfortably below its benchmark rivals. Topping the top-down range, a highly specified Lounge version with a larger engine costs £14,100 – an OTR price...

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Ford Territory Recall Ford Territory Recall

Ford Australia is voluntarily recalling Ford Territory vehicles built between February 1 2004 and December 31 2008 to rectify a front brake hose issue which has been found to occur on less than two per cent of vehicles. A proactive investigation by Ford has determined that under certain operating conditions it is possible for the vehicle to develop a front brake fluid leak, which can result in reduced braking effectiveness from the front brakes. In these cases, the rear braking system will...

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2009 Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG Launched 2009 Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG Launched

Following the launch of Dacia Sandero dCi 70 and dCi 85 (120g of CO2/km), Dacia Sandero 1.2 16V (139g of CO2/km) in February, 2009, Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG - which qualifies for the Dacia eco² signature - rounds off Dacia's line-up of economical, ecological versions. With CO2 emissions of just 135g/km, Dacia Sandero 1.4 LPG is an ecologically friendly car. LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is respectful of the environment. In the case of a 1.4-litre engine, using LPG fuel results in a CO2...

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2009 Dodge Nitro SX-R, Limited to Just 100 Vehicles - (Australia) 2009 Dodge Nitro SX-R, Limited to Just 100 Vehicles - (Australia)

Chrysler Australia today announced a new Limited Edition Dodge Nitro, the SX-R. Limited to just 100 vehicles, customers will need to be quick to secure their SX-R. Based on the Dodge Nitro SX, the SX-R provides additional comfort, convenience and genuine value. Overseen by renowned Australian upholsterer Blackman and Sons, each SX-R will come standard with premium dark mono-tone leather interior with ‘French’ seam stitching and the Dodge emblem embroidered into the front seats. SX-R...

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2009 Ford Fiesta Performance Upgrade from Mountune 2009 Ford Fiesta Performance Upgrade from Mountune

Performance upgrades for the latest Ford Fiesta 1.6-litre petrol-engined models have been developed by Mountune Performance and are offered through selected Ford dealers. The Mountune Performance Upgrade for 1.6-litre versions of the new-look Fiesta Zetec-S and Titanium models costs £1,299 (plus fitting), and consists of a high-flow air induction system, a high performance exhaust including high-flow catalyst and tubular manifold, and re-calibration of Ford's 1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT...

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2009 Fiat 500 Barbie Edition 2009 Fiat 500 Barbie Edition

Barbie, the most famous fashion doll in the world, celebrated her 50th birthday on Monday (9 March) with a unique pink Fiat 500. The special, one-off show car was designed and built in a partnership between Fiat’s Style Center (Centro Stile) and toy maker Mattel, to mark five decades of the internationally-known icon. The bright pink Fiat 500 transported a real-life ‘Barbie’ model through the streets of fashionable Milan, driven by an equally life-like ‘Ken’. She arrived at Milan’s La...

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Fiat Multiair Technology Announced Fiat Multiair Technology Announced

Already a world leader in advanced diesel engine technology, Fiat Group has just launched MultiAir, a fundamental breakthrough in petrol engine design that will dramatically cut fuel consumption, as well as significantly boosting power and torque, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by between 10 and 25 per cent, and up to a 60 per cent reduction in other engine pollutants. With two generations of common rail direct injection diesel engine technology, UniJet and MultiJet, to its credit, Fiat...

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2009 Ford Fiesta SportVan Launched 2009 Ford Fiesta SportVan Launched

The new Ford Fiesta Van is now on sale from £9,025. Low running costs make this new entry into the car-derived market a sound business decision. Frugal fuel economy of up to 67.3mpg*, insurance groups of 1E and 2E and a choice of engines and trim levels make it a class-leading package. Steve Kimber, Ford of Britain's commercial vehicles director, said: "Fiesta Van is a main player in the car-derived van market with around 25 per cent of all sales. We expect to build on this, as more and...

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2009 Ferrari 599XX Unveiled 2009 Ferrari 599XX Unveiled

While based on the 599 GTB Fiorano with the same transaxle layout and engine type, this prototype is an extreme track car. Ferrari’s engineers have carried out extensive work on the engine’s combustion chambers and inlet and exhaust tracts. These modifications, combined with the fact that internal attrition has been reduced and the maximum revs have been boosted to 9,000 rpm, helped achieve the target power output of 700 hp at 9,000 rpm. Particular attention was also paid to cutting the weight...

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2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE

When it first debuted, the 599 GTB Fiorano set a new standard in terms of performance that remains a benchmark for new sports car development to this day. Now Ferrari is introducing the new Handling GTE (Handling Gran Turismo Evoluzione) package for the model to further underscore its sportiness and handling. The package includes a modified set-up with stiffer springs and rear anti-roll bar as well as new calibration settings for the magnetorheological shock absorbers when the manettino is...

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Dacia Duster Crossover Concept Car Dacia Duster Crossover Concept Car

Duster – Dacia's first concept crossover – is proud to be different. Seen from the driver's side, it is visibly a sporting coupe, yet passengers entering from the other side will see it as an MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) with a traditionally opening front door and rear-hinged rear door which suggest plush travelling refinement. Dacia Duster's height of 1.49 meters, short front and rear overhangs (65cm and 80cm respectively), generous wheelbase (2.80m) and compact volumes (4.25m long, 1.64m wide)...

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Ford IOSIS MAX Concept Car Ford IOSIS MAX Concept Car

“The new iosis MAX concept car marks another important step in the renaissance of Ford of Europe’s product design under the leadership of Martin Smith. The two previous iosis concepts were significant milestones in that process. They helped to introduce our new design strategy, and to show how kinetic design would play a key role in transforming our future product line. The fantastic reception given to our latest models – from the Mondeo and Kuga, through to the Fiesta and Ka – suggests...

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2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic Preview - (Australia) 2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic Preview - (Australia)

Ford gave Australian motorists a glimpse of the near future at the Melbourne International Motor Show today, when it revealed a new, highly fuel efficient and environmentally advanced vehicle that will show the way in delivering ultra-low CO2 emissions technology to consumers. The Fiesta ECOnetic, which is a production model from Ford's ECOnetic range in Europe, took centre stage on the Ford stand at this year's show as part of the company's vision for a more sustainable future – a future...

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2009 Ford Focus Unveiled - (Australia) 2009 Ford Focus Unveiled - (Australia)

Ford has celebrated the tenth anniversary of the global Focus nameplate with the release of a dynamic new model, incorporating a fresh new exterior and upgraded interior, along with some impressive new features and technologies, which combine with acclaimed driving excellence to keep Focus at the front of the small car market. Originally launched in Europe in 1998, Focus has become a global success story for Ford, and manufacturing sites have expanded to include North America, South America...

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2009 Ford SY Territory MkII Revealed - (Australia) 2009 Ford SY Territory MkII Revealed - (Australia)

A new look Territory range broke cover at the Melbourne International Motor Show today, featuring key exterior design changes, fresh interior environments, a revised model line-up and a host of additional equipment now fitted as standard. Two Territory models – a Territory Ghia AWD and a Territory TS RWD – were on display at the motor show to give customers a first look at the SY Territory MkII line-up, which will go on sale in the second quarter of 2009. "The Territory has been an...

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2009 Ford Ranger, Defines Tough Style - (Australia) 2009 Ford Ranger, Defines Tough Style - (Australia)

Ford elevates Ranger to new heights in style and design defined by its distinctive, muscular Tough Style exterior. With genuine class-leading TDCi power and performance, the new Ford Ranger for 2009 also comes loaded with real visual excitement. Ford's global leadership and expertise in pickup truck design and development has led to considerable improvements to its compact Ranger pickup. Respected throughout more than 130 markets around the world, the new Ford Ranger effectively combines...

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2009 Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SuperSport 2009 Fiat Grande Punto Abarth SuperSport

A special Grande Punto Abarth “SuperSport” is making the scene at Geneva, garbed in Airfield Gray paintwork – the same color sported by the Scorpion’s historic racecars, and, as the story has it, taken from the planes based next to the brand’s original headquarters – enlivened by a racing-inspired livery. Equipped with a 16-valve 1.4 liter engine pumped up to deliver 180 horsepower, with a wrenching 270 Nm peak torque at speeds as low as 3000 revs, the Grande Punto Abarth “SuperSport” racing...

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FPV F6 E Concept Car Revealed - (Australia) FPV F6 E Concept Car Revealed - (Australia)

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) has today set a new benchmark in executive styling and performance with the release of an all-new concept, the F6 E. "The F6 E has been designed to satisfy calls from the market for more performance based executive vehicles," Ford Performance Vehicles General Manager Rod Barrett said. "With the success of the new F6 and GT E, it was a natural progression to couple the performance and dynamics of F6 with the more subtle executive styling,...

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2009 Ford Ranger Specifications - (Australia) 2009 Ford Ranger Specifications - (Australia)

Ford elevates Ranger to new heights in style and design defined by its distinctive, muscular Tough Style exterior. With genuine class-leading TDCi power and performance, the new Ford Ranger for 2009 also comes loaded with real visual excitement. Ford's global leadership and expertise in pickup truck design and development has led to considerable improvements to its compact Ranger pickup. Respected throughout more than 130 markets around the world, the new Ford Ranger effectively combines...

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2010 Ford Mustang Pricing Announced 2010 Ford Mustang Pricing Announced

The fast, fun and affordable legacy that has defined America's favorite muscle car lives on in the new 2010 Ford Mustang, offering design leadership, performance and technology at an exceptional value. "More than 9 million customers have made Mustang one of the world's most beloved automotive and cultural icons," said Ken Czubay, Ford's vice president of U.S. Sales and Marketing. "Not only is this the best Mustang ever, it's also the best bang for the buck for our...

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2009 Ford Ranger Facelift Debut 2009 Ford Ranger Facelift Debut

The new Ford Ranger makes its European debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, combining sleek and modern exterior design with genuine toughness and durability. Ford Ranger plays as hard as it works, both on and off-road. "The Ford Ranger nameplate is already established in more than 100 markets around the world," said Henrik Nenzen, Ford of Europe's Director of Commercial Vehicle Marketing and Sales. "The new model delivers even more style, comfort and features, making it an...

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Ford Unveils 6F-55 Six-Speed Automatic Transmission Ford Unveils 6F-55 Six-Speed Automatic Transmission

Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine debuts this spring with the perfect running mate for maximum performance and fuel efficiency – a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that's specifically designed for the higher torque demands of the all-new twin-turbocharged, direct injection engine. Developed from the successful 6F-50 transmission, the 6F-55 is dedicated solely to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and incorporates a number of component and calibration upgrades that help guarantee...

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2009 Fiat 500C Announced 2009 Fiat 500C Announced

A worldwide preview of the new Fiat 500C will be taking place at the Geneva Motor Show in early March, before its launch throughout Europe in the spring. This original cabriolet pays homage to the open-top 1957 model, whilst offering leading-edge solutions for mechanical installations, powerplants and interior comfort. All this in authentic Fiat tradition, giving access to higher segment engineering and state-of-the-art technology. Featuring an innovative soft top – an unrestricted window to...

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2009 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 2009 Dodge Ram Crew Cab

Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Dodge further enhanced its commercial vehicle presence with the introduction of a "new crew" of commercial-grade work trucks: the new 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. Led by an all-new crew cab, the new 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs are built on a proven frame and chassis and engineered for maximum uptime, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability. The Dodge Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs compete...

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2010 Ford Taurus SHO 2010 Ford Taurus SHO

One of America’s favorite “sleeper” performance cars returns to the Ford lineup, powered by a Super High Output (SHO) EcoBoost twin turbocharged engine. The Taurus SHO joins Ford’s growing lineup of performance vehicles for the 2010 model year, building on the legacy of the original, which earned a spot on the Car and Driver 10 Best list four years running.

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2010 Ford F150 Harley Davidson Edition 2010 Ford F150 Harley Davidson Edition

The 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 delivers a new standard of “custom cool,” combining the smooth handling and legendary durability of America’s best-selling truck with the authentic styling of Harley-Davidson, the industry leader in motorcycles. This marks the 14th Harley-Davidson edition of an F-Series truck and latest in a line of Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series models dating back to 2000, which aim to appeal to customers who appreciate quality and unique details only this kind of...

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2010 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vehicle 2010 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vehicle

Ford Motor Company today announced plans to market a pure battery electric-powered light commercial vehicle in North America, based on the all-new Transit Connect global commercial vehicle platform. "The new Transit Connect light commercial vehicle with battery electric power represents the next logical step in our pursuit of even greater fuel economy and sustainability," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development. "A growing number of our...

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2010 Ford Transit Connect 2010 Ford Transit Connect

Ford is tapping its global portfolio of products to meet the unique needs of American small business owners with the 2010 Transit Connect, a spacious new fuel-efficient alternative to larger commercial vehicles that’s ideal for navigating U.S. cities. “Transit Connect is a tangible success of our ‘One Ford’ strategy to harness the best of our global products and offer new choices and solutions to customers in other parts of the world,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. ...

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DiMora Natalia SLS 2 Gets MP3 Horn DiMora Natalia SLS 2 Gets MP3 Horn

DiMora Motorcar announced today that Horntones Corporation mobile horn systems will be factory equipment on all V16 Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedans. FX-550, Horntones' patented system, is the world's first and only MP3-enabled vehicle horn. It features 256MB of internal flash memory, 150 watts (RMS) of audio amplification, and a weatherproof, ruggedized, compression-driver speaker. The FX-550 can deliver hundreds of different sounds at an impressive 110db sound pressure. The Horntones...

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2009 Fiat 500 Gets Start&Stop 2009 Fiat 500 Gets Start&Stop

A new option on the Fiat 500, which will give the popular city car even better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures, has just been introduced. Called Fiat 500 Start&Stop, the new technology is based on the most successful 500 version – the 1.2 Lounge – and benefits from the combined expertise of automotive parts specialist Bosch and Fiat Powertrain Technologies.

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2010 Ford Ranger Unveiled 2010 Ford Ranger Unveiled

The 2010 Ford Ranger comes to market this summer by adding unique standard safety technologies, including Ford’s AdvanceTrac with RSC – the world’s most sophisticated electronic stability control system that helps prevent skidding and rollovers – and combination side air bags. Industry-exclusive AdvanceTrac with RSC goes a step beyond stability control systems found on competitive models with a gyroscopic roll sensor that determines both the vehicle’s body roll angle and roll rate.

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2009 Ford Focus RS in Detail 2009 Ford Focus RS in Detail

“This is a serious machine, with the performance, traction and precision to match far more exotic sports cars. The RS badge is not something we treat lightly and I believe this car proves it.” Jost Capito, Director, Global Performance Vehicles & Motorsport Business Development. In the 40-year story of Ford RS, the marque has been applied sparingly, merited by only the most high-performance Ford machines of the time. Six years have passed since the last Ford RS – the Mk1 Focus RS –...

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First 2009 Ford Focus RS Produced First 2009 Ford Focus RS Produced

The first production example of the exciting new Ford Focus RS rolled off the production line today at Ford of Europe's Saarlouis plant in Germany. The 305 PS (224 kW) / 440 Nm top of the range performance version of the Focus extends the flexible production mix at the Saarlouis Plant. The German facility already produces the Ford Focus range in 3- and 5-door hatchback, wagon and sporty ST bodystyles, plus the C-MAX and Kuga models. Saarlouis is one of Ford's seven vehicle assembly...

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Ford Dual-Clutch PowerShift Gearbox in 2010 - (USA) Ford Dual-Clutch PowerShift Gearbox in 2010 - (USA)

Ford Motor Company announced today it will introduce an advanced dual-clutch PowerShift six-speed transmission in North America in 2010 for the small-car segment. PowerShift will deliver the fuel efficiency of a manual gearbox with the convenience and ease of a premium automatic transmission – making it a key enabling technology as Ford targets best-in-class or among-the-best fuel economy with every new vehicle it introduces in North America. "PowerShift represents a true...

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EDAG Light Concept Car EDAG Light Concept Car

EDAG, worldwide provider of engineering services, will be presenting the world premiere of its vision of an environment-friendly, future-orientated vehicle for everyday and leisure use at this year's International Motor Show in Geneva. For the body concept of the “Light Car - Open Source”, EDAG has broken new ground, and for the first time ever in automotive engineering, used ASA. TEC's innovative basalt fiber, a lightweight, stable and - above all - 100% recyclable material. Propulsion is...

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2009 Dodge Challenger RT Classic - (USA) 2009 Dodge Challenger RT Classic - (USA)

The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger delivers the best of modern American muscle-car characteristics—unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful engines and technology. The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic goes further with even more memorable blast-from-the-past design cues. The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic starts at $34,005 (including $725 destination) and is available for ordering now at Dodge dealerships nationwide. “Our all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T...

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2009 Farbio GTS Track Car Released 2009 Farbio GTS Track Car Released

Farbio Sports Car are delighted to announce, new for 2009, their lightweight Track Day Car, weighing in at a nimble 956kg with 350 bhp, giving a phenomenal 366 bhp/ton power to weight ratio! This model is a limited edition of 25 cars and is based on the GTS350 Supercharged model with intercooler and upgraded injectors. The car is sold as a base unit and has a list of options to customise the car, as it has been designed with a minimalist interior specification to maximise weight reduction.

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Fisker Karma S Concept Car Fisker Karma S Concept Car

Fisker Automotive, the new American manufacturer of premium green automobiles, unveiled the Fisker Karma S concept at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today. The four-seat, plug-in hybrid hardtop convertible furthers the company's belief that driving style and performance need not be compromised for environmental friendliness. The open-air Fisker Karma S concept shares its aluminum spaceframe architecture and clean Q-DRIVE® powertrain with the Fisker Karma sedan....

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2010 Fisker Karma Debut with 100mpg 2010 Fisker Karma Debut with 100mpg

Fisker Automotive, Inc., the new American manufacturer of premium green automobiles, unveiled its first production car - the 2010 Fisker Karma – at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit today. With a starting price of $87,900 $80,400 after US government tax credits), 1,000 orders for the 100 mile-per-gallon luxury plug-in hybrid have been received since the prototype debuted at the 2008 NAIAS. Karma deliveries are scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009...

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2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost

Ford Flex turns heads with its distinctive design – and in 2009, the unique full-size crossover becomes even more noteworthy, thanks to an available twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. This all-new engine gives Flex V-8 power and performance feel with the fuel economy of a V-6. The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 produces an estimated 355 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 350 foot-pounds of torque at 3,500 rpm. In addition to the power upgrade, the 2010 EcoBoost Flex boasts...

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2010 Ford Taurus - (USA) 2010 Ford Taurus - (USA)

The Ford Taurus – the car that changed America’s view of full-size sedans – is all-new for 2010 and ready to take on the world’s best, with an upscale new design, impeccable driving dynamics, class-leading technologies and an unbeatable price tag. “The new Taurus sets the pace for Ford’s growing new car launch momentum,” said Mark Fields, president of the Americas. “This sedan completely redefines expectations of what Taurus stands for – and helps further define what Ford is capable of...

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Dodge Circuit EV Performance Sports Car Dodge Circuit EV Performance Sports Car

The Dodge Circuit EV displays bold exterior and interior styling with outstanding performance, zero gasoline consumption and zero tailpipe emissions. The Dodge Circuit EV design screams pure sports car from every angle. The Dodge Circuit EV’s profile demonstrates perfect proportions for balanced handling, placing the driver and passenger midway along the wheelbase. At the front of the vehicle, the distinctive Dodge crosshair grille splits the wind, sending it over the long, low hood and...

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Eliica 8-wheeler EV Aims for Speed Record and Production Eliica 8-wheeler EV Aims for Speed Record and Production

Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu built his first electric car more than 20 years ago, converting a gasoline-powered sedan to electric drive. An environmental engineer by training, he became increasingly interested in pushing the boundaries of electric car technology; the most recent manifestation being the Eliica, a powerful, eight-wheeled super car with a 230 mph (370 km/h) top speed. Each of the eight wheels is driven by a 60kW (80 hp) electric motor. First conceived in 2003, Shimizu and his...

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2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

The new 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 delivers the most power and refinement ever for a Ford SVT-tuned performance Mustang – and a few surprises, too. “The 2010 Shelby GT500 demonstrates Ford’s continuing commitment to high-performance vehicles,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “In addition to the numerous performance and refinement improvements inside and out, the 2010 Shelby GT500 is an estimated 2 miles per gallon more fuel efficient on the...

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2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP710 Audigier by EDO 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago LP710 Audigier by EDO

In cooperation with internationally acclaimed designer Christian Audigier, edo competition has pulled out all the stops to create the fastest Lamborghini ever made. The limited edition edo LP 710, of which only five will be produced, is a vehicle engineered to the highest standards, combined with Christian Audigier’s unusual themes and unparalleled sense of color. For those wishing to follow in the footsteps of international celebrities, there’s no way around Christian Audigier. With...

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2009 Ford Focus RS Details and Pricing 2009 Ford Focus RS Details and Pricing

Ford’s fastest-ever European production car, the 2009 Focus RS, will be priced from £24,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in March. The new Focus RS is the first Ford to wear the famous Rallye Sport badge since the first-generation Focus RS was launched seven years ago, and the 22nd since 1970. RS denotes a distinctive blend of high performance, road-holding, refinement, safety and value for money, and reflects a proud tradition of successful motor sports involvement that continues to the...

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2010 Ford Fiesta for the US 2010 Ford Fiesta for the US

New global Fiesta is off to a strong start in Europe in its first two months on sale, helping Ford's European operations gain market share despite weaker overall demand. The new Fiesta was Ford's second best-selling vehicle in Europe behind the Focus in November and is attracting a broader range of customers. About half of new Fiesta buyers are choosing the upscale Titanium and Ghia trim levels. The Fiesta, including the new version and outgoing model, was the top-selling vehicle in the...

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Video: 2009 Ford Focus RS Video: 2009 Ford Focus RS

The Focus RS can sprint to 100km/hr in just 5.9seconds with a top speed of 244km/hr that is electronically limited. Ford have fitted a limited-slip differential and also given the RS model up-rated sports tuned suspension to limit the invasion of torque steer. With this comes a reduced ride height and larger stoppers to pull up all that power.

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2009 Ford Focus RS, Production Model Details 2009 Ford Focus RS, Production Model Details

Ford has unveiled the production version of the Focus RS not so long after the concept was revealed at the British Motor Show early this year. The production model Focus RS comes with a 2.5L five-cylinder, turbo engine which puts out an impressive 296bhp. Your probably wondering 296bhp in a FWD car? Impressive or just silly? Given that the FWD Vauxhall VXR has 237bhp and the FWD Mazda 3 MPS has 256bhp, the Focus RS now holds number one spot for the most powerful hatchback in the world, just...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG by Evosport 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG by Evosport

To complement the success of their performance product enhancements for the Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series, Evosport Inc. announced the release of their much anticipated carbon fiber DTM rear wing for the car. Based initially on the design of the factory Mercedes-Benz wing standard on the now out-of-production Euro W209 CLK DTM AMG street car, the Evosport wing is the perfect upgrade for the consumer who desires more aggressive styling and function while maintaining a factory look....

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2009 Dodge Challenger by Eibach 2009 Dodge Challenger by Eibach

American muscle-cars used to be the undisputed kings of 1/4 mile, although the star cars of the 60s and 70s were able to be knocked off the throne just as easily on windy terrain. Here they had to admit defeat to opponents with much less power but more agility: Times change, as the Dodge Challenger Project Car, presented by Eibach at the Essen Motor Show 2008, demonstrates. The 21st century muscle car has won back the considerable charm of the original generation and is also faster, more...

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2009 Fisker Karma, American Electric Sports Car Announced 2009 Fisker Karma, American Electric Sports Car Announced

Fisker Automotive, Inc., a green American premium sports car company, today announced that its first production car, the Fisker Karma, will be showcased at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). With only minor design enhancements made to the exterior of the vehicle, the production Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid retains the extreme proportions and beautiful sculpture of the January 2008 Karma show car. "We are very excited to be bringing the Fisker Karma back to NAIAS,"...

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2009 Fiat Bravo 2.0 Multijet - More Power, Less Fuel, Lower Emissions 2009 Fiat Bravo 2.0 Multijet - More Power, Less Fuel, Lower Emissions

Fiat has just extended its popular Bravo mid-size hatchback range with the introduction of a more powerful yet more economical and lower emissions engine, demonstrating the Group’s commitment to the production of increasingly environmentally-friendly cars. The 5-door Bravo range will now benefit from a new 165 bhp 2.0 MultiJet unit which features a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and is type-approved to Euro 5 standards, ahead of the 2009 deadline. The new version, available in Sport and...

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2009 Ford Kuga Range - Adds Economy, Power and Convenience 2009 Ford Kuga Range - Adds Economy, Power and Convenience

Ford is set to expand the appeal of the popular Kuga crossover with the addition of three new models providing lower CO2, automatic transmission, and greater power and torque. Retaining the style and refinement of the existing Kuga 2.0-litre TDCi, but with a CO2 output of just 159g/km, the new front-wheel-drive version delivers both enhanced fuel economy and cost benefits for business users. As legislation changes in April next year, Kuga 2WD will especially benefit business customers...

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Ford Ranger Max Concept Car Ford Ranger Max Concept Car

Renowned for its genuine toughness and strength, the Ford Ranger takes a confident step forward with the debut of the high-impact Ranger Max show truck at the Thailand International Motor Expo. Ranger Max pushes everyone's expectations of Ranger. Visually bold and muscular, it takes to the stage at the Ford stand with confidence, sophistication and craftsmanship. The Ranger Max extends Ranger's reputation as the best all-around compact truck on the market. "We know Ranger is tough...

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Video: 2010 Ford Mustang Coupe and Convertible Video: 2010 Ford Mustang Coupe and Convertible

Available for the 2010 Ford Mustang are a 4.0-liter V-6 engine, which is rated at 210 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque, and a 4.6-liter V-8 engine, which is rated at 315 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of torque. Each is mated to five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions.

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2010 Ford Fusion Sport Unveiled - (USA) 2010 Ford Fusion Sport Unveiled - (USA)

The base 2010 Ford Fusion already is a fun-to-drive mid-size car. With an even sportier look, a bigger, more-powerful engine, special 18 inch wheels and upgraded suspension tuning to go along with a distinctive interior, the new 2010 Ford Fusion Sport is a dynamic, welcome addition. “We’re maintaining the fun-to-drive elements that made the Ford Fusion such a huge success and building on those,” said Chief Engineer J.D. Shanahan. “Our 2010 models are even more fun to drive with better...

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2010 Ford Mustang Details 2010 Ford Mustang Details

Lessons learned on the track and from specialty Mustangs mean even more fun for drivers of the new 2010 Ford Mustang – especially those who want to customize their powertrains. Available for the 2010 Ford Mustang are a 4.0-liter V-6 engine, which is rated at 210 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque, and a 4.6-liter V-8 engine, which is rated at 315 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of torque. Each is mated to five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions. “We have fantastic...

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2009 Ford Fiesta Sedan 2009 Ford Fiesta Sedan

Ford today staged the global reveal of its all-new Fiesta four-door sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show, delivering in full on the bold promise made by the Verve Concept notchback last year. The dynamic all-new Fiesta sedan features Ford's signature kinetic design elements – introduced to China first on the exciting Fiesta five-door hatchback at Auto China in Beijing in April – demonstrating the versatility of this unique design language and its consumer appeal in important global markets....

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2009 Fiat 500 Abarth DA 0 A 100 - (Italy) 2009 Fiat 500 Abarth DA 0 A 100 - (Italy)

To mark Karl Abarth's centenary, the brand has brought out a Limited Edition of the Abarth 500, known as the "DA 0 A 100"; a total of 101 will be manufactured. The Abarth 500 "DA 0 A 100" is a tribute to the founder's passion, and a clear reference to his life, starting from the specific silencer and variable counter-pressure exhaust system, harking back to one of the products that made the Abarth name famous all over the world. The hide colour leather upholstery with...

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2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS by EDO 2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS by EDO

edo competition Motorsport is now offering more power for the Porsche Cayenne GTS and an aerodynamics package that transforms this SUV into a true powerhouse with the alluring character of a sports car. The Porsche Cayenne GTS provides the basis for the edo GTS. The figures send a clear message: The engine generates 450 horsepower (331 kW) and a maximum torque of 530 Nm (391 ft-lb) at 3,800 rpm. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes a scant 6.4 seconds and the top speed is an...

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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pace Car 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pace Car

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2010 Ford Fusion Sport have been chosen to be the official pace cars of the Ford 400, the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale and the final race of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. The 2010 Fusion Hybrid will be the first hybrid electric vehicle ever to lead the field to the green flag at a NASCAR Sprint Cup event. Both the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Sport will be decked out in NASCAR-inspired camouflage paint schemes; the cars will...

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2009 Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M Launched 2009 Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M Launched

To commemorate Ferrari's 16th manufacturer's title win in Formula 1, the recently spied F430 Scuderia Spider adopts the nameplate 16M to pay tribute. Based on the Ferrari 430 Scuderia launched in 2007, 499 examples of the Scuderia Spider 16M will be produced. For those that missed out on the Scuderia coupe, perhaps an open-top version could suit. One this to mention is the F430 Scuderia Spider 16M is Ferrari's fastest open top vehicle... ever. The Scuderia Spider 16M is available in a...

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Video: Dodge Challenger SRT 10 Concept Car Video: Dodge Challenger SRT 10 Concept Car

The opportunity for SRT engineering to “one-up” the modern-day pony car war comes to fruition with the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 concept. Power for the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 concept comes from the Dodge Viper 8.4-liter, all-aluminum V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb. ft. of torque. This new halo concept car delivers the well-known SRT credo of benchmark performance. The 2009 Challenger SRT10 concept was developed by Chrysler’s in-house performance engineering...

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2009 Cobra Jet Mustang - (USA) 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang - (USA)

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Ford Cobra Jet Mustang in 1968, Ford Racing is introducing the 2008 Cobra Jet Mustang, now available for customers to race in NHRA sportsmen classes during the 2009 season. The new Mustang FR500CJ is officially being launched at the Ford press conference Nov. 4, as part of the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For decades, the Mustang has been the preeminent car in many forms of racing, including drag racing. Adding to the rich and...

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2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor 2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor

Ford, the definitive leader in tough trucks, is further building on its solid foundation of the new F150 to deliver the all-new 2010 F150 SVT Raptor, a purpose-built, high-performance off-road truck versatile enough to take on the most challenging desert adventures as well as the everyday commute. “Ford trucks have been a mainstay on the off-road racing scene for more that 20 years because of our long history of capability and durability,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president for...

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2009 Audi RS6 by DKR - (Global) 2009 Audi RS6 by DKR - (Global)

The Audi RS6 has had a makeover and performance upgrade by DKR. The newly tuned RS6 houses a V10 TFSI engine with develops a whopping 660hp and 760Nm of torque. This power increase lets the RS6 max out at an incredible 325km/hr. For just 1579.00 Euros, DKR will upgrade the car with the DKR-performance level II software optimisation. Along with the performance upgrade, the car comes fitted with 20” Cargraphic RS-alloy wheels with performance rubber and H&R sport springs.

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2009 Dodge Trazo - (Global) 2009 Dodge Trazo - (Global)

Chrysler LLC launches into a new segment in Latin America with the introduction of the new Trazo C1.8 by Dodge today at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. Trazo C1.8 will be offered as a four-door sedan with exceptional value and fuel efficiency in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Trazo C1.8 will be built by Nissan Motor Co., providing Chrysler LLC a high-quality entry into these fast-growing markets. “The new Trazo C1.8 by Dodge allows us to enter into a segment in which we currently do...

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2009 Ford Ka Pricing Announced - (UK) 2009 Ford Ka Pricing Announced - (UK)

Ford's all-new Ka is set to continue its lead in the sub-B sector with its cheeky looks and fun-to-drive personality when it hits the UK market in January 2009 - priced from £7,995. All-new Ka is available with 1.2 69PS petrol and 1.3 75PS diesel engines, sub-120g/km CO2 emissions and a host of big car features. There is a wide choice of specification and trim options, each with comprehensive and imaginative equipment levels.

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Fiat Bugster All-Electric Concept Car - (Global) Fiat Bugster All-Electric Concept Car - (Global)

Most cars designed to protect the environment look, at best, well-meaning, at worst, plan dull, but as might be expected when a group of Brazilians and Italians, two countries not renowned for their wall-flower tendencies, got together to produce a car under the “Environment and Fun” banner they came up with the Fiat Bugster – an off-road car designed to make saving the planet outrageous fun. For a start, the Fiat Bugster is all-electric and capable being charged at home. But, for a...

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2009 Ferrari F430 Replacement - (Global) 2009 Ferrari F430 Replacement - (Global)

Ferrari is currently working on the replacement to the F430, with a possible unveiling on the 15th September 2009; the opening media day of the 63rd International Frankfurt Motor Show. The new mid-engine V8 Ferrari is rumoured to feature a new aluminium chassis, a direct-injection engine derived from the California and a modified version of its 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The new Ferrari has big shoes to fill as when the F430 was launched in 2004 it was praised as being a big...

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2009 Elfin Type 5 Clubman Microsite Launched - (Australia) 2009 Elfin Type 5 Clubman Microsite Launched - (Australia)

The curtains for the Elfin T5 clubman were officially pulled at the recent Australian International Motor Show revealing the latest edition to the Elfin model range. Elfin has launched the micro site for the Elfin T5 Clubman giving curious enthusiasts and potential customers an opportunity to subscribe to news and view the impressive specifications and image gallery of the T5.

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Hydrogen Powered Ford Focus Hydrogen Powered Ford Focus

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg MP drove into the energy future today (Thursday October 23rd) behind the wheel of a British engineered hydrogen-powered car. Along with the party’s Shadow Chancellor, Vince Cable MP, he visited ITM Power, a firm pioneering ways of using hydrogen as a CO2-free fuel for cars, trucks and buses as well as a clean alternative power supply for homes, offices and factories. At ITM Power’s Sheffield factory they drove a Ford Focus converted to run on hydrogen...

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Spy: 2009 Ford Fiesta Spotted on The Streets of Melbourne - (Australia) Spy: 2009 Ford Fiesta Spotted on The Streets of Melbourne - (Australia)

So there I was driving home from a Saturday lunch at the Belgium Beer Garden on St Kilda Road, stopped at the traffic lights and in the corner of my eye was something new, something not borrowed and something blue. The new Ford Fiesta was doing laps of Melbourne ahead of its Australian release in the first quarter of 2009. The new Ford Fiesta will be replacing the current model which has been on sale since 2004, the Fiesta also received a facelift in 2006. What seems like a short lifecycle...

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2009 Ford Focus Zetec S - (UK) 2009 Ford Focus Zetec S - (UK)

Ford is to introduce the sporty Zetec S badge to its acclaimed Focus line-up for the first time. This new addition to the UK’s best selling car range is now available in Ford dealerships and is based on the existing Zetec model but with the addition of a full sports styling kit, of front and rear spoilers with lower sill extensions, 17in alloy wheels, aluminium-style foot pedals and hand brake cover, and an exclusive "S" badge on the front fender. The Ford Focus Zetec S is...

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2009 Fiat Fiorino, to Star at Interbuild - (UK) 2009 Fiat Fiorino, to Star at Interbuild - (UK)

Fiat Professional will be building on its success at this year’s Interbuild 2008 with an impressive range of products for customers working in the construction industry. Its stand, No. E25/F20, Hall 4, at Birmingham’s NEC, features many examples of the brand’s award-winning vehicles. Taking centre stage on the Fiat Professional stand is Fiat’s new Fiorino, recently named International Van of the Year 2009 by a jury comprising journalists from 20 European countries, specialists in the...

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2009 Ferrari California First Drive - (Global) 2009 Ferrari California First Drive - (Global)

Ferrari’s brand new California has just had its global media launch and respected UK magazine Autoexpress drove the new convertible and have awarded it a huge 5 out of 5 stars. The Ferrari California may be more expensive than the stunning F430, however it really is a completely different buying proposition. Whilst the F430 is really only happy when travelling at speed, the California - well certainly with its settings turned to Comfort mode - is comfortable and has a supple ride even on...

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2009 Fiat 500 Diesel Special Edition, More Details - (UK) 2009 Fiat 500 Diesel Special Edition, More Details - (UK)

The ever-popular Fiat 500 lapped up the limelight once again at Diesel’s xXx worldwide 30th birthday celebrations, earlier this month. A special-edition Fiat 500 by DIESEL version of the in-demand supermini was displayed outside the London party, at matter nightclub in the O2 Arena in Docklands, where more than 3,000 lucky ticket holders partied late into the night. The limited edition 500 by DIESEL model – just 10,000 will be produced – was created by Fiat Style Centre designers and the...

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2009 Ferrari California Popular in Australia, Best in Baby Blue - (Australia) 2009 Ferrari California Popular in Australia, Best in Baby Blue - (Australia)

The graceful Ferrari California made it first Australian appearance at the recent Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. Ferrari insiders have confirmed that the California on show has sure made its return on investment by being at the show. Many luxury brands including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Land Rover have pulled out of such events to spend their marketing dollars elsewhere where a more targeted audience can be captured. Ferrari Australia has confirmed that nearly...

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Ferrari Defies Downturn! Ferrari Defies Downturn!

The 2008 Australian International Motor Show is an outstanding sales success for Ferrari, with the legendary Italian supercar company now holding nearly 200 orders for the car that made its debut at the show, the Ferrari California. “The 2008 Australian International Motor Show has exceeded all our sales expectations and set new Ferrari motor show sales records in Australia,” says Neville Crichton, Governing Director of Australian and New Zealand Ferrari importer, EAI. “We were already in a...

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Ford Cars Go Digital Ford Cars Go Digital

Ford's latest models are tuning in to the digital future by offering a wider choice of the latest in-car entertainment technology. The Ford Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy are now available with Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio and USB ports to plug in a flash drive 'memory stick' or an audio source such as an iPod. With DAB radio and USB connectivity, Ford's large cars join the Focus, C-MAX and Kuga ranges which introduced the features earlier this year. Ford Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy are...

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New 2009 Fiat Grande Punto Natural Power - (Global) New 2009 Fiat Grande Punto Natural Power - (Global)

Fiat proudly presents the Grande Punto Natural Power, a new dual fuel (petrol/methane) version that confirms the brand’s commitment to the field of environmental protection. This substantial commitment is reflected by Fiat's indisputable leadership in the field of cars with methane engines as original equipment (OEM): during the period January-August 2008 some 43,000 methane-driven Fiat vehicles were sold in Italy compared with 33,000 during the same period in 2007.

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Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept Debuts at 2008 SEMA Show Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept Debuts at 2008 SEMA Show

Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept The opportunity for SRT engineering to “one-up” itself comes to fruition with the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept. Power for the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept comes from the Dodge Viper 8.4-litre, all-aluminium V-10 engine with 600 horsepower and 560 lb. ft. of torque. This new halo concept delivers the well-known SRT credo of benchmark performance. The Dodge Challenger SRT10 Concept includes a fresh coat of Tornado Red paint with a carbon-fibre deck...

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New 2009 Elfin Type 5 Clubman - (Australia) New 2009 Elfin Type 5 Clubman - (Australia)

Elfin Sports Cars has officially unveiled the next phase in its already impressive range of sports cars at the 2008 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, Australia with the debut of a new four cylinder Showcar.

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New 2009 FPV GT 5th Anniversary Model - (Australia) New 2009 FPV GT 5th Anniversary Model - (Australia)

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) today celebrated its fifth year of production with the release of the FPV 5th Anniversary model at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

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New Ford V8 Supercar New Ford V8 Supercar

Based on Ford's all-new FG Falcon XR8 sedan road car, the new Blue Oval weapon will feature a striking 'Nitro' blue with white themed livery.

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New 2009 Ford Territory SR2 Limited Edition - (Australia) New 2009 Ford Territory SR2 Limited Edition - (Australia)

The introduction of the new Territory SR2 follows the success of the Territory SR model line over recent years, with limited edition models in 2006, 2007 and 2008 all delivering exceptional value-for-money, as well as exclusivity, to SUV customers.

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New 2009 Ford Fiesta - (Australia) New 2009 Ford Fiesta - (Australia)

"The all-new Fiesta will be the hottest property in the light car segment," said Ford Australia President Marin Burela.

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New 2009 Fiat eco:Drive Technology - (Global) New 2009 Fiat eco:Drive Technology - (Global)

Fiat has just launched a new device that could change the way motorists drive their cars forever. The Managing Director of Fiat Automobiles, Lorenzo Sistino, presented eco:Drive to the international press last week at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. This innovative system gives drivers an accurate insight into how their driving style influences their fuel consumption, and actively helps them to drive more efficiently, saving money and reducing their CO2 emissions.

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Ferrari California sold out Ferrari California sold out

Ferrari announced to journalists at the Paris Motor Show that the allocation of 2009 and 2010 California’s have all been accounted for. So if you’re thinking of buying one, it’ll be 2011 before you can pick one up from your local dealership. Ferrari’s president Luca di Montezemolo also confirmed that sixty percent of the orders have come from buyers new to the brand. 2,800 cars will be built in 2009 increasing to 3,000 the following year. Despite the success of the new model Mr....

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Ferrari California Unveiled in Paris Motor Show - (France) Ferrari California Unveiled in Paris Motor Show - (France)

The Ferrari California finally made its official World debut at the Paris Show today (2 October 2008) after a series of special previews on the web and during two dedicated events staged in Maranello and Los Angeles at which it received a hugely enthusiastic reception.

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Ka can help for ride the recession, says Fleming Ka can help for ride the recession, says Fleming

Launching not one but two new small car ranges this year could play a major role in helping Ford ride the recession, believes Ford of Europe chairman John Fleming. The new Ka took a well-received bow at Paris, joining the new Fiesta in a Ford range that has been completely renewed since 2006. Fleming says market conditions right now are “terrible”, with UK September sales running about one-third down on 2007. “Having two new small cars will certainly help, but it’s still very tough out...

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New 2009 Ferrari California Spotted at Sydney - (Australia) New 2009 Ferrari California Spotted at Sydney - (Australia)

Just hours after its world debut in Paris, visitors to Sydney’s Darling Harbour have had a sneak preview of the star of the 2008 Australian Motor Show with the Ferrari California pausing for a few quick pictures before entering the exhibition halls ready for its debut on 9 October 2008.

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Michael Mann Directs Video for Ferrari California Unveiling Michael Mann Directs Video for Ferrari California Unveiling

Renowned Hollywood director Michael Mann has made a stunning video set against the extraordinary natural backdrop of the Californian coastline inspired by the emotions of driving the new Ferrari California.

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New 2009 Ford Ka Custom - (Global) New 2009 Ford Ka Custom - (Global)

Ka-crazy customers who want to make their new 'pride and joy' stand out from the crowd will be able to choose from a tempting array of option packs when the new model hits the road in January 2009.

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New 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano One to One Program - (Global) New 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano One to One Program - (Global)

The Ferrari stand at the Paris Auto Show will host the official unveiling of the new Ferrari California, the stunning coupé-cabriolet that has created such expectation amongst both those in the industry and the public at large.

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2008 Ford Territory Limited Edition SR2 - (Australia) 2008 Ford Territory Limited Edition SR2 - (Australia)

Ford Australia has released a new limited edition Territory model, the Territory SR2, ahead of next week's Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

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New 2009 Ford Kuga Individual Package - (Europe) New 2009 Ford Kuga Individual Package - (Europe)

Ford of Europe is previewing new powertrain and styling enhancements for the new Ford Kuga at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

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New 2009 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.0L Turbo Diesel - (Australia) New 2009 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.0L Turbo Diesel - (Australia)

In addition to the all-new Dodge Journey, which launched last week, the Dodge Avenger will also be powered by the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and mated to the six speed automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT).

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2009 Elfin Type 5 Quater Unveiled - (Global) 2009 Elfin Type 5 Quater Unveiled - (Global)

Elfin has released another image unveiling the front quater of the upcoming Type 5

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New 2009 Ford Fiesta Van - (Global) New 2009 Ford Fiesta Van - (Global)

Ford has wasted no time in developing a van derivative of the well-received new Fiesta hatchback. The new van will provide strong competition for the VW Corsavan and Peugeot 207 van.

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2009 Ford Kuga's On-Board Safety Camera Zooms in on Blind Spots 2009 Ford Kuga's On-Board Safety Camera Zooms in on Blind Spots

Ford Kuga drivers can park and manoeuvre more safely thanks to a high-tech miniature rear-view camera system which reduces blind spots behind the car. The tailgate-mounted camera – a Ford first on a passenger car –shows objects that would otherwise be hidden on a large 7-inch colour display. The system is activated whenever reverse gear is engaged and the camera’s wide-angle view clearly shows obstructions within its field of vision such as low obstacles, animals or even children. The...

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