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An airbag is a type of vehicle safety device and is an occupant restraint system.
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is a car safety performance assessment programme based in Australia and founded in 1993.
The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a museum located in Longreach, Queensland, Australia, which pays tribute to pioneers of the Australian outback.
An automatic transmission, also called auto, self-shifting transmission, n-speed automatic (where n is its number of forward gear ratios), or AT, is a type of motor vehicle transmission that can automatically change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually.
Automotive design is the process of developing the appearance, and to some extent the ergonomics, of motor vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, buses, coaches, and vans.
The lighting system of a motor vehicle consists of lighting and signalling devices mounted or integrated to the front, rear, sides, and in some cases the top of a motor vehicle.
The bench seat was the traditional seat installed in American and Australian automobiles.
A bullbar or push bumper (also roo bar or nudge bar in Australia, moose bumper in Canada, and push bar, bull bar, brush guard, grille guard or cattle pusher in the United States) is a device installed on the front of a vehicle to protect its front from collisions, whether an accidental collision with a large animal in rural roads, or an intentional collision with another vehicle in police usage.
Bump steer or roll steer is the term for the tendency of the wheel of a car to steer itself as it moves through the suspension stroke.
Campbellfield is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 16 km north of Melbourne's central business district.
Governments and private organizations have developed car classification schemes that are used for innumerable purposes including regulation, description and categorization, among others.
A carburetor (American English) or carburettor (British English; see spelling differences) is a device that mixes air and fuel for internal combustion engines in the proper ratio for combustion.
The center console (British English: centre console) in an automobile refers to the control-bearing surfaces in the center of the front of the vehicle interior.
Chrome plating (less commonly chromium plating), often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object.
Coleman Milne is a coachbuilder in the United Kingdom that specialises in converting cars into funeral vehicles, stretched limousines, preparation of police vehicles and other specialist vehicles.
A coupé — also known as coupe — is a car with a fixed-roof body style usually with two doors, however some four-door cars have been marketed as four door coupés or quad coupés due to their coupé-like roofline at the rear.
In the 1930s, the term coupe utility (or coupé utility) was used to distinguish passenger-car based two-door vehicles with an integrated cargo tray from traditional pickup trucks.
Cruise control (sometimes known as speed control or autocruise, or tempomat in some countries) is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle.
The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (also called DIISR), was a department of the Australian Government that existed between December 2007 and December 2011.
Electronic stability control (ESC), also referred to as electronic stability program (ESP) or dynamic stability control (DSC), is a computerized technology that improves a vehicle's stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction (skidding).
Emission standards are the legal requirements governing air pollutants released into the atmosphere.
European emission standards define the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in EU and EEA member states.
Fiji (Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
In automotive engineering, the firewall is the part of the automobile body (unibody or body-on-frame) that separates the engine compartment from the passenger compartment (driver and passengers).
The Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, known by its trading name Ford Australia, is the Australian subsidiary of United States-based automaker Ford Motor Company.
The Barra engines are a family of straight block-six cylinder engines & V8 3V engines manufactured by Ford Australia between 2002 and 2016.
The Ford Consul is a car that was manufactured by Ford UK from 1951 to 1962.
The Ford Crown Victoria (colloquially called the Crown Vic) is a rear-wheel-drive full-size four-door sedan that was marketed and manufactured by Ford from the 1992 to the 2011 model years over two generations.
The Ford Escort is a small family car which was manufactured by Ford Europe from 1968 to 2004.
The Ford Evos is a coupe-style plug-in hybrid grand tourer concept car unveiled to the public at the September 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show by Ford Europe.
The Ford Fairlane and LTD are full-sized luxury vehicles produced in a series of models by Ford Australia between 1959 (with the LTD commencing production in 1973) and 2007.
The Ford Fairmont is a full-size car that was built by Ford Australia as an upmarket model of the Ford Falcon from 1965 to 2008.
The Ford Falcon was an automobile which was produced by the Ford from 1960 to 1970 across three generations.
The Ford Falcon (XE) is a full-size car that was produced by Ford Australia from 1982 to 1984.
The Ford Falcon (XF) is a full-size car that was produced by Ford Australia from 1984 to 1991.
The Ford Falcon (XR) is a full-sized car produced by Ford Australia from 1966 to 1968.
The Cobra was a limited edition muscle car of the Ford Falcon released by Ford Australia in 1978.
The Ford Falcon GT is an automobile produced by Ford Australia from 1967 to 1976 as the performance version of its Falcon model range.
The Ford Focus is a compact car (C-segment in Europe) manufactured by the Ford Motor Company since 1998.
The Ford Futura is a large car that was made by Ford Australia between 1962 and 2008.
The European Ford Granada is a large executive car manufactured by Ford Europe from 1972 until 1994.
The Ford Landau is a motor vehicle which was produced by Ford Australia from 1973 to 1976.
The Ford Modular engine is Ford Motor Company's overhead camshaft (OHC) V8 and V10 gasoline-powered small block engine family.
The Ford Mondeo is a mid-sized or large family car manufactured by Ford since 1993.
The Ford Mondeo Mk V (fourth generation), also known as the Ford Fusion, codenamed CD391, was unveiled by Ford at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
The Ford Mustang is an American car manufactured by Ford.
The sixth generation Ford Mustang (S550) is the current iteration of the Mustang pony car manufactured by Ford.
Ford New Zealand. Ford Motor Company of New Zealand Limited is the New Zealand subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.
Ford of Britain (officially Ford Motor Company Limited)The Ford 'companies' or corporate entities referred to in this article are.
Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) was the Melbourne-based, premium performance arm of automobile manufacturer Ford Australia.
The Ford Scorpio is an executive car that was produced by Ford Europe from 1985 to 1998.
The Ford Taurus is an automobile manufactured by Ford in the United States.
The Ford Territory is a crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) built by Ford Australia that was introduced in April 2004.
The Ford Thunderbird is a rear wheel drive automobile which was manufactured by Ford in the United States over eleven model generations from 1955 through 2005.
The Ford Torino is an automobile that was produced by Ford for the North American market between 1968 and 1976.
The Ford Windsor engine is a series of automobile V8 engines built by the Ford Motor Company beginning in July 1961.
The Ford Motor Company Falcon XY GT is a muscle car based on the Ford Falcon XY.
The Ford Zephyr is a car that was manufactured by Ford of Britain from 1950 to 1972.
In automotive design, an FR, or front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout is one where the engine is located at the front of the vehicle and driven wheels are located at the rear.
Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.
The fuel economy of an automobile is the relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle.
Fuel efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the ratio from effort to result of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier (fuel) into kinetic energy or work.
Fuel injection is the introduction of fuel in an internal combustion engine, most commonly automotive engines, by the means of an injector.
"Full-size car" is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
A grille or grill (French word from Latin craticula, small grill) is an opening of several slits side by side in a wall or metal sheet or other barrier, usually to let air or water enter and/or leave but keep larger objects including animals in or out.
A hardtop is a rigid form of automobile roof, which for modern cars is typically constructed from metal.
Head restraints (also called headrests) are an automotive safety feature, attached or integrated into the top of each seat to limit the rearward movement of the adult occupant's head, relative to the torso, in a collision — to prevent or mitigate whiplash or injury to the cervical vertebrae.
A hearse is a vehicle used to carry the dead in a coffin/casket.
The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia. It is also available for purchase in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and border regions of South Australia and southern New South Wales such as the Riverina and NSW South Coast, and is available digitally through its website and apps. In March 2009, the paper had a daily circulation of 530,000 from Monday to Friday.
Holden, formally known as General Motors Holden, is an Australian automobile importer and a former automobile manufacturer with its headquarters in Port Melbourne, Victoria.
The Holden Caprice is a full-sized car which was produced by Holden in Australia from 1990 to October 2017.
The Holden Commodore is a medium to large sedan sold by Holden since 1978.
The Holden Commodore (VR) is an executive car which was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1993 to 1995.
The Holden Commodore (VT) is an executive car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 1997 to 2000.
The Holden Commodore (VX) is an executive car that was produced by the Australian manufacturer Holden from 2000 to 2002.
The Holden Kingswood is at the 'everymans' level of the full-size car range that was manufactured in Australia by Holden, from the beginning of the HK series in 1968 through to the conclusion of the WB series in 1984.
Independent suspension is a broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i.e. reacting to a bump in the road) independently of the others.
The terms right-hand traffic (RHT) and left-hand traffic (LHT) refer to the practice, in bidirectional traffic situations, to keep to the right side or to the left side of the road, respectively.
A limousine is a luxury vehicle driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment.
Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas), also referred to as simply propane or butane, are flammable mixtures of hydrocarbon gases used as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles.
A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals.
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia, approximately from the coast, west of Rockhampton.
Lower Hutt (Awakairangi) is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand.
Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by Byron Kennedy, and starring Mel Gibson as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, and Roger Ward.
Mad Max 2 (originally released in the United States as The Road Warrior and sometimes known as Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior) is a 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller.
MailOnline (also known as dailymail.co.uk) is the website of the Daily Mail, a newspaper in the United Kingdom, and of its sister paper The Mail on Sunday.
A manual transmission, also known as a manual gearbox, a standard transmission or colloquially in some countries (e.g. the United States) as a stick shift is a type of transmission used in motor vehicle applications.
Martin Smith is a retired automobile designer, noted for extensive stints at Audi, Opel and Ford of Europe.
The Mazda 929 is a full-size car which was sold by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Mazda between 1973 and 1997.
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
A mid-size car (occasionally referred to as an intermediate) is the North American/Australian standard for an automobile with a size equal to or greater than that of a compact.
MOTOR is an Australian automobile magazine published monthly by Bauer Media Group and was started in 1954.
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing.
Neoprene (also polychloroprene or pc-rubber) is a family of synthetic rubbers that are produced by polymerization of chloroprene.
New Edge was a design language used by Ford Motor Company for many of its passenger vehicles in the late 1990s and early 2000s and initially authored by Jack Telnack, who served as Vice President of Design for Ford from 1980 to 1997.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), also known as noise and vibration (N&V), is the study and modification of the noise and vibration characteristics of vehicles, particularly cars and trucks.
Opel (Opel) is a German automobile manufacturer, subsidiary of French automaker Groupe PSA since August 2017.
The Outback is the vast, remote interior of Australia.
The Pacific Islands are the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
A panel van (or panelvan) is a form of solid (rigid-bodied, non-articulated) van, smaller than a lorry or truck, without rear side windows.
Papua New Guinea (PNG;,; Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
A personal luxury car is an American car classification describing a highly styled, mass produced, luxury vehicle with an emphasis on image over practicality.
Pillars are the vertical or near vertical supports of a car's window area or greenhouse—designated respectively as the A, B, C or (in larger cars) D-pillar, moving from the front to rear, in profile view.
Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures.
In automobiles, power steering (also power-assisted steering (PAS) or steering assist system) helps drivers steer by augmenting steering effort of the steering wheel.
In a motor vehicle, the term powertrain or powerplant describes the main components that generate power and deliver it to the road surface, water, or air.
The Pursuit Special, also referred to as the Last of the V8 Interceptors, is the iconic black GT Falcon muscle car featuring a distinctive supercharger driven by the title character Mad Max during much of the ''Mad Max'' franchise, where it appears in Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and in Mad Max: Fury Road, as well as both video games.
Qantas Airways is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.
A rack and pinion is a type of linear actuator that comprises a pair of gears which convert rotational motion into linear motion.
Robert Bosch GmbH, or Bosch, is a German multinational engineering and electronics company headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany.
A rollover is a type of vehicle crash in which a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof.
Satin is a weave that typically has a glossy surface and a dull back.
Seaview is an industrial suburb of Lower Hutt city situated in the lower North Island of New Zealand.
A sedan (American, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand English) or saloon (British, Irish and Indian English) is a passenger car in a three-box configuration with A, B & C-pillars and principal volumes articulated in separate compartments for engine, passenger and cargo.
A station wagon, also called an estate car, estate wagon, or simply wagon or estate, is an automotive body-style variant of a sedan/saloon with its roof extended rearward over a shared passenger/cargo volume with access at the back via a third or fifth door (the liftgate or tailgate), instead of a trunk/boot lid.
The straight-six engine or inline-six engine (often abbreviated I6 or L6) is an internal combustion engine with the cylinders mounted in a straight line along the crankcase with all the pistons driving a common crankshaft (straight engine).
Stuff.co.nz is a New Zealand news website published by Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Fairfax Media Ltd.
Sunscreen, also known as sunblock, sun cream or suntan lotion, is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation and thus helps protect against sunburn.
The Supercar scare was a national controversy that arose in Australia in 1972 in regard to the sale to the public of high performance "race homologation" versions of Australian-built passenger cars.
The Sydney central business district (also Sydney CBD, and often referred to simply as "the Town" or "the City") is the main commercial centre of Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia.
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.
The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.
The Canberra Times is a daily newspaper, published by Fairfax Media in Canberra.
The Courier-Mail is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
Tickford Vehicle Engineering (TVE) was responsible for numerous automotive projects and upgrades for Ford Australia between 1991 and 2002.
The Toyota Comfort, released in 1995, was designed for use as a taxicab in Japan.
A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber.
Understeer and oversteer are vehicle dynamics terms used to describe the sensitivity of a vehicle to steering.
Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers.
A V8 engine is an eight-cylinder V configuration engine with the cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two sets (or banks) of four, with all eight pistons driving a common crankshaft.
Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) is an automobile variable valve timing technology developed by Ford.
Watt's linkage (also known as the parallel linkage) is a type of mechanical linkage invented by James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) in which the central moving point of the linkage is constrained to travel on an approximation to a straight line.
In both road and rail vehicles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centers of the front and rear wheels.
Wheels is an Australian automotive magazine owned by Bauer Media Group.
A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects.
Window film is a thin laminate film that can be installed to the interior or exterior of glass surfaces in automobiles and boats and also to the interior or exterior of glass in homes and buildings.
Wiri is a mostly industrial-commercial focused suburb in Auckland, New Zealand.
The ZF 6HP was the first six-speed automatic transmission in a production passenger car.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, also known as ZF Group, and commonly abbreviated to ZF (ZF.
The 1979 (or second) oil crisis or oil shock occurred in the world due to decreased oil output in the wake of the Iranian Revolution.
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