Bring in the New Year with Ford

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Ford have a big new model line up in 2015 and to celebrate, have teamed up with the City of Sydney to ring in the New Year with a bang.

As an associate partner for this year’s Sydney New Year’s Eve, Ford is pulling out the party favours with all our favourite Aussie music entertainment along with an iconic Mustang to entertain the crowd at key Sydney Harbour vantage points.

The Mustang and music will be centre stage at the world’s most spectacular New Year’s Eve event attended by 1.6 million people and viewed by more than a billion globally. Now that's some mighty fine product placement.

“The theme for  2014 Sydney New Year’s Eve is ‘Inspire,’ which is a perfect fit for the future of our brand – especially with the arrival of Mustang as people see the car as a way to explore their dreams and the freedom of the open road,” said Bob Graziano, Ford of Australia President and CEO.

It's a matter of out with the old and in with the new in 2015 as the company plans to refresh its entire line-up by 2017. In addition to the new Mustang, the new vehicles include:

2015 Ford Mondeo:

The all-new, stylish and technologically advanced Mondeo mid-size sedan arrives early in 2015.  The new Mondeo will feature at least 10 advanced not available on the Camry, including a diesel model that will be more fuel efficient than Camry Hybrid.

2015 Ford Kuga:

The newly launched Ford Kuga will be freshened in early 2015 with new EcoBoost technology available, including the 2-litre EcoBoost engine on high series which offers more power than Toyota’s RAV-4. 2015.

Ford Focus:

A freshened version of the popular car nameplate arrives in the middle of the year and will include a refreshed performance model of the Focus ST. 2015.

Ford Everest:

The Australian designed and engineered Everest is a technologically advanced, stunningly capable and refined seven-seat SUV that will be launched in 2015.

2015 Ford Ranger:

A freshened version of the tough, capable and Australian-created Ranger will arrive in 2015 to build on its momentum after cutting Toyota Hilux’s sales lead by 38 per cent since 2011.

And there's even more to get excited about with Ford giving you the chance to enter to win tickets to the New Years party. Starting tomorrow, fans are invited to head to the Ford Australia Facebook page and share their most adventurous New Year’s resolutions by uploading a photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #FordNYE to win.

Three winners will receive flights, accommodation, and exclusive tickets for themselves and three friends at the coveted location, one of the best vantage spots to watch Sydney’s New Year’s Eve.

In addition, one grand prize winner will also win the chance to help make his or her adventurous resolution come true2. Entries close December 18. Australians are also encouraged to follow all the action from the evening by following #FordNYE and #SydNYE.

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entertainment

Bring in the New Year with Ford

Ford have a big new model line up in 2015 and to celebrate, have teamed up with the City of Sydney to ring in the New Year with a bang.

As an associate partner for this year’s Sydney New Year’s Eve, Ford is pulling out the party favours with all our favourite Aussie music entertainment along with an iconic Mustang to entertain the crowd at key Sydney Harbour vantage points.

The Mustang and music will be centre stage at the world’s most spectacular New Year’s Eve event attended by 1.6 million people and viewed by more than a billion globally. Now that's some mighty fine product placement.

“The theme for  2014 Sydney New Year’s Eve is ‘Inspire,’ which is a perfect fit for the future of our brand – especially with the arrival of Mustang as people see the car as a way to explore their dreams and the freedom of the open road,” said Bob Graziano, Ford of Australia President and CEO.

It's a matter of out with the old and in with the new in 2015 as the company plans to refresh its entire line-up by 2017. In addition to the new Mustang, the new vehicles include:

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Mazda Launches the All-New Mazda2

There was no place you'd rather be in Melbourne on Tuesday night when Mazda celebrated the launch of its All-New Mazda2 with an event fit for the who's who of celeb-u-types.

The star-studded guest list included the likes of gorgeous Carissa Walford, our mate the divine Dan OConner, Rob Mills and Lauren Phillips who MC'd the event.

Entertainment included the winner of this years The Voice Anja Nissen (sorry about that last name, Mazda) who drove home her new debut single "I'm so Excited" to the crowd hoping they would catch on.

Solidly delivering the auto meets fashion association was Myer who showcased styles from Ellery, White Suede, Arthur Galan and Aurelio Costarella delivered via installations that combined cars with white jackets and scary mannequins dressed up as art that could have been borrowed from said department store.

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2014 KIA Optima Platinum

The 2014 Kia Optima Platinum is sophisticated, stylish and sporty.

Style & Drive

The five-seater Kia Optima is available in three different models – the Si ($30,990), the SLi ($35,990), and the Platinum ($40,490). We slid behind the wheel of the top-of-the-line Platinum and enjoyed the ride so much that it was very sad to say goodbye at the end of the week.

The 2014 model is $1,200 more than the previous model, however this price rise is offset by a number of up grades both internal and external, with more high-tech amenities, improved safety features, and a refined, aerodynamic exterior.

The 2.4L GDI petrol engine is powerful and fuel-efficient. Handling is tight which makes the sedan a lot of fun to drive, and new Blind Spot monitors on the Platinum model make safe driving even easier. Front and rear parking sensors and a reverse parking camera render parking a breeze. Design tweaks on the exterior include improvements to the front and rear fascia and grille, and a sweeping boot lid with an aerodynamic lip.

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2014 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed

The Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed is no SUV pretender. It’s a luxuriously-appointed seven seat beast with all the cool features you’d expect including rear seat DVD players to distract the kids, satellite navigation, a five-star safety rating and the ability to ford a river and tow a boat. Are we having fun yet?

Style & Drive

The Mitsubishi Pajero comes in four different spec levels – GLX, GLX-R, VLX, and Exceed – and in five and seven seat models. We were lucky enough to take the top-of-the-line seven-seater Exceed for a spin.

The interior design befits the luxury car, with wood print accents on the steering wheel, doors and dash, a large touch screen infotainment centre, and leather-trim seats. The middle row of seats are spoiled with two nine-inch DVD entertainment systems with wireless headphones that are awesome for keeping the kiddies quiet on long road trips.

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