An updated Ford EcoSport will squeak into showrooms just ahead of the Christmas rush and ready for sales in 2018. The baby SUV gets minor bodywork changes, a new 1.5-litre engine and, on the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, an automatic gearbox. Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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The Suzuki Swift is a clearance target as the Japanese brand looks to move its 2017-plated cars. The Car of the Year finalist is a $15,990 drive-away deal, alongside the Vitara RT-S from $22,990 drive-away, for a saving of about $1500.