Year: 2020

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Gareth Woolridge a Rising Star in Cross Country Racing Gareth Woolridge started his racing career at the age of 16, and has been a leading contender in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) in the Ford Ranger since 2015 Woolridge and co-driver Boyd Dreyer finished third overall in the 2017 and 2018 Class T championships, with international racing debut...

Posted 3 December 2020

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Women Empowerment Takes Centre Stage with Ford’s 4 300km RangeHer Drives with a Mission Forty female journalists and influencers participated in RangeHer Drives with a Mission, with four rotations over a period of two weeks travelling off the beaten route from Gauteng to Port Elizabeth and Cape Town – and back again The event showcased the exceptional capabilities and performance...

Posted 1 December 2020

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Black Friday is Here but White and Silver are the Most Popular Car Colours in South Africa Henry Ford realised that black paint dried the fastest, thereby helping increase mass-production of the Model T In hot climates, like Africa, lighter colours are more popular Paint Defect Detection System utilised at Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant results in significant gains in final...

Posted 27 November 2020

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Ford Wildlife Foundation Powers University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Hippo Research Project with Ford Ranger Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has provided a locally-built Ford Ranger to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) School of Life Sciences Pietermaritzburg campus for a minimum of two years to aid in its study of hippos in the wild The research aims revolve around understanding aspects of hippo...

Posted 26 November 2020

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Ford Expands its Share in Fleet Vehicle Segment The Ford Transit Custom is the most-driven car in South Africa with a 2019 registration year, according to AutoTrader Ford dealerships were able to service and maintain fleet vehicles during COVID-19 lockdown nationwide Modern safety features, large payload capacity and efficient, powerful engines are just some of the reasons behind these valued...

Posted 24 November 2020

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New Car Tech Could be Just What Cyclists Want – a Warning That Helps Stop Drivers ‘Dooring’ Them Exit warning system provides visual and audible alerts to road users and occupants Current customer clinics will ensure that the technology accommodates road users in different markets Ford’s Share the Road Campaign seeks to foster harmony between all road users PRETORIA, SOUTH...

Posted 20 November 2020

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Ford and Department of Basic Education Hand Over First Donated Engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is donating 240 locally assembled engines to technical high schools across South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education Valued at R7.8-million, the engines are produced at Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth,...

Posted 19 November 2020

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Impressive Results During Unpredictable Season, All Eyes on 2021 and All-New FIA Ford Ranger Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer end 2020 season as top-placed Ford Castrol Neil Woolridge Motorsport team, sixth in premier FIA class Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk finish seventh – just one point behind their team-mates in the outgoing V8-powered Ford Ranger Testing of all-new FIA Ford...

Posted 17 November 2020

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Ford Embarks on Renewable Energy Programme for Silverton Assembly Plant, Vision to be 100% Green by 2024 Ford launches Project Blue Oval renewable energy programme with 13.5MW solar installation, valued at R135-million, at the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria Solar installation comprises over 31 000 solar panels and covers 4 200 parking bays – making it one of the largest solar carports...

Posted 13 November 2020

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Virtual to Reality: How Ford Turns Data Into the Vehicle on Your Driveway Ford’s investment in simulations and simulators around the world has been revolutionizing the way they have been developing vehicles in recent years The South African built Ford Ranger was designed and developed in Australia with a multitude of configurations on offer globally The simulation model reduces development time and...

Posted 10 November 2020

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Experience Peace of Mind this Holiday with Ford’s Complimentary Vehicle Check All Ford customers are encouraged to make use of the pre-holiday vehicle check at their local Ford dealer Vehicles that have been parked for long periods due to COVID-19 might encounter additional problems The pre-holiday check-up is complimentary for every Ford vehicle in South Africa and can be completed...

Posted 6 November 2020

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When Stress Levels Get Too High, Leave the City and Go Off-Road! Cape Town and Johannesburg rank among the 100 busiest cities in the world for motorists Driving stresses can cause health complications, tension and poor judgement Ford uses International Stress Awareness Day to recommend off-roading as a means to alleviate stress PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 4 November 2020 – The link...

Posted 4 November 2020

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Ford Ranger, Figo and Fiesta Shine in 2020 AA-Kinsey Report on Parts Pricing Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo XLT has the lowest cost of replacement parts in the popular double cab segment, and overall second-lowest parts basket as a percentage of selling price in the 2020 survey Ford Figo 1.5 Trend has lowest parts basket percentage relative to selling price...

Posted 2 November 2020

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Ford South Africa Launches RangeHER Campaign to Inspire Women Four inspirational South African women join Ford’s RangeHer She’s Got Range campaign Activities, events and media coverage will help everyone follow their progress The campaign encourages all women to reach their goals and build strength from within PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 30 October 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has...

Posted 31 October 2020

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Seeing it Before Hearing it: How NVH Simulations Give Ford Vehicles Outstanding Comfort and a Unique Driving Experience Refining NVH is critical to give Ford customers the safest and best cabin experience NVH improvement can be done on simulators during the development stages Switching from the combustion engines we are familiar with, to electric also poses a challenge for NVH...

Posted 28 October 2020

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Sizzling hot action and drama galore at SA Cross Country Series finale in Parys Ford Parys 400: Qualifying: 14km, Loop 1: 164km, Loop 2: 164km, Total: 342km Podium finish for Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer in opening race of SACCS double-header, plus top two positions in Class T, Manufacturers Award and Team Award Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Vaal 400: Qualifying: 14km, Loop...

Posted 25 October 2020