Year: 2022

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Up to six selectable drive modesi ensure next-gen Everest is comfortable and capable on- or off-road 50mm longer wheelbase and wider track has enhanced stability on- and off-road, and improved approach and departure angles Two 4x4 systems were developed for next-gen Everest, while towing capability has been improved with a raft of new features as well as an improved maximum braked...

Posted 24 November 2022

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Ford hails its R600 million investment in the Gqeberha plant as part reason for its export success.   It also won its fifth Best Exporter OEM category for original equipment vehicle manufacturers award as well as its third IDC Job Creator Merit Award. “It is an honour and privilege to be announced as Exporter of the Year for 2022, which...

Posted 24 November 2022

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A behind-the-scenes look at the process to create the most powerful Ranger Raptor yet 4000kg of clay, hundreds of sketches, litres of paint and thousands of hours work went into creating the next-generation Ranger Raptor Every detail hand crafted to deliver both form, function and an emotional connection to the vehicle   PRETORIA, South Africa, September 20, 2022 – Take a...

Posted 1 November 2022

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Ford Wildlife Foundation wins an Owl Award in recognition of sustainability effort BirdLife South Africa applauds the Foundation for being a deserving recipient The Ford Ranger double cabs, supplied by the FWF to BirdLife South Africa, provide essential mobility across tough terrains PRETORIA, South Africa, 05 October 2022 – The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has been selected to receive one of BirdLife...

Posted 1 November 2022

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Next-Generation race-prepped Ranger Raptor1, Ford’s latest off-road vehicle, to take on SCORE International Baja 1000 race in November Ranger is a global icon for Ford and competing at the Baja 1000 with the next-gen Ranger Raptor showcases Ford’s commitment to racing Ranger globally Ranger Raptor will be racing on Shell low-carbon biofuel, highlighting low-carbon alternative fuels that can reduce greenhouse...

Posted 1 November 2022

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New Customer Experiences will complement the launch of Next-Generation products Customer experience will marry great products with a great ownership and service experience FordPass adds greater convenience and simplicity than ever before PRETORIA, South Africa, 05 September 2022 – Ford South Africa is implementing an enhanced customer experience that accompanies the customer along every step of their ownership journey. This will...

Posted 19 September 2022

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Introduction of third diesel engine program, new 3.0L V6, the result of a R600-million investment in the Ford Struandale Engine Plant for Next-Generation Ranger 3.0L V6 Diesel assembled on modernised line along with current Duratorq TDCi engines, running flexible production format – the only Ford facility in the world to produce V and in-line engines on same line Latest technologies...

Posted 19 September 2022

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Three robots helped Ford engineers test the full gamut of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), like pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane keeping aids, evasive steer assist, reverse brake assist and more Ford engineers conducted more than 150 virtual crash tests of next-gen Ranger and Everest, and more than 100 physical crash tests At the core of the...

Posted 19 September 2022

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Next-gen 292kW V6 Ranger Raptor is equipped with a 2.5-inch active valve exhaust system that allows owners to select the exhaust sound they want Stay in the good books with your neighbours by setting next-gen Ranger Raptor to start up in Quiet mode Baja mode for your phone: download the Ford Ranger Raptor Baja exhaust file to create a unique...

Posted 22 August 2022

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Central University of Technology (CUT) team crowned Enactus National Champions for 2022 with community farming project, Village Fa, in Thaba Nchu, Free State Ford will be sponsoring the Enactus CUT team to represent South Africa at the Enactus World Cup in Puerto Rico from 30 October to 2 November 2022 Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford South Africa support Enactus...

Posted 18 August 2022

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The technology could enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging Drivers were able to monitor the charge status via the FordPass app This research project complements Ford’s commitment to electrification PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 August 2022 – For most of us, filling a car with fuel, or charging an electric vehicle is a simple task. But for...

Posted 18 August 2022

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Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) was launched in South Africa in 2010 and rewards drivers with new skills and knowledge Ford DSFL has trained more than 1.5 million drivers in 46 countries to date Programme focuses on hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management and space management PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 July 2022 – Launched in South Africa in 2010, Driving Skills...

Posted 20 July 2022

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Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has contributed R50 000 to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) in Gqeberha Emergency funds used to rescue and rehabilitate African penguins from the nearby Bird Island. More than 100 displaced or abandoned African penguin chicks rescued since March 2022 following extreme weather conditions FWF provides essential mobility for the SANCCOB team...

Posted 20 July 2022

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An extensive catalogue of Ford Genuine and Ford Licensed accessories will be available for next-gen Ranger and Everest Customers will be able to choose from a growing list of factory-backed accessories and have complete peace of mind that it won’t impact their warranty Ford and aftermarket brands collaborated on the design, development and testing of a range of accessories to...

Posted 19 July 2022

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Based on the popular Ford EcoSport Trend, the EcoSport Active bolsters Ford’s highly successful EcoSport range Distinctive and unique styling enhancements emphasize its sporty character, with black finishes contrasting with four attractive paint colours and striking 17-inch gloss black alloy wheels Versatile and spacious cabin gains more upmarket edge, with model specific partial leather seats Impressive list of safety features,...

Posted 23 June 2022

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Numerous leading South African fleet businesses depend on vehicles that are safe, durable, and comfortable – and Ford delivers on each front Netcare 911, Supercare and South African Farmers Development Association expand their fleet of Ranger, Everest and Transit vehicles Treating customers like family and delivering must-have products and services is central to Ford, with customer confidence reinforced by Ford’s...

Posted 23 June 2022