Year: 2023

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Attention Adventure Seekers: Ford Everest’s Towing Tech Makes Hitching and Hauling Your Gear Easier Than Ever Everest’s hitch view button provides a bird’s-eye view of the tow ball and receiver for pinpoint accuracy The trailer connection checklist provides a handy step-by-step reference for towing novices and seasoned pros Trailer Sway Control will warn the driver to slow down and, if...

Posted 16 November 2023

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Ford Wildlife Foundation Continues Support for SANCCOB Ford Wildlife Foundation provides locally built Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4s to SANCCOB centres in Gqeberha and Cape Town, and supports a further 27 conservation, environmental education and research projects across Southern Africa SANCCOB rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured and oiled seabirds including the endangered African penguin, and threatened species such as the...

Posted 16 November 2023

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NWM Ford Castrol Team Aiming to Build on Desert Race Victory at Parys Double-Header Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (#277) lead the SARRC T1+ Production Vehicle championship in EcoBoost V6-powered T1+ NWM Ford Ranger after Desert Race victory Lance Woolridge and Kenny Gilbert (#234) aiming to build on the momentum after finishing second overall in Botswana Privateer team of Wors...

Posted 15 August 2023

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M-Sport and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) are pleased to confirm that the Ford Ranger T1+ has completed a comprehensive test and development phase resulting in a major update enhancing chassis performance, cooling, and reliability. Since last quarter of 2022, M-Sport and NWM have taken the Ford Ranger T1+ on a testing tour of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to...

Posted 18 July 2023

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Extensive aerodynamics testing, inspired by techniques used in the Ford Mustang, was conducted to manage airflow around the wheels and wheel arches The Ford Ranger Raptor combines a rugged design with aerodynamic features to improve performance and efficiency. The design optimizations resulted in a 3% reduction in overall drag force, enhancing road holding, reducing wind noise, and improving fuel efficiency...

Posted 18 July 2023

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NWM Ford Castrol Team led all three days of the SA Rally Raid Championship’s Botswana Desert Race, ousting reigning SARRC, Dakar Rally and W2RC champions Toyota Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (#277) move into Production Vehicle championship lead in EcoBoost V6-powered T1+ NWM Ford Ranger after faultless drive to claim the win at tough 1 000km marathon race Lance Woolridge...

Posted 18 July 2023

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Women’s World Car of the Year Names Next-Gen Ford Ranger ‘Best 4x4 & Pick Up’ The Ford Ranger is crowned a winner by the automotive industry’s only all-female jury The jury comprises 63 female motoring journalists, including representation from South Africa Vehicles across six categories are scored based on comfort, safety, driving, technology, design, efficiency and environmental impact and value...

Posted 17 April 2023

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Ford Shares the Journeys of Six Employees Who #EmbraceEquity For International Women’s Day PRETORIA, South Africa March 8, 2023 – Today is International Women’s Day, and this year Ford’s International Markets Group (IMG) is celebrating the day by asking six employees to share their thoughts on what this year’s theme #EmbraceEquity means to them. Since its inception well over a century...

Posted 17 April 2023

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Two Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol Team entries to compete in the premier T1+ category of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer start their 10th year competing together, spurred on by their overall win at the final round of the 2022 season Lance Woolridge joined by new co-driver Kenny Gilbert – a four-time...

Posted 17 April 2023

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Ford South Africa contributes R4-million to renovate and expand the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom School in Mamelodi, Pretoria, in partnership with Gift of the Givers Foundation Infrastructure developments made to the school accommodate more learners and provide an enhanced educational environment Education and community upliftment are key pillars in Ford’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 22 March 2023...

Posted 29 March 2023

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First-ever Super Cab in range-topping Wildtrak guise added to the range with 154kW 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine, 10-speed automatic and 4x4, extensive luxury features and Ford’s latest driver assistance technologies Two high-spec XLT Super Cab models on offer – 4x2 automatic with the 125kW 2.0L Single Turbo engine, and a 4x4 with the 2.0L BiT engine and Ford’s advanced 10-speed...

Posted 29 March 2023

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Ford Motor Company donates R1.36-million to the READ Educational Trust to fund the second year of the Rally to Read programme  in Gqeberha This year for the first time the rally includes a digital literacy element within the READ programme Project supports the same eight schools in underprivileged areas in Nelson Mandela Bay over three years, benefitting around 4, 100...

Posted 29 March 2023

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LED Headlamps & DTRLs Side Steps Fog Lamps Push Button start IP Pull out cupholders Premium cloth seats 6 Speakers Rain sensing wipers 156 kw/499NM 10 speed auto STAND ALONE OPTIONS REAR BOX STEP (R1137) CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (R2767) SPARE TYRE LOCK (R1120) 2023

Posted 31 January 2023

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High-resolution headlights could provide information on what’s ahead to make night-driving easier Projecting information onto the road using high-resolution headlights could benefit other road users too Ford is committed to making night-time driving more comfortable PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 August 2022 – Head-up displays have for some time enabled drivers to stay focussed on the road ahead. But now Ford engineers...

Posted 17 January 2023

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Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa, becomes the third global production hub to start production of the Next-Gen Ranger; Commencement follows a US$1.05 billion (R15.8 billion) investment in local operations and supplier tooling The modernized and expanded facility includes an on-site Stamping Plant, a highly automated Body Shop, and the only Ford-owned and operated Frame Line in the...

Posted 17 January 2023

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Mustang Dark Horse – the most powerful naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 Mustang ever – delivers 500 horsepower thanks to a uniquely engineered new fourth-generation Coyote V8 Mustang GT offers up to 486 horsepower thanks to a new dual-throttle body design with available active-valve performance exhaust system All-new Ford Mustang EcoBoost features the all-new turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivering 315 horsepower...

Posted 17 January 2023