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Non-profit organisations in Pretoria and Gqeberha received much-needed funding to support their crucial community work More than R1.6-million disbursed to 26 projects by the Ford Motor Company Fund, beneficiaries nominated by Ford employees – thus living up to the Ford value of caring for each other From education and skills development programmes to feeding schemes, the grants provided an important...

Posted 17 Jan 2022

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PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 December 2021 – Engineered for any adventure and designed for comfort, the next-gen Everest builds on its award-winning capability to provide the performance and versatility customers told us they needed to take on life and #SeekYourExperience. As the next-gen Everest enters the final testing phase of Ford’s global testing program, it’s been dressed to hide in...

Posted 17 Jan 2022

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The robotic braai, or barbeque, represents South Africa’s heritage with a modern high-tech twist The programmed robot was salvaged from decommissioned tooling used in the Ford Silverton Assembly Plant, and can cook 120 pieces of meat in just 12 minutes Discarded pallet for the base and metal trolleys were converted into braai grills PRETORIA, South Africa, 14 December 2021 –...

Posted 17 Jan 2022

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Ford Transit covers more than 6000 kilometers to deliver Santa Shoeboxes to hundreds of beneficiaries around South Africa Each shoebox is filled with essential items and treats for underprivileged children Visit www.santashoebox.org.za to see how easy it is to start a pledge PRETORIA, South Africa, 10 December 2021 – Thousands of children across South Africa will again feel the magic...

Posted 17 Jan 2022

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792 000 Duratorq TDCi engines produced since 2011, contributing to total engine production at Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant exceeding 3.81-million units since opening in 1964 Duratorq TDCi component machining for cylinder head, block and crankshaft passes 6.86-million units, or almost 2.3-million component sets – of which 4.2-million components (1.4-million sets) have been exported Production of 2.0L Single Turbo and 2.0L...

Posted 17 Jan 2022

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Major investment in Struandale Engine Plant introduces third engine program – the new 3.0L V6 turbodiesel engine that will be used in the next-generation Ranger in 2022 Plant will have installed capacity for machining 42 000 cylinder heads and assembling 21 000 3.0L V6 diesel engines per year Upgrades to existing assembly line for 2.0L Single Turbo and 2.0L Bi-Turbo...

Posted 17 Jan 2022

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Peter Lindenberg has won 23 national championships across various sports, including Water Skiing and Powerboating Some of his iconic racing Fords include the Ford GT40, Ford Sierra XR8, Ford Capri Perana and the Shelby GT 350 Mustang Lindenberg claws back deficit to win his last championship at the final race of the V8 Legends of the 9 Hour Class A...

Posted 17 Jan 2022

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Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) supports World Fisheries Day (21 November) by handing over a Ford Ranger to the Freshwater Research Centre’s Cape Critical Rivers Programme team The Cape Critical Rivers programme strives to conserve freshwater biodiversity in the Cape Floristic Region The Freshwater Research Centre’s Cape Critical Rivers team will use the Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 to have a...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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Ford South Africa is committed to the new Automotive Aftermarket Guidelines, also known as ‘Right to Repair’, which came into effect on 1 July 2021 From 1 November 2021, Ford Protect Service Plans are unbundled from the purchase price of the vehicle, and will be available as an added-cost option, along with comprehensive maintenance plans and extended warranties Ford customers...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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The Kruger National Park has the largest contiguous population of Wild Dogs in South Africa The African Wild Dog’s population is currently threatened by a combination of factors FMCSA contributes to conservation actions by allocating Ford Ranger vehicles towards environmental and wildlife protection efforts PRETORIA, South Africa, 29 October 2021 - South Africa’s Kruger National Park is home to a number...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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PRETORIA, South Africa, 21 October, 2021 – When it comes to testing the next-generation Ranger’s toughness and durability, Ford’s global team of development engineers doesn’t pull any punches. After all, they need to deliver a truly global pickup that is up for the challenge across 180 markets. Built from the ground up to be the toughest, smartest, most versatile and most...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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New Ranger Raptor Special Edition version of Ford’s highest-performing, toughest bakkie features attention-grabbing feature highlights and sportier interior trim Fitment of integrated sports hoop adds dynamic flair to the muscular styling, lockable Mountain Top black roller shutter enhances practicality and security Ranger Raptor Special Edition adds further exclusivity to Ford’s unique high-performance off-road bakkie, with true Ford Performance DNA PRETORIA,...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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FordPass Connect now standard fitment on all Ford Everest models, and on EcoSport Trend and Titanium derivatives Through the FordPass app and embedded factory-fitted modem, customers can remotely start the vehicle or schedule a start, lock or unlock the doors, check fuel level and locate their car On all Ford models equipped with the SYNC® infotainment system, the FordPass app...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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Neale Hill is the new president of Ford Motor Company Africa. Ford announced organisational and leadership changes for its International Markets Group (IMG). Hill will lead the company’s strategic drive to transform and modernise Ford’s business across the African continent. His responsibilities have been expanded to include Southern Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, as well as North Africa – which has its...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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Learners at Ndima Primary School in Mamelodi have been unable to attend school on a daily basis because of overcrowding A Ford Motor Company Fund grant helped build two classrooms at the school Investing in the youth is vital and will help the economic growth of the country PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 September 2021 – When the school bell rang...

Posted 30 Nov 2021

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Having helped the Gift of the Givers Foundation deliver 5 tonnes of goods, including blankets, food, care packages and soup-kitchen supplies to the impoverished Western Cape town of Touws River (in in partnership with Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa) in July, leading online motoring portal Cars.co.za initiated a Winter Blanket Drive, which ended on August 6.    Apart from calling...

Posted 21 Sep 2021