Ford South Africa has honoured the achievements of its entire dealer network at the annual Merit Club and Dealer of the Year Awards. The prestigious ceremony was once again a highlight of the year and epitomised the philosophy of actively working together and evolving. All this while elevating the performance and status of the Ford brand and its Next-Generation products that have been launched recently – the sumptuous Everest sport utility vehicle, the sophisticated Ranger and the mighty 292kW V6-powered Ranger Raptor.
The Ford Motor Company Fund through a Global Giving grant, partnered with the READ Educational Trust to hold its first Rally to Read event, launching the three year programme within the areas surrounding Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant this February.
The Next-Generation and next-level Ford Ranger Raptor has arrived. Built to dominate in the desert, master the mountains and rule everywhere in between, the second-generation Ranger Raptor raises the off-road performance bar as a pickup built for true enthusiasts.
After more than two decades, Ford is returning to Formula 1. The iconic American automaker and Red Bull Powertrains are entering into a long term strategic technical partnership for the development of the next-gen hybrid power unit to be used from the 2026 Formula 1 season onwards.
Ford has commenced exports of the Next-Generation Ranger from its manufacturing plants in South Africa to serve the ever-growing customer demand. The South African-built Next-Gen Ranger is presently shipped to more than 100 global markets.
Hot on the heels of the exciting and trendsetting Next-Generation Ranger Double Cab models that hit the South African market in December last year, Ford South Africa is launching the Single Cab and SuperCab derivatives, scheduled to go on sale in March this year.
Ford South Africa is further enhancing its commitment to customer service by implementing new Rapid Hub teams across each of the country’s nine provinces. These Rapid Hubs will complement not only the launch of the Next-Generation Ranger, Ranger Raptor and Everest, but will reach and support existing Ford customers too.
The 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) drew to a close in dramatic fashion this weekend in extremely difficult conditions, but the
Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol Team ended its season on a high as Gareth
Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (#277) claimed their first overall race win in the mighty EcoBoost V6
powered FIA T1+ Ford Ranger.