The NWM Ford Castrol Team will be back in action when the South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) battle resumes in Upington, Northern Cape, from 24 to 26 June 2022. This will be the second race of the season, due to the cancellation of the Sugarbelt 400 in April after the flooding experienced in KwaZulu-Natal
Ford South Africa has extended its reach into the local fleet business sector with significant recent purchases by iconic and entrepreneurial businesses including Netcare 911, Supercare and South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA).
The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) continues to make an important contribution to environmental conservation and awareness by supporting leading conservation organisations across South Africa and in Mozambique.
Ford’s highly successful EcoSport range has been bolstered with the addition of a new special edition model – the EcoSport Active. As one of the most popular vehicles in the rapidly growing mini sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment, the introduction of the EcoSport Active adds a greater dose of distinctive style and a more rugged appearance to the local EcoSport line-up.
The partnership between Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) spans more than 25 years, with numerous local and international cross country (or rally-raid) race victories and championships won along the way.
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. In celebration of the upcoming day Ford South Africa is highlighting its commitment to education, empowering the youth and caring for the communities in which it operates. Ford recently partnered with the READ Educational Trust and its Rally to Read programme to donate and distribute almost 7 000 books to schools in the Eastern Cape.
Shelby South Africa is applying the finishing touches to a bespoke Shelby Speedster with the first South African customer expected to take delivery this month. The Shelby Speedster represents the pinnacle of exclusivity for the Shelby brand with production limited to 98 units for the American market and 25 units for other markets - including three Shelby Speedsters set to arrive in South Africa.
Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, which produces the Ranger pickup for domestic sales and exports to over 100 global markets, has flipped the switch and is now sourcing 35 percent of its electricity completely emissions-free, directly from the sun. This pioneering project is the result of a long-term power purchase agreement with SolarAfrica, with the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) carports for 3 610 vehicles at the Silverton plant.