Ford South Africa has expanded the availability of its innovative FordPass Connect system, which is now fitted as standard equipment across the Ford Everest sport utility vehicle (SUV) range, as well as on Trend and Titanium derivatives of the EcoSport compact SUV
Ford has emerged as a leading brand in the highly respected AA Spare Parts Pricing Guide for 2021, with the locally assembled Ford Ranger and Everest, as well as the Figo hatchback, claiming victories in their respective categories for the lowest cost of service, maintenance and body repair parts. A total of 63 vehicles were included in the survey, spanning all the major categories of passenger car, sport utility and light commercial vehicles.
Ford Motor Company has announced organizational and leadership changes for its International Markets Group (IMG), with Neale Hill appointed president of Ford Motor Company Africa, effective 1 October 2021.
The search for South Africa’s top three sim-racers, who will soon compete in the Team Fordzilla Nations Cup, went down to the wire in a one-hour endurance race that brought both strategy and outright speed into play.
The SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) is set to roar back into action for the second half of the season at the 4x4 Mega World 400 in Bothaville, Free State, on 1 and 2 October 2021. The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team is primed and ready to resume the battle for this year’s championship title, with rounds four and five condensed into two action-packed days of racing.
When the school bell rang on 15 September at Ndima Primary School in Mamelodi, learners rushed to their chairs and desks in newly-built and spacious classrooms for the start of an unforgettable day in the school’s history. The construction of these 7m x 7950mm classrooms with aluminium windows and vinyl flooring was made possible by a grant from Ford Motor Company Fund, the automaker’s philanthropic arm. The donation is part of Ford Fund’s efforts to provide assistance to local communities around the world coping with pandemic-related issues.
The recently-announced Ranger Stormtrak makes its debut in South Africa this month. Based on the luxuriously appointed Wildtrak, the Stormtrak is poised to continue the success of Ford’s popular recent limited-edition model, the Ranger Thunder.
Ford South Africa is celebrating significant milestones this year for its local production of the Ranger pickup. At the beginning of September the Ford Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria produced its 500 000th Ranger for export, which is a fitting achievement since it is also the current model’s 10th anniversary this year.
The Ranger Raptor – the toughest, highest-performing variant of one of South Africa’s best-selling bakkies – is set to get even more desirable as Ford confirms the launch of the new Ranger Raptor Special Edition in South Africa.