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Tested to Extremes

When it comes to testing the Next-Generation Ranger's toughness and durability, Ford's development engineers don't pull any punches.

Innovative FordPass Connect System Introduced on Ford Everest and EcoSport

PRETORIA, South Africa, 13 October 2021 – 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 Wildlife Foundation Supports SANCCOB Penguin Rescue and Rehabilitation Project in Gqeberha

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 12 October 2021 – The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has extended its support for the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) in Gqeberha through the contribution of R50 000 towards its Save the African Penguin project – a fitting cause, considering it was international African Penguin Day on 9 October.

Hiding in Plain Sight

As part of Ford’s ongoing global testing programme, the new truck is taking to the road to ensure it is just right for customers.

Mega Victory for Ford Castrol Cross Country Team in the Free State

BOTHAVILLE, South Africa, 3 October 2021 – The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team’s challenge for the 2021 South African Cross Country Series title received a significant boost as Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk (334) took a hard-fought victory at the second race of the 4x4 Mega World 400, held at NAMPO Park near Bothaville in the Free State, on Saturday 2 October 2021.

Neale Hill Appointed President of Africa Region for Ford Motor Company

PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 October 2021 – 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.

Ford Motor Company Fund Provides New Classrooms, Helps Learners Return to Ndima Primary School

PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 September 2021 – 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.

Ford expands Ranger line-up with limited-edition Stormtrak

PRETORIA, South Africa, 14 September 2021 – 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.
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Ford South Africa Exports 500 000th Locally Assembled Ranger on Current Model’s 10th Anniversary

PRETORIA, South Africa, 8 September 2021 – 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.

Ford Creates 1 200 Jobs at Silverton Assembly Plant, Modernised Ranger Assembly Line Launched

Ford South Africa has created around 1 200 incremental jobs by adding a third shift as part of the $1.05-billion investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant.

Ford Takes Parking to the Next Level, with an Automated Valet that Does the Work for You

PRETORIA, South Africa, 3 September 2021 – The search for a parking space can be a daunting endeavour, and when a space is found, it might be a tight squeeze to get the vehicle in. The solution? Leave that work to the vehicle.

Ford Introduces Exclusive Ranger Raptor Special Edition, Building on its Unrivalled Ford Performance DNA

PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 August 2021 – 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.

Ford South Africa Funds Veldskoen Shoes for 4 300 Underprivileged School Children

PRETORIA, South Africa, 27 August 2021 – Ford South Africa has funded the production of school shoes for 4 300 underprivileged children in Pretoria and Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth). The first batch of 1 010 pairs of shoes were handed over today to Ramahlale Primary School in Mamelodi, near Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant.

Ford South Africa Honours Women in Motoring

PRETORIA, South Africa, 26 August 2021 - In celebration of Women’s Month in August, Ford South Africa has been celebrating women who are pioneers in their respective vocations.

Calling All Sim-Racers – Ford SA Launches Team Fordzilla Nations Cup

PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 August 2021 – Ford South Africa is gearing up for its next Esports sim-racing competition, which is set to launch on August 23. The competition, which is free to enter and open to all age groups, will be the first time that South African sim-racers will be able to represent their country and test their mettle against five European countries, all aligned to Ford’s established sim-racing division known as Team Fordzilla. Prizes from some of the biggest gaming brands and partners in Esports and motorsport will add to the local and global excitement.

Ford Wildlife Foundation Organisations Join Forces to Support Two Different Species

PRETORIA, South Africa, 17 August 2021 - The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF), founded in 2014, is lending a supportive hand to the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), by providing Ford Ranger 4x4 Double Cabs to the non-profit wildlife conservation organisations for a period of two years.

Ford Recruits Robot Test Drivers to Help Ensure Vehicles are Ready to Face the Toughest Conditions

Ford’s state-of-the-art Weather Factory has never been busier. Used to simulate a range of extreme conditions under one roof, it has enabled engineers to test vehicles in a way that is less impacted by travel limitations than real-world testing.

Securi-lid Roll Top Cover Now Available on Ford Ranger Wildtrak

The versatility and security of the Ford Ranger Wildtrak has been enhanced with the introduction of the Securi-lid Roll Top Cover – now available as a Ford-approved accessory exclusively on the Ranger Wildtrak, and available for order through Ford’s nationwide dealer network.

Ford South Africa Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Drive with Clinics Established at Both Manufacturing Plants

PRETORIA, South Africa, 06 August 2021 – Ford South Africa is making an important contribution to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic by having opened specialised Vaccination Clinics at both of its local manufacturing plants, with cooperation and approval from the National Department of Health (NDOH).

Yota Baron Appointed Chief Financial Officer, Ford South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 August 2021 – Yota Baron has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Ford South Africa, effective 1 August 2021. She previously served as CFO for Direct Markets within the Ford International Markets Group.

Ford Empowers Youth through Education with Enactus

PRETORIA, South Africa, 29 July 2021 – Ford Motor Company continues building on its commitment to empowering the youth through education with the announcement of the winners of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3), run in partnership with global non-profit organisation Enactus.

Ford Ranger Raptor the official route vehicle for SA Cross Country Series

PRETORIA, South Africa, 27 July 2021 – The Ford Ranger Raptor created a whole new segment when it blasted onto South African roads in 2019, delivering true race-developed performance and technology to create the market’s first high-performance off-road pickup. Now, this thoroughbred Ford Performance DNA will be showcased in the extreme world of cross country racing, as the Ranger Raptor is the official route reconnaissance vehicle for the second half of the 2021 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

How to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency On- and Off-Road

PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 July 2021 – South African motorists are likely to be handing over more of their hard-earned money at the fuel pumps at the end of July, according to the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa. Mid-month data indicates that petrol is set for an increase of 87 cents a litre, diesel 58 cents and illuminating paraffin 56 cents, and the AA says it expects little respite before month-end.

Limited-Edition Ranger Stormtrak confirmed for local introduction

PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 July 2021 – Following the remarkable success of the limited-edition Ford Ranger Thunder in 2020, Ford South Africa is introducing another unique and appealing iteration based on the upmarket Wildtrak – the Ranger Stormtrak – later this year.

Mandela Month Inspires the Donation of Blankets and Food to Touws River Community

PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 July 2021 – “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” It is this inspiring quote from Nelson Mandela that helped set in motion a humanitarian relief effort between Gift of the Givers, Ford South Africa and Cars.co.za within the small town of Touws River in the Western Cape.

Out of Harm’s Way – Ford Wildlife Foundation Celebrates World Snake Day

PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 July 2021 – The Ford Ranger’s versatility is constantly pushed to extremes by organisations like those supported by the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF). Whether helping conservation projects such as cheetahs, rhinos or penguins, having a vehicle that makes it possible for the team to arrive on the scene quickly and with all the necessary equipment makes all the difference.

Ford South Africa Partners with Gift of the Givers Foundation to Help Tackle Devastating Drought in Nelson Mandela Bay

GQEBERHA (PORT ELIZABETH), South Africa, 9 July 2021 – Ford South Africa has partnered with the Gift of the Givers Foundation to tackle the ongoing drought in Nelson Mandela Bay. With the metro’s combined dam levels currently at just 10.5 percent, Ford has donated R2.5-million to drill boreholes at three schools in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).

Ford and M-Sport Reveal New Puma Rally1 WRC Prototype; Electrifying Hybrid Performance Breaks Cover at Goodwood

PRETORIA, South Africa, 8 July 2021 – The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team (WRT) today revealed for the first time a prototype of the new Puma Rally1 rally car that will help usher in an exciting new era of electrified competition in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from 2022.

Self-Driving Taxi for People with Restricted Mobility Wins Ford ‘New Designers’ Award

PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 July 2021 – Travelling by car or on public transport can be challenging for people with limited mobility. Each year in the UK, disabled adults make 26 percent fewer trips than adults without a disability. Now, Calum Gambrill, a Product and Industrial Design student from Ravensbourne University, London, has developed a solution that could provide disabled people and senior citizens with an affordable self-driving taxi service to get around cities.

Going the Distance: Ford Ranger with Over 455 000 Kilometers Still ‘Drives Like New’

PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 July 2021 – Quality, reliability and durability are three founding characteristics that would describe the Ford Ranger owned by Louis du Toit. Du Toit’s story and experience is an example of many Ford Ranger bakkies that have done high mileages around the country for work and leisure purposes. Ford South Africa recently caught up with Du Toit in the Eastern Free State where he and his 2013 Ranger XLS 4x4 were living up to the Built Ford Tough promise.

How to Make Safe Even Safer: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in the Ford Ranger Aid Driver and Passenger Safety

PRETORIA, South Africa, 29 June 2021 – When the Ford Ranger made its first public appearance at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show, it was more than just the eye-catching design and capability of the all-new pick-up that set it apart from the competition. It was the highly advanced levels of safety, security and occupant protection.

Ford Awards Exclusive Alan Mulally Scholarship to Promising University of Pretoria Engineering Student

PRETORIA, South Africa, 25 June 2021 – Ford Motor Company has recognised the promising talent of University of Pretoria student Natalie Hanekom by awarding her an Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship for 2021 – one of only 10 scholarships awarded globally each year, each valued at $10 000 (approximately R140 000).

Ford Mustang Mach 1 Touches Down in South Africa – Ready for Action and Exhilaration

PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 June 2021 – The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is the most track-focused Mustang yet, and it has officially touched down in South Africa. As an exclusive limited-edition model, only 90 units are available for the South African market, making the new Mustang Mach 1 a highly sought-after car that pays tribute to the original, iconic 1969 version – but with all the modern design and performance attributes that have helped make the current-generation Mustang the world’s best-selling sports car.

Podium finish in the desert for Ford Castrol NWM team, clean sweep of Class T

UPINGTON, South Africa, 21 June 2021 – It was an intense and action-packed three days of racing at this year’s gruelling 1 000km Desert Race – round three of the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS), held in Upington for the first time from 18 to 20 June. As the longest and toughest event on the calendar, the 2021 event lived up to its proven reputation of pushing the teams and vehicles to the absolute limit.

Are Your Headphones Putting Others in Danger? Ford’s Hard Hitting Sound Experiment Shows the Risk

PRETORIA, South Africa, 18 June 2021 – Headphones can be a great way to listen to music or podcasts, helping us to enjoy the best sound experiences without interruptions. Many people also find that headphones can help them to concentrate or relax by blocking background noise and distractions.

Saving the Cape Cormorants – Ford FWF and SANCCOB Are Flying High

PRETORIA, South Africa, 15 June 2021 – Ford South Africa’s close involvement with the Ford Wildlife Foundation continues to prove that no matter how big or small, the life of every animal on this earth is one worth protecting.

How Ford Uses Computers to Accelerate Vehicle Development and Improve Real-World Testing on the Ranger and Everest

PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 June 2021 – New vehicle development can involve many hundreds of prototypes and thousands of staff at facilities around the world, with new vehicles taking many years to go from the drawing board to the showroom floor.

Thrilling desert duel expected for Ford Castrol Cross Country Team

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 10 June 2021 – It’s the longest, toughest event of the year – and it’s one the Ford Castrol Cross Country Team relishes, especially as this will be the first opportunity to prove the capability of the all-new FIA-class Ford Ranger, designed and manufactured by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), on a marathon event that covers a punishing route of almost 1 000km over three days.

New Shelby Super Snake Available to Order in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, 8 June 2021 – Shelby dealerships around the world, including Shelby South Africa, have confirmed specifications and production numbers for the 2021 Shelby Super Snake, including the eye-catching and extremely exclusive Shelby Speedster which forms part of the dynamic line-up. To celebrate the 98th anniversary of founder Carroll Shelby, a matching number of Super Snakes will be produced, while the Shelby Speedster will be even more limited with only 25 units being built.

Ford Expands its Commitment to Education with Donation of 10 Rangers and 42 Engines to TVET Colleges

PRETORIA, South Africa, 4 June 2021 – Ford South Africa has expanded its commitment to education by donating 10 locally produced Ford Ranger pickups and 42 engines to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across South Africa. This initiative will equip colleges with latest-generation vehicles and engines, valued at over R4.6-million, to empower students with crucial skills and technical training in the automotive sphere.

The Difference is Genuine – Batteries, Brakes and Tyres available at Ford Dealers

PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 June 2021 – Tyres, Batteries and Brakes are among the most common wear and tear items on any vehicle and need to be regularly inspected and replaced to ensure optimal performance, safety and reliability of a vehicle.

Ford Donates Ranger to South Africa Day to Accelerate Economic Upliftment of Towns

PRETORIA, South Africa, 25 May 2021 – Ford South Africa has made an important contribution to help accelerate the revitalisation and upliftment of impoverished towns across the country by donating a Ford Ranger Double Cab to South Africa Day, a local non-profit company (NPC) and public benefit organisation (PBO).

Confidence-building first outing for Ford NWM Development Team at Sugarbelt 400

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 23 May 2021 – The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport Development Team aims to create greater diversity in cross country racing and generate new interest amongst competitors, support crews and fans – and it certainly did the job, with the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) community giving the team’s Bapi Rubuluza and co-driver Fanifani Meyiwa an enthusiastic and warm reception.

Mixed results for Ford Castrol team at Sugarbelt 400

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 23 May 2021 – The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team was left ruing what could have been at its home race, the Sugarbelt 400 in Pietermaritzburg this weekend, after a strong qualifying performance came to nought with both FIA-class Ford Rangers sidelined due to a relatively minor technical issue.

Limited-edition Ford Mustang Mach 1 Set to Blast into South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, 21 May 2021 – As the world’s best-selling sports car, the iconic Ford Mustang range in South Africa will soon be bolstered by a very special and exclusive model – the Mach 1 Fastback coupé, which is the pinnacle of Mustang 5.0-litre V8 style and performance. The unrivalled exclusivity of the Mustang Mach 1 will be guaranteed, as only 90 units are available for the South African market.

Ford NWM Development Team set for cross country debut at Sugarbelt 400

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 19 May 2021 – The recently announced Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Development Team will make its debut at the Sugarbelt 400, round two of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), which takes place on 21 and 22 May 2021 in Eston, KwaZulu-Natal.

Ford-supported ChildSafe Pedestrian Safety Programme Launches Global Road Safety Week in Gqeberha

Ford South Africa has partnered with the ChildSafe Pedestrian Safety Programme to launch Global Road Safety Week in association with the Eastern Cape Department of Transport.

Ford and Hilti Extend Partnership with Fleet of 80 Ranger Pickups

PRETORIA, South Africa, 14 May 2021 – Fifteen new Ford Ranger XL models painted in Ford’s Colorado Red have been added to Hilti South Africa’s fleet as part of a partnership extension that was announced in May. These eye-catching Ford Rangers, driven by Hilti’s reps, will continue to prove their outstanding all-round versatility and reliability as they traverse the country, over all types of terrain, while carrying heavy-duty equipment.

Ford Castrol team targets strong performance at Sugarbelt 400

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 12 May 2021 – The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team is targeting another strong performance for its new 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost-powered Ford Ranger when the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) returns to Eston, near Pietermaritzburg, for round two of the championship on 21 and 22 May 2021.

Ford ‘Smart Mirror’ Ensures Van Drivers Can Clearly See Cyclists, Pedestrians and Other Vehicles Behind

PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 May 2021 – Many van drivers rely on their side mirrors, with rear view mirrors not so helpful when there is a partition or cargo behind you. As the bumper stickers proclaim: “If you can’t see my mirrors – then I can’t see you!”

Ford Continues to Focus on Customer Service and Satisfaction

Ford South Africa continues to focus on strengthening its commitment to customer service and satisfaction by introducing new technologies and processes to better serve owners of Ford vehicles and build long-term brand loyalty.

Painting a Clearer Picture: How Ford Helps Dealers Speed up Repairs Through Wearable Virtual Reality Technology

Ford South Africa is getting customers back on the road faster with a new high-tech approach to vehicle repairs rolling out across Ford dealerships this year.

Ford Accelerates Battery R&D with Dedicated Team, New Global Battery Center of Excellence Named Ford Ion Park

DEARBORN, Mich., April 27, 2021 – Ford today announces a new global battery center of excellence – called Ford Ion Park – to accelerate research and development of battery and battery cell technology – including future battery manufacturing.

Ford Empowers Unjani Clinics and Meals on Wheels with Vehicle Donations to Assist Vulnerable Communities in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 April 2021 – Ford South Africa has once again committed itself to uplifting and empowering communities by donating three vehicles to local non-profit organisations, which will be used to provide crucial assistance to impoverished communities.

No Truck Left Behind: How Ford’s Vehicle Evaluation Centre Ensures Every Ranger Meets Ford’s World-Class Quality Standards

PRETORIA, South Africa, 21 April 2021 – Every two minutes, a Ford Ranger rolls off the production line at the Ford Silverton Assembly Plant, bound for dealers and customers in over 100 markets around the globe.

Ford SA Celebrates Global Mustang Day, Honours Carroll Shelby for 55 years of Supercharged Shelby Mustangs

PRETORIA, South Africa, 15 April 2021 – Supercharged Mustangs weren’t always a regular sight on our roads or racetracks, like they are today. Early power upgrades to the iconic Mustang usually consisted of smaller, internal modifications to Ford’s legendary V8, and often suited to motorsport.

Ford South Africa Launches New Accessories and Options to Enhance the Ford Ranger

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 13 April 2021 – Responding to ongoing customer and market trends, Ford South Africa is launching new accessories and feature upgrades that will be made available throughout its network of over 100 dealers countrywide. These accessories have been developed and tested to carry Ford’s original equipment quality and workmanship guarantee.

Ford Ranger Proves It Has Range Despite Latest Fuel Price Hike

South African motorists will be paying more at the pumps from 7 April, according to the latest information from the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA).

Ford Wildlife Foundation expands its support for EWT through the People in Conservation Programme

The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) is expanding its support for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) by providing a locally assembled Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 to be used by its People in Conservation (PIC) Programme for the next two years.

Building a Better World – Ford Announces Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality, Sets Significant Emissions Goals for 2035

On the road to building a better world for future generations, Ford has announced significant greenhouse gas emission targets in its 2021 Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report summary, milestones that will help the company achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Ford Castrol Cross Country Team wins on debut with all-new FIA-class Ranger

DULLSTROOM, South Africa, 28 March 2021 – The opening round of the 2021 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) – the Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom – saw a dream debut for the all-new FIA-class Ford Ranger which scored an exceptional victory in its first race.

Ford’s Commitment to Promoting Literacy as Strong as Ever

PRETORIA, South Africa, 24 March 2021 – In 2019, Ford South Africa committed to supporting several disadvantaged primary schools in Mpumalanga for a period of three years as part of the company’s long-standing partnership with Rally to Read. This year Ford made a donation of almost R1.3 million for the final year of the three-year programme. This will see the focus shifting to more independent reading libraries that will allow learners to read for leisure, to use reference material (such as the non-fiction books) and to improve their reading practice in the classroom. Both the foundation and intermediate phases of schooling will be targeted and the aim is to consolidate the skills that have been acquired over the previous two years.

New Roush Mustang, with More Power and Style, Confirmed for SA 

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 23 March 2021 – The arrival of the new 2021 Roush Mustang commemorates the 25th anniversary of Roush Performance Products, with the first Roush Mustang making its debut in 1996. Roush has continued to build on that heritage with proven performance upgrade packages that all hark back to the eponymous Jack Roush.

Spotlight on Ford’s Drive for Zero Water Consumption in Manufacturing for World Water Day

PRETORIA, South Africa, 22 March 2021 – Of all water on the planet, only about one per cent is easily accessible fresh surface water available for consumption by the almost eight billion humans that inhabit it. Approximately 97 per cent is salt water, while the majority of remaining fresh water is frozen in ice caps and glaciers, or difficult to access ground water.

Ford Castrol team unveils all-new FIA-class Ranger to challenge for 2021 SA Cross Country Series title

PRETORIA, South Africa, 17 March 2021 – The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team is entering an exciting new era in cross country racing with the debut of the all-new, purpose-designed and built FIA-class Ford Ranger produced by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM).

Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport launch Development Team for 2021 SA Cross Country Series

Pretoria, South Africa, 16 March 2021 – Ford South Africa and its long-standing motorsport partner, Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), have joined forces for the 2021 season to run a new Development Team in Class T of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

Ford Donates R2.5-million to National Institute for Occupational Health to Bolster COVID-19 Surveillance System

PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 March 2021 – Ford South Africa has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the national government’s COVID-19 initiatives by donating R2.5-million to help fund the enhancement of the National Occupational Health Surveillance System (OHSS) – a program implemented by the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH).

South African-built Ford Ranger Awarded CAR Top 12 Best Buys Title for 10th Consecutive Year

PRETORIA, South Africa, 12 March 2021 – The Ford Ranger has firmly cemented its place as one of South Africa’s best pickups after being selected as the winner in CAR Magazine’s 2021 Top 12 Best Buys in the double cab pickup category for an unprecedented 10th consecutive year.

Ford Wildlife Foundation provides Ford Ranger to Wildlife ACT on World Wildlife Day

PRETORIA, South Africa, 03 March 2021 – The Wildlife ACT Emergency Response Fund at the Somkhanda Game Reserve can now rely on a tough and capable locally-assembled Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4, provided by the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF), to deliver enhanced rapid emergency response to save endangered species. The announcement coincides with World Wildlife Day which is celebrated annually on 03 March.

Ford Helps Roadside Workers Stay Safe with Pioneering Illuminated Rear Panels for Vans 

Whether repairing our cars, fixing potholes, or maintaining our gas and water supplies, many workers have to operate in high risk environments in order to reduce disruption to our lives. Every year, workers are injured or killed on our roads.

Ask Ford Now More Connected with Ford Pass App

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 25 February 2021 – Ford’s customer-centric Ask Ford self-service tool continues to evolve following its launch in South Africa during the middle of 2020 and now assists approximately 2 500 customers a month.

New Ford Ranger FX4 Introduces Trend-setting Style, FordPass and Connectivity to the Pickup Segment

Ford South Africa has added an alluring combination of distinctive style and innovative connected technology to its Ford Ranger line-up with the launch of the new Ranger FX4.

FordPass Connect Arrives in South Africa, Leading Ford’s Connectivity Push for Enhanced Customer Experience

PRETORIA, South Africa, 22 February 2021 – Ford Ranger customers in South Africa now have access to an enhanced ownership experience with the introduction of FordPass Connect on all new XL, XLS, XLT, Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor models from February 2021 production – as well as the newly launched Ranger FX4.

Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports EWT Drylands Conservation Programme with Ford Ranger

The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has provided a locally assembled Ford Ranger to the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) Drylands Conservation Programme. This vehicle will support the non-profit organisation’s crucial work with emerging and commercial farmers to enhance sustainable land management practices in arid regions of South Africa.

Unique Mustang Helps in Restoration of Iconic Spitfire Aircraft

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 18 February 2021 – The last remaining Spitfire warplane in South Africa took a step closer to achieving its first flight after more than twenty years, following the purchase of a unique Mustang created between Vaughn Gittin’s authentic RTR Vehicles, Performance Centre, the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum, and Friends of the SAAF.

Ford Enhances its Commitment to Road Safety by Supporting ChildSafe Pedestrian Safety Programme

PRETORIA, South Africa, 15 February 2021 – Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, has strengthened its commitment to road safety by providing funding for the ChildSafe Pedestrian Safety Programme.

Ford’s Latest SYNC 4 Pays Tribute to the 10th Anniversary of World Radio Day

We often take for granted the crystal-clear AM and FM radio signals that we’re able to receive and listen to while in our car. However, during the 1930s, car radios looked and sounded a lot different to the sleek and compact designs we know today.

Tools of the Trade: How Virtual Reality keeps Ford Motor Company’s Design Studios Connected while Working from Home

PRETORIA, South Africa, 10 February 2021 – Designing a new vehicle requires an enormous cross-functional effort from engineers, product developers and designers to give Ford customers the best vehicle possible. You would expect collaborating would become difficult when the Ford’s Australia Design Studio was affected by the stay-at-home order of the government because of COVID-19. Ford’s design team leveraged technology and used Virtual Reality (VR) and turned their living rooms into the Australia Design Studio.

Ford’s Global Caring Month Promotes ‘Acts of Kindness,’ Invites Employees to Recognize Nonprofits Amid Global Pandemic

PRETORIA, South Africa, 08 February 2021 – The Ford Volunteer Corps is pivoting to give employees new ways to safely give back as part of Global Caring Month – Ford Motor Company’s 30-day concentrated focus on community service that happens each September.

The Power of Love – Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Company celebrate Valentine’s Month

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 5 February 2021 – One of the most famous motoring love stories is the one between Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Company which began in the 1960s. Despite Carroll Shelby’s passing in 2012, it’s a love story so powerful that it continues to be celebrated the world over with new anniversary models dedicated to the legend himself. These include the Shelby GT-H, Super Snake and the many Heritage Cars.

Ford and BirdLife South Africa celebrate World Wetlands Day

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 29 January 2021 - The 2nd of February each year is World Wetlands Day, it marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands which took place in 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea and was celebrated for the first time in 1997. Wetlands are a priority focus for BirdLife South Africa as part of its Critical Grasslands Project, which is supported by the Ford Wildlife Foundation with a Ford Ranger.

Ford Ranger now Available with Ford-Approved Armoured Protection

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 28 January 2021 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa together with SVI Engineering are excited to announce the availability of Ford-approved armoured protection for the Ranger – a first for any original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in South Africa. The Ranger is among the best-selling vehicles in South Africa, and the introduction of armoured protection will help establish its position in an entirely new segment both for private and fleet customers.

Three Ways Your Ford Ranger Can Help You Stick to Your New Year Fitness Resolutions

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 26 January 2021 - One of the most common New Year’s resolutions for many is to get fit – but enthusiasm begins to wane quickly, and many gym-goers throw in the towel before the month of January is finished.

Ford Resource and Engagement Centre Awards Grants to Entrepreneurs to Grow Small Businesses in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa, 25 January2021 –Ford Motor Company Fund is awarding the first grants from the Booth Schoch Future Success Fund to budding entrepreneurs at the Ford Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) in South Africa.

Practical Advice for Car Buyers in the New Year

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 19 January 2021 – New car sales in South Africa reached record lows during 2020, according to the latest NAAMSA data. A market decline of 29.1 percent resulted in a total of 156 163 fewer units sold compared to the previous year – the lowest figure to be recorded in 18 years. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused an economic recession, is widely regarded as the main contributor to the decline in sales as vehicle sales are closely linked to the strength of the economy.

Workout Misted up Your Car? Ford’s Windscreen Weather Station Clears View Ahead for Drivers

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 18 January 2021 – Many of us are hitting the road to fitness after over-indulging during the festive period, whether its running, cycling, or going to the gym. The only problem is, when we get in the car afterwards, our exertions sometimes lead to the inside of the windscreen misting up – delaying our journey home, if only by a few minutes.

Domestic Sales and Exports of Locally Assembled Ford Ranger Remain Resilient

PRETORIA, South Africa, 15 January 2021 – The locally assembled Ford Ranger remained one of South Africa’s most popular new vehicles and the country’s leading light commercial vehicle (LCV) export throughout 2020, despite the constrained economic climate, exacerbated by the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Ford’s ‘Go Further’ Brand Promise is Top of Mind Amid Fuel Price Increase

PRETORIA, South Africa, 13 January 2021 – After a series of helpful fuel price decreases, the new year has brought with it a reverse of fortune for motorists. While any fuel price increase is unwanted, January’s increase will be felt even harder as the country experiences more restrictive levels of lockdown.

2021 Ford Trends Report Finds Consumers Resilient and Adaptive Amid the Pandemic

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 8 January 2021 – 2020 has been a year no one saw coming. COVID-19 has wrought economic, political and emotional chaos, testing the limits of individuals, families, healthcare systems and whole sectors of societies.

Ford Wildlife Foundation Sponsors EWT Team in 2020 Rhino Peak Challenge

PRETORIA, South Africa, 18 December 2020 – The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) put its support behind this year’s Rhino Peak Challenge (RPC), giving this event a boost in raising as much money as possible for wildlife conservation organisations in South Africa.

Race to Reality; Team Fordzilla’s Extreme P1 Virtual Race Car Make its Real World Debut

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 17 December 2020 – It is the first virtual gaming race car designed in collaboration between gamers themselves and a car brand. Now Ford’s Team Fordzilla esports team has moved the game on again and revealed a real-life, full-scale model of its extreme Team Fordzilla P1 race car in a livestream event held on 16 December.

The ‘Safe Distance’ Christmas Jumper You’ll Want to be Seen Wearing this Festive Season

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 15 December 2020 – As people start pulling out gaudy Christmas jumpers from the backs of their wardrobes ready for the festive season, Ford has created one that you’ll actually want to be seen in. In fact, that’s the whole point.

Ford Performance Car Wash Trolleys for Local Entrepreneurs!

If you’ve ever mustered the enthusiasm to wash your own car, you’ll know that carrying a full bucket of water from the tap to the car can be a strenuous exercise. But it’s quite likely that your driveway is not as large as the parking lot at Ford’s plant!

Ford South Africa Partners with YFM in Support of Save the Children

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has dedicated extensive resources to assist communities and humanitarian organisations involved in helping the most vulnerable members of our society.

Ford Again Receives Global Corporate Sustainability Honors For Leadership in Climate Change, Water Management

PRETORIA, South Africa, 09 December 2020 – Ford Motor Company was recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by CDP, securing a place on the global environmental nonprofit group’s prestigious ‘A-List’ for tackling climate change and protecting water security.

Three Carroll Shelby Signature Editions Available in SA

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 8 December 2020 – The limited edition 2020/2021 Carroll Shelby Signature Series, named after its eponymous race driver and company founder, is arguably the most complete and polished car in Shelby American history and pays tribute to the motorsport icon in typical muscle-car fashion.

Gareth Woolridge a Rising Star in Cross Country Racing

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 3 December 2020 – The Woolridge name is inextricably linked to motorsport in South Africa, with Neil Woolridge and his two sons, Lance (30) and Gareth (26), the driving force behind the world-renowned Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team, based in Pietermaritzburg, which produces the Ford Ranger for cross country racing worldwide.
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Women Empowerment Takes Centre Stage with Ford’s 4 300km RangeHer Drives with a Mission

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 01 December 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is stepping up its efforts to inspire women, and kicked off the second part of its RangeHer campaign with a 4 300km drive across South Africa to support rural communities.

Ford Wildlife Foundation Powers University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Hippo Research Project with Ford Ranger

PRETORIA, South Africa, 26 November 2020 – The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has provided a locally assembled Ford Ranger to the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) School of Life Sciences Pietermaritzburg campus to aid in its collection of biological information on the Hippopotamus amphibious, or hippo as it is commonly known. Despite being an iconic African megaherbivore, until recently, relatively little research has been conducted on hippo ecology and behaviour.

New Car Tech Could be Just What Cyclists Want – a Warning That Helps Stop Drivers ‘Dooring’ Them

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 20 November 2020 – Every year thousands of accidents are caused by drivers or passengers opening a door into the path of a cyclist. “Car dooring” results in 60 cyclists being seriously injured or killed each year in the U.K. alone, while in Germany it was the cause of around 3,500 accidents during 2018.

Ford and Department of Basic Education Hand Over First Donated Engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School

PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 September 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and the Department of Basic Education today handed over the first of 240 engines that are being donated to technical high schools across South Africa.

Impressive Results During Unpredictable Season, All Eyes on 2021 and All-New FIA Ford Ranger

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 17 November 2020 – As with most aspects of our lives this year, the 2020 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) was thrown into disarray with the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the championship being cut from the planned seven rounds to just five events – with an almost six-month hiatus between the first and second races. However, it still delivered plenty of off-road racing action and excitement.

Ford Embarks on Renewable Energy Programme for Silverton Assembly Plant, Vision to be 100% Green by 2024

PRETORIA, South Africa, 13 November 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has embarked on a pioneering solar energy project for its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, as part of its vision to develop an integrated renewable energy solution that aims to have the Silverton Assembly Plant entirely ‘green’ and energy self-sufficient by 2024 – making it one of the very first Ford plants in the world to achieve this status.

Production of Machined Components and Fully Assembled Engines Drives Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 11 November 2020 – The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth is best known for producing all of the engines used in the locally assembled Ford Ranger pickup – which is not only one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles, but is also the country’s top light commercial vehicle export, shipped to over 100 markets globally. It also supplies the engines for the capable and versatile Everest seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), which is assembled in South Africa for the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Virtual to Reality: How Ford Turns Data Into the Vehicle on Your Driveway

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 10 November 2020 – With an ever-evolving list of expectations by customers, how does Ford keep a model line-up, like Ranger, up to date with the latest technology and safety features without compromising quality, safety and durability? Ford’s investment in simulations and simulators around the world has been revolutionizing the way they have been developing vehicles in recent years.

Experience Peace of Mind this Holiday with Ford’s Complimentary Vehicle Check

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 5 November 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is proud to offer a complimentary and comprehensive pre-holiday vehicle check-up to all its customers to ensure this holiday period carries the confidence and trust that’s always been integral to Ford’s reputation.

When Stress Levels Get Too High, Leave the City and Go Off-Road!

The link between traffic congestion and increased stress levels has long been established and reported in studies like like the IBM Commuter Pain Index. Despite traditional methods that can be recommended to combat the stress linked to traffic congestion, it’s on this International Stress Awareness Day, 4 November, that Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) wants to suggest an alternative to effective stress management – an off-road adventure!

Ford South Africa Launches RangeHER Campaign to Inspire Women

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 30 October 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has launched its inspirational ‘RangeHER She’s Got Range’ campaign, which gets underway this month and encourages all South Africans to rally behind this important journey - that has at its heart the celebration of women who are shaping theirs and other South Africans’ future.

Seeing it Before Hearing it: How NVH Simulations Give Ford Vehicles Outstanding Comfort and a Unique Driving Experience

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 28 October 2020 – The unmistakable burble of a high-performance Ford V8 engine catches the attention of onlookers as a Ford Mustang drives by, but inside the cabin you can have a conversation without having to raise your voice.

Ford Redefines the Concept of #BuiltTough and #BuiltProud during Pride Month 2020

PRETORIA, South Africa, 27 October 2020 – October is Pride month in South Africa – a time when we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and take stock of the progress that has been made, while identifying the challenges that still lie ahead.

Sizzling hot action and drama galore at SA Cross Country Series finale in Parys

PARYS, South Africa, 25 October 2020 – The 2020 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) wrapped up this weekend in the Free State town of Parys, with a unique double-header delivering plenty of action and excitement, and a strong showing for the Ford Castrol Cross Country Team.

Value and Versatility – Ford Ranger XL Now Available with Optional Sport Pack, Touchscreen Audio System

PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 October 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has significantly boosted the appeal of the Ranger XL line-up with the launch of an enticing range of new options comprising an attractive Sport Pack, useful side steps and an eight-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system.

Ford Strengthens its Commitment to Customer Service and Satisfaction

PRETORIA, South Africa, 22 October 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has strengthened its commitment to customer service and satisfaction by developing a new customer experience (CX) model to better serve owners of Ford vehicles, and build long-term brand loyalty.

Ford Wildlife Foundation-Supported Project Receives Coveted Eco Award

PRETORIA, South Africa, 21 October 2020 – The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has congratulated the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) for taking the top honours in the Biodiversity category at the recent Eco-Logic Awards.

Ford to Help Deliver One-Millionth Santa Shoebox this Year

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 19 October 2020 – With a bright red Ford Transit that many instantly relate to Santa’s sleigh, Ford Motor Company Southern Africa (FMCSA) is happy to be back on the road in support of the Santa Shoebox Project.

2020 SA Cross Country Series set to conclude with exciting double-header in Parys

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, 15 October 2020 – The 2020 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) may have been shortened by two events due to COVID-19, but it certainly hasn’t been short of excitement. The intensity will peak as the championship ends with an exciting double-header that will be held in the Free State town of Parys on 23 and 24 October 2020.

Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Mobility to SANCCOB Port Elizabeth for Protection of Penguins and Seabirds

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 14 October 2020 – The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has once again shown its commitment to the environment by providing the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) Port Elizabeth Centre with a locally built Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 for a period of two years. The loan vehicle will assist the organisation's efforts to protect critically endangered African penguins and threatened seabirds.

Wading Through the Urban Jungle as the Rains set in

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 12 October 2020 – Thunderstorms and flash floods can create chaos for drivers, often slowing traffic movement in the city and turning gravel roads into slippery mud.

Heroes in their Fords Enhance Road Safety on the N3 Toll Route 

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 9 October 2020 – Travel on South Africa’s roads may have been unusually quiet during the first few months following the implementation of the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in March 2020, but for the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), there was no downtime with freight and logistics operations continuing to keep essential supplies moving.

Easy and Neat Fitment of Dash Cams Now Possible in Certain Ford Ranger Models

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 6 October 2020 – The popularity of dashboard or windscreen-mounted cameras, commonly known as dash cams, is growing around the world with many motorists using them as necessary technology for on-road safety. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is responding to this trend with the introduction of an unobtrusive USB charging port located in the rear-view mirror.

Ford Tops Vehicle Exports, Encouraging Domestic Sales Recovery for September 2020

PRETORIA, South Africa, 5 October 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) emerged as the top vehicle exporter for September 2020, with a total of 6 995 units shipped to its more than 100 global markets – an increase of 11.3-percent compared to August 2020, and its highest export volume for the year.

From Detroit to Port Elizabeth – the Ford Model T Revolutionised Transport 

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 1 October 2020 – It is a fascinating exercise to think of what October’s Transport Month would look like, were it not for cars like the Ford Model T - which went on sale for the very first time on 1 October 1908. This day is celebrated annually around the world as Model T Day.

Making the Most of Level 1 Travel with the Ford Tourneo Custom

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 30 September 2020 – For the majority of South Africans travel by either passenger car, commercial vehicle or public transport is increasing significantly. Stretches of road that connect towns and cities are gradually reaching normal levels of traffic volume with Covid lockdown now at Level 1.

Ford Ranger Takes Top Honours in Latest JD Power Initial Quality Awards

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 28 September 2020 – The Ford Ranger has received the highest award for quality in the midsize pickup segment in the US, according to the 2020 JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) report. The Initial Quality Study, now in its 34th year, is based on responses from 87,282 purchasers and lessees of new 2020 model year vehicles in the US who were surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study took place from February through to May 2020.

Ford Reveals Blisteringly Quickly Mustang Mach-E GT 

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 25 September 2020 – Ford has revealed for the first time in Europe the high-performance Mustang Mach-E GT that will deliver 3.7 second 0-100 km/h acceleration1 when introduced to the region in late 2021.

Freedom of the Road in the New Normal

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 25 September 2020 – While international travel in and out of South Africa may be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of must-see local attractions and destinations you can enjoy across the country’s nine provinces. After being home for such a long period of time, a road trip with family and friends is a great way to reconnect and make new memories on World Tourism Day, commemorated on 27 September. In fact, with a little research, planning and a few practical steps, you can head out and experience the rich culture that’s available in your own backyard.

Thrilling Total Agri 400 Delivers Good Results for Ford Castrol Cross Country Team

BOTHAVILLE, South Africa, 20 September 2020 – The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team emerged with a solid tally of championship points after a dry and dusty but thrilling Total Agri 400, staged at NAMPO Park near Bothaville in the Free State this weekend (18 and 19 September). As a new event on the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) calendar, it turned out to be a firm favourite for the crews, who revelled in its challenging and varied terrain – from fast, flowing farmlands to desert-like soft sand and tight sections through dense bush.

Ford Struandale Engine Plant: Using the World’s Best Practices to Optimise Export-driven Manufacturing

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 17 September 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s Struandale Engine Plant, based in Port Elizabeth, is renowned as one of the Eastern Cape’s leading exporters, having recently won its fourth Best Exporter OEM award from Exporters Eastern Cape.

The Ford Ranger: It’s the Smallest Details That Make the Biggest Difference for Bakkie Owners Around the World

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 16 September 2020 – Identifying the details that separate a good bakkie from a great one is all in a day’s work for the team behind the all-conquering Ford Ranger.

Celebrating Ford South Africa’s Heritage with these Homegrown Models

Ingenuity and determination. These are two traits that South Africans have in abundance, especially when it comes to building bespoke vehicles that would eventually become revered the world over. Even by today’s standards Ford’s model range in South Africa can appear very different to the ones in other markets, but this contrast was exaggerated during the country’s pre-democratic era, when sanctions severely limited access to a wide range of models available overseas.

Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports WESSA International Schools Programme with Ford Ranger

The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has expanded its commitment to education and environmental awareness by providing the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) with a Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 for a period of two years, to enhance the organisation’s high-impact International Schools Programme.

Ford Improves Production Efficiencies at Silverton Assembly Plant with Launch of New Wheel and Tyre Facility

In its ongoing drive to improve production efficiencies and capacity, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has launched a new Wheel and Tyre Facility at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, which produces the Ranger pickup and Everest sport utility vehicle (SUV) for domestic sales and over 100 export markets around the world.

Ford Castrol Team prepared for Round 3 of SA Cross Country Series in Bothaville

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be tackling a new challenge when the championship returns for Round 3, the Total Agri 400, to be held in the Free State farming town of Bothaville on 18 and 19 September, 2020.

Development of Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone Underway in Partnership with Government and Ford

The innovative new R3.4-billion Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ), which was officially announced in November 2019 by South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng Premier David Makhura, is forging ahead with extensive clearing of the site, groundworks and the installation of bulk infrastructure currently underway.

Ford and Rally to Read Share Their Story on World Literacy Day

South Africa’s literacy rate, when looked at over a period from the 1980s to the start of the millennium, has shown many positive signs, according to the latest statistics provided by Macrotrends.

This Time It’s Personal: Now Your Car Learns What You Like – Tech Suggests When to Call Your Mum or Hit the Gym

Many drivers get to know their cars like close companions over time, but how well do our cars know us? Vehicles soon will prompt their owners to make a regular phone call, work out at a favoured time, or stop off at a much-loved coffee shop – if those activities are part of their regular routine.

Vaughn Gittin’s Authentic RTR Vehicles Now Available in South Africa

Performance Centre South Africa, the Ford-approved distributer and fitter of Ford Performance parts, has been appointed as the exclusive distributer of Vaughn Gittin’s Authentic RTR Vehicles in South Africa.

Ford Warns Against Fitting Non-Approved Accessories

A vehicle is usually more than simply a means of transport, and is often an expression of the owner’s unique personality and lifestyle. Accordingly, many motorists are turning to customisation to personalise their vehicles to suit their specific needs, or stand out from the crowd. However, the fitment of aftermarket accessories and non-approved modifications to the vehicle may not just impact the manufacturer’s warranty, but could also pose a major safety risk.

Ford’s Global Caring Month Promotes ‘Acts of Kindness,’ Invites Employees to Recognize Nonprofits Amid Global Pandemic

The Ford Volunteer Corps is pivoting to give employees new ways to safely give back as part of Global Caring Month – Ford Motor Company’s 30-day concentrated focus on community service that happens each September.

Ford Launches Engine Donation Programme for Technical Schools in South Africa to Promote Skills Development

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has embarked on a far-reaching engine donation programme to support skills development and training at technical high schools across South Africa. A total of 240 engines, valued at R7.8-million, are being donated, which reaffirms the commitment of Ford Motor Company to empowering the country’s youth, creating the platform for upliftment and prosperity, and realising a brighter future for all South Africans

No Bones About it: Ford Experiments with Four-Legged Robots, to Scout Factories, Saving Time, Money

These four-legged dog-like robots can sit, shake hands and roll over. They also can perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree grades and climb stairs for hours at a time. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa pays tribute to these robot dogs on World Dog Day, 26 August 2020.

Ford Supports Women in Conservation

This month as we celebrate women in South Africa, we take a look at a sector that is demonstrating exceptional transformation to the benefit of the whole country.

Love at First Sight – Women Who Made Ford Mustang History

The old adage of never judge a book by its cover might be best described by Chicago resident Gail Wise who didn’t fit any of the usual muscle car archetypes. However, on 15 April 1964, Gail would, unbeknown to her, make worldwide history by becoming both the first Mustang owner and the first woman in the world to own a Mustang.

Ford Struandale Engine Plant Scoops Two Exporter of the Year Awards from Exporters Eastern Cape

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has once again been recognised as one of the Eastern Cape’s leading exporters after scooping two Exporter of the Year awards at the annual Exporters Eastern Cape event – held virtually on Friday 14 August 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown – which also celebrated the organisation’s 40th anniversary.

First-Ever Ford GT Heritage Edition to Celebrate Storied ’66 Daytona Win, Plus 2021 Studio Collection Graphics Package

The Ford GT is America’s only Le Mans-winning supercar, and taking this pinnacle of Ford Performance even further for 2021, Ford is revealing two new enhancements today – the first-ever Heritage Edition inspired by the original model’s first endurance win at the 1966 Daytona 24 Hour Continental race, plus an all-new Studio Collection package offers even more exclusivity and design enhancements.

Ford Castrol Team Emerges from Dry and Dusty Bronkhorstspruit 400 with Reasonable Points Haul

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) finally returned to action this weekend at the Bronkhorstspruit 400, the second round of the 2020 championship following an almost six-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Going for Gold this Women’s Month

Nothing in Gerda Steyn’s early life would have alluded to the fact that she would later develop a special talent and love for endurance running. Even by her own admission, “I never ran competitively and never showed any talent for running in my younger years, except perhaps to run away from my older brothers on a farm in Bothaville!”

Ford Introduces Limited-Edition Ranger Thunder, Spec Upgrades on Ranger XLT, XLS

The Ford Ranger is already a trend-setter in the South African market and one of the top-selling vehicles in the country. Now, continuing its ongoing evolution and offering customers a wider range of features and options, an exclusive limited-edition Ranger Thunder has been launched, which includes a raft of unique design and functional enhancements to what is already one of the most popular vehicles in South Africa.

Ford Ranger is the Best-Selling Used Car in South Africa – New AutoTrader Report Confirms

The Ford Ranger asserted its dominance in AutoTrader’s annual Car Industry Report, by finishing as the top-selling used vehicle model overall - and the fifth most searched vehicle in South Africa for the period July 2019 to June 2020.

In the Racing Seat with Ford South Africa this Women’s Month

Women have been involved in motorsport from the very start – on the track, in the pits, and behind the scenes. From pioneering drivers like Vicki Wood and Janet Guthrie, to more contemporary competitors like Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick, women have made their mark on the sport from Detroit to Daytona, and from Indianapolis to Le Mans. And in South Africa too!

Ford SA’s Sim-Racing Championship Went Down to the Wire

Eleven of South Africa’s best sim-racers provided a thrilling climax on Saturday, 1 August 2020 in Ford South Africa’s inaugural #LockdownLaps sim-racing competition. The final race went down to the wire with a last-minute overtake by Ryan Berrington-Smith to become champion.

FMCSA Promotes Equality Through Supplier Development Initiative

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) recently broadened its efforts in transformation in the automotive industry by donating two vehicle transport trailers through its supplier development initiative.

Ford Celebrates World Ranger Day – But Not All Rangers Wear Khaki

World Ranger Day is celebrated annually on 31 July. It recognises the important role game rangers play in preserving our wildlife, and for their hard work in and around national parks, protected forests and wildlife reserves.

Ford Honours Madiba Legacy With Unique Ranger

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei, on 18 July 1918. In celebration of his esteemed legacy the world celebrates Mandela Day on the 18th of July each year, and Mandela Month throughout the month of July.

Ford-Funded World Vision Water Project Supports Communities in Nelson Mandela Bay Impacted by Record Drought

Since its inception in June 2019, the World Vision South Africa water project, which is funded by Ford Motor Company and relies on the innovative Watergen atmospheric water-from-air generator, has been providing water to under-privileged and under-resourced communities in the drought-stricken areas of Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Ford Launches Inspiring Brand Campaign Focusing on its Proud Heritage, Investment and Commitment – For South Africa

Ford Motor Company has an exceptionally proud heritage in South Africa spanning more than 96 years – a legacy built on continued investment and innovation to build segment-defining products, empowering communities through creating job opportunities, and striving to improve the world around us for a brighter future. Ford has now launched an inspiring and emotive brand campaign, dubbed ‘Ford For South Africa’, that tells the unique story of the company’s esteemed history and its unwavering commitment to the country.

Ford Takes the South African Braai Around the Country

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) announces a partnership with world-renowned braai master and head of National Braai Day, Jan Braai (Jan Scannell) for his Braai vir Erfenis television show. Jan Braai grew up in a South African environment where making fires and cooking on them was a very normal past-time. For as long as he can remember that’s his preferred method of cooking when doing it for fun!

Ford Approved Brand Revitalised in South Africa, Renewed Focus on Quality and Service Excellence

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has consolidated and revitalised its used car sales division under the Ford Approved banner, with the focus on providing exceptional service and quality.

Ford Invests in Pioneering Student Initiatives

Ford Motor Company continues building on its commitment to empowering the youth through education and entrepreneurship with the announcement of the winners of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3), run in partnership with global non-profit organisation Enactus.

Ford and Shelby SA celebrate World Snake Day with the Shelby Super Snake

Limited production, a Le Mans-winning, 7.0-litre V8 engine and an 800-kilometre test of Goodyear’s latest performance tyres. These were the main factors that introduced the first Shelby Super Snake to the world. As a result, that 1967 Shelby Super Snake became the genesis for the first Ford Mustang-based muscle cars that Shelby American has now built into a pantheon of loud, extreme and exclusive Mustangs.

Ford Face Shields Production Continues as COVID-19 Infections Continue Climbing in South Africa

As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases continues to climb in South Africa, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has entered its fourth month of producing protective face shields at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.

Ford Tourneo Custom Range Expanded with New Engine, Automatic Gearbox and Enhanced Technologies

Ford’s versatile range of Tourneo Custom Bus models has been expanded with the addition of two six-speed automatic derivatives for the first time, which are powered by the latest-generation 2.0-litre Single Turbo engine.

A Less Distracted And Better Informed Youth with Ford’s Driving Skills For Life

Although not a particularly active part of the year for young South African drivers, due to government’s firm Covid-19 restrictions regarding road-travel, Ford’s Driving Skills For Life (DSFL) programme refuses to stop reminding the youth of the importance of driver safety.

Ford Donates 1 100 COVID-19 Face Shields to 25 Ford Wildlife Foundation Projects

In support of the wide-ranging conservation and environmental projects backed by the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF), Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is distributing 1 100 COVID-19 face shields to 25 partner organisations located across the region.

Ford Fulfils 50 000 Face Shields Order from US Department of Defense to Assist COVID-19 Efforts in Southern Africa

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has assembled and supplied 50 000 face shields for the United States Department of Defense to shore up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Southern African region.

Become the Best sim-racer in SA with Ford Performance!

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is setting its sights on a new motorsport horizon with the launch of the very first motor manufacturer-based sim-racing competition in South Africa. And you don’t need a driver’s license to enter. Just grip the wheel and join this dynamic racing competition.

Ford Fund Provides Unjani Clinics with $20 000 Grant to Support Communities in Curbing the Spread of COVID-19

Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a grant of $20 000 (R355 000) to Unjani Clinics to mobilise hygiene efforts and equip communities with basic personal protective items as a proactive measure to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Ford South Africa Launches Self-Service Tool ‘Ask Ford’ to Enhance Customer Experience and Engagement

As part of our ongoing investment to improve the customer experience, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is launching ‘Ask Ford’ – an intuitive global online knowledge base tool for customers. Located on the www.ford.co.za website, the Ask Ford self-service tool will be launched on 09 June 2020.

Game On! Fly the Ford Flag in the Gaming World While Your Real Wheels Take a Break from the Tarmac

Missing your driving? You don’t have to be. You can still get the Ford engine rumbling and its revs racing, albeit virtually, with the best games to keep the household buzzing. Not only can scheduled game time add structure to a day and break the monotony of crucial “Stay Home” directives, it can promote family time and friendly competition.

Drive Away Your Quarantine Blues with Key Motorsport Moments from Ford Performance

Racing is in Ford’s DNA and it all started with company founder Henry Ford whose only ever race and race victory led to the subsequent formation of the Ford Motor Company.

Rangers and Rhinos Work Together In The African Reserves

Wildlife is one of the major drawcards for tourists to South Africa, and wildlife tourism one of the economic engines of our country. Many conservation projects rely on wildlife tourism to generate enough funding to cover daily costs, including ranger’s salaries and veterinary care.

Ford And Gamers Compete In Esports As Team Fordzilla

From playing a quick game of Pac-Man on an arcade machine at the corner café, to becoming part of a hugely sophisticated digital ecosystem, gamers and gaming culture have come a long way over the past 40 years. Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with gamers, has now designed the ultimate in-game race car, which will soon be debuted on the virtual grid by Team Fordzilla, the automaker’s very own Esports team.

First FIA-class Ford Ranger, Powered by 3.5 EcoBoost V6, in Production for SA Cross Country Series

“Built Ford Tough” will take on a new dimension when the Ford Castrol Cross Country Team debuts the highly anticipated, all-new FIA-class Ford Ranger later this year in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

Ford Rallies to Bridge Literacy Gap with R1-million Sponsorship

On Saturday 7 March, several convoys of Ford Ranger double cabs, loaded with boxes of books, teaching aids, and other educational materials, set out from Nkambeni Safari Camp in the Kruger National Park to visit some of the most remote and disadvantaged primary schools in the Hazyview, Mpumalanga area.

Ford Castrol Team steps up to premier FIA-class for 2020 SA Cross Country Series

The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team is stepping up to the premier class in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) for 2020

Ford Partners with SANCCOB to Save the Endangered African Penguin

For over 30 years, FMCSA has been actively involved in the conservation of wildlife and ecosystems in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, investing almost R40-million to support more than 170 projects to date.

Ford Lives up to 'Go Further' Brand Promise, Taking Two Class Victories on Inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour

Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo XLT Double Cab, with advanced 10-speed automatic, claims victory in highly competitive pickup segment with overall consumption of 6.81 l/100km whilst Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost wins its class on 5.21 l/100km.

Double Shot of Sustainability: Ford and McDonald's Collaborate to Convert Coffee Bean Skin into Car Parts

Ford Motor Company and McDonald's USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning routine, coffee beans, in vehicle parts such as headlamp housing.

Safety Recall Issued for Certain Ranger and Everest Vehicles to Replace Takata Driver and Passenger Frontal Airbag Module

Ford is voluntarily issuing a safety recall for certain 2003-2011 Model Year Ranger and 2004-2014 Model Year Everest vehicles to replace the Takata airbag inflators in front driver and passenger Takata airbags

Ford Motor Company Partners with Government to Launch Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone in Pretoria

The Tshwane Automotive SEZ is an automotive component supplier industrial park that will play a significant role in bolstering further investment and job creation in the local economy.

Saving Our Chubby Unicorns

This year, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) has chosen to shine a light on the plight of a majestic mammal which has been lovingly dubbed "a unicorn that has let itself go."

Ford Reveals Electrified Vehicle Line-Up that will Surpass Conventional Petrol and Diesel by 2022

Ford demonstrated its commitment to an electrified future for customers at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

Bakkies and Braais: Celebrating South African heritage

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday, celebrated on 24 September every year. But what exactly is South African heritage?

A second consecutive title at the South African Cross Country Series

A second consecutive title in the highly competitive South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable.
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Ford gives women a platform to empower, motivate, uplift, and inspire

Every August, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa acknowledges and commemorates women who epitomise the ethos of what the automaker has dubbed #WomenWithDrive.

Ford Castrol Cross Country Team in Charge of Class T Heading into Second Half of 2019 Season

They command a healthy lead in the championship standings with 140 points - 54 points clear of their nearest rivals, Johan and Werner Horn (Toyota).

Ford's Expansion Unleashes New Potential for South Africa

Between 2009 and 2018, Ford invested over R11-billion in its local operations, proving its commitment to the local market as a global production hub for the highly successful Ranger line-up which is sold locally and exported to 148 markets around the world.

Ford South Africa Introduces Third Shift for Silverton Assembly Plant to Meet Growing Demand for New Ranger

FMCSA is introducing a third shift to its vehicle assembly operations at the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria to meet the growing international and local demand for the New Ranger, Ranger Raptor and Everest.

Where in the World is the Pickup Truck Emoji? Hopefully on Your Phone Soon, Thanks to Ford

In 2018, Ford submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium - the organization that reviews and approves proposals for new emoji - to add a truck to emoji keyboards everywhere. Now, the pickup truck emoji has been short-listed as a candidate for inclusion in a future version of Unicode.

Ford Launches SHE-MOVES Empowerment Programme in South Africa and Nigeria

Ford Motor Company and its philanthropic arm, the Ford Motor Company Fund, have launched a grants programme to support social enterprises that benefit women and children while developing sustainable mobility solutions globally.

Vehicle Security Notification

Last week we circulated a communication on the potential security risks to certain Fiesta and EcoSport models, specifically around manipulating the driver’s door, which can ultimately provide access to the cabin if deliberately targeted. From the 3rd of May 2019, communication will go out to our customers in the form of eDMs and social media posts regarding scheduling of appointments with dealers. It is important to note that the break-ins are not related to a vehicle design or manufacturing fault. The vehicles are therefore not being recalled.

Refreshed Ford Ranger Arrives in 2019 – With More Performance, Efficiency, Features and Capability

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will be launching an even more capable Ford Ranger when production commences for the refreshed new model scheduled for launch in 2019.

Ford Expands Engine Assembly Operations at Struandale Engine Plant

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its operations at the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth as part of a wide-ranging investment in its two South African plants, announced late last year.

Advance Notification: Clutch Pressure Plate Repair

Ford Motor Company has learned that certain derivatives of Focus (1.0L & 1.5L, August 2012 - June 2016); Kuga (1.5L & 1.6L, August 2011 - June 2016); and Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect (1.0L, August 2012 - June 30 2016) with manual gearboxes could suffer a clutch pressure plate fracture, with the risk of fire. . Safety is always a top priority and we are acting quickly to address this issue.

How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready for the Festive Season

The festive season is around the corner, which means millions of South African motorists will take to the highways to get to their favourite holiday destinations.

Thrilling Ford Ranger Raptor Confirmed for South African Production

Ford Motor Company today announced that the thrilling, first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor will be produced in South Africa when it hits the market in 2019, introducing an entirely new level of off-road performance and capability to the mid-size pick-up segment.

Radio presenter, photographer and wildlife conservationist Gabriel Sithole announced as Ford Wildlife Foundation brand ambassador

Ford Motor Company of South Africa (FMCSA) proudly introduced a new official brand ambassador for the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) in the form of Gabriel Sithole, a popular South African radio presenter, photographer and wildlife conservationist.

Ford Signs Up as Official Orlando Pirates Vehicle Partner

Ford South Africa is now the official vehicle sponsor for Orlando Pirates, bringing two of the country’s most popular vehicle and sporting brands together for the first time in a three-year partnership. Ford South Africa and Orlando Pirates Football Club are proud to announce their partnership agreement.

Seize the Thrill; Ford Presents the First Ever Ranger Raptor

Ford Motor Company today announced that the hugely popular Ford Ranger bakkie will be available in an off-road performance variant for the first time. The purpose-built, desert-racing inspired bakkie joins the Ford Performance family, as the new ‘Ford Ranger Raptor’. The Ranger Raptor will be coming to South Africa, with further information to be revealed in due course.

Ford Commences with Phase 2 of Kuga 1.6 Safety Recall

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has commenced with Phase 2 of the safety recall action for all affected Kuga 1.6 models, and is requesting customers to schedule an appointment with their dealer in order to have the vehicle enhancements completed.

Ford honoured for water saving initiatives

Ford Motor Company is a responsible global corporate citizen with an aggressive focus on reducing water usage in its manufacturing. Ford has been acknowledged as world-leading for the past two years by CDP, an international company which is driving sustainable economies. FMCSA has invested more than $21-million in a Wastewater Treatment Plant at its Silverton facility.

Four New Enactus Ford C3 Projects Aim to Improve Lives in South Africa

Ford College Community Challenge (C3) runs in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund and international non-profit organisation Enactus. Empowers students to improve and uplift communities through sustainable economic and environmental initiatives. Student-driven projects selected at Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of Pretoria and University of Witwatersrand to receive USD 5 000 each for their Ford C3 projects.
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Ford Ranger Top of the Charts for First Half of 2017

Ford Ranger ends first half of the year as South Africa's best-selling vehicle. Highest export volumes in LCV segment for Ranger this year. Ford EcoSport tops compact SUV segment, Mustang leads sports car category. Ford ends June with 11.8% share of total industry, 12.6% market share year-to-date.

Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for the 6th Year Running

Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine named 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the sixth year in a row. Fuel-efficient, compact and powerful engine has won 10 International Engine of Year awards since launch in 2012; powers one in five Ford vehicles sold in Europe. Ford to offer 1.0-litre EcoBoost with innovative cylinder deactivation technology for further reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel-efficiency from early 2018

Figo and Ikon Power Steering Hose Recall

Ford is voluntarily recalling Ikon vehicles, built between August 9, 2004 and March 24, 2012, and Figo vehicles, built between January 13, 2009 and March 24, 2012 in India to replace the high pressure power assisted steering hose, which may split, resulting in a power steering fluid leak.

Ford Credit South Africa Goes Further for University Graduates

Ford Credit Graduate Purchase Programme offers university graduates a helping hand. Offers university graduates a five percent discount off the purchase price of their new Ford and a preferential interest rate when financing with Ford Credit. Rewards the hard work and dedication required to obtain a university degree

Ford Expands Safety Recall to Fiesta ST

Ford South Africa today announced that it has voluntarily expanded the safety recall for the 1.6-litre GTDi engine to include the Ford Fiesta ST.

Safety Recall Actions Completed on over 63% of Ford Kuga 1.6 Models

Ford South Africa today announced that progress has been made with the implementation of the safety recall for the 1.6-litre Ford Kuga. More than 63% of the affected vehicles have already been repaired and returned to their owners, who can now enjoy ongoing peace of mind.

Ford Introduces End to End PremiumCare Extended Plan Cover for all Kuga Models

Nothing is more important to us than our Ford owners’ peace of mind. For over 100 years Ford has been committed to manufacturing excellence and innovations in driver safety.

Ford South Africa works hard on Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6

Ford South Africa today announced it has voluntarily expanded the safety recall for the 1.6-litre GTDi engine to include the Ford Fiesta ST.

Ford Issues Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6

Ford South Africa is issuing a safety recall for Kuga models equipped with the 1.6-litre engine to address an engine overheating condition that could cause a fire.