Locally-built Ford Ranger gets new touches for 2018

PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA has introduced a number of product updates on its locally assembled Ford Ranger for 2018. Tracey Delate, marketing manager at Ford SA, told The Corner: “The  Ranger has cemented its status as one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles and has topped the monthly sales charts several times through 2017. “The 2.2…

Project Wicked Stick: Something new from Ford Performance

Hot extras design for Ford Performance cars New range out designed by Ford Europe  Perhaps play with your ‘Wicked Stick  BRENTWOOD, England – Ford Europe is introducing a range of high-quality, tailor-made, Ford-approved Performance Parts to enhance the appearance, sound and driving attributes of its performance models. The parts were shown at an autoshow in…

Ford road-safety push to combat road slaughter

Training to focus on driving skills, impaired driving Pedestrian visibility campaign at schools, Ford dealers Spotlights on child safety, Air Angels medical flights PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA and the Automobile Association, with other partners, have united to created a multi-faceted road safety awareness and education campaign to try to cut the number of dead and…

Cellphone stupidity: Ford takes turn for the better

UK cellphone-use deaths increased by 88% More than half of drivers still take/make calls ‘Shocking and obscene’ increase in crashes of 79%  LONDON, England – It seems no amount of commonsense, pleading, death/injury statistics – even the threat of huge monetary penalties and the danger of killing your children – can deter most drivers from…

Ford invests R3-bn for SA build expansion

Here comes a racy addition to the Ranger catalogue Local production for local and export sales Huge investment ‘affirms Ford’s commitment to SA’ PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will invest R3-billion  to expand assembly of its Ranger bakkie at its South African plant to meet growing local and international demand….

Speedy delivery! Escort van with RS2000 engine

Postman Pat would have loved it Just the job for speedy deliveries Escort van becomes Ford RS2000   LONDON, England – Classic Car Auctions (CCA) in England has consigned an unusual performance vehicle for its December 2 2017 sale – a Ford Escort RS2000 delivery van. Once-upon-a-time it was a humble, bog-standard, 1979 Mk II…

Fuel engines hit back at battery in MPG marathon

Winning Ford Fiesta diesel gets 2.44 litres/100km Honda Jazz smashes its official figure by 60% Electric Hyundai Ioniq makes 227km on charge LONDON, England – Awesome results have come from a Fleet World/ALD Automotive fuel-economy run in the UK that scoff at internal combustion engine nay-sayers. For instance, one petrol-fuelled entry recorded 2.83 litres/100km and…

Ford road trips: Hot GT cruises cold Arctic highway (V)

Ford GT star of latest Ford video on Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads Supercar island-hops Norway’s coast on Atlantic Ocean Road Lap record scored on little-known Arctic Circle Raceway COLOGNE, Germany – Could this be the perfect road trip? A promenade of one of the world’s least-travelled coast roads followed by a record-breaking blast around a…

More power for 2018 to spur on Ford’s Pony Cars

New Mustang ‘delivers enhanced engines’ 10-speed autobox with five-litre power Sharper driving dynamics, advanced assistance COLOGNE, Germany – Ford today revealed a new Ford Mustang for Europen claimed to have sleek new styling, engine and suspension upgrades, more driving assistance and more customisation options. “The still instantly-recognisable, powerful, Mustang profile,” Ford says, “now delivers a…

Details: Ford’s Ranger Raptor about to swoop into SA

Ford SA announces another performance vehicle Watch the Ranger Raptor perform in Aussie Outback Toyota, Isuzu, Nissan, Mitsubishi – what you have to say? PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford has converted units from its Ranger catalogue into what it calls “a purpose-built, desert racing-inspired, bakkie” badged the Ranger Raptor and said to be the first of…

Will Domino’s auto-deliver knock spots off competition?

End of the road for the pizza deliverist? Ford and Domino’s team up for autopies …but will the customer want brave the rain? ANN ARBOR, Michigan – Warning to all scooter pizza delivery riders across the world… your jobs are in peril! No more whizzing through traffic with a boxful of hot pizza pies and…

Striking! Cobra Club aims to be out en-masse at Tambo

Come check the venom of 100 Cobras Annual classic day for classic-cars rumble Cobra Club aiming for a century of muscle JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Cobra Club of South Africa will host its annual Concourse Day at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, on Sunday August 20 with, it’s hoped, a record 100-car entry. The show…