Ford rally cars: Here’s what you’ll see through 2020

DAGENHAM, England – Ford’s M-Sport World Rally Team Team’s EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC cars will be adorned with a striking new eye-catching design for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. Yep, that’s it above… Graphic esigner Phil Dixon drew his inspiration from print designs of the early-to-mid 1990s, a colour scheme that uses a mostly…

Ford’s Smart Window ‘displays’ view to blind passengers

LONDON, England – Smart Window enables blind or semi-sighted people to visualise everything from rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, which for blind passengers had until now been missed. A still-in-development prototype will enable blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch. Feel The View takes pictures that are…

Ford backs survey to link roadkill with human lives

PRETORIA, South Africa – We’ve all driven past the corpse of an animal on or alongside a road or freeway – even in a game park – after a collision with a sometimes too fast-moving vehicle. However, not only animals might be involved. International award-winning researcher Wendy Collinson-Jonker, manager of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife…

Mustang Mach-E set to volt-bolt with battery in its bum

DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford’s all-new, all-electric SUV will don the iconic pony badge and the name Mustang Mach-E when reservations for the vehicle open after it its November 17 launch here. The all-electric Mustang Mach-E was launched during an event in Los Angeles with actor Idris Elba as the frontman. Reservations for the battery Mustang…

Ford Transit Nugget: Gold standard for campervans

BIRMINGHAM, England – The Ford Transit Custom Nugget is officially on sale – in the UK, at least – with prices starting at the equivalent of a few thousand over a million rands and is on show at the 2019 UK Motorhome and Caravan Show. The Transit Custom Nugget creates a wifi hot spot for…

R20 000 of free styling features on Ranger upgrades

PRETORIA, South Africa – The South African-built Ford Ranger has been made even more attractive with the introduction of a chromed styling pack for its XLS models. At no extra cost… (prices at end of file). There are 31 Ranger models in Ford’s South African catalogue ranging from the single-cab to the Ranger Raptor high-performance…

Hall of Fame place for SA’s Mr Perana – Basil Green

PRETORIA, South Africa – The man behind the South African Perana-brand fast Fords of the 1960’s and ’70’s,  the now 82-year-old Basil Green, has been honoured for his automotive achievements with induction into the South African Hall of Fame. The hall tells the stories of extraordinary SA achievers while recognising their outstanding service and overall…

Meet Ford’s new sport wheels – exclusive from the coal fields

Welsh styling company’s all-new, MS-RT Connect  Small-town guys producing big-town performance Full order books just waiting for production PONTYPOOL, South Wales – A small town with a history of coal-mining in the ancient country of Wales might hardly be seen as a builder of performance vehicles but such a company, MS-RT, has revealed the first…

Ford Raptor exports: Even more success from two SA plants

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Ford has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme sll ready to meet the demands of a growing export market. An investment of R3-billion, announced in 2017, opened potential for Ford’s Silverton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Pretoria and the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. The Silverton plant…

Love your car: Home maintenance tips cost nothing – try them…!

Cars require regular monitoring and maintenance Even DIY checks are not difficult – or go to an expert Handy list of maintenance basics for non-experts PRETORIA, South Africa – So you bought a set of wheels, complete with new car smell, all the bells and whistles, and messages of congrats from family and friends wishing…

Birthday girl Karen slips out for oil, comes home with new car

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Winning a brand-new Ford Focus was not only a dream come true for Karen Swanepoel but also an amazing birthday present. It came from oil company Castrol and its Magnatec engine lube brand. Karen explained: “On April 3, which was my birthday, I took the day off, went shopping, spent time with…

Huge Ford investment: Export boost – and new models to come

Production capacity up to 168 000 vehicles a year New Ranger, new Everest, Ranger Raptor – and Mustang Continuing support for wildlife and conservation PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Ford Southern Africa has completed a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme to, the automaker says, ”be ready to meet the demands of a growing, export-driven,…