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…

Chariots run loose in Big Apple’s street – how come?

Crowd-sourced shuttles for in-app plug-trip booking Chariot to charge commuters flat-rate $4 per ride Ford backing new transport for poorer districts   NEW YORK – Ford, with a corporate eye on expanding its mobility offerings, wil launch a crowd-sourced shuttle service called Chariot in New York City in August to provide new mobility solutions to…

Gazoo Toyotas tops again in Botswana Desert Race

De Villiers edges out regular foe Leeroy Poulter Close to perfect weekend for Toyota crews Renault gives polished show with new Duster JWANENG, Botswana – It was no surprise to see the two Toyota Gazoo Racing SA entries top the results in the Production Vehicle category when the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, Round…

Style, tech boosts for updated Ford Focus range

      Sporty styling kit for Focus four-door hatch       Driving aids add Sync3 with satnav       1.5  TDCi- ‘exceptional economy, hatch or sedan       Improved features for Focus ST and RS PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA is giving the market a C-segment Focus hatch/sedan with a broader, “more advanced and alluring” range of what the…

Ford fires special Ranger limited-build in Bakkie Wars

Fx4 Model added to Ford Ranger line-up New bakkie based on 3.2 TDCi Double Cab 4×4 Includes latest Sync3 with satnav and infotainment FORD has stepped up the tempo of the South African Bakkie Wars – the major conflict between it and rivals Isuzu and Toyota for top truck sales in any given month. Ford’s  latest weapon…

Runaway pain adds to Ford’s recall woes

Faulty autobox plate failing to ‘park’ 52 000 Ford F-250 units called for repair Problem restricted to North America sales DEARBORN, Michigan – The marketing and customer retention nightmare that is Ford at the moment has worsened with the “safety compliance recall” in the US of about 52 000 2017 Ford F-250 6.2-litre auto petrol…

Virtual reality… who needs a car showroom any more?

Take an SUV desert test drive – in your pyjamas Try any car, anywhere, for as long as you wish Virtual reality helped to design the latest Ford Fiesta COLOGNE, Germany – Virtual reality (VR) is predicted to fundamentally change the way we live over the coming decades. *  Cinemas will immerse audiences in VR…

Another Ford recall! Drive a Fiesta ST?

Another recall for diesel engines More than 1000 vehicles involved Announcement from outgoing CEO PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford South Africa has announced a voluntarily expanded recall for the 1.6-litre GTDi engine to include the high-performance Ford Fiesta ST. In South Africa this latest recall involves at least 1078 Fiesta ST units assembled between September…

Sync3: Maps for 20 African nations – off-road too!

Ford’s SyncC3 with full-feature embedded navigation Seven models to get Sync3 with satnav in next year Available in Ranger / Everest in April, then Focus PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA is now launching its Sync3 infotainment system/satnav to its local model range with the Ranger and Everest first in line, followed by the Focus….

Iconic Ford truck carries smart Kim to business success

TV star goes vintage with ‘company car’ Texas Ranger just the job for Austin’s Kim Celebrating 40 years as Ford sales leader AUSTIN, Texas – An iconic blue-and-white 1977 Ford F-150 Ranger belonging to former ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ production designer Kim Lewis is a familiar sight in Austin, Texas, home to her new studio….

Diesel power boost for turbo Transit

1.5-litre TDCi engine makes 88kW / 270Nm Full-width steel bulkhead, one-ton payload ‘Outstanding comfort’ and ‘safety as standard’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford’s Transit Connect van, a name that’s been around since the 1960’s, has been fitted with a new and surprisingly powerful  1.5-litre TDCi engine. The spacious delivery vehicle has an International Van of the…

Coming soon: Hot new Fiesta ST from Ford

All-new 1.5, 150kW, three-cylinder EcoBoost turbo engine First three-cylinder with three drive modes Greater range of personalisation options and technology COLOGNE, Germany — Ford Performance will be bringing the next Ford Fiesta ST to the March 2017 Geneva auto show and the big news is that will be powered by a new and larger-than-usual, turbocharged,…