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…

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…