2018 EcoSport SUV: Five new models from Ford SA

One-litre turbo-diesel engine, six-speed auto Satnav, cruise control, internet connectivity Six crash bags, rear parking sensors PRETORIA, Gauteng – The new Ford EcoSport compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) delivers enhanced versatility and capability, more refined styling and sophisticated technologies, to make it a more attractive proposition than ever before. That’s how the Ford media release…

Ford attacking global pothole crisis – head-on

New Ford Focus road-hole detection system Instant data modifies suspension response Test track has replicas of world’s worst potholes WARLEY, England – Drivers in the UK are in a pothole crisis that’s been made worse through 2018 by the “Beast from the East” air-mass which delivered Arctic conditions to the British Isles. Ford decided to…

2018 Ford Ranger: SA build to supply 150 countries

South African hub to supply 150 world markets Power to come from all-new bi-turbo, 10-speed auto Auto emergency braking, keyless entry PRETORIA, Gauteng – Ford SA will launch what it says is ”an even more capable” Ford Ranger bakkie when production starts in 2019. The automaker has forked out R3-billion on its local operations for…

Fancy a Ford? Stakes have been raised with ’18 Fiesta

‘More fluid, more elegant – but distinctly Fiesta’ News suspension system, improved safety High-definition comms screens on Titanium units PRETORIA, Gauteng – The all-new Ford Fiesta has arrived in SA – five models, choice of two engines –  and, says the automaker, ”benchmarked  in terms of quality, refinement, technology and safety”. The interiors are described…

Global hat trick in sport coupe sales for Ford Mustang

Female buyers have boosted global sales Third consecutive year as best-selling coupe Read on to find out totals – and how SA did DEARBORN, Michigan – Global demand through 2017 for the Ford Mustang has steered the car to a third consecutive year as the wold’s best-selling sport coupe. How many? 125 809 Mustang coupes…

Ford zooms in on a fresh Focus – 20 years on

New engines, new tech, ‘all new’ models Self-parking part of the 2018 package Cylinder deactivation for the first time STRATFORD, England – Ford UK has announced, and displayed to the news media, an all-new Ford Focus and called it ”the most accomplished and technically competent Focus yet”. Ford SA tells Carman’s Corner it can be…

Ford’s fun babycar Fiesta ST gets serious upgrade for ’18

Mechanical limited-slip diff to enhance cornering Launch control, sharper turn-in for fun-to-drive ride 150kW 1.5 EcoBoost engine has only three cylinders COLOGNE, Germany – Ford today revealed further details of the sophisticated Sports Technologies that will deliver the most responsive, engaging and fun-to-drive Fiesta ST experience ever. Ford revealed the all-new Fiesta ST in 2017 with…

Fancy some California dreamin’? Special Mustang sallies forth

US limited-edition recalls 1968 California original Rev-matching tech for five-litre manual’s trannie Customized B&O sound through 12 channels DEARBORN, Michigan – America’s favourite sports car, the seemingly everlasting Mustang, will (in the US at least) have more style and technology for 2019 with the imminent revival of the Mustang GT California Special. The special units…

Valentine’s Day: Back-seat memories only for golden oldies

A KISS in the car was more romantically memorable in the days of the Ford Cortina and the original Mini than in today’s more refined vehicles. That’s the finding of a survey of more than 1300 British motorists quizzed about their earliest memories of their in-car romantic encounters. Analysis of an online poll by retail…

Great Eight! Ford plays track ‘Hot Cars’ with sexiest wheels

It’s said to have been ‘the ultimate’ showdown Fiesta to Mustang – 8 top Fords on race grid Don’t miss the video – find out which won BARCELONA, Spain – Eight models from Ford Performance’s global line-up have been dicing for the first time, at their limits, by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers. In…

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…