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,…

Ford GT tops McLaren and Ferrari in track test

Fastest Ford production car at 347.6km/h Segment’s most advanced active suspension Optimum downforce and balance at any speed DEARBORN, Michigan – Ford says the engine in its new Ford GT is its most powerful EcoBoost unit yet and, with its aerodynamics and top speed of 347.6km/h, the car is the fastest production Ford yet. In…

Ford to focus on global hybrids

Ford confirms seven of 13 new global electrified vehicles And an electric SUV with a potential 500km range Plans for new plant in Mexico cancelled FLAT ROCK, Michigan – Ford has detailed seven of 13 battery or hybrid vehicles it plans to introduce around the world through the next five years – one of them…

Ford GT production starts for global sales

⦁ Ford’s new supercar rolling off the lines ⦁ ‘Two primary objectives achieved’ ⦁ Canadian plant to handle production 2017 Ford GT Image: Ford Canada / Newspress MARKHAM, Ontario – The first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line to start production of the halo car from Ford Performance for delivery…