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    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable claim the 2019 Class T championship with one race remaining – their second title on the trot


    Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea score a solid fourth-place finish in the second Castrol Ford NWM Ranger


    Qualifying: 55km, Loop 1: 189km, Loop 2: 189km, Total: 433km

    LICHTENBURG, South Africa, 14 September 2019 – Lance...

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable had plenty of reason to celebrate today when their season-long dominance of the Class T Production Vehicle championship was rewarded with a second consecutive title in the highly competitive South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

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    Basil Green created the iconic Perana line of fast Fords which dominated local streets and circuits in 1960s and Seventies


    The pioneering Johannesburg businessman is best known for the iconic Ford Capri Perana V8, which was SA’s fastest locally produced car and was unbeatable on the track


    Green appointed a Ford dealer in 1974 on the recommendation of Ford Motor...

    As the man behind the legendary range of Perana-branded fast Fords which dominated local motorsport and performance road cars in the 1960s and Seventies, Basil Green has been honoured for his remarkable achievements by being inducted into the South African Hall of Fame.

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    Ford at the Frankfurt Motor Show premieres strongest-ever electrified line-up including new Puma EcoBoost Hybrid, all-new Explorer and Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrids, and all-new Kuga SUV – the first Ford to offer mild-, full- and plug-in hybrid powertrains


    Tipping point of electrified versus conventional petrol and diesel powertrains expected by end of 2022, when more...

    Ford today demonstrated its commitment to an electrified future for customers at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

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    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable aim to continue unbroken Class T winning streak at fifth round of 2019 SA Cross Country Series – with title glory in sight


    Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea line up in the second Castrol Ford NWM Ranger


    Race relocated to Lichtenburg due to exceptionally dry conditions and risk of fire in Harrismith


    Lichtenburg 400 programme...

    The exciting and extremely competitive South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) has hit the home stretch, with the Lichtenburg 400 selected as the penultimate round of the championship, taking place on 13 and 14 September.

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    SUV’s have grown in popularity over recent years
    Ford has been designing SUV’s for almost as long as the vehicles have existed
    At its heart, a Ford SUV is both capable and versatile

    Pretoria, South Africa – 09 September 2019 - Take a look around on the roads today, and you will see Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) everywhere.
    That wasn’t always the case. For years, sedans,...

    Take a look around on the roads today, and you will see Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) everywhere.

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    Ford celebrates #WomenWithDrive
    Automaker gives women a platform to empower, motivate, uplift, and inspire
    Women’s stories show a common thread of resilience

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 04 September 2019 – Every August, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa acknowledges and commemorates women who epitomise the ethos of what the automaker has dubbed #WomenWithDrive.
    “The...

    Every August, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa acknowledges and commemorates women who epitomise the ethos of what the automaker has dubbed #WomenWithDrive.

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    As a vast majority of plastics go un-recycled and as citizens and governments around the world ramp up efforts to curb plastic use, Ford is growing its use of recycled plastic bottles that are turned into vehicle parts


    Today, the company continues to put recycled plastic bottles to good use, using them for underbody shields in all cars, trucks and SUVs – about 250...

    When you discard a plastic bottle, do you ever stop and think about where that plastic ends up? Most would say on the road as litter or discarded in the ocean, however for Ford recycled plastic ends up in its vehicles.

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    Happy Friday!
    Across the world, millions of people every day get behind the wheel of a virtual Ford vehicle and enjoy racing against friends and as part of online communities. Now the company is going to be seeking out the best online racers to form its first ever esports teams. Starting at Gamescom, Europe's leading trade fair for digital games culture, Ford will recruit...

    Across the world, millions of people every day get behind the wheel of a virtual Ford vehicle and enjoy racing against friends and as part of online communities.

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    Ford wins IDC Job Creation award for increasing its employment and skills development programmes
    SJM Flex Environmental Award recognizes the Struandale Engine Plant’s efforts to improve efficiencies while reducing electricity and water consumption
    Best Exporter OEM Merit Award acknowledges the Ford plant’s significant role within the automotive sector in the Eastern...

    Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has emerged victorious once again at the annual Exporters Eastern Cape awards ceremony, earning two category wins and a merit award.

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    Tourneo Custom Limited adds five-star luxury to Ford’s versatile people-mover
    Full colour-coding and sumptuous leather-trimmed seats deliver upmarket appeal
    Limited model is powered by the top-specification 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine with 114kW and 385Nm

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 August 2019 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is adding a luxuriously...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is adding a luxuriously appointed range-topping model to the Tourneo Custom line-up in South Africa, introducing a high level of exclusivity to its versatile people-mover.

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    Drivers with passengers are 60 per cent more likely to have a crash resulting in serious injury
    The likelihood of a crash more than doubles if carrying two or more passengers
    Teenage passengers may increase the risk of a crash for young drivers through peer influence
    Women more likely to practice risky driving with a male passenger riding shotgun than if travelling with...

    Dangers of distracted driving awareness campaigns often focus on the use of mobile phones whilst behind the wheel. But travelling with passengers is also associated with an increased likelihood of a crash.

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    Any extraordinary journey requires the right vehicle
    The Ford Everest is the perfect off-road SUV when planning challenging road trips
    Preparing for a road trip takes meticulous planning, it is important to do your research upfront

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 05 August 2019 – At an elevation of more than 8,000 meters, Mount Everest majestically towers over the Himalayas as...

    At an elevation of more than 8,000 meters, Mount Everest majestically towers over the Himalayas as the world’s tallest peak.

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    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable earn fifth consecutive Class T victory of the 2019 SACCS season at Bronkhorstspruit 400


    Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea recover from qualifying non-finish to end eighth


    Qualifying: 66km, Loop 1: 172km, Loop 2: 172km, Total: 410km

    BRONKHORSTSPRUIT, South Africa, 4 August 2019 – The dream season continued for the Castrol Ford...

    BRONKHORSTSPRUIT, South Africa, 4 August 2019 – The dream season continued for the Castrol Ford Cross Country Team of Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable (T34) when they won their fifth race in a row of the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) at this weekend’s Bronkhorstspruit 400.

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    New Ford Mustang delivers sleeker style, enhanced engines, sharper driving dynamics and advanced driver assistance technologies


    More athletic styling is underscored by crisp, clear LED lighting and bold new exterior colours. Upscale interior offers soft-touch materials and aluminium finishes


    Enhanced 2.3 EcoBoost and 5.0 V8 engines; 10-speed auto gearbox boosts...

    The sleeker, faster and more technologically advanced New Ford Mustang delivers more athletic styling, sophisticated engine and suspension enhancements, as well as advanced driver assistance features for customers of the iconic sports car.

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    Reigning champions Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable start fourth round of 2019 SA Cross Country Series with a clean sweep of Class T victories


    Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea back in the second Castrol Ford NWM Ranger


    Bronkhorstspruit 400 action commences with 60km qualifying on Friday 2 August, followed by two 180km loops on...

    The first half of the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) has seen the Class T Production Vehicle championship dominated by current title-holders Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable, having scored a clean sweep of victories in the Castrol Ford Ranger.

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    Ford Motor Company had a huge hand in the Apollo 11 mission equipment which enabled the mission, including the voice transmission back to Houston.
    Ford Motor Company purchased a company, Philco in 1961 and transferred its Aeronutronic Division to a new entity and called it Philco-Ford.
    Philco-Ford’s was renamed in 1976 to Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation. Ford...

    “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” As Neil Armstrong’s words reverberated throughout the NASA Mission Control Center in Houston, and cheers and celebrations erupted both at Mission Control and around the world. The Apollo 11 lunar module had just landed on the moon.

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    Ford South Africa donated R1-million to Afribiz Foundation to support 67 000 school girls with locally-made, eco-friendly reusable sanitary packs for Mandela Day
    In Pretoria, 77 schools will receive the donations, along with 18 schools in Port Elizabeth
    Initiative addresses the issue of girls missing three to five days of school per month due to a lack of access to feminine...

    Ford South Africa is reaching out to young women for Mandela Day this year by supporting a project that will be providing 67 000 learners with locally-made, eco-friendly reusable feminine hygiene products.

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    SHE-MOVES is a sustainable mobility programme from Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund, dedicated to empowering women and children and providing access to mobility
    Strengthen Her: Mobilizing Ventures for Social Innovation (SHE-MOVES) supports community ventures led by Uhambo Foundation in South Africa and Shuttlers in Nigeria
    Ford South Africa is donating a Tourneo Custom to...

    Ford Motor Company and its philanthropic arm, the Ford Motor Company Fund, have launched a grants programme to support social enterprises that benefit women and children while developing sustainable mobility solutions globally.

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    Extensive investment in Ford’s local operations has enabled highest-ever production capacity of up to 168 000 vehicles per year and crucial export-driven success
    Ford continues setting the trends with New Ranger, New Everest and the exciting and exceptionally capable first-ever Ranger Raptor
    Continuing investment in employees, empowerment opportunities for the community and...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme ready to meet the demands of a growing export-driven business in South Africa.

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    Ford, with more than 100 years of truck heritage, is entering a white space segment of extremely small pickups by petitioning the Unicode Consortium to add a pickup truck emoji to the approved list of icons


    Representing global truck customers with its petition to the arbiter that determines worldwide text standards, the first-ever pickup truck emoji also celebrates World...

    With billions of emoji sent daily and nearly every mode of transportation including cars, scooters, boats, spaceships and ski lifts among the 3,000 approved icons available to emoji users, truck fans noticed a glaring omission

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    Third shift commences in August 2019, adds 1 200 new jobs including 104 skilled artisans and technicians
    Expanded production adds approximately 10 000 new jobs within the total value chain
    Three-shift pattern ramps up production from 506 to a peak of 720 vehicles per day as local and international demand increases for the New Ford Ranger
    Ford’s turnover accounts for 1...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is introducing a third shift to its vehicle assembly operations at the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria to meet the growing international and local demand for the New Ranger, Ranger Raptor and Everest.

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    Ford encourages all South Africans to make every day a Mandela Day
    Ford drives initiatives which empower people, encourage innovation, promote social mobility, and support communities
    Ford encourages its employees to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 July 2019 – For 67 years, the late, great Nelson Mandela fought for social...

    For 67 years, the late, great Nelson Mandela fought for social justice. Every year on his birth date, 18 July, individuals across the globe are asked to give just 67 minutes of their time in service to others.

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    Four successful 2018/2019 Enactus Ford College Community Challenge (C3) honoured at awards ceremony for contributing to building sustainable communities
    New winners selected for sixth cycle of Enactus Ford C3 in 2019/2020 with projects addressing food security and skills development
    Ford C3 is a student-led signature educational programme of Ford Motor Company Fund, run in...

    Ford Motor Company continues building on its commitment to empowering the youth through education with the announcement of the winners of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3), run in partnership with global non-profit organisation Enactus.

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    Taking a much-needed mid-year break is an ideal way to clear your mind and create extraordinary memories with your loved ones
    Ford shares tips and tricks on how to make the best out of your roadtrip using your SUV
    With the right vehicle you can bring out the adventurer in you

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 4 July 2019 - There’s no feeling quite like hitting the road and getting...

    There’s no feeling quite like hitting the road and getting out of town for the weekend.

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    Cars require regular monitoring and maintenance to stay in showroom condition
    Services and repairs are best left to qualified auto technicians, but there are many ongoing maintenance aspects owners should be taking care of themselves
    Ford offers car owners a handy list of maintenance basics for not only peace of mind behind the wheel, but a good-looking ride for years to...

    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 you miles of smiles. Your pride and joy is, however, not going to take care of itself. It requires regular monitoring and maintenance to stay in tip-top shape.

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    During pregnancy it is critical to stay safe on the road; Ford have developed top tips for mothers-to-be which will help them stay safe and comfortable while driving.
    Ford designers and engineers designed an “empathy belly”, which simulates the bulkiness and discomfort experienced in the third trimester of pregnancy, to research optimal positioning and safety while...

    Your journey to parenthood is an exciting time that requires much preparation, and also includes staying safe on the road.

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    Every Ford EcoSport SUV is fitted with carpets made from hundreds of plastic bottles


    In six years, the bottles used would stretch more than twice around the world


    Every year, Ford’s use of recycled plastics globally prevents 1.2 billion bottles being dumped

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 27 June 2019 – Ford has found a clever way of reusing millions of plastic bottles....

    Ford has found a clever way of reusing millions of plastic bottles. Each EcoSport SUV that the company produces is fitted with carpets made using 470 single-use plastic drink bottles.

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    Tips to relieve stress when the highway turns into a parking lot, or you’re trapped in a gridlock


    How to turn your dreaded daily commute into a time of contemplation, entertainment, or education


    Modern cars are designed to accommodate longer periods behind the wheel, and feature technology to make city driving easier, and more fun

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 21 June...

    Cape Town drivers lose, on average, 162 hours a year stuck in traffic jams, and the city is ranked 95th out of around 200 cities, across 38 countries surveyed globally, in terms of congestion issues.

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    Clean sweep for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable on the 2019 Botswana Desert Race having dominated Class T qualifying, winning both heats and taking the overall victory in Sunday’s race


    Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer finish second in Class T in both Desert Race heats


    Second consecutive Manufacturer’s Award for Ford with three Neil Woolridge Motorsport-built...

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable (T34) extended their winning streak in Class T of the 2019 SA Cross Country Championship by topping both heats of the punishing three-day Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race held at a new venue in Selebi-Phikwe – in the process notching up their fourth consecutive win of the season.

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    Class T champions and points leaders Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable aiming to continue winning streak on marathon Botswana race


    Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer return in second NWM Ford Ranger, filling in for Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea for the second time this year


    Annual Botswana Desert Race covers 1 000km over three days and two heats, with...

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) shifts across the border and to a new venue from 21 to 23 June with the annual Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race

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    Fifth consecutive Gold award for Ford in Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards
    Annual survey conducted by the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    DSI survey measures dealers’ satisfaction with respective automotive brands

    Pretoria, South Africa, 14 June 2019 – Ford South Africa has maintained a high level of satisfaction amongst its dealers, earning a fifth...

    Ford South Africa has maintained a high level of satisfaction amongst its dealers, earning a fifth consecutive Gold award at the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards.

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    Production of 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines commenced on all-new assembly line at the end of 2018 in preparation for recent launch of New Ranger, Ranger Raptor and New Everest
    Installed capacity for up to 250 000 engines per year: 120 000 new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines; incremental increase to 130 000 2.2 and 3.2 Duratorq TDCi engines for local...

    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has successfully implemented its production expansion with the installation of a new assembly line for the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo diesel engines used in the New Ford Ranger, the first-ever Ranger Raptor and the New Everest.

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    World Vision South Africa selected as a winner of the 2018 Bill Ford Better World Challenge, awarded $200 000 grant in conjunction with Ford Motor Company Fund
    Additional $130 000 funding received from Ford Research and Advanced Engineering
    Funding used to acquire an innovative Watergen atmospheric water generator that produces up to 900 litres of water per day
    Mobile...

    Drought-stricken communities in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from an innovative mobile water generation project launched by World Vision South Africa, and funded by the Bill Ford Better World Challenge, the Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Research and Advanced Engineering.

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    Extensive investment in Ford’s local operations has enabled highest-ever production capacity of up to 168 000 vehicles per year and crucial export-driven success
    Ford continues setting the trends with New Ranger, New Everest and the exciting and exceptionally capable first-ever Ranger Raptor
    Continuing investment in employees, empowerment opportunities for the community and...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme ready to meet the demands of a growing export-driven business in South Africa.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 07 June 2019 – Ford Motor Company this week announced that Minesh Bhagaloo has been appointed General Manager Communications for Ford Motor Company in South Africa, effective 1 June 2019.
    Bhagaloo has been Product Communications Manager since joining Ford in January 2015, and took over responsibility for the Communications Department on an interim basis...

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 07 June 2019 – Ford Motor Company this week announced that Minesh Bhagaloo has been appointed General Manager Communications for Ford Motor Company in South Africa, effective 1 June 2019.

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    Special edition Ford Figo Blu 1.5 TiVCT MT five-door hatchback, limited run of 360 units


    Sporty 15-inch alloy wheels, unique styling enhancements and three colour choices: Moondust Silver, Oxford White and Smoke Grey


    Vibrant interior with leather steering wheel, blue gloss door trim inserts, stitched gearshift gaiter and embroidered front mats

    PRETORIA, South...

    Ford is giving the compact Figo hatchback an additional dose of individuality and eye-catching style with the launch of the special edition new Figo Blu.

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    Talking on cell phones – handheld or hands-free – affects our driving
    Hands-free devices do not eliminate distraction
    It's important to abandon hands-free even though the law permits it

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 6 June 2019 - Every text, emoji and selfie which captures your attention limits your awareness while driving, putting you and those around you in unnecessary...

    Every text, emoji and selfie which captures your attention limits your awareness while driving, putting you and those around you in unnecessary danger.

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    The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs are ready to compete in the final Le Mans of Ford Motor Company’s current GT programme
    Customer team, Keating Motorsports, excited to be joining the team at Le Mans with their #85 Ford GT
    The Ford Le Mans livestream will once again put viewers inside the cockpits of the four factory Ford GTs during the 24-hour race at...

    The battle lines have been drawn and the scene is set for an historic GTE showdown at Le Mans on June 15-16.

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    Driving is a critical lifeline for the daily routine of many elderly people; it allows them to stay mobile and connected to society
    Ford designers and engineers wear ergonomic Third Age Suit, which simulates age-related physical problems, to research limitations of ageing on driving
    Ford uses findings from Third Age Suit research to develop new tech, which helps elderly...

    Age is but a number, or so the saying goes. And while no-one likes to be referred to as ‘elderly’, when used for statistical purposes ‘elderly’ generally refers to people aged 65 years and older.

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    Stop The Crash South Africa show hosted by Global NCAP in partnership with the Automobile Association
    Campaign to advocate for the widespread demand and adoption of crash avoidance technologies for vehicles
    Ford supported the event with two Fiestas to demonstrate the solid performance of its advanced Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in helping to avoid...

    The Ford Fiesta took centre stage at the Stop The Crash South Africa (www.stopthecrash.org) show recently hosted by Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), in partnership with the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) as part of its advocacy campaign to governments to make life-saving crash avoidance technologies a regulatory requirement for new vehicles and to advocate for the widest availability of these technologies worldwide.

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    Advanced Driver-Assist-Technologies enable cars and cities to communicate, and change the way people drive
    Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) system recognises risks on road and significantly reduces frontal collisions
    Ford’s AEB with Pedestrian Detection system uses radar to detect moving vehicles, and a camera to recognise pedestrians

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 30 May 2019...

    How will people in the future commute to work? Or travel on weekends? What will it mean to go from point A to point B?

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    Special series of liveries celebrates Ford’s success at Le Mans, past and present
    Celebration liveries mark Ford’s “Au Revoir” (“until we meet again”) to its factory Le Mans programme
    Customer team, Keating Motorsports follows same livery design for #85 Ford GT

    LE MANS, France, May 28, 2019 – Ford has revealed a special series of “Celebration Liveries” for the Ford Chip...

    Ford has revealed a special series of “Celebration Liveries” for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs ahead of the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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    Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost enhanced with industry-first cylinder deactivation adds 2019 Sub-150 PS category win to list of 11 International Engine and Powertrain of the Year awards


    Fuel-efficient three-cylinder petrol engine with up to 140 PS powered more than 1 in 4 Ford vehicles sold in 2018. More than 1.6 million 1.0-litre EcoBoost models purchased since...

    Ford’s powerful, fuel-efficient and versatile 1.0‑litre EcoBoost engine has today been named 2019 International Engine and Powertrain of the Year (IEPOTY) in the Sub-150 PS category – the 11th IEPOTY award earned by the engine since its launch in 2012.

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    Ford’s state-of-the-art weather chambers simulate most extreme weather conditions to ensure vehicles can handle it all – arctic frost, desert heat, rainforest humidity
    Drivers need to be aware of how conditions in snow or ice zones affect the roads and the way vehicles behave
    South Africans living in areas of high elevation, or planning a trip to Lesotho or the Drakensberg...

    It’s unlikely that you’ll be driving in bone-chilling temperatures of -40°C or sweltering sun at 80°C, or that you’ll do either in the space of a day, all whilst enduring 95 per cent humidity.

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    Automotive manufacturing holds immense potential for job creation and economic growth in SA


    Expansion of export programmes is key to sustainability of local auto industry


    Two-thirds of Ford SA’s total vehicle production is exported to 148 global markets, including Europe, Middle East, and Africa

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 May 2019 – A struggling economy,...

    A struggling economy, political uncertainty, fragile consumer confidence, mounting pressure on disposable income, and diminished purchasing power as a result of higher interest rates and fuel price hikes, have all taken their toll on domestic new vehicle sales in South Africa.

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    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable score second win on the trot at round two of SA Cross Country Series in KwaZulu-Natal


    Ford earns Manufacturer’s Award with four Neil Woolridge Motorsport-built Rangers in top five places of Class T


    Qualifying: 57km, Loop 1: 163km, Loop 2: 163km, Total: 383km

    WINTERTON, South Africa, 19 May 2019 – Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable...

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable continued their winning form in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) by earning their second Class T victory on the trot at the Berg 400 held in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal this weekend.

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    Ford develops battery-electric Transit Smart Energy Concept to trial technologies which could help maximise driving range of future electrified vehicles


    Heat pump innovation saves 20 per cent of driving range. Smart device activated power door, solar panels, and innovative subliminal mood lighting also among ideas being tested


    Minibus format selected as it...

    Ford Motor Company has revealed the new Transit Smart Energy Concept – a one-of-a-kind 10-seater minibus which is helping the automaker explore solutions for maximising the energy efficiency and driving range of electrified vehicles.

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    Reigning Class T champions and winners of the season-opener, Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable, aim to extend points lead in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal


    Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea return to series in second NWM Ford Ranger


    64km qualifying on Friday starting at 13:30, main race comprises two 170km loops on Saturday with crews setting off from...

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be taking on a challenging new route when the championship heads to Winterton in KwaZulu-Natal for the Berg 400 on 17 and 18 May

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    First-ever Ford Ranger Raptor delivers true Ford Performance DNA
    Exceptional off-road capabilities that sets a completely new benchmark for the pickup segment
    Muscular exterior styling with 283mm ground clearance and 150mm wider track
    Unique high-strength steel chassis with bespoke suspension and race-developed FOX shock absorbers with Position Sensitive Damping...

    As one of the most highly anticipated new models for 2019, the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor is now officially available in South Africa.

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    The 7th annual Looking Further with Ford Trends Report reveals how trends are influencing behavioural change across key areas of our lives
    Survey shows that the ever-changing technology landscape is affecting people in different ways
    Ford focuses on global trends to understand how consumers are changing and how companies must respond

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 14 May 2019 –...

    Self-driving cars are a hot topic today, but if you had to choose, would you rather your children ride in an autonomous vehicle or drive with a stranger?

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) provides funding to get the Springbots team to the FIRST Robotics World Championships, taking place in Detroit from 24-27 April
    The Springbots are young South Africans who are passionate about the exciting world of robotics, but also plays an important role in exposing underprivileged children to Science, Technology, Engineering...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is proud to have played a part in enabling the first-ever South African Springbots team to participate in the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Detroit, USA from 24 to 27 April, 2019.

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    Ford helps you to control the way you drive to ensure better fuel efficiency
    Ford offers five in-car technologies to optimise your fuel consumption
    Smart technologies to assist the way you drive

    While you can’t control the cost of fuel, you can control the way you drive which will make filling up the tank easier on your pocket. Luckily, cars come packed with smart...

    While you can’t control the cost of fuel, you can control the way you drive which will make filling up the tank easier on your pocket.

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    It’s been 93 years since Henry Ford introduced the five-day, 40-hour work week
    The workplace continues to find ways of working smarter, to create more leisure time
    Workers' Day in South Africa has been celebrated as a public holiday on 1st May since 1994

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 30 April 2019 – As productive members of society, we understand the need to rise and grind in...

    As productive members of society, we understand the need to rise and grind in order to make a living and provide for our families. But we also understand the importance of well-deserved time off for rest and relaxation.

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