Ford Motor Company of SA

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    Best Sales of the Year for Ford in November 2017“There are encouraging signs of marginal recovery in the new pas-senger car segment, with November taking it to six consecutive months of growth. However, the significant year-on-year decline in the light and medium commercial vehicle seg-ments is a cause for concern, and reflects the negative business and economic sentiment. It...

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    Ford Launches Community IT Centre to Promote Computer Literacy

    IT Centre opened at the Ford Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) to enable local community members to acquire basic computer literacy skills


    New facility caters for 24 students at a time with classes commencing in  2018


    FREC has already enrolled 207 participants since launching in May...

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    Significant Milestones for Ford Struandale Engine Plant, Expanded Production for 2018 and Beyond

    500 000th Duratorq TDCi turbodiesel engine assembled since production began in 2011


    Total engine assembly reached 3.3-million units: 1964 to 2017


    Highest-ever production volumes for component machining and engine assembly in 2017


    Supporting Silverton Assembly Plant...

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    Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports the WESSA Schools Programme with New Ford Ranger

    Ford Wildlife Foundation hands over a new Ford Ranger to the WESSA Schools Programme


    The WESSA Schools Programme facilitates transformation in schools through innovative programmes that offer project-based environmental learning
    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa established the Ford...

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    Ford Kicks off Multi-Faceted Road Safety Campaign

    Ford safety campaign launched in conjunction with the Automobile Association and other valued partners


    Driving Skills for Life training focuses on essential driving skills, awareness and the impact of distracted and impaired driving


    Innovative AA pedestrian visibility campaign conducted with schools, Ford dealers...

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    New Ford Dealership Opened in the Heart of Johannesburg

    Joburg City Ford launched in Newtown as new flagship dealership in Gauteng’s economic hub


    First new dealership featuring Ford’s new customer-centric dealer concept with special focus on customer touchpoints, delivering engaging sales and service experiences


    Delivers exciting vision of vibrant, innovative and...

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    Ford Ranger Tops the Sales Charts in October 2017
    “The new vehicle market continues showing a level of resilience, but we expect the overall market to remain flat this year. The disposable income of consumers is being negatively impacted by the high level of inflation, as well as the recent spate of fuel price hikes. With consumer and business confidence declining, customers...

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    Ford Donates Ranger to Nelson Mandela University’s Ford Engine Research Unit

    Ford Ranger donated to Department of Mechanical Engineering


    Vehicle will be used by Nelson Mandela University’s Ford Engine Research Unit as a test platform for practical training


    Expands on Ford’s existing relationship with Nelson Mandela University and commitment to developing...

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    Brand Ambassador Appointed for Ford Wildlife Foundation

    Radio presenter, photographer and wildlife conservationist Gabriel Sithole announced as Ford Wildlife Foundation brand ambassador


    Sithole receives a Ford Ranger 3.2 XLT Double Cab to access remote destinations and work with conservation and environmental education projects


    Sithole is a passionate wildlife...

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    Ford Sales Up 8% Year-on-Year in September 2017

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    Soccer Legend Doc Khumalo Takes Reins of Mustang as Ford Brand Ambassador

    Theophilus ‘Doc’ Khumalo signs up as Ford Brand Ambassador


    Partnership set to link up Khumalo’s soccer development initiatives with Ford CSI projects across SSA


    Khumalo handed the keys to legendary V8 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 29 September 2017 – Doc Khumalo, one...

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    Ford Signs Up as Official Orlando Pirates Vehicle Partner

    Ford enters three-year vehicle sponsorship deal with Orlando Pirates Football Club


    Variety of Ford models join the Pirates line-up, including Mustang, Ranger, Everest, EcoSport and Transit

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 26 September, 2017 – Ford South Africa is now the official vehicle sponsor for Orlando Pirates,...

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    Ford Provides 20 000 USD Environmental Grants to Leading Conservation Organisations

    Ford Motor Company partners with renowned environmental NPOs to promote conservation and education


    $10 000 Grant for Africa Foundation to assist with environmental education, eradication of alien vegetation and Black Rhino translocation
    Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust receives...

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    Positive Spin on New Vehicle Sales in August 2017

    Total Ford sales of 6 482 units in August, second-highest figure for the year


    Ford claims 13.2% share of total industry, 12.4% market share year-to-date


    EcoSport, Fiesta and Figo sales up significantly; second-best Everest sales for 2017


    Ford Ranger retains unrivalled leadership of popular double-cab and...

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    Ford Volunteers Begin Global Caring Month with Community Service Projects Around the World

    Ford volunteers in Sub-Saharan Africa are among thousands taking part in community service work around the world as part of Ford Global Caring Month


    Ford employees in Sub-Saharan Africa will participate in more than 35 community projects in South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Mozambique,...

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    Two Exporter of the Year Merit Awards for Ford Struandale Engine Plant

    Second consecutive Best Exporter OEM Merit Award received from Exporters Eastern Cape


    Recipient of IDC Job Creation Merit Award for second year in a row

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 25 August, 2017 – The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth continues to be recognised as one of the...

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    Ford Sales Remain Resilient as July Swings Upward

    Highest Ranger exports for the year: 6 452 vehicles shipped to Europe, Middle East and Africa


    Strong performance from Ford Fiesta and EcoSport as passenger car market recovers slightly


    Ford secures 11.9% share of total industry, 12.4% market share year-to-date

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 August, 2017 – South...

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    Ford honoured for water saving initiatives

    Ford Motor Company is a responsible global corporate citizen with an aggressive focus on reducing water usage in its manufacturing


    Ford has been acknowledged as world-leading for the past two years by CDP, an international company which is driving sustainable economies.


    FMCSA has invested more than $21-million in a...

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    Four New Enactus Ford C3 Projects Aim to Improve Lives in South Africa

    Ford College Community Challenge (C3) runs in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund and international non-profit organisation Enactus


    Empowers students to improve and uplift communities through sustainable economic and environmental initiatives
    Student-driven projects selected at Durban...

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    Ford Ranger Top of the Charts for First Half of 2017

    Ford Ranger ends first half of the year as South Africa’s best-selling vehicle


    Highest export volumes in LCV segment for Ranger this year


    Ford EcoSport tops compact SUV segment, Mustang leads sports car category


    Ford ends June with 11.8% share of total industry, 12.6% market share year-to-date

    PRETORIA,...

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    Ford GT, Mustang GT4 Demonstrate Ford Road and Race Performance at 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Ford GT power, performance and active aerodynamics on show as GT road car tackles Goodwood Hillclimb for the first time, driven by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers


    Track ready Ford Mustang GT4 race car makes European debut on challenging 1.16-mile (1.9-kilometre) Goodwood...

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    Academic Excellence at NMMU Recognised with Ford Premier Award

    Award presented to top Master’s Degree student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


    Winner Yonela Dube acknowledged for her research into the relationship between authentic leadership and employee engagement
    Ford-sponsored award introduced in 2001, extends long association with NMMU

    PORT ELIZABETH,...

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    Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for the 6th Year Running

    Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine named 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the sixth year in a row
    Fuel-efficient, compact and powerful engine has won 10 International Engine of Year awards since launch in 2012; powers one in five Ford vehicles...

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    First Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre Opens in South Africa

    Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre is an initiative of Ford Motor Company, offering a trusted place for tyre and automotive service for all makes and models 


    The first facility in Silverton, Pretoria joins over 1 018 Quick Lane Tyre and Auto Centres worldwide, and more than 18 located across Sub-Saharan...

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    Ford’s Production Capacity Expands Following R125-million Upgrade to Vehicle Conveyor System at Silverton Assembly Plant

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has invested R125-million in a new Webb conveyor system at the Silverton Assembly Plant                 


    The 3 000-metre conveyor system carries vehicles from the plant’s body shop to the paint shop and improves...

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    Ford Ranger is South Africa’s Best-Selling Vehicle in 2017

    Ford Ranger is the top-selling vehicle in South Africa for May 2017 and year-to-date


    Ford remains one of SA’s top exporters with 4 432 Rangers exported


    Ford claims 11.7% share of total industry in May

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 June, 2017 – Ford’s locally-built Ranger continued to dominate new vehicle...

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    Ford Ranger Tops the Sales Charts for April 2017

    Ford Ranger the top-selling vehicle in SA and in LCV segment


    Continued strong export demand with 4 618 Rangers shipped to Europe, Middle East and Africa


    Solid year-on-year growth for Fiesta and Everest, EcoSport and Mustang retain segment leadership


    Total Ford sales of 4 422 vehicles, 12.6% overall market...

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    Strong Domestic and International Demand Continues for Ford Ranger

    Ford was the second-best selling brand in March 2017 with 6 433 vehicles sold


    Ranger remains one of SA’s top nameplates: second in LCV segment and overall sales


    Best Ranger exports of the year: 4 859 vehicles shipped to Europe, Middle East and Africa


    Everest climbs to new heights with best-ever...

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    Ford Credit South Africa Goes Further for University Graduates

    Ford Credit Graduate Purchase Programme offers university graduates a helping hand


    Offers university graduates a five percent discount off the purchase price of their new Ford and a preferential interest rate when financing with Ford Credit


    Rewards the hard work and dedication required to obtain a...

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    Ford Wildlife Foundation Provides Mobility and Support for Conservation Projects with New Ford Ranger

    Ford Wildlife Foundation hands over new Ford Rangers to two renowned conservation projects in South Africa as part of Ford’s ongoing commitment to environmental preservation


    The Cape Leopard Trust and the Sea Search Research group to use Ford Rangers as support vehicles...

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    Ford Expands Safety Recall to Fiesta ST
    PRETORIA, South Africa, March 29, 2017 – Ford South Africa today announced it has voluntarily expanded the safety recall for the 1.6-litre GTDi engine to include the Ford Fiesta ST.
    In the affected vehicles, a lack of coolant circulation could cause an engine to overheat, resulting in a crack in the cylinder head. A cracked cylinder...

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    Ford Commences Roll-Out of SYNC®3 with Navigation Across Seven Models in 14 Months

    Ford’s SYNC®3 with navigation infotainment system provides full feature embedded navigation


    Seven models to receive SYNC®3 with navigation in next 14 months


    Available in Ford Ranger and Everest in April, followed by Ford Focus

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 24 April, 2017 – Ford South...

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    Ford South Africa works hard on Safety Recall for Kuga 1.6
    PRETORIA, South Africa, February 3, 2017 – Ford South Africa met with the National Consumer Commission (NCC) this week to update it on the progress made on the 1.6-litre engine Kugas affected by the recent safety recall.
    “We know that the incidents of engine compartment fires in Ford Kuga 1.6-litre vehicles in South...

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    Ford Sales Remain Resilient Despite Challenging Start to 2017

    Confidence in the Ford brand despite challenges around Kuga 1.6 safety recall


    Ford’s locally built models fly the flag in South Africa:


    Ranger the best-selling vehicle for January in LCV segment and overall


    Second-highest sales for Everest


    Highest sales to date for Ford Mustang, EcoSport...