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Ford sees the lights: Emergency trial joins traffic flow

PRETORIA, South Africa – In an emergency anything that causes first responders to slow down affects how quickly they can arrive at the scene – and such delays can prove fatal. Ford has tested connected traffic–lights tech that could automatically go green to provide a clearer route for ambulances, fire tenders, and police vehicles. They… Continue reading Ford sees the lights: Emergency trial joins traffic flow

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2022 Ford Rangers: Three of a kind – a safe bet out in the bush

PRETORIA, South Africa –  The latest versions of Ford’s now venerable Ranger station-wagons are about to flood into dealer showrooms across South Africa and there will be no doubt about their identity. The Corner thought you might like to get a close-up… well in advance. The images show that Ford hasn’t let up on the… Continue reading 2022 Ford Rangers: Three of a kind – a safe bet out in the bush

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2022 Ford Raptor: Ready to ride (fast!) out on the range?

Three-litre, twin-turbo, V6 good for 292kW/583Nm Seven drive modes, way-changed suspension Permanent all-wheel drive, front ‘n rear locking differentials PRETORIA, South Africa – The next generation of Ford Ranger Raptor units is now in South Africa and, Ford told The Corner, raises the off-road performance bar as a bakkie built for real enthusiasts. ”The 2022… Continue reading 2022 Ford Raptor: Ready to ride (fast!) out on the range?

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Pre-pre-launch peep at the next Ford Ranger

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford will give the world front-row seats to the reveal of the next-generation Ford Everest on March 1 2022 at 9am through Ford SA’s FaceBook and YouTube channels. “They’ll be able,” Ford told The Corner, “to listen to chief platform engineer Ian Foston and design director Max Wolff during a deep… Continue reading Pre-pre-launch peep at the next Ford Ranger

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39 999 999 Ford F-150 trucks – then came this Tremor

DEARBORN, Michigan – The forties have been good to Ford’s F-Series, given that the tough icons of American light trucks have been around for 45 years as America’s best-selling truck and 40 years as best-selling vehicle. Now Ford Dearborn is celebrating the production of its 40-millionth F-Series for US customers seven decades after the first.… Continue reading 39 999 999 Ford F-150 trucks – then came this Tremor

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On the way! We doubt there’s a bakkie to beat this Ford Ranger

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA is about to launch the next version of its long-running Ranger bakkie with a wider and more functional cargo beda nd a number of new features for work and play. Ford’s Gary Boes told The Corner in a media release: “We wanted to deliver an exceptional bakkie able to… Continue reading On the way! We doubt there’s a bakkie to beat this Ford Ranger

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Saffer Hill boosted to president of Ford Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa –  Ford Motor Company has announced leadership changes for its International Markets Group with South Africa’s Neale Hill appointed president of Ford Africa from October 1 2021. Dianne Craig, markets group president, told The Corner his mission would be to transform and modernise Ford across Africa through the regional HQ in Morocco.… Continue reading Saffer Hill boosted to president of Ford Africa

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Ford SA says Stormtrak to roll with Thunder

PRETORIA, South Africa – The limited-edition Ford Ranger Thunder introduced to South Africa in 2020 is getting close to release here at the bottom of Africa but also based on what Ford SA describes as ”the upmarket Wildtrak”. Its badging will read Stormtrak and should arrive some time in the third quarter of 2021. Ford SA’s… Continue reading Ford SA says Stormtrak to roll with Thunder

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Mon armour! Ford Rangers go bulletproof for SA market

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Ford SA and SVI Engineering are bringing armoured Ranger bakkies to their showrooms and say the plan is a first for any original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in South Africa. And you can order one from your local Ford dealer. With more than 18 000 vehicle hijackings recorded annually in South… Continue reading Mon armour! Ford Rangers go bulletproof for SA market

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Beating the biker slaughter: Smart tech from Ford

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Every year thousands cyclists and motor-cyclists are seriously injured by a car/bakkie driver or passenger thoughtlessly opening a vehicle door as a rider approaches. The result could be death or serious injury – the latter experienced first-hand many years ago by Carman’s Corner’s editor when a Johannesburg commuter thoughtlessly opened… Continue reading Beating the biker slaughter: Smart tech from Ford