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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

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Stressed in traffic? Take to the bush with Ford!

PRETORIA, South Africa – The link between traffic congestion and rising stress levels is established so Ford SA suggests an answer to effective stress management – an off-road adventure! The auto brand says the American Institute of Stress points to rapid pulse, forgetfulness, frustration and general aches and pains that can cause traffic incidents through… Continue reading Stressed in traffic? Take to the bush with Ford!

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Base Ford Ranger gets boost with sport pack

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Ford’s Ranger XL, the least expensive model in the bakkie range in South Africa, is now available with a sport pack that includes black 17” alloy wheel-rims, a shiny black grille, and ”sport” bar, and access steps. Optional is a 20cm touchscreen for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto on all Ranger XL single-cab,… Continue reading Base Ford Ranger gets boost with sport pack

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Ford adds a mirror plug for ‘vital’ dashcams

PRETORIA, South Africa – The popularity of having a fascia or windscreen-mounted camera – commonly, if incorrectly, called ”dashcams” – is growing after being identified as motorists using them as necessary technology for drivers. Ford SA has responded by introducing an unobtrusive USB charging port located in vehicles’rear-view mirror. The benefits of a dashcam were… Continue reading Ford adds a mirror plug for ‘vital’ dashcams

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Ford Everest 4×4 range reaches new heights

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA has increased its Everest seven-seat sport ute range with a new XLT 4×4 derivative powered by a two-litre turbo spinning a 10-speed auto transmission. They also introduce self-leveling diode headlights on XLT units and the Everest Limited. Ford SA’s marketing boss, Doreen Mashinini, told The Corner: “The Everest is… Continue reading Ford Everest 4×4 range reaches new heights

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Ford adds flash to create 2020 Thunder bakkie

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA now has stock of a limited-run Ranger Thunder that has added unique design and functions to what the brand describes as ”one of the most popular vehicles in South Africa”. The bumper bakkie also has the bits and pieces recently added diode headlights, daytime running lights, foul-weather lights to… Continue reading Ford adds flash to create 2020 Thunder bakkie

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Ford’s Ranger best-seller in SA used market

Second-hand accounts for 65% of cars sold in South Africa Ford’s Ranger, EcoSport and Fiesta among top 10 Ford Approved gives customers peace of mind JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Sales of pre-owned Ford Ranger bakkies are in top spot overall in AutoTrader’s annual Car Industry Report and are fifth as the most-searched vehicle in South… Continue reading Ford’s Ranger best-seller in SA used market

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Clean electric automatically with Ford and geofencing

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford is promoting cleaner air by ensuring its new breed of plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles operate in zero-emissions, electric‑only, drive in sensitive areas. Its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vans, using live location data, will automatically switch to electric drive as they enter predefined areas – perhaps congestion and low‑emission zones… Continue reading Clean electric automatically with Ford and geofencing

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Meet Ford’s dogbot Fluffy – taking scans at a trot

DEARBORN, Michigan – This 30kg, four-legged, dog-like robot can sit, shake hands, and roll over. He (we assume) can also perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree slopes, and climb stairs. And never get tired – so long as a bowl of doggie volts is available. The one in the images and video is called Fluffy… Continue reading Meet Ford’s dogbot Fluffy – taking scans at a trot