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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

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Two diesels, six-speed auto, for Ford’s Tourneo Custom buses

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Ford’s large Tourneo Custom family/business bus is now available in SA with a six-speed auto gearbox spun by a ”new-generation” two-litre turbodiesel engine attached to an advanced anti-emissions system. The engine is available as a 96kW unit on Trend units and 136kW version on the Limited version. Also being introduced on… Continue reading Two diesels, six-speed auto, for Ford’s Tourneo Custom buses

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Audi SA launches ‘affordable’ service plans for older vehicles

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Audi SA has launched what it describes as ”an affordable” service concept for its vehicles that are six to 13 years old (or have covered fewer than 270 000km) and are outside standard an Audi Freeway Plan or Freeway Plan Extension. This concept gives cover for two years and/or 30 000km… Continue reading Audi SA launches ‘affordable’ service plans for older vehicles

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Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford’s Driving Skills For Life programme has refused to stop reminding young drivers about the importance of safe road-use despite now being a not particularly active part of the year for training. Think Covid-19 and the ANC’s restrictions on road-travel… DSFL, using new products such as the Ford Figo Freestyle and… Continue reading Driving skills for life: Take some advice from Ford

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Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

Lance Woolridge, since his first race aged 16, has become a leading contender for the SA Cross-Country Series He took consecutive Class T titles in 2018 and 2019 so now races in the top-tier FIA against SA’s best drivers He also manages day-to-day operations at Neil Woolridge Motorsport with an eye on winning the Dakar… Continue reading Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

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Ford Figo Freestyle: Two high-riding versions for field and family

PRETORIA South Africa – Ford SA is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing utility vehicle sector with its first Figo Freestyle – a sub-B segment compact utility vehicle based on the popular Figo hatchback. Ford says it complements the brand’s range of active lifestyle models, among them the EcoSport compact sport utility vehicle (SUV),… Continue reading Ford Figo Freestyle: Two high-riding versions for field and family

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Ford announces return of the mighty Mustang Mach 1

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford America has announced that the iconic Mustang Mach 1 fastback will come back to life in 2020. The original arrived on American roads – initially as a ”wife’s car” – during early performance days in 1969 but was snapped up eventually as the wheels to have after the movie ”Bullitt”… Continue reading Ford announces return of the mighty Mustang Mach 1

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Mustang Cobra Electric: Ford’s 1000kW+ answer to drag sceptics

DEARBORN, Michigan – It won’t hurt your ears, doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but is slated to crush the quarter-mile drag in the low eight seconds at better than 270km/h. Yep, Ford Performance has built an all electric, one-off, Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag-racer. The battery-powered prototype was purpose-built to deliver more than 1040kW… Continue reading Mustang Cobra Electric: Ford’s 1000kW+ answer to drag sceptics

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2020 Ford EcoSport range gets SA model and feature upgrades

PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford SA has modified its portfolio of EcoSport small family leisure/city SUVs with the addition of a six-speed auto transmission for Ambiente petrol units. Driving safety and comfort spec upgrades have been added to Trend and Titanium models. Doreen Mashinini, Ford SA’s marketing manager, told The Corner: “The compact SUV category… Continue reading 2020 Ford EcoSport range gets SA model and feature upgrades