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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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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’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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Woolridge team brings new superbakkie Ranger to off-roading

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa – An all-new, FIA-class, 700Nm Ford Ranger 3.5-litre V8 from Woolridge Motorsport is scheduled to debut in the South African Cross-Country Series. The monster in these images should join the series in the second half of the season and, according to the Woolridge operation, ”elevate the team to the highest level in… Continue reading Woolridge team brings new superbakkie Ranger to off-roading

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R20 000 of free styling features on Ranger upgrades

PRETORIA, South Africa – The South African-built Ford Ranger has been made even more attractive with the introduction of a chromed styling pack for its XLS models. At no extra cost… (prices at end of file). There are 31 Ranger models in Ford’s South African catalogue ranging from the single-cab to the Ranger Raptor high-performance… Continue reading R20 000 of free styling features on Ranger upgrades

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Success story: Ford SA Rangers set to conquer EU market

Ford Ranger leads bakkie exports from SA Best-yet Ranger sales in Europe – up 16% Ford keeps EU20 markets’ lead at 28% PRETORIA, South Africa, – International demand for Ford’s Ranger bakkies reached its most yet with the automaker’s Pretoria plant exporting 68 364 units… 16.2% more than in 2017! Combined Ranger production for the… Continue reading Success story: Ford SA Rangers set to conquer EU market

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Ford Ranger (with Raptor) set to swoop from SA plants

Production to start at Ford’s SA’s Silverton plant R3bn investment, upgrades, for SA operation SA-built bakkies destined for Europe, Middle East PRETORIA, South Africa – Production of the 2019 Ford Ranger bakkie has officially started at the automaker’s Silverton plant in Pretoria and, Ford says, ”will bring a raft of product upgrades and refinements to… Continue reading Ford Ranger (with Raptor) set to swoop from SA plants

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Ranger Raptors set to hatch first half of 2019

Trial units done, full-scale SA production next R3bn investment, extensive Silverton upgrade R160-million invested for 2019 expansion PRETORIA, South Africa – The concept of Ford’s Ranger Raptor is closer to reality with the first trial units emerging from Ford’s plant in Silverton, Pretoria. They are the first Ranger units to join the Ford Performance catalogue,… Continue reading Ranger Raptors set to hatch first half of 2019

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Hilux or Ranger? Which bakkie has best resale value?

Do YOU know what your vehicle is worth? Brand and model can influence cash value An expert compares two rival bakkie brands JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger – two of the most popular bakkies in South Africa – have for long wrestled for market share. Some people swear by the Hilux, others… Continue reading Hilux or Ranger? Which bakkie has best resale value?

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Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

Honeywell turbo boost for Ranger, BT-50 A little extra can take  boost to 200kW Promise of lower general fuel-consumption JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – TurboDirect in South Africa has introduced a PowerMax turbocharger upgrade for the 2011-2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 diesel engine to increase overall performance and flow by 20% and boost power from 147 to 172kW.… Continue reading Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell