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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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Shelby Super Snake: Now you can add fangs in SA studio

Shelby Super Snake shows SA its fangs Latest Mustang capable on road and track SA Shelby Mod Shop joins global chain PRETORIA, South Africa - Limited production, a Le Mans-winning, seven-litre V8, and an 800km test of Goodyear's latest performance tyres preceded the introduced the first Shelby Super Snake to the world. That was back… Continue reading Shelby Super Snake: Now you can add fangs in SA studio

Buyers' advice, Ford, Motoring News, New models, suv, Vehicle sales

Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

PRETORIA, South Africa - With the launch of the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente a/t so far during 2020 Ford continues to respond to the undeniable change in buying patterns that has seen volumes of sport utility vehicles and small crossovers grow.Demand for such vehicles, given with their passenger-oriented body style - has been… Continue reading Mini SUVs going big in family choices for new wheels

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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 LTD… Continue reading Two diesels, six-speed auto, for Ford’s Tourneo Custom buses

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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 EcoSport Ambiente… 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), the… 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" was… Continue reading Ford announces return of the mighty Mustang Mach 1

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Magic on the move: Mustang Mach-E tech updates at top speed

DEARBORN, Michigan - Owners of the new all-electric Mustang Mach-E will be able to keep their machine's tech current with over-the-air updates that will work continuously to improve the SUV... even when being driven. The factory can upload updates in the background - sometimes in as little as two minutes.1 John Vangelov, Ford US's connected… Continue reading Magic on the move: Mustang Mach-E tech updates at top speed

4x4, Bakkies, dakar rally, Ford, Motoring News, motorsport, off-road racing

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 domestic… Continue reading Woolridge team brings new superbakkie Ranger to off-roading