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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 grew… Continue reading 2020 Ford EcoSport range gets SA model and feature upgrades

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Mustang Day: Ford celebrates sales records for Pony Cars

PRETORIA, South Africa - The Ford brand celebrated April 17 2020 as Mustang Day - the icon-of-motoring's 56th birthday - with two global sales titles, one for becoming the world's best-selling sport car, the other for a fifth consecutive year of being the best-selling sport coupé title. The Mustang has also become America's best-selling sports… Continue reading Mustang Day: Ford celebrates sales records for Pony Cars

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Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

CHARMAINE FORTUNE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team driver Henk Lategan might be the youngest driver in the SA Cross-Country Series to have won the 2019 Overall Production Vehicle and Class FIA championships in only his third year of National Cross Country racing but he has other successful strings to his bow. Lategan… Continue reading Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

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Profile: Chris Visser, dedicated motorsportsman – and farmer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Chris Visser, a South African Cross-Country stalwarts, businessman and farmer, has through the past 18 years clocked up more than 60 000km in the SA Cross-Country Series. He's now 51, born in the North West province'sf Delareyville, and competed in his first National Cross-Country event, the 2002 Toyota 1000 Desert Race,… Continue reading Profile: Chris Visser, dedicated motorsportsman – and farmer

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Ford rally cars: Here’s what you’ll see through 2020

DAGENHAM, England - Ford's M-Sport World Rally Team Team's EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC cars will be adorned with a striking new eye-catching design for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. Yep, that's it above... Graphic esigner Phil Dixon drew his inspiration from print designs of the early-to-mid 1990s, a colour scheme that uses a mostly… Continue reading Ford rally cars: Here’s what you’ll see through 2020

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Ford’s Smart Window ‘displays’ view to blind passengers

LONDON, England - Smart Window enables blind or semi-sighted people to visualise everything from rolling hills to mountain ranges, views make any road trip memorable, which for blind passengers had until now been missed. A still-in-development prototype will enable blind or partially-sighted people to visualise passing scenery through touch. Feel The View takes pictures that are… Continue reading Ford’s Smart Window ‘displays’ view to blind passengers

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Ford backs survey to link roadkill with human lives

PRETORIA, South Africa - We’ve all driven past the corpse of an animal on or alongside a road or freeway - even in a game park - after a collision with a sometimes too fast-moving vehicle. However, not only animals might be involved. International award-winning researcher Wendy Collinson-Jonker, manager of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife… Continue reading Ford backs survey to link roadkill with human lives

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Mustang Mach-E set to volt-bolt with battery in its bum

DEARBORN, Michigan - Ford’s all-new, all-electric SUV will don the iconic pony badge and the name Mustang Mach-E when reservations for the vehicle open after it its November 17 launch here. The all-electric Mustang Mach-E was launched during an event in Los Angeles with actor Idris Elba as the frontman. Reservations for the battery Mustang… Continue reading Mustang Mach-E set to volt-bolt with battery in its bum

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Ford Transit Nugget: Gold standard for campervans

BIRMINGHAM, England - The Ford Transit Custom Nugget is officially on sale - in the UK, at least - with prices starting at the equivalent of a few thousand over a million rands and is on show at the 2019 UK Motorhome and Caravan Show. The Transit Custom Nugget creates a wifi hot spot for… Continue reading Ford Transit Nugget: Gold standard for campervans

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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