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Ford SA’s commitment to sustainability reaffirmed in centenary year

Ford SA’s commitment to sustainability reaffirmed in centenary year

REACHING a 100th anniversary is a major milestone for any company, but how does the organisation not just remain relevant and in tune with the current times, but also adequately prepare for the future? In the case of Ford South Africa, it’s through an unwavering commitment to sustainability by continuing to invest in its local operations, rapidly adapting and innovating, reducing its impact on the environment, developing its people and, crucially, uplifting and empowering communities. Ford’s Centenary in South Africa provides an opportunity to reflect on the Blue Oval’s significant achievements over the past 100 years, which helped shape the…
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Ford South Africa celebrates millionth Ranger produced at Silverton Manufacturing Plant

Ford South Africa celebrates millionth Ranger produced at Silverton Manufacturing Plant

A million of anything is a huge number. Now imagine one million Ford Rangers being lined up bumper-to-bumper, starting at Ford South Africa’s Silverton Manufacturing Plant in Pretoria and heading due north through Africa. Ford’s segment-defining pick-ups, or bakkies in South African vernacular, would reach all the way to Egypt’s southern border – some 5 300km away. That provides a rather mind-boggling visual representation of Ford’s latest milestone in the local production of the Ford Ranger over the past 24 years, as the Silverton plant celebrates the one-millionth unit having recently come off its modern assembly line. The Ranger’s legacy in…
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Ford SA’s double victory: Ranger makes history, Everest a good second

Ford SA’s double victory: Ranger makes history, Everest a good second

FORDSA has made history and achieved a rare double at the podium of the prestigious South African Car of the Year competition.In a ground-breaking achievement, the Ranger has become the first bakkie - pick-up - to secure an overall win in the prestigious South African Car of the Year competition.Ford further asserted itself in the awards by taking second place overall with the Everest.The Ford Ranger's triumph marks a historic moment as no other bakkie has ever managed to beat all finalists to the top spot since the competition began in 1986. Fortuitously, this award coincides with Ford South Africa’s…
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Production of the Next-Generation Ford Ranger starts in SA

Production of the Next-Generation Ford Ranger starts in SA

FORD Motor Company’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, has become the third plant to commence production of the Next-Generation Ranger for customers around the world. The start of the Next-Gen Ranger production follows a major investment of US$1.05 billion (R15.8 billion) in Ford’s South African operations and supplier tooling. South African-built Rangers are exported to more than 100 markets, including Europe. Ford Motor Company now has three production hubs in the International Markets Group (IMG) region producing Next-Gen Ranger for global markets, including the Silverton plant in South Africa, and two plants in Thailand. The company also has CKD operations…
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Meet the smartest Ford Ranger, yet

Meet the smartest Ford Ranger, yet

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER  KNOWING your customers' needs and producing tailor-made products to meet their needs is key to client satisfaction and growth of a company. Ford, one of Africa’s leading motor vehicle manufacturers knows this and it continues to adapt and improve its products to meet the ever changing needs of the customer.  Ford’s latest offering is proof of this.  The company has unveiled the next-generation Ford Ranger as “the smartest Ranger yet”.     Ford says it knows that customers want a pickup with a smart, functional interior with a high-level of well-integrated technology. It says the next-gen Ranger provides enhanced…
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Ford Ranger sales remain resilient

Ford Ranger sales remain resilient

THE locally assembled Ford Ranger remains one of South Africa’s most popular new vehicles and the country’s leading light commercial vehicle (LCV) export throughout 2020, despite the constrained economic climate, exacerbated by the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 18 846 Ford Rangers were sold in South Africa last year, placing it amongst the overall top three models on the local sales charts – with the number of units retailed recovering rapidly from June 2020 once the nationwide hard-lockdown was eased. The Ranger recorded its peak sales for the 2020 year in September (2 188 units), October…
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South African-built Ford Ranger awarded CAR Top 12 Best Buys title for 10th consecutive year

South African-built Ford Ranger awarded CAR Top 12 Best Buys title for 10th consecutive year

THE Ford Ranger has firmly cemented its place as one of South Africa’s best pickups after being selected as the winner in CAR Magazine’s 2021 Top 12 Best Buys in the double-cab pickup category for an unprecedented 10th consecutive year. The annual CAR Top 12 Best Buys Awards is one of South Africa’s longest-running and most respected automotive industry awards – conducted by the country’s largest and oldest motoring publication. “A big factor in CAR’s Best Buy awards is the legacy vote. If a vehicle has won nine times before – as is the case with the Ford Ranger –…
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Ford Ranger Raptor gets an upgrade

Ford Ranger Raptor gets an upgrade

 THERE is some good news for Ford Ranger Raptor lovers. Ford has announced that the Ranger Raptor – the toughest, highest-performing variant of one of South Africa’s best-selling bakkies – has received an upgrade and a new special edition of the vehicle is set for launch. The motor vehicle manufacturer revealed that the new Ranger Raptor Special Edition would be built in limited numbers to ensure exclusivity. According to ford, the new edition enhances the thoroughbred bakkie’s commanding exterior and premium interior with the addition of several functional and styling enhancements – from eye-catching decals and red accents to the…
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Work and play with the new Ford Ranger FX4

Work and play with the new Ford Ranger FX4

FORD South Africa has added an alluring combination of distinctive style and innovative connected technology to its Ford Ranger line-up with the launch of the new Ranger FX4. Based on the popular 2.0-litre Single Turbo XLT Double Cab, the Ranger FX4 is available in 4x2 and 4x4 derivatives, offering exceptional capability, unrivalled fuel economy and a superb range of design and functional features – including FordPass Connect which makes its debut on the FX4, and is now standard fitment on all new Ranger XL, XLS, XLT, Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor models. “Following the remarkable success of the Ford Ranger Thunder,…
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How Ford uses computers to accelerate vehicle development and improve real-world testing on the Ranger and Everest

How Ford uses computers to accelerate vehicle development and improve real-world testing on the Ranger and Everest

NEW vehicle development can involve many hundreds of prototypes and thousands of staff at facilities around the world, with new vehicles taking many years to go from the drawing board to the showroom floor. New vehicles have become more sophisticated and feature-rich than ever before, and model line-ups are ballooning. The current Ford Ranger and Everest are perfect examples of how product lines have grown in complexity, with a considerable number of variations covering choices in powertrain, driveline, suspension style and body design.  The process of developing a new vehicle from drawing board to showroom floor used to take more…
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