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    The mini SUV segment, which includes the Ford EcoSport, has grown from 4 percent in 2015 to 10 percent market share in 2020


    South Africa’s extensive gravel road network favours cars with bigger tyres and extra ground clearance


    More and more drivers are choosing vehicles with automatic transmissions, according to new sales data from Ford

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 13...

    With the launch of the Ford Figo Freestyle and EcoSport Ambiente Auto, which went on sale earlier in 2020, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continues to respond to the undeniable change in buying patterns that has seen volumes of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and small crossovers grow.

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    Ford has produced 285 000 COVID-19 face shields to date at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria


    Almost 140 000 face shields have been directly donated to the Department of Health. Ford has also donated to various clinics, hospitals, humanitarian organisations and 25 Ford Wildlife Foundation projects


    50 000 face shields recently supplied to the United States...

    As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases continues to climb in South Africa, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has entered its fourth month of producing protective face shields at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.

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    Ford’s sim-racing competition is well underway following Hot Laps registration
    Sixteen-year old Koketso Pilane topped the first-round time sheets in a Ford Mustang
    Ford SA’s #LockdownLaps competition helps celebrate National Video Game Day on 8 July

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 08 July 2020 – Seventy-two sim-racers have progressed to the next round of Ford South Africa’s...

    Seventy-two sim-racers have progressed to the next round of Ford South Africa’s first-ever sim-racing competition after a very tense, highly-competitive Hot Laps seeding round.

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    Ethanol-based hand sanitisers are an important tool in the battle to keep the COVID-19 at bay, but they can age your car’s interior prematurely
    The use of hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen sales soar; markets like Italy saw sales increase by 18 times compared with the same period in 2019
    Ford helps ensure customers’ vehicles look great for longer by...

    Due to COVID-19 guidelines, more people are cleaning their hands with sanitiser when they get back in their vehicle after essential journeys.

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    Ford Awards TomTom global, real-time traffic service deal for next-generation SYNC connected vehicle technology; first available for all-new F-150 and all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV to help get more out of each trip to the job site or battery charge.


    Ford’s navigation system1 with TomTom Traffic is fully connected to and informed by the internet with maps that are...

    Similar to planning trips around weather predictions, drivers of the all-new F-150 and Mustang Mach-E will be able to adjust trips based on traffic forecasts, thanks to another new innovation from TomTom (TOM2), the location technology specialist, which powers Ford’s next-generation Ford SYNC technology navigation system.

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    Recent fuel price hikes have almost wiped away earlier price decreases
    Two new models from Ford feature the fuel-sipping 1.5-litre engine: trendy all-new Figo Freestyle, and the new EcoSport Ambiente Automatic
    Ranger’s impressive fuel economy helps reduce day-to-day running costs, and for those operating a side hustle business

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 July 2020 – The...

    The fuel price relaxation during level 5 and level 4 of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown was barely any consolation for financially-bruised South Africans – with few experiencing the benefits due to the country’s travel restrictions.

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    DSFL highlights the dangers of drinking and driving over the recent Youth month


    Drivers are significantly more likely to be involved in a collision while using a smartphone


    Safe driving can liberate hospital resources, allowing for greater focus on COVID-19

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 July – Although not a particularly active part of the year for young South...

    Although not a particularly active part of the year for young South African drivers, due to government’s firm Covid-19 restrictions regarding road-travel, Ford’s Driving Skills For Life (DSFL) programme refuses to stop reminding the youth of the importance of driver safety.

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    Lance Woolridge started racing at the age of 16, and has become one of the leading contenders in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS)


    Woolridge earned back-to-back Class T championship titles in 2018 and 2019, and now competes in the top-tier FIA-class against South Africa’s best drivers


    As operations manager at Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), he manages...

    A top-level career in motorsport is the dream for many youngsters who aspire to emulate their racing heroes. Although few will ever have the opportunity to realise that dream, Youth Month is the perfect opportunity to profile two-time cross country racing champion Lance Woolridge who is doing just that as one of the stars of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

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    25 Ford Wildlife Foundation projects receive a total of 1 100 COVID-19 face shields to support their important environmental conservation, research and education programmes
    Projects focus on threatened animal species including the African penguin, cheetah, SA cranes, Ground-hornbill, black and white rhino, Cape leopard, amphibians and marine mammals
    Protection of natural...

    In support of the wide-ranging conservation and environmental projects backed by the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF), Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is distributing 1 100 COVID-19 face shields to 25 partner organisations located across the region.

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    Ford is the only full line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and working with California for stronger vehicle greenhouse gas standards
    To achieve its goal, Ford will focus on three areas that account for about 95 percent of its CO2 emissions – vehicle use, supply base and company’s facilities


    To...

    Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to more urgently address climate change challenges.

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa embraces esports sim-racing with bespoke competition


    All South African sim-racers with Gran Turismo Sport and a PlayStation 4 can enter to win quintessential sim-racing and Ford gear


    Experienced esports team to host and manage the competition with regular updates through the @FordSouthAfrica and @FordPerformanceSouthAfrica...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is setting its sights on a new motorsport horizon with the launch of the very first motor manufacturer-based sim-racing competition in South Africa.

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    Mustang Mach-E helps reduce unplanned stops for charging with innovative new Intelligent Range, which more accurately predicts how much range drivers have using past driving behavior, weather forecasts and crowdsourced data from other Mustang Mach-E vehicles


    Future over-the-air update will enable even more accurate connected vehicle predictions – including the ability to...

    For electric vehicle owners, Ford understands that taking the guesswork out of when and where to re-charge helps build trust and provide peace of mind.

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    Order for 50 000 COVID-19 face shields for the United States Department of Defense, facilitated through the US Embassy in Pretoria, funded by the US AFRICOM Humanitarian Assistance programme


    The face shields will be supplied to the South African Military Health Service, and to Botswana, Namibia and the Kingdoms of Eswatini and Lesotho


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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has assembled and supplied 50 000 face shields for the United States Department of Defense to shore up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Southern African region.

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    Bakkies have grown in popularity due to their versatility
    The Ford Ranger is the perfect vehicle to fit any lifestyle
    Ford has outlined five ways the Ranger makes transitioning from a family sedan to a bakkie that much smoother

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 June 2020 – While the bakkie may have its origins as a practical work vehicle, the modern iteration has come to...

    While the bakkie may have its origins as a practical work vehicle, the modern iteration has come to represent something far more significant for car buyers today.

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    480 horsepower limited-edition Mach 1 sets a new standard of 5.0-liter V8 track-ready performance in the Mustang lineup while celebrating original model’s aggressive aerodynamic and handling enhancements


    Six-speed manual transmission from Ford Performance and an available 10-speed automatic transmission provides capability on and off the track; available Handling Package...

    After a 17-year hiatus, the all-new Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe makes its world premiere – becoming the modern pinnacle of style, handling and 5.0-liter V-8 pony car performance.

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    Local non-profit company Unjani Clinics has received a $20 000 (R355 000) grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to assist their ‘Adopt a Taxi Rank’ initiative
    This project aims to mobilise hygiene amongst minibus taxi commuters in Mamelodi, Pretoria, and Struandale in Port Elizabeth
    Over 6 500 basic protection and hygiene packs to be distributed over 30 days to limit the...

    Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a grant of $20 000 (R355 000) to Unjani Clinics to mobilise hygiene efforts and equip communities with basic personal protective items as a proactive measure to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

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    We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs


    How humans respond to these challenges and opportunities will determine the world in which the future of work plays out


    In the coming years uniquely human traits - emotional intelligence, creativity, persuasion, innovation –...

    As the nation carefully refines Lockdown regulations, emphasis centres around the safe implementation of education. However, beneath this many Grade 12 scholars and University students will be pondering what the future holds.

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    First-ever Figo Freestyle strengthens Ford’s presence in the rapidly growing sub-B compact utility vehicle (CUV) segment
    Bold and commanding stance matched with eye-catching design, enhanced practicality and compact dimensions
    Trend and Titanium models available, both powered by the lively 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ti-VCT petrol engine
    All Figo and Figo Freestyle models...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing utility vehicle sector with its first-ever Figo Freestyle – a sub-B segment compact utility vehicle (CUV) based on the popular Figo hatchback.

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    Will collaborate on commercial vehicles – city van created and built by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and later 1-ton cargo van engineered by Ford, plus Volkswagen medium pickup built on Ford Ranger platform – from 2022
    During the lifecycles of the products, the companies expect to produce up to a combined 8 million of the three commercial vehicles included in the...

    Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG today signed agreements that expand their global alliance to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers in Europe and other regions by leveraging complementary strengths in midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, June 09, 2020 – Ford’s first-ever Figo Freestyle will make its South Africa debut with a virtual launch on Wednesday, 10 June 2020.
    With the launch of the Figo Freestyle, a sub-B segment compact utility vehicle (CUV) based on the popular Figo hatchback, Ford is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing utility vehicle sector.
    The virtual launch...

    Ford’s first-ever Figo Freestyle will make its South Africa debut with a virtual launch on Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

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    Ask Ford, which will be available on www.ford.co.za from 09 June 2020, is designed to produce accurate and relevant answers to a wide variety of questions


    The system uses artificial intelligence technology to search for the best response within Ford’s rich knowledge repository, Owner’s Manuals or Ford websites


    Enables enhanced user experience for Ford customers,...

    As part of our ongoing investment to improve the customer experience, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is launching ‘Ask Ford’ – an intuitive global online knowledge base tool for customers.

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    Neil Woolridge started in motorcycle enduro racing, competing locally and internationally. He is a multiple champion on two and four wheels


    Association with Ford began in 2001 with near-standard Class E Ranger, 40 cross country racing Ford Rangers produced to date by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM)


    NWM is internationally renowned for its successful V8-powered FIA...

    Motorsport competitors and enthusiasts will fervently tell you that once the racing bug has bitten, it is firmly in your blood.

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    For 30 years, Ford has supported environmental education, research, and conservation projects
    The 2020 World Environment Day theme is 'Time for Nature’ with a focus on Biodiversity
    The Delta Environmental Centre’s Youth Environmental Services Project fosters an interest in Biodiversity and supports job creation among South African youth

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 04 June...

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) annually commemorates World Environment Day on 05 June, which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

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    Ford is resuming production and operations in South Africa beginning 1 June 2020, taking a phased approach


    Robust safety and care measures have been implemented to support a safe and healthy environment for the company’s workforce with health assessment measures, provision of personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social...

    Ford has implemented a phased restart for its South African operations beginning 1 June, including restarting vehicle and engine production and bringing back the first wave of employees that are not able to do their jobs remotely.

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa remains committed to flattening the curve


    Ford shows its manufacturing and business versatility during a time of unprecedented disruption


    Partners, Individuals and Employees send messages of thanks and gratitude

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 June 2020 – Demonstrating profound versatility and compassion, Ford Motor Company...

    Demonstrating profound versatility and compassion, Ford Motor Company Southern Africa (FMCSA) has pivoted elements of its daily business operations in order to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the while maintaining and protecting traditional business foundations.

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    Ford announces the return of the Mustang Mach 1


    The special edition will claim the top spot in the Mustang 5.0-liter V8 performance lineup


    Mach 1 debuted for the 1969 model year delivering performance and improved dynamics with its GT handling suspension

    PRETORIA, South Africa, May 29, 2020 – With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces...

    With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life this year.

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    Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) is Ford’s official global partner for designing and producing the cross country racing Ford Ranger for local and international competition


    The team has expanded its focus on increasing empowerment and diversity opportunities with Wiseman Gumede taking on the role of race weekend technician and future development driver


    Eight full-time...

    Motor racing is generally an expensive and exclusive sport, particularly at the top echelons where big budgets are required to be competitive.

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    In times of great uncertainty, the side hustle is a way to build financial stability


    The side hustle economy, according to a recent survey, contributes to job creation with more than one-third of side hustlers employing at least one other person


    Investing in a versatile vehicle, like a #BuiltFordTough Ranger, could help you in the ‘gig economy’

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    Just prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa’s economy slid into its third recession since 1994.

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    Ford has always acknowledged the key role that its workforce plays in the success of the company, from its founding years through to today
    Ongoing skills development and empowerment opportunities are provided at every level of the business to create a culture of professional and personal growth
    In celebration of Workers Month, we profile two of Ford’s South African...

    Henry Ford pioneered numerous innovations in the automotive industry, most notably the integrated moving assembly line introduced in 1913, which reduced the time to build the legendary Model T from 12.5 to 1.5 hours.

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    Ford to ensure its all-new all-electric Mustang Mach-E stays up to date thanks to quick and easy over-the-air software updates that can be done from anywhere, even in your own home.


    Many updates can be completed in under two minutes1, with many virtually invisible to customers, enabled by an innovative cloud-connected platform.


    Secure software updates offer...

    Owners of the all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E won’t experience the fear of missing out, thanks to over-the-air updates, continuously improve the SUV over the vehicle’s life, without leaving home.

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    85 employees from Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant and its supplier companies have produced almost 190 000 COVID-19 protective face shields to date for donation


    The initiative supports the South African government’s drive to provide all frontline medical and essential services personnel with personal protective equipment (PPE)


    Face shields donated to hospitals,...

    The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent national lockdown may have turned peoples’ lives upside down, but it has also united people as they join forces to fight this health and humanitarian crisis.

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    Mkhize heads Ford’s social media team within Communications Division
    She has nine years’ experience working in the communications sphere with a focus on social media
    Replaces Vusi Mbatha who has moved to a new role as Dealer Development Manager

    Pretoria, South Africa, 21 May 2020 – Ford Motor Company has appointed Londeka Mkhize as its new social media lead for South...

    Ford Motor Company has appointed Londeka Mkhize as its new social media lead for South Africa.

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    Some iconic Ford vehicles have appeared in numerous games, from PC to PlayStation, and Wii to Xbox.
    Ford invites gaming enthusiasts to test drive these games while their real wheels stay parked.
    If all this game play doesn’t quite hit the mark, Ford invites budding car enthusiasts to test drive their automotive design with Fordzilla hub.

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    Missing your driving? You don’t have to be. You can still get the Ford engine rumbling and its revs racing, albeit virtually, with the best games to keep the household buzzing. Not only can scheduled game time add structure to a day and break the monotony of crucial “Stay Home” directives, it can promote family time and friendly competition.

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    Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant uses an advanced Fits Gate system on its assembly line in Pretoria to measure the gap and flushness between all sheet metal components of the Ranger and Everest
    Handheld laser measurement gauges are used by operators on either side of the vehicle who move from the front to the back measuring the bonnet, doors and tailgate
    Every vehicle...

    The complexity and technology involved in a modern vehicle assembly plant is simply breathtaking, with Ford Company of Southern Africa’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria capable of building over 26 000 different combinations of the Ranger pickup and Everest seven-seater SUV for domestic sales and export to over 100 markets globally.

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    The Model T is considered by many to be one of the most influential cars of all time, selling more than 15 million in various configurations


    Henry Ford revolutionised the assembly line, dramatically reducing vehicle cost and build time. His concept is still used today


    Visit the top-secret experimental room where the Model T was designed without leaving the comfort...

    And it’s on this day (18 May), National Museum Day, that Ford South Africa chooses to recognise not only the eponymous Henry Ford - for his determination to make the motor car affordable to the average citizen and modernize the assembly line - but to also highlight the many Ford museums you can visit virtually during these trying lockdown times.

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    Bird poop can seriously damage your vehicle’s paintwork.


    Laboratory-developed bird poop is tested on Ford vehicles’ paintwork, to ensure that the paintwork protects your car and stays shiny.


    Regularly wash your vehicle and gently remove harmful looking substances from the paintwork immediately.

    Pretoria, South Africa, 14 May 2020 – While getting struck by bird...

    While getting struck by bird poop may be a sign of good luck in many countries, bird poop landing on your car can have more serious consequences, for your paintwork. Fortunately, Ford vehicles are tested for just this eventuality, with the help of artificial bird poop.

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    Ford dealers across South Africa have started re-opening in line with the government’s Alert Level 4 directives which allow a gradual phased-in process commencing 13 May


    Safety and hygiene measures introduced at all Ford dealers to mitigate risks and provide peace of mind for customers and dealer staff


    Customer support mechanisms introduced including extensions for...

    As COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted to Alert Level 4 and in line with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) regulations gazetted on 12 May 2020, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has confirmed that its nationwide dealers are beginning to open for business with an absolute priority to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for all Ford customers and dealership employees.

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    Enactus team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins Ford Motor Company Fund grant to assist local communities affected by COVID-19 lockdown regulations
    Students developed SmartGro (www.smartgro.co.za), which uses smart mobility and a web-based solution that provides delivery of essential goods to those needing access to food and medication while still maintaining social...

    A South African student team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been selected as one of 14 Enactus teams globally to receive a grant through the Ford Motor Company Fund’s COVID-19 College Challenge for their innovative community projects.

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    Two Ford Rangers have been provided to the South African Red Cross Society in Nelson Mandela Bay to assist with relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic


    Red Cross has assisted over 5 000 direct beneficiaries in and around Port Elizabeth, and reached 45 000 people through its COVID-19 education and awareness campaigns


    The South African Red Cross Society forms part...

    Every year, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on 8 May celebrates and honours the millions of volunteers and members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) around the globe who provide a lifeline to communities in need across 189 countries.

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    Ford has turned to racing to prove its products and technologies against the best in the world
    Ford’s podium lockout during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race with the GT40 has been described by company executive chairman Bill Ford as “the defining moment in Ford’s race history”
    The Ford Capri Perana V8 was SA’s fastest locally produced road car and was unbeatable on the...

    Racing is in Ford’s DNA and it all started with company founder Henry Ford whose only ever race and race victory led to the subsequent formation of the Ford Motor Company.

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    Ford National Dealer Council contributes R1-million to face shields project, which matches Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s investment


    Absa, which has a joint venture with Ford Credit, contributes R600 000


    R300 000 donated by other Ford suppliers and business partners


    100 000 face shields produced at Ford’s Silverton plant in Pretoria to...

    Ford dealers in South Africa have stepped up to support Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s initiative to produce COVID-19 face shields by contributing R1-million to the project from the Ford National Dealer Council.

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    For 30 years, Ford has supported environmental education, research, and conservation projects


    Ford Wildlife Foundation supports Black Rhino Range Expansion Project and Saving the Survivors conservation project


    Ford pays tribute to all those involved on Save the Rhino Day, 1 May

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 1 May 2020 – Wildlife is one of the major drawcards for...

    Wildlife is one of the major drawcards for tourists to South Africa, and wildlife tourism one of the economic engines of our country.

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    Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria uses an automated system in its Paint Shop with 21 cameras that scan all exterior body panels to detect imperfections in paintwork
    Over 3 000 images captured in 15 seconds for every vehicle body produced, stitched together for a full 3D image to highlight dirt particles or surface imperfections by size – finer than a grain of...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s continued investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has unlocked significant increases in its production volumes, with the Ford Ranger pickup exported to over 100 global markets, and the seven-seater Everest SUV shipped to countries across Africa.

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    Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion
    Purpose-built prototype projected to deliver over 1,045kW and over 1,490Nm of instant torque

    DEARBORN, Mich., April 23, 2020 – It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-second range at more than...

    It won’t hurt your ears and doesn’t use a drop of fuel, but it’s projected to crush the quarter-mile in the low-8-second range at more than 275 km/h. For the first time ever, Ford Performance introduces a one-off Mustang Cobra Jet factory drag racer with all-electric propulsion.

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    Ford’s local production of COVID-19 face shields is now supported by the Gift of the Givers Foundation, which is providing the banking facility for all donations which will be used to purchase materials
    Ford has provided funding for 57 000 face shield kits, and has invited its suppliers and business partners to make donations to the initiative in order to help reach the goal...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s initiative to produce protective face shields for front-line medical and essential services personnel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been given a boost with local non-governmental organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation, coming on board to provide the banking facility for the funds being raised.

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    Ford Credit customers that find themselves in financial distress due to the coronavirus lockdown can request a payment deferral
    Offer open to personal and business Ford Credit clients affected by COVID-19
    Ford Credit COVID-19 Support page added to Ford website with detailed information

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 22 April 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA)...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has confirmed its support for Ford Credit customers in response to the growing impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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    Clean-sheet design for completely new FIA-class Ford Ranger being produced at Neil Woolridge Motorsport in Pietermaritzburg


    New layout features mid-mounted 3.5 EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine, which will make it the first vehicle to compete under the FIA’s new turbo-petrol regulations for cross country racing


    Wider chassis and suspension design, optimised weight...

    “Built Ford Tough” will take on a new dimension when the Ford Castrol Cross Country Team debuts the highly anticipated, all-new FIA-class Ford Ranger later this year in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS).

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    Segment-defining Ford EcoSport range bolstered with introduction of automatic gearbox on 1.5 Ambiente – a first for the entry-level offerings in the compact SUV class
    New 1.5 Ambiente with six-speed automatic expands the EcoSport line-up to seven models
    Numerous feature enhancements on Trend and Titanium models, including Ford’s Collision Mitigation System, an underbody...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is bolstering the Ford EcoSport’s leading position in the compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission for the popular and most affordable Ambiente petrol derivative.

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    COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on the critical role of unsung heroes like farmers, delivery truck drivers, and supermarket cashiers during a global crisis
    Reduction in South African fuel prices will benefit consumers as decreased costs in the transportation and distribution links of the supply chain ultimately impact food prices
    Drop in pump prices for April and May will...

    Although the drop in fuel prices for April may be cold comfort to those South Africans working from home in lockdown and doing only a fraction of their usual travel, we could all benefit from lower food prices due to decreased costs in the transportation and distribution links in the supply chain.

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    The Ford Mustang – today celebrating its 56th birthday – was the best-selling sports car in the world last year, and the world’s best-selling sports coupé for the fifth consecutive year


    Since sixth-generation Mustang global exports began in 2015, through December 2019, Ford has sold 633 000 Mustangs in 146 countries around the world – including 102 090 Mustangs in...

    This Mustang Day – the nameplate’s 56th birthday – Mustang can now celebrate two global sales crowns, earning world’s best-selling sports car and its fifth straight best-selling sports coupé title. Mustang is also America’s best-selling sports car of the last 50 years.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 17 April 2020 – This week, the Ford Mustang marks its 56th birthday, having been unveiled at New York’s World’s Fair on April 17, 1964. And while now might not be the best time to get behind the wheel for any unnecessary journey, it’s the perfect time to gather the family round and celebrate Mustang at the movies.
    The Mustang has become a symbol of...

    This week, the Ford Mustang marks its 56th birthday, having been unveiled at New York’s World’s Fair on April 17, 1964.

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    Pollution levels in city centres can be a concern
    Ford vehicles are standard equipped with a high-grade cabin air filter to protect you and your family
    If you use your vehicle everyday be sure to check your cabin air filter every few months

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 April 2020 – Air quality around the world has been on the decline, but don’t just blame vehicles with low...

    Air quality around the world has been on the decline, but don’t just blame vehicles with low emissions standards; there are other causes of pollution like factories, burning of trash at waste management centres, and dust.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 09 April 2020 – Washing hands, disinfecting, not touching your face and wearing masks is only part of the solution. Staying home so that infection won’t spread is now a global effort against COVID-19. Many governments have taken extra precaution by imposing strict travel restrictions, meaning our vehicles may be parked for the foreseeable...

    Washing hands, disinfecting, not touching your face and wearing masks is only part of the solution. Staying home so that infection won’t spread is now a global effort against COVID-19.

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