The ATS Motorsport Young Guns made the perfect start to the HMC Electrothread Rally, which ended in Bronkhorstspruit on Saturday August 19, by winning Friday’s 15-kilometre opening stage.
While one stage does not a rally make, it was what Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne expected and confirmed that they were on the pace, albeit with the prospect of a first-class duel ahead: arch-rivals Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy-Lyle were just 1.1 seconds adrift. Making matters more interesting was the presence of double national rally champion Hergen Fekken (partnered by the equally experienced and skilled Elvene Coetzee), who split the two youngsters with a time 0.7 seconds off Leeke…
By Saturday afternoon’s finish, however, the Young Guns had slipped to third overall, a result that – thanks to Botterill winning and Fekken finishing second – has also seen them lose their overall lead in the championship. They are now three points behind.
Pretoria – Ford has upped the gizmo factor on all its locally-built Ranger one-tonners and Everest SUVs, including the latest-generation Sync3 with Navigation on the Ranger XLT and Wildtrak models and the Everest XLT and Limited.
This adds a navigation function to the Sync3 infotainment system introduced in 2016, accessible from the 20cm centre-stack touchscreen, with access to more than 20 country maps including: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The package includes voice guidance in Afrikaans, Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Zulu, with free annual mapping updates for five years – all you have to do is park within range of a WiFi hotspot.
All Ranger and Everest derivatives now have an electronic rear differential lock as standard, as well as a lock for the spare wheel; all [...]
Springbok prop Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira announced as brand ambassador for Ford Performance
Handover of special Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost with ROUSH Level 2 performance and styling upgrades
Ford Performance-approved range of ROUSH accessories fitted by Laz Performance in Centurion PRETORIA, South Africa, 13 December 2016 – The Beast and the Legend have been united – and no, it’s not a fairy tale or the storyline behind a new action movie. Instead, it’s a landmark brand association between world-renowned Springbok rugby player Tendai Mtawarira and the mighty Ford Mustang.
‘Beast’, as the muscular loosehead prop is commonly known, has been announced as a brand ambassador for Ford Performance, creating one of the most powerful and formidable man-machine combinations ever seen in South Africa.
As the ‘face’ of Ford Performance for the next six months, Mtawarira will be driving the legendary Ford Mustang, which is the flagship of the [...]
Action Ford recognises the concern regarding certain Kuga models and would like to offer a free inspection to any Kuga owner at all our branches. Although this was a very isolated incident we would like to assist in giving all our valued customers peace of mind. The inspection can be done while you have a free cappuccino. Should your vehicle need to be repaired we have a loan vehicle standing by for your convenience.
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Ford to launch variable displacement for the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine using cylinder deactivation technology from early 2018.
Technology will be a global first on a three-cylinder engine; can stop or restart combustion in 14 milliseconds and improve CO2 and fuel efficiency by up to 6 per cent.
Ford engineers across Europe defy industry opinion by further enhancing three-cylinder engine’s fuel efficiency with no compromise on performance or refinement COLOGNE, Germany, Nov. 29, 2016 – Ford today announced that the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is to be offered with innovative cylinder deactivation technology for further reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel efficiency.
Ford’s compact and powerful 1.0-litre EcoBoost will in early 2018 become the first three-cylinder engine in the world to feature cylinder deactivation. The accomplishment is delivered through innovative engineering by Ford engineers across Europe, and defies industry opinion that a three-cylinder, variable capacity engine could not deliver the refinement needed for passenger [...]
Ford Credit introduces Ford Options to tailor-make your new car financing deal
Customers can choose deposit amount, loan length and annual mileage
At agreement/loan end, customers may trade in, purchase or return the vehicle
PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 October 2016 – Ford Credit, the financing arm of Ford Motor Company, is launching the Ford Options finance plan that gives customers a wide range of choices when it comes to buying and financing a new Ford vehicle. Customers can choose their deposit amount, loan length and annual mileage, and are able to trade in, purchase or return the vehicle at the end of the loan.
“Ford Options allows customers to drive a new Ford with a tailor-made financing package that suits their needs,” says Steve Fraser, Managing Director of Ford Credit South Africa. “This type of flexible product has been well-received in many markets including the U.S., Europe and China, and we’re delighted [...]
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing went p1-2 at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen after finishing Le Mans 24 p1, p3 Richard Westbrook drove the eventual winner to a track-record crushing pole, the first IMSA pole for Ford GT, on Saturday WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., July 4, 2016 – The Ford GT is on a winning streak. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing earned its second double-podium in a row as the No. 67 Ford GT duo of Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe cruised to victory lane for the second time together, this time at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, while teammates Joey Hand and Dirk Müller backed up their win at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a runner-up finish.
Westbrook, who handled all driving duties Friday and Saturday while Briscoe went home for the surprise [...]
Extensive range of nine 2.2 TDCi Automatic derivatives added to Ford Ranger line-up:
Ranger 2.2 Auto the only single cab available in SA market with automatic transmission
Expanded range now includes total of 36 models
PRETORIA, South Africa, 1 July, 2016 – The New Ford Ranger continues to set trends in the highly competitive light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in South Africa, and is now bolstered with the addition of nine 2.2 Duratorq TDCi models equipped with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. The Ranger is the first and only single cab pick-up on the local market available with an automatic transmission, adding unrivalled driving convenience to one of SA’s top-selling vehicles.
The extended Ranger line-up makes it the most comprehensive product offering in this segment with a total of 36 models now [...]