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1Ford’s all-new Focus RS wins Car of the Year at the 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International Awards; Ford Performance named Dynamics Team of the Year
Innovative Ford Performance All Wheel Drive technology and 350 PS EcoBoost engine deliver “handling characteristics the opposition can’t match” and “pure driving pleasure”
Customers in Europe already have placed 6,200 Focus RS orders. Favourite options include Nitrous Blue paint, RS Recaro shell seats and lightweight forged alloy wheels

COLOGNE, Germany, May 6, 2016 – The all-new Ford Focus RS has won Car of the Year at the prestigious 2016 Vehicle Dynamics International (VDI) Awards.

The Ford Performance team that developed the widely-acclaimed high-performance hatchback also has won Dynamics Team of the Year at the VDI Awards. A jury of 23 independent automotive journalists from around the world praised the Focus RS for [...]

  • 20-ford-ecoblue-engine-described-as-being-a-diesel-game-changer_1Ford reveals all-new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue engine; first in a new range of advanced Ford diesel engines delivers unrivalled package of fuel efficiency, performance and refinement
  • Clean-sheet design reduces friction with innovations including an off-set crank, belt-in-oil and Ford’s first use of modular camshafts for a 13 per cent fuel efficiency improvement
  • Ford’s first mirror-image inlet manifold and a low-inertia turbocharger with rocket engine materials help deliver more than 20 per cent more low-end torque; enhanced drivability helps commercial vehicle drivers effortlessly tackle challenging everyday driving scenarios
  • Standard selective catalytic reduction emissions after-treatment contributes to improved NOX reduction. Optimised engine structure reduces radiated noise by 4 decibels at idle

BIRMINGHAM, U.K., April 26, 2016 – Ford today revealed the first new Ford EcoBlue advanced diesel engine that will offer optimised fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 and [...]


  • The Ford Mustang was introduced on April 17, 1964 to worldwide acclaim. More than 22,000 Mustangs sold on the first day of release, and another 418,810 in the first year. Within two years there were more than a million Mustangs on the road
  • The first person to buy a Ford Mustang was 22-year-old Gail Wise from Chicago, who bought her convertible on April 15, 1964 – two days before the car officially went on sale
  • The iconic Mustang is for the first time officially available in right-hand drive guise in South Africa with limited units allocated to the Rainbow Nation. A month before its launch in November 2015, the car was sold out for two years’ worth of allocation.
  • During the first six months of 2015, the new Ford Mustang was the best-selling sports car [...]


  • New Ford Ranger wins Double Cab of the Year title
  • All-new Ford Everest takes top award for SUV segment
  • Entrenches success and growth of Ford brand in face of increasing competition

PRETORIA, South Africa, April, 2016 –
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has added two more awards to its burgeoning trophy cabinet with the new Ford Ranger and all-new Ford Everest being voted the top vehicles in their respective segments by Drive Out / WegRy in its 2016 4×4 of the Year Awards.

“As one of South Africa’s biggest 4×4 and overlanding magazines, the publication has a large following amongst off-road enthusiasts, and it is fantastic for two of our most important new models to dominate the Double Cab and [...]

Champions Hutchison and Stassen win RFS Vryburg Endurance

The RFS Vryburg Endurance, opening round of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, provided the stage for Motorite Racing to play out a dream start to the new season. This on the back of a series of ‘new’ themes with the recent 100% equity ownership of Motorite in the newly formed company, MotoVantage.

On Friday reigning South African champions Evan Hutchison and Danie Stassen, in the Motorite BAT Viper, won the Special Vehicle qualifying event to determine race grid positions and then cruised to a comfortable victory in Saturday’s race. The cherry on top of the cake saw the Motorite squad voted Team of the Event at the prize giving.

It doesn’t come better than that, but [...]

Ford_Everest_ZA_spec_cars_suv_2015_1475x984Ford invests R2.5 billion ($170 million US dollars) in local production of the all-new Ford Everest seven-seat SUV and expansion of the new Ranger pickup program

Expansion will create 1 200 new jobs in South Africa All-new Everest extended range to include 2.2 and 3.2 derivatives, production commences at Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria in third quarter 2016

Ford will export all-new Everest into Sub-Saharan Africa countries

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 5, 2016 – Ford Motor Company is investing R2.5-billion ($170 million US dollars) to expand operations in South Africa at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa, to produce the all-new Ford Everest, along with the new Ford Ranger that was launched at the end of last year. This investment will create approximately 1 200 new jobs at Ford South Africa and within the South African supplier [...]



  1. Modified Rangers serve as mobile clinics, providing basic health care and education in remote areas
  2. Dispensing of chronic medication, plus nutrition and vaccination programme for children
  3. Two area development programmes projected to assist 30 000 people in first year

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 1 April, 2016 –
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is collaborating with World Vision South Africa to improve access to quality healthcare in the Eastern Cape by donating two Ford Rangers to its Better World initiative.

The two vehicles, which have been specially modified as mobile clinics, will support two area development programmes (ADPs) in the province in order to provide health education, access to medication and support child nutrition for approximately 20 000 children and 10 000 adults within its first year.

“There is a desperate need for basic healthcare and education [...]

  1. Kerneels Van Rensburg really help us in an excellent and professional manner. He responded immediately to our queries and was first consultant to phone me directly. Still havent heard of any one else I contacted via email through websites. He came to Pretoria with an EcoSport straight away and showed us the car. He organised a automatic and deal was done in a flash! Thank you Kerneels, we hope that you get a good job and reference where your life leads you! And thank you for Action Ford for your kind and friendly service. You all have been a good help 🙂 Thank you Santie (as well) 🙂 Gwen and tannie Erasmé Oosthuizen
  2. Ek wou graag ‘n nuwe voertuig koop maar was baie benoud oor die finansiële impak op my begroting. Van dag een het Lourens uit sy pad gegaan om dit vir my moontlik [...]

kuga_mca_sport_final_highres_01_880x500Ford Kuga gets tough new look

By: IOL Motoring Staff

Barcelona, Spain – Not wanting any cobwebs on its popular Rav4 rival, Ford has given its Kuga a midlife makeover, which includes some major design changes inside and out and a new diesel engine option.

The facelifted Kuga looks radically different up front, where its predecessor’s softer, car-like face makes way for a more muscular, truck-like appearance, with a large trapezoidal grille taking centre stage. The back end gets a cleaner appearance with reshaped, smaller, taillights while new colours choices and alloy wheel designs round off the exterior changes.

A new 88kW 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine joins the range as the entry-level oil-burner, while the current 132kW 2-litre turbodiesel and 1.5-litre turbopetrol engines (in 88kW, 110kW and 132kW guises) soldier on, driving the front wheels in lower-powered versions and all [...]

2215846Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa says it is now following the global model of supporting privateer teams and series for the 2016 season. “Petrol flows through our veins, and motorsport remains an important and successful proving ground for our products,” said Tracey Delate, Ford’s General Marketing Manager. “Motor racing is also an integral component of our exciting Ford Performance brand.

“However, we are realigning our focus by moving away from factory teams. Instead, Ford will be supporting privateer competitors, and crucially, the South African rally and cross-country racing commissions in order to help them build the sport further.”Globally, Ford has adopted a co-operative approach towards motorsport by providing sponsorship and technical support for independent teams, as is the case with the brand’s highly anticipated return to the Le Mans 24 Hour and the FIA World Endurance Championship with [...]

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