Ford has achieved success around the globe, Ford South Africa being no different. Their trustworthy performance and durable design makes it easy to see why Ford cars for sale are so popular. Their wide range of vehicles includes everything from the Ranger to the Fiesta, both of which are bestsellers in South Africa. If you want to know more about the brand as well as Ford cars, read this informative blog.
The Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company has an international reputation for excellence. The company has approximately 199 000 employees as well as 67 plants across the globe. The focus of their business is on designing and manufacturing an extensive range of transportation solutions. Their products include cars, trucks, SUVs as well as luxury vehicles.
Since 1923 Ford has manufactured vehicles for the South African market. FMCA sold more than 47 000 vehicles locally in 2012 and obtained more than 9% of the market share. Their current range of vehicles includes the Figo, Fiesta and Ranger. The Focus ST and Everest are other successful models that are part of the current Ford South Africa range.
With a R3.4 billion investment from FMCSA the South African plants meet international standards. These plants have been the manufacturing site for the innovative Ford Ranger and Duratorq TDCi engine which are used on both the local and international markets. The Silverton Assembly Plant, which is situated in Pretoria, has a capacity of 110 000 units per year. This plant was opened in 1967 and it is where the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 are assembled.
Another major facility is the Struandale Engine Plant which is situated in Port Elizabeth. It has a capacity of 250 000 machined component kits per year. FMCSA operations in South Africa provide jobs for around 3 700 people and the products that are manufactured at these plants are sold through 127 dealers.
Opting for Ford used cars
With the automotive manufacturer’s reputation for reliability, buying Ford used cars for sale is a good option. Bestsellers such as the Fiesta or Ranger are excellent models to opt for if you are looking for a used Ford.
You can find a wide variety of Ford used cars listed on online platforms like Auto Mart. With their experience in the industry and world-class facilities, it is easy to see why Ford cars and bakkies feature on the 2016 best sellers lists.
The Ford Fiesta
When it comes to Ford cars for sale on Auto Mart, it is easy to see why the Fiesta is so popular. This 5-seater passenger vehicle offers a performance that is both powerful and efficient. First launched 40 years ago on the international market, the Fiesta has gone from success to success. The combination of tried and tested design elements with innovative developments in the automotive industry has led to a winning formula.
In 1975 The Fiesta name was chosen and the manufacturing of Fiesta engines started in Valencia. In the following years the Fiesta was sold in the UK and US and finally in 1979 it was manufactured for the global market.
Over the years the Fiesta has been named the bestselling vehicle in countries across the globe which includes Britain and Germany. Continued updates to the Fiesta’s winning design and the introduction of new variations have maintained the vehicle’s popularity. The Fiesta was the bestselling vehicle of all time in the UK in 2012.
The Fiesta ST has received numerous key international awards. As one of the current bestsellers in South Africa, the latest Fiesta is one of the most sought after Ford cars. Its contemporary and sleek style creates a bold impression on the road. Its elongated headlights and rear spoiler enhance its stylish good looks.
Not only is the Fiesta packed with features, it also has an ergonomical design which means that you have easy access to everything that you need. Highlights of this model include automatic headlights as well as rain-sensing wipers. With its power and outstanding fuel economy the EcoBoost has won International Engine of the Year for three consecutive years.
This engine produces 92 kW of power with a peak torque of 170 Nm as well as an economical fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km. Another highlight of the Fiesta is its PowerSift transmission which combines the best of both automatic and manual transmissions resulting in smooth gear changes. You can get even further for less with the EcoMode.
Safety is another key feature in these Ford cars. With a 5-star NCAP rating you know that you are in good hands. With both active and passive safety features the occupants of the vehicle are offered superior protection. A cutting-edge safety feature of the Fiesta is Ford MyKey which allows the driver to set speed limit reminders as well as maximum audio volume.
The Fiesta’s retail price ranges from R 204 900 to R 318 900. In the market for a used Ford? Create your Ford Alert on Auto Mart and get info on the latest listings in your price and model specifications.
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The Ford Ranger
If you have an interest in Ford bakkies for sale, you might want to look at the bestseller Ranger. The Ford Ranger is equipped with numerous features that are designed to make your work more efficient and easier. The Ranger is designed to rival the Toyota Hilux.
The comprehensive range includes 33 derivatives as well as five trim levels. The wide selection of options for the Ranger means that you can choose a Ranger that best meets your requirements. Its rugged good looks create an aggressive stance on the road.
At the top of the range is the Wildtrak which boasts projector-style headlights. While its commanding presence inspires confidence in drivers, its performance is another crucial factor that makes these Ford bakkies for sale a bestseller.
The 2.2 Duratorq delivers 118 kW of power with 385 Nm of torque. The range topping Duratorq TDCi produces a maximum power of 147 kW with 470 Nm of torque. The Ranger offers a superior ride quality with excellent handling capabilities as well as its smooth performance. Its low noise and vibration levels are also noteworthy.
A highlight of this Ford bakkie is its electrically-powered assisted steering. Ultimately the Ranger is a capable and durable bakkie which you can rely on to get the job done. The interior offers both comfort and convenience features. An infotainment centre which features a 20cm touchscreen is available for the Ranger.
Innovative features which are available for the Ranger include adaptive cruise control as well as driver alert. Lane-departure warning offers support to the driver. Collision mitigation also functions to increase safety.
While the Ranger performs well when commuting in the city it is also an excellent off-road vehicle. Its 230 mm ground clearance adds to its competent off-road performance. The Ranger has a water-wading depth of 800mm.
When it comes to towing, these powerful Ford bakkies for sale can accommodate weights up to 3500 kgs. The Ford Ranger price varies according to the derivative that you select. The 2.5 Base Chassis 4×2 Low Rider with a five speed manual transmission and single cab is priced at R191 900 while the single cab, 6-speed manual transmission 3.2 TDCi XLT 4×4 6AT costs R 499 900. Double cab models range from R 284 900 for the five-speed manual transmission 2.2 TDCi Base 4×2 version to R 596 900 for the six-speed automatic transmission 3.2 TDCi Wildtrak 4×4 version.
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