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Ford goes Silicon Valley with new research centre

2015-01-23 12:39

Ford has opened a new research centre in Silicon Valley, stepping up the company's efforts on connected vehicles, autonomous driving and ways to use big data.

2015 SA Ford Fusion launch - full story

2015-01-22 05:00

Ford SA has launched possibly its best-looking car yet, the Fusion, in South Africa. Wheels24's DAVE FALL was in Cape Town for the event.

Bring the power: Detroit roars to life

2015-01-12 09:31

Luxury and performance vehicles will star at the first major auto show of 2015 - Detroit. Could the industry be back to its boisterous best?

Close contest in Cross-Country champs

2014-12-08 09:51

It's been a long and tough year for the contestants of the 2014 SA National Cross-Country championships. See who made the final cut to take the titles.

Mustang built on world's tallest building

2014-11-21 10:18

Ford likes using Dubai as a launch-pad for its products: this week the product was the new Mustang and it was assembled, part-by-part, on the open skydeck of the Burj Khalifa.

Ford hits brakes on SA prospects over strikes

2014-11-14 06:00

Ford is hesitant about investing further in its South African operation because of repeated production stoppages caused by strikes, says boss Jeff Nemeth.

Rally icon Hirvonen to quit WRC

2014-11-07 07:54

He's rallied for three brands since 2002 and become a household name in his native Finland but now Mikko Hirvonen has decided to hang up his World Rally driving gloves.

Poulter/Coetzee wrap champs for Toyota

2014-10-20 09:53

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee took their off-road Yaris to victory in the Polokwane Rally, in Limpopo to clinch the 2014 National Rally championship title for Toyota.

Cross-country champs: Twists and turns ahead

2014-09-22 11:16

Production Vehicle stars Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy might be leading the title race but two events remain that could change the standings. Who will will be champions?

Beep! Beep! Rare Road Runner spotted

2014-09-15 10:03

Mustang, Corvette, TransAm... despite a host of iconic muscle cars ‘nobody did it slicker and meaner than Plymouth, when it produced the maddest powerhouse coupe yet,’ writes DAVE FALL as he experiences a rare Plymouth Road Runner.

Ranger desert Odyssey starts in Namibia

2014-09-08 13:15

20 contestants began their 2014 Ranger Odyssey trip after being whittled down from 8241 entries and a intense boot camp to separate the tough from the meek.

Mustang for SA: Muscle-car build begins

2014-08-29 13:19

Ford's SA-bound Mustang is rolling off the lines at the automaker's Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. This the sixth-generation and first RHD pony car will reach SA in 2015!

Van Beurden/Swartz close S1600 rally gap

2014-08-26 10:23

Chad van Beurden and Nico Swartz put an end to Guy Botterill’s and Simon Vacy-Lyle winning streak in the S1600 class during Round 5 of the 2014 SA National Rally championship.

All the SA weekend rally action

2014-08-26 09:51

Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee have extended their lead in the 2014 South African National Rally Championship in the S2000 class.

Hybrid battle: Ford to build Prius-fighter

2014-08-21 11:12

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid petrol-electric car to compete against Toyota's best-selling Prius.

Limited edition Ranger: What an Odyssey

2014-08-14 09:43

Fans of Ford's popular Ranger bakkie and the automaker's epic African Safari will be able to enjoy the best of both with a new limited-edition in South Africa - the Odyssey Ranger. Check out our gallery!

Holy smoke! Ford bakkie explodes and melts

2014-08-05 13:37

Two engineers escaped the flaming confines of a Ford Super Duty prototype. Check out our spy image gallery which shows the new Ford bursting in flames and melting in California's Death Valley desert!

Paris test for new SA-bound Focus tech

2014-08-01 08:51

Ford puts its latest auto braking technology to the test in the congested streets of Paris. Find out more about the automaker's latest technology that will debut with the new Focus soon.

Fiesta tops Escort for UK record sales

2014-07-24 09:58

Ford Fiesta sales in Britain have reached an historic record number - even overtaking the stratospheric sales number generated by the Ford Escort.

Ford future: We interview Moray Callum

2014-07-22 09:35

Wheels24 spoke to Moray Callum, vice-president for design at Ford, during the inaugural African 'Ford Go Further' event at the Sandton Convention Centre. KATHY MALHERBE reports...

Ford ex-boss Allan Mulally joins Google

2014-07-16 10:25

Google has announced that former Ford Motor Group Company chief, Allan Mulally has joined its board of directors.

BMW, VW still going as strike hits GM, Ford

2014-07-14 11:20

A two-week pay strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA is taking a toll on companies supplying components to the automobile sector.

Ford says it's committed to SA

2014-07-10 17:15

Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa and says future products will be made known soon, playing down concerns about strikes.

Ford's Figo concept to be shown in SA

2014-06-30 14:37

Ford has waxed lyrical about its upcoming Figo concept car as 'showing the brand's vision'. You can see it in the metal at the 'Go Further' event in Jozi in July 2014.

 

Kubica racing Monte in own WRC team

2015-01-23 07:57

Robert Kubica has launched his own World Rally championship team and it's ready to make its debut at this weekend's the Monte Carlo Rally .

Will new Ford Fusion go nuclear in SA?

2015-01-21 11:52

Meet Ford's new hot sedan... The Fusion, says the automaker, is the "most technologically advanced Ford vehicle" launched in South Africa.

2014 car sales: Ford SA's best year yet

2015-01-09 08:51

Ford sold over sold 70 000 vehicles through 2014, 21% more than in 2013, brought on by high demand for its Ranger bakkie.

New Focus RS part of 12-model assault

2014-12-12 09:47

Missing an RS-badged Ford? The automaker confirms it will produce a next-generation Focus RS as well as a dozen more performance vehicles!

Takata crash-bag virus still spreading

2014-11-27 11:24

Toyota is to recall another 57 000 vehicles globally to replace potentially deadly Takata crash-bags and there seems to be no end in sight to the every-expanding safety crisis.

Ford's stylish new Everest for SA

2014-11-14 11:35

Ford's third-generation Everest will make its South African debut later in 2015. Check out the rugged SUV's new design, engines and tech!

Ford's new F-150 Light: It's aluminium!

2014-11-12 09:08

It's not on sale in South Africa but if you've watched an American movie there was probably a road chase involving an apparently indestructible Ford F-150. Now there's a light-weight model...

Faulty-airbags: Maker Takata probed

2014-10-24 11:07

US justice officials are investigating Japanese autoparts-maker Takata as the government stepped up warnings about the danger of its faulty airbags, with recalls affecting 7.8-million vehicles.

Fresh Fords all lined up for Paris show

2014-09-30 07:44

Ford is ready to reveal a number of new models at the 2014 Paris auto show, among them the new C-Max, Grand C-Max and S-Max.

'Dakar' Giniel wins first National rally

2014-09-22 09:48

It’s not often that an event sponsor wins its own event in motor racing, but that’s what Toyota did in the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape on Saturday afternoon.

2015 Ford Focus: Here's all the details

2014-09-09 14:43

The new Ford Focus will arrive in South Africa in 2015 but we already have all of its details ahead of its European debut in November 2014.

Free training tackles driving selfies

2014-09-02 08:29

Novice drivers will be given training in real-world conditions, find out why taking selfies at the wheel is dangerous and wear a 'drunk suit' during Ford’s Driving Skills for Life training.

Ford, IBM apartheid lawsuit dismissed

2014-08-29 12:30

A US judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Ford and IBM of encouraging human rights abuses in apartheid-era South Africa.

2014 Ranger Odyssey: 20 finalists named

2014-08-26 10:07

3 days, 2 nights, of intense Boot Camp action have determined the finalists for the 2014 Ford Range Odyssey. Meet the winners who will take on the 12-day, 2500km Namibia trip.

Ranger Odyssey: Gruelling Harties boot camp

2014-08-22 11:17

Ford South Africa's exhilarating 2014 Ranger Odyssey has entered its next phase with the selection of 40 contestants for boot camp from 8241 applicants.

Right-hand drive Mustang for SA? Yup!

2014-08-18 14:08

Ford is testing its SA-bound Mustang ahead of its South African introduction, expected in 2015. Take a closer look at the iconic muscle car in right-hand drive guise for the first time!!

Survey: '1 in 4' take selfies while driving

2014-08-08 14:29

A survey of 7000 drivers in Europe has revealed that '1 in 4' admitted to taking selfies while driving. The automaker released a video showing why taking selfies behind the wheel is dangerous!

Jay Leno makes new SRT Hellcat scream

2014-08-05 13:37

Talk show host and car-collector Jay Leno has added a new muscle car to his massive collection - the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Check out the latest addition to his ever-expanding garage!

Security boffs make anti-car hacking gear

2014-07-24 10:16

In 2013 two security experts revealed how computers in the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape could be hacked. Now they've developed a device to prevent cyber car-hacking.

Doing it in the dirt: Ford off-road 101

2014-07-22 13:00

Freelance writer KATHY MALHERBE is pretty good with normal road-driving. We didn't know she was an off-road virgin, though, when we sent her bundu-bashing in a new Ford Ranger.

Doing it in the dirt: Ford off-road 101

2014-07-20 17:49

Freelance writer KATHY MALHERBE is pretty good with normal road-driving. We didn't know she was an off-road virgin, though, when we sent her bundu-bashing in a new Ford Ranger.

Strike slams brakes on another auto giant

2014-07-14 16:56

Toyota has joined Ford and General Motors to suspend production at one of its plants as a manufacturing workers' strike hits suppliers of car components.

Numsa strike forces Ford to halt production

2014-07-14 09:43

Ford has joined General Motors to temporarily suspend production at one of its plants over the two-week strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Global stars to shine at VW Rally?

2014-07-07 12:19

The 2014 Volkswagen Rally will see several European and Namibian motorsport drivers racing in Round 4 of the SA National Rally championship.

Toyota lock-out on 1000 Desert Race

2014-06-30 08:01

Reigning South African Cross-Country champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lock-out of the 2014 Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race podium on Sunday.

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