5 May, 2015
Ford Shows Off Smart Agricultural Solutions at NAMPO
- Ford commercial vehicle range offers smart solutions for
agricultural industry with Ranger, Transit, Transit Custom and new
- Exciting line-up of latest models on display, including high-tech new Fusion, Tourneo Connect and updated Kuga
- Wide range of activities available, from 4x4 track experience in the
Ranger to meeting Ford Performance Cross Country triple champion Chris
PRETORIA, South Africa, 4 May 2015 -
The small town of Bothaville in the Free State will come alive at the
annual NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show from 12 to 15 May, and Ford Motor
Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will be there once again with a
dazzling array of latest models and a wide range of activities on offer.
"NAMPO is the largest agricultural show in the
southern hemisphere with more than 70 000 visitors each year, so it's an
extremely important showcase for Ford and its rapidly expanding range
of models," says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, FMCSA.
"The focus on the Ford stand is our range of smart
agricultural solutions, including the 'Built Ford Tough' Ranger which
has become one of the top choices for farmers, fleet buyers and private
customers alike," Delate says.
The Ranger SuperCab is one of the most popular
options for the farming community as a result of its expanded cabin
space, its exceptional all-round performance on and off-road, and due to
it being VAT-deductible. The Ranger is a top-selling vehicle in the
Double Cab segment too, making it the benchmark for both workhorse and
This is complemented by Ford's comprehensive Transit
line-up that was recently expanded with the new Connect panel van that
won the International Van of the Year title in 2014. The larger Transit
Custom won the same title in 2013 and offers exceptional load-lugging
practicality, while the two-ton Transit Van and Chassis Cab models give
buyers even greater loading capacity and versatility.
Ford will be showing off its recently launched Fusion
flagship, which offers class-defining levels of advanced technology,
safety and performance. The recently updated Ford Kuga with its
latest-generation EcoBoost engine; and the popular EcoSport will be
among the numerous highlights.
Ford is bringing its technical know-how to NAMPO as
well. Vehicle service representatives will be on-site for the duration
of the show to answer any technical questions or customer queries about
the various models.
Adding a further dose of excitement is the mighty
5.0-litre V8-powered Ford Performance Ranger that competes in the
Donaldson Cross Country Championship. Star driver and triple champion
Chris Visser is scheduled to be on the stand on the mornings of 12 and
14 May to interact with fans and sign posters.
The agricultural show will be the ideal opportunity
for visitors to find out more about the 2015 Ranger Odyssey and register
for the event - plus snap their all-important 'selfie' photograph with
the specially kitted-out Odyssey-spec Ranger.
The stand also includes an area where Ford fans can have some fun with Ford's 'Race Face' and make their very own Ford badges.
One of NAMPO's most popular activities is the
dedicated 4x4 track, and visitors will have the opportunity to
experience the exceptional performance of the "Built Ford Tough" Ranger,
expertly driven by a team of specialised off-road instructors.