It was a great #FordShero moment last Thursday when Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa hosted us and some of South Africa’s influential women for a special 4×4 Women’s Day event, featuring two of the country’s favourite vehicles: the Ford Ranger and the Ford Everest.
I am a huge fan of the Ranger and the first time I drove it I went crazy. Did you know that the Ford Ranger is one of South Africa’s top selling vehicles in the Light Commercial Sector and overall? The locally produced Ranger has an extensive model line-up. It comes as a single cab, super cab, or a double cab, and is available in five trim levels (Base, XL, XLS, XLT, Wildtrak). Moooer!! You can check my Ranger reviews on these 2 articles; FORD WILDLIFE and MAPUTO TRIP
Anyway, we arrived at The Islands Estate in Hartbeespoort around 10am and we were treated to some breakfast of course.
The place looked amazing. A breath of fresh air I must say. And a time to take pictures. We couldn’t let the beautiful background go to waste. After breakfast we were briefed about what to look forward to and also got some knowledge on how these stunning powerful Ford 4x4s are made.
The Ford Ranger is one of South Africa’s favourite bakkies and one of the country’s best selling vehicles overall. Manufactured at the Ford Silverton Assembly Plant, the Ford Ranger has an extensive line up and host of options that can suit any need. Whether you want a base single-cab bakkie as a small business workhorse, a versatile super cab or a refined and luxurious double cab for the family and weekend outings, there is a Ranger for you.
Last year, the Silverton Assembly Plant began local production of the Ford Everest SUV. Available in eight variations, automatic or manual, 4×2 or 4×4, and a choice of two engines and three levels of trim, the Everest is a refined and capable SUV that is just as comfortable in the city as it is in South Africa’s outdoors.
Both vehicles come with a range of outstanding Duratorq TDCi diesel engines manufactured at Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. Buyers can choose between the punchy and economical 2.2-litre four-cylinder unit or the more powerful 3.2-litre five-cylinder version.
The Everest and the Ranger are much more than just size and power. Both come with a range of exciting comfort, safety, and driving features.
After all the formalities, we made our way to De Rust Outdoor which is right opposite The Islands, where we were.
It was time for that great experience. We were basically taught how to drive these machines. It was a much needed training, fun but scary for some of us.
The highest and roughest steeps for me ever. I just couldn’t do it. Lol
We were told to follow instructions and not do what we’d do under normal experiences. Other Sheros were very brave and just did it.
Ladies!! #FordShero is all about the ladies
We made it through the training. No accidents. No mistakes. It was time for selfies.
And some lunch.
And the pampering. We got spoiled.
We got our Certificates too. I can drive any Ford 4×4 with confidence now shem. I am a PRO!! Lol
The #FordShero Twins, Winnie on your left and Queen on the right. Yes, I can tell them apart. Tltltltltl
The mighty Ford Ranger is one of South Africa’s top selling vehicles in the Light Commercial Sector and overall. The locally produced Ranger has an extensive model line-up. It comes as a single cab, super cab, or a double cab, and is available in five trim levels (Base, XL, XLS, XLT, Wildtrak).
It was a fun day out with other Sheros. The #FordShero is a very good campaign and is perfect for us. We are Sheros after-all. Thank you so much Ford and Meropa Communications for hosting us.