Ford Motor Company’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has reached a significant milestone with the assembly of the 500 000th current generation Ford Ranger.
The half-millionth unit, a Wildtrak 3.2 Double Cab, was fittingly painted in the range-topping model’s distinctive and exclusive Pride Orange.
“The current Ford Ranger has been a remarkable success story for Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, and we are delighted to have reached the 500 000 mark for this vehicle programme,” said Ockert Berry, VP Operations, Ford Middle East and Africa.
“Ford invested more than R3-billion in our local operations for the launch of the Ranger in 2011 to cater for the South African market and exports to over 148 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We followed this up with a further R3-billion investment in 2017 to further expand our production capacity to meet the growing worldwide demand for the Ranger,” Berry added.
“Early next year we are set to launch the first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor, which will add an exciting new chapter to the Ranger’s proud legacy in South Africa and across the region,” Berry concluded.