American car maker, Ford Motors unveiled their much awaited Focust ST and Kuga at the Jo’burg International Motor Show in South Africa. Ford Kuga is expected to be launched in South Africa later this year while Focus ST will be launched in early 2012. Apart from these two vehicles, Ford Motors also introduced their specially built all new ranger for the South African market.
Mr Jeff Nemeth, CEO and President, FMCSA, said, “We’ve worked long and hard to bring the all-new Ranger to market and today we are finally able to share it with the South African public. Ford has leveraged its global economies of scale, and tapped into expertise from around the globe to ensure the all-new Ranger is a frontrunner in its segment.”
This new Ford Ranger is going to be manufactured in South Africa and will be the first pick-up truck which will be built under the One Ford strategy. Speaking about the Focus ST, Mr Dean Stonely, CP, Marketing, FMCSA, said, “The new Focus ST is really an exciting car for Ford. The all-new Focus was launched earlier this year and is already proving popular with customers. The all-new Focus ST is the next step in the Focus evolution, it’s a car built for driving enthusiasts all around the world and we are sure they will not be disappointed.”
About the Kuga, Mr Stanley stated, “With the new Kuga we are delivering a highly capable, expressive and charismatic vehicle which will extend the Ford model range further. I firmly believe the Kuga will appeal to many loyal Ford customers looking for something a bit different, as well as attract many new customers to the Ford brand.”
Mr Nemeth, before signing off, stated, “We’ve got some exciting new products on offer that customers will be able to view for the first time, but we also have our existing line-up of cars on the stand. The Show gives us a unique opportunity to engage and interact with the public over an extended period. We look forward to the coming days and hope they enjoy exploring our line-up.”