For young adults leaving school or moving on from university, we understand how hard it is to be patient when it comes to owning your first set of wheels.
With that in mind, if you’re serious about your studies, you’re already on the road to success. As a graduate in an increasingly competitive world, your tertiary education is likely to secure you a higher future income as a skilled professional in your career of choice. All that basically means is that, after all that hard work of burning the midnight oil at university, that set of brand new wheels aren’t too far out of reach!
But in the meantime, there’s no harm in looking and finding the vehicle that’s right for you, and we have just the right one in mind.
The All New Ford Figo!
If you’ve decided to buy a new vehicle, then the chances are, value for money and reliability are some of your primary concerns. But, thankfully with the all new Ford Figo, you also don’t have to compromise on comfort, safety features, driving dynamics, and good looks. So we definitely think this vehicle should be at the top of your list of vehicles for taking out for a test drive.
Starting at under R200k, it represents the entry point to the Ford brand in the South African market. We can also boast about the Figo being consistently one of the country’s best-sellers in the budget car segment. In 2019 Ford launched the new, funky Figo Blu, with its distinctive sporty Blu good looks, for those who dare to be different and stand out.
Based on the 1,5 Trend hatchback model, the Figo Blu can easily be distinguished from the standard Figo by a number of model-specific styling enhancements. Most noticeably is the exterior sports black roof, black mesh grille, black mirror housings, and black multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, with eye-catching blue accents, inside and out.
All five-door hatchback and four-door sedan models, including the Figo Blu, come with driver and passenger airbags, ABS brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), remote central locking, electric front windows with one-touch operation on the driver’s side, a factory-fitted immobiliser, electric power-assisted steering, tilt adjustment for the steering column, headlight level adjustment, a built-in Ford Audio unit with an integrated display, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB slot, and Ford’s unique Device Dock for connecting and powering smartphone devices.
All Figo models are powered by Ford’s latest-generation 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. And all come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120,000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance, and a five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A four-year/60,000km service plan is included, with 15,000km service intervals.
Our mission is to be the best Ford dealership in South Africa. We continuously have the best prices and have been providing unmatched service to customers in the Durban area. You can browse our range of vehicles, new and used, and book a test drive with one of our experienced sales members. Our service department offers a stress-free experience with an online booking facility as well as Saturday services. We also offer our ‘service while you wait’ option during the week for your convenience with our very humble mechanics. Please feel free to meet our friendly and experienced service advisors, and our sales advisors in our parts department. We do the cleaning of the vehicles and perform oil changes. We can also arrange to have your vehicle upholstery cleaned at your cost, and in addition, we also have specials on Aircon Servicing and tyre replacements. What also helps is we have a Ford in house Parts Department.
Some tips on Car care Awareness.
1) Turning your air conditioner off when you can.
2) Use cruise control features if you have.
3) End aggressive driving habits which can lead to a loss of fuel efficiency.
4) Clean out your car so you drive with a lighter load.
5) Have proper tire pressure levels.
6) Drive at the speed limit.
The New Ford Ecosport Review – Best Compact SUV
Why do so many people buy SUVs?
Sport Utility Vehicles promise a life spent outdoors full of adventure, doing all kinds of fun with lots of room for your family or friends to embrace a world filled with endless possibilities with you. It will safely take you from point A to point B and can handle harsh road conditions with ease.
Ford’s EcoSport has consistently featured in South Africa’s monthly ranking of the top 10 selling passenger cars since its launch in 2013, and with good reason!
Ford has found the perfect recipe to combine sturdy SUV functionality with unrivalled city car practicality, designed to make every day a little simpler.
The new Ford Ecosport is designed for all the courageous, young-at-heart people, who love writing their own stories. The ones who don’t wait for something to happen and don’t just sit around looking at how others are living their lives. They go out there and create a life of adventure, seeing every day as a blank page with an opportunity to fill it with what they enjoy doing. They’re writing their own journey and looking forward to sharing it with the people around them.
The Ecosport line-up includes:
1) Taking pride in leading fuel economy with the line-up now starting with a 1.5 litre Ti-VCT 3-cylinder 91kW petrol engine with a claimed combined fuel average of 6.4 litres per 100 km and only comes in a 5-speed manual transmission (available in Ambiente).
2) The award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost 3-cylinder 92 kW turbocharged petrol engine with an average of 5.4 litres per 100 km in the 6-speed manual version and 6.3 litres per 100 km in the 6-speed automatic transmission (available in Trend and Titanium).
3) And lastly, the 1.5 litre 4-cylinder 74kW turbodiesel engine with an incredible average of 4.6 litres per 100 km in a 5-speed manual transmission (only available in Ambiente).
It is plain to see big performance is in and regular visits to the fuel stations are out! So, you can now really “Go Further” thanks to Ford’s innovation and excellent engineering.
With a bold new exterior design, the Ecosport always looks all set and ready for a good time. At just over 4 metres, the EcoSport is the same length as a Ford Fiesta which makes it easy to drive and to park. Elevated ride height allows you to peer over traffic jams and see more of what’s going on around you. Also, it’s never been easier to get in and out, thanks to the perfectly positioned seats!
The EcoSport is very spacious for a compact SUV and quite versatile with smart storage solutions, boot space of 333 litres and the rear seats can also be folded down to give you more space to load bigger objects.
It has a ground clearance of 206mm which makes overcoming potholes and harsh road conditions a super easy task. Ford’s Ecosport also proofed a remarkable water wading depth of 550 mm! Even though the Ecosport doesn’t have a 4×4 option, it still has something to offer when it comes to water crossing, which can come in very handy especially areas that are prone to flooding.
What features will I find in an entry-level Ecosport Ambiente?
Bluetooth Connectivity, x2 USB Ports, Voice Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Rear Parking Sensors, Front and Rear Power Windows, Halogen Headlamps, Dual Front, Side and Curtain Airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency Brake Assist, ISOFIX child seat mounting points, Remote Central Locking, Perimeter Alarm and Immobiliser, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Radio / CD / USB Ports, and manually activated ‘Follow-me-home’ headlamps.
Titanium features over and above the Ambiente:
Keeping in sync with your loved ones is just a voice command away using Ford’s classy SYNC3 infotainment system, which is fitted as standard on the Titanium models and also features a Navigation system on an 8.0″ colour touchscreen.
Keyless entry and start. You can now start your new journey with a push of a button and Go Wander in your direction.
Roll Stability Control. Helps you keep connected to the road and in control, this especially comes in handy around corners and slippery surfaces.
Hill Launch Assist. Own that hill start every time! This function holds the brakes for 3 seconds longer from when you take your foot off the brake pedal.
Collision Mitigation System – uses camera technology to detect a potential accident and can help reduce the severity or in some cases completely avoid a frontal collision.
Adaptive Cruise Control which uses sensors and a camera to help you maintain distance between you and the vehicle ahead.
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror darkens automatically in proportion to how bright the flash is, then clear once the glare is no longer detected.
Fit almost anywhere with power-folding mirrors to make the Ecosport a little narrower and Front and Rear Park Distance Control.
And so much more…
All models come standard with Ford Protect, containing a 4 year / 120 000 km comprehensive warranty, 3 year / unlimited distance roadside assistance and 5 year / unlimited km corrosion warranty. A 4 year / 60 000 km service plan is included, with 15 000 km or 12 months service intervals, whichever one comes first.
So, is the Ford Ecosport a good buy?
The EcoSport is a stylish small SUV with enough space to comfortably seat 5 people and is ideal for small households. It is quite simply the perfect lifestyle vehicle that will suit all your day to day needs. It delivers excellent value for money and drives like a dream!
For the best Ford Ecosport specials, visit CMH Kempster Ford Pretoria North at 610 Steve Biko Road, Gezina, Pretoria or contact our sales team on 087 724 8757 to book your test drive.
Words: Chamoney Berrange’
The Ford Ranger is rated as one of the best bakkies in South Africa and there are sooo many reasons why this incredible vehicle continuously remains at the top of the list of favourites for motorists.
At CMH Kempster Ford Hatfield we are proud to have the opportunity to sell this vehicle to you. There are also some facts about the Ranger Production that we would like to share with you. Some you may know and some you may have not known thus far.
- 2011 to 2020 Ford Motor company has exported 400 000 Ford Rangers to more than 100 global markets.
- Since the month of April 2019, 7000 Ford Rangers have been shipped from Port Elizabeth to Europe
- The Ford Ranger is the bestselling “pickup” in Europe which we call a bakkie
At CMH Kempster Ford Hatfield we are very proud to be part of a brand that is well trusted and supported not only by our fellow South Africans but across the global market.
It may be interesting for many to also note that Ford South Africa will be building their 700 000th Ford Ranger in the year 2020. We truly think this is a great achievement not only for the local plants but for all employees of the Ford brand.
The Year 2019 had other milestones for our favourite vehicle.
- 65 908 Ford Rangers were supplied to the international customers, outselling the Ranger’s nearest rival by 16 402 units.
You can enjoy driving this amazing vehicle that is globally recognized by visiting us at CMH Kempster Ford Hatfield. We have a wide selection of derivatives under the Ford Ranger scope, let us help you drive one of the best.
The team at CMH Kempster Ford Durban is absolutely thrilled to be the proud vehicle sponsor of GRACE FAMILY CHURCH. In recognition of their incredible dedication, commitment, and passion, CMH Kempster Ford Durban has provided them with a brand-new Ford Ranger to assist the missions and justice department. Here at CMH Kempster Ford Durban, we are all about making a difference by assisting and supporting genuine community initiatives.
The mission and justice ministry facilitate two areas, namely: Relief aid and Development. The aim is to provide aid, engage and develop the materially disadvantaged, through various programs and ministry partnerships. Relief aid focuses on shipping containers of food, medical, educational as well as household items. The development banner concentrates on poverty alleviation through community development initiatives such as: English language courses and job readiness training.
According to the missions and justice report 2019 on average, 206 metric tons of supplies and food were received and distributed to disadvantaged communities and 1059 homeless people clothed.
Once again, CMH Kempster Ford Durban applauds Grace Family Church on their sterling commitment to uplift, educate and empower people from all walks of life. We hope that your new Ford Ranger will create memories and lend a helping hand when it is needed most.
CMH Kempster Ford Umhlanga enables a brighter future for our learners at Emakheni Primary School in Ndedwe, KwaZulu Natal by providing desks and chairs as the school was lacking these very important necessities. The items were delivered personally by the team at CMH Kempster Ford Umhlanga using our Built Ford Tough Rangers. It was a great day for both the learners and the team as we were able to assist the school that needed these resources. The educators and learners at Emakheni Primary School, in oThongathi (Tongaat) expressed their gratitude and appreciation to CMH Kempster Ford Umhlanga for the generous donation of desks and chairs. Emakheni Primary School serves learners who come from an underprivileged community. The principal of the school Mr DJ Qwaba, said, “Miss LA Nkosi approached us about getting assistance for the school from the company she works for, CMH Kempster Ford Umhlanga. We were humbled and overjoyed”. He went further on to say “Your gesture is going to assist us in achieving quality education and teaching at our school”.
In the Future we hope to help more schools in order to provide basic needs for our future learners.
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Contact 0877248040 or visit 115 Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe.
Active Grille Shutters
One of the simplest things most of us ignore on a vehicle is the front grille. Yes the front grille, ever wondered why it’s shaped in a certain way and what its function is exactly. Well many can come up with a lot of explanations like, “without it you can see the entire engine” or “it’s used to cover all the engine components as a protective feature”
As much as that may be true, the front grille of a vehicle has a greater purpose than the ones mentioned above. The front grille of the vehicle was originally created to allow air flow, to cool down the engine and the radiator.
Over the years Ford has transformed the function of the grille by using what they call” Active Grille Shutters” on most of the vehicles. This allows for the shutters on the grille to open and close automatically to reduce aerodynamic drag whilst ensuring cooling to the engine. The active grille shutters also help to improve fuel efficiency. As if the Eco boost function was not amazing, Ford always finds a way to make your driving experience an absolute pleasure.
Ford strives to carry this design of the active grille shutters in all their recent models, and at CMH Kempster Ford Hatfield, we love it and are very confident that this is a feature you will also love.
Visit us to take advantage of our February deals on the Ford Ecosport, Ford Fiesta and Ford Ranger. We are situated at 434 Jan Shoba Street, Hatfield Pretoria.
Ford Takes Two Class Victories on Inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour
· Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo XLT Double Cab, with advanced 10-speed automatic, claims victory in highly competitive pickup segment with overall consumption of 6.81 l/100km
· Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost wins its class on 5.21 l/100km
· Runner-up position for Ford Kuga 1.5 TDCi in turbodiesel compact SUV class after recording impressive 5.38 l/100km
· WesBank Fuel Economy Tour route covered 2435km over five days, travelling from Johannesburg through Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and George to Cape Town
Ford’s ‘Go Further’ brand promise was translated into tangible results last week after the Ford Ranger and Ford Fiesta traveled further on less fuel and emerged as the most fuel-efficient vehicles in their respective segments during the inaugural WesBank Fuel Economy Tour in partnership with FNB. The Ford Kuga was a close second in the turbodiesel compact SUV segment.
The event featured 40 entries from 12 manufacturers across various classes, which ensured that the fuel economy of direct competitors was tested in real-world driving conditions.
The Ford Ranger, powered by the all-new 2.0 Single Turbo engine matched to the advanced, 10-speed automatic transmission, proved its status as the most economical pickup in its segment over widely varied and challenging terrain all driven at normal everyday speeds. The Ranger recorded an exceptional average fuel consumption of 6.8179 l/100km.
“The performance of the New Ranger was simply remarkable,” Colin Mileman said at the prize-giving ceremony in Cape Town. “The all-new 2.0 Single Turbo is an outstanding engine, giving us all the power and torque we needed to conquer the steep uphill’s, while just sipping fuel.”
“The results from the WesBank Fuel Economy Tour provide invaluable fuel consumption data for consumers to compare vehicles in the respective segments. It also demonstrates the economy that can be achieved when the vehicles are driven in the most fuel-efficient manner,” Mileman added.
In the compact car segment, the 1.0 EcoBoost engine of the Ford Fiesta proved why it is a multiple International Engine of the Year winner. The Ford Fiesta competed in the class for turbocharged petrol engines below 1100cc and took the class win with an average consumption of just 5.21 l/100km.
“I was mightily impressed by the Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost’s thrifty drinking habits over the past week’s sojourn, allowing us to win our class and finish ninth overall out of 40 participants in the maiden WesBank Fuel Economy Tour,” Matebese said. “This event is a great marketing tool for manufacturers.”
In the rapidly-growing compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment, the Ford Kuga 1.5 TDCi recorded an impressive average consumption of 5.38 l/100km.
“I knew the Kuga 1.5 TDCi was good, but to achieve that fuel economy on the challenging roads we drove, while having to maintain the realistic speeds and stay within the allocated times for each section, was amazing,” Adams stated.
At CMH Kempster Ford Randburg not only do we strive to give you the best value for money, but we also look after your pocket with our products great fuel economy.
Come in and test-drive our vehicles and experience it for yourself.
Call: 087 724 8840
THE NEW ECOSPORT
Designed to make every day a little simpler, the New ECOSPORT has convenience covered. Keyless entry and start. Press the push-button start to start the engine and you’re away. Even the lights are smart. The New ECOSPORT headlamps sense when it’s dark outside, and turn on automatically. With a bold new exterior design, the New ECOSPORT always looks like it’s ready for action. Fit almost anywhere with power folding mirrors that fold in to make the New ECOSPORT a little narrower. Puddle lamps on the New ECOSPORT Titanium’s side mirrors illuminate the area beside the vehicle, so you can see the road clearly before you step outside. A sensor behind the rear-view mirror can detect moisture on the windshield, automatically triggering the wipers. Wheels, don’t just look good, they’re lightweight and extra strong too. LED daytime running lights on Trend and Titanium help ensure you’re more visible to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
17” Alloy wheels available on Titanium models only.
Keep your hands on the wheel, and your eyes on the road. Use simple voice commands to make calls, listen to text messages, and play your favourite music.
The New ECOSPORT makes every load manageable. But never at the cost of your comfort. Flips, folds and fits everything. The cargo management system adapts to handle almost any weekend-sized load. This includes a new height adjustable boot floor, which can be raised to conceal storage or lowered to increase luggage capacity to 333 litres. The boot floor can now support over 300kg.
Peace of mind wherever you go
The New ECOSPORT’s safety features do more than just protect you. They help prevent the need for protection in the first place.
Get 360 degrees of confidence: with seven airbags you’ll feel protected from every side. These include driver and front passenger, driver’s knee, front side and side-curtain airbags.
Collision Mitigation System: comes standard on models:
Reduces the severity of the impact of a collision.
The Titanium models also come standard with a Thatcham alarm.
You’ll never be ‘blinded by the light’ thanks to the New ECOSPORT Titanium’s electrochromic rear-view mirror, which darkens whenever a vehicle shines its headlamps on it.
CMH Kempster Ford Pretoria is concerned about the scarcity of water in our country, for the past years we received less percentage of rain and that has economically cost us a lot, especially in the farming sector. Things will be very expensive especially food and automatically it will affect our petrol price, as a nation we have to come up with solution as to how can we save water, even our children must be taught how to preserve water. When we teach our children we teach the whole world and secure a better tomorrow.
Here are some of the things we do in order to stop wasting water – We have regular maintenance to check pipe leaks, check toilet leaks, use buckets to wash our vehicles, close all the taps tightly after use and we regularly use brooms to clean the drive ways
We, at CMH Kempster Ford Pretoria have realized that in order to fit in to the ever evolving and improving world we need to go green, slowly but surely. Our Dealer Principal expressed his passion in not being a part of the unnatural Global Warming, by conducting research and obtaining even more Eco-friendly vehicle stock as well as other products we can use to minimize our environmental demise.
In preserving the water (being our main life source), we at CMH Kempster Ford Pretoria also are making an effort in learning new ways to utilize bio-degradable products as well as save on electricity and energy. Our dealership has opted for more windows and open plans not only for better display purposes but for sunlight (heat in summer as well as the use of less lights that are switched on) and free flowing fresh cooling air.
We pride ourselves in our ever-improving dealership, we even encourage our wash bay guys to practice bucket method when cleaning vehicles. All of us can adopt this fight for conserving water for our future generations.
CMH Kempster FORD Pretoria
At the start of the New Year, everyone is thinking it’s time to say hello to a new set of wheels. If you are in the process of starting your search for a new vehicle and aren’t sure where to begin, take a look at our top picks to suit your driving style and is not too heavy on your pocket.
The City-Centric car
If you live in the city – A little, goes a long way! The FORD FIGO is your ideal choice. It is compact enough to maneuver in heavy traffic, get in and out of tight parking spaces and it is enjoyable as well as economical to drive. There are options of different variants to choose from, all of which offer exceptional value for money.
Rough and Tough outdoors
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Weekends away spent exploring high valleys and getting in touch with the “wild side”. The FORD RANGER collection is screaming your name! Whether you need to haul a load for business purposes or pack on those quad bikes for an adventure weekend, this bakkie will not disappoint. These SUV’s offer unparalleled suspension systems, ample ground clearance and water wading capability.
The All Rounder
For those that need great mileage and a comfy everyday experience while driving should opt for the solid all rounder FORD ECO SPORT. This vehicle ticks many boxes: fuel efficient, good infotainment options and they are affordable. Between picking the kids up from school or rushing off to a business appointment, the FORD ECO SPORT offers you excellent all-round performance.
For inquiries on ALL makes of FORD vehicles, pre-owned or brand new, the team at CMH Kempster Ford Durban is ready to assist you! Visit us at 901 Umgeni Road or call us on 031 313 0800, browse our website to view our latest selection of vehicles www.umgeniford.co.za