Ford’s Ranger Raptor to be produced in South Africa

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The Ford Motor Company says the first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor will be produced in South Africa.

The Ranger Raptor will be produced locally at Ford’s Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria and the introduction of updated Ranger line-up in 2019.

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Vice President Operations, Ford Middle East and Africa, Ockert Berry said the country has played a role in the massive growth in Ranger sales and market share, locally and internationally with export to over 148 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ford said the Ranger Raptor will follow an investment in its local operations to cater for production capacity and investing to boost the plant’s capacity from 27 to 33 jobs per hour from January 2018.

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