Ford Cars for Sale in Ghana
Ford Motor Company is the oldest American automobile manufacturer which has been operating for more than a century. It was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. It is the second best automaker in United States after General Motors, and had produced around six million vehicles in 2013. Ford has also invested in other automobile companies around the world and partially owns Auto Alliance Thailand, Blue Diamond Trucks, Jiangling Motors, Aston Martin and Mazda. The car maker is targeting all market segments in the automobile industry, thus produces passenger cars, commercial trucks and special purpose vehicles. At the present time, it covers almost all regional markets around the globe including Sub-Saharan Africa. Mechanical Lloyd is the authorized distributor of Ford cars in Ghana.
Innovations and Technologies from Ford
Under the leadership of Henry Ford, the American manufacturer invented the first Moving Assembly line. Besides, the company has introduced some of the most innovative and pioneering technologies in all these years.
Ford is currently using various four, six, and eight cylinder engines in its vehicles. The latest four-cylinder technologies include Ford EcoBoost and Ford Power Stroke engines. Similarly, the V6 technologies range across Ford Taunus, Ford Mondeo, Ford Duratec, Ford Ecotorq, Ford AJD and Ford EcoBoost engines. The V8 technologies currently in production are Ford Modular, Ford Triton and Ford AJD. In addition, the manufacturer also produces Triton V10 engine, specifically designed for commercial vehicles.
Furthermore, Ford presented a new automobile design technology in 2005 and named it as Ford Kinetic Design. Based on the ‘Energy in Motion’ theme, Kinetic Design features large trapezoidal grille and stretched back headlights.
Recently, Ford introduced the next generation voice-activated telematics system called SYNC 3 with new design, interface and features. SYNC 3 delivers high speed performance, enhanced voice recognition, new apps, Siri® seamless integration, simple music access and automatic updates over Wi-Fi.
Popular Ford Models in Ghana
Ford is rendering a variety of hatchbacks, sedans, crossovers, SUVs, trucks and minivans for Sub-Saharan African markets including Ghana. Here are some of the most acclaimed Ford models in the country.
Ford Focus – The Ford Focus is a small family car first launched in 1998. The company is presently selling third generation of this compact hatchback, which arrived in 2011. The Focus is also regarded for its motorsport World Rally Championship achievements. You can buy a third generation Focus for a price between GHC 40,000 and GHC 60,000.
Ford Fusion – The Fusion is the flagship model in Ford's lineup, which is manufactured in midsize sedan body configuration. Launched in 2005, the second generation appeared in 2013. It is an expensive sedan that would cost you over GHC 90,000.
Ford Explorer – The Explorer was first launched as a midsize SUV in 1990, while the fifth generation was introduced as a full-size crossover in 2011. Recently, this compact utility vehicle received a facelift for the 2016 model year. In Ghana, the fifth generation Explorer is priced between GHC 60,000andGHC 200,000.
Ford F-150 – The Ford F-150 is the most popular variant of the Ford F-Series trucks, which has been built since 1948. The thirteenth generation of this truck was launched in January 2014 as the 2015 model year. In Ghana, the F-150 can be found in a price range of GHC 45,000 – GHC 140,000.
The Ford Escape and Ford Edge are also a famous model that has made its way into the Ghanaina car market in recent times.
Availability of Ford Cars in Ghana
You can easily find new versions as well as used Ford vehicles in Ghana. The new Ford vehicles are made available by Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited - the current official distributor of Ford, BMW and Massey Ferguson vehicles in Ghana. Other channels of buying ford cars in Ghana is from local dealers and private people who normally offer used ford vehicles imported from other foreign countries. In terms of location, major known cities in Ghana with the high number of Ford listings includes;
Ford in Motorsport
For the past many decades, Ford is actively involved in leading motorsport activities like NASCAR, Formula One and World Rally Championship. It has won eight Manufacturer’s Championships in Sprint Cup, and eight 24 Hours of Le Mans. Other motorsport achievements of Ford include 1968 International Championship for Makes and 1970 Trans-Am Championship.