Ford in New Zealand

 

 

History of Ford in New Zealand

Ford cars have a long and rich history in New Zealand, dating back to the early 1900s. Here is a brief overview of the history of Ford cars in New Zealand:

The early years:

In the early 1900s, Ford began exporting cars to New Zealand from its factories in the United States. The first Ford car sold in New Zealand was a Model C in 1905, and by the end of the decade, Ford had established a dealership network across the country.

The Model T era:

In the 1920s, Ford introduced the iconic Model T, which quickly became one of the most popular cars in New Zealand. The Model T was affordable, reliable, and easy to maintain, making it a popular choice for farmers, tradespeople, and families.

The post-World War II years:

In the post-World War II era, Ford introduced a range of new car models to the New Zealand market, including the Prefect, Anglia, and Zephyr. These cars were well-received by New Zealanders, and Ford's market share continued to grow.

The muscle car era:

In the 1960s and 1970s, Ford became known for its muscle cars, including the Falcon and the Mustang. These cars were powerful and fast, and they appealed to a new generation of drivers who were looking for excitement and speed.

The modern era:

In the 1980s and 1990s, Ford continued to innovate and introduce new car models to the New Zealand market. Some of the most popular models during this time included the Laser, the Telstar, and the Explorer.

In the early 2000s, Ford introduced the Territory, a large SUV that quickly became one of the most popular cars in New Zealand. Ford also continued to produce popular cars such as the Falcon and the Focus.

In recent years, Ford has focused on producing eco-friendly and fuel-efficient cars, such as the Fiesta, the Focus Electric, and the Fusion Hybrid. The company has also introduced advanced safety features and technology, such as the Ford Co-Pilot360 system.

Here are some of the current Ford models sold in New Zealand along with their specifications:

Ford Mustang

Engine: 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder or 5.0L V8

Horsepower: 310 hp (EcoBoost) or 460 hp (V8)

Torque: 350 lb-ft (EcoBoost) or 420 lb-ft (V8)

Transmission: 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic

Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

Fuel economy: 10.2 L/100 km (combined)


Ford Ranger

Engine: 2.2L 4-cylinder diesel or 3.2L 5-cylinder diesel

Horsepower: 160 hp (2.2L) or 200 hp (3.2L)

Torque: 385 lb-ft (2.2L) or 470 lb-ft (3.2L)

Transmission: 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic

Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive

Towing capacity: up to 3,500 kg

Fuel economy: 7.4 L/100 km (combined)


Ford Escape

Engine: 1.5L or 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder

Horsepower: 181 hp (1.5L) or 250 hp (2.0L)

Torque: 190 lb-ft (1.5L) or 275 lb-ft (2.0L)

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

Fuel economy: 7.2 L/100 km (combined)


Ford Everest

Engine: 2.0L bi-turbo diesel or 3.2L 5-cylinder diesel

Horsepower: 213 hp (2.0L) or 197 hp (3.2L)

Torque: 369 lb-ft (2.0L) or 347 lb-ft (3.2L)

Transmission: 10-speed automatic

Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive

Towing capacity: up to 3,100 kg

Fuel economy: 7.0 L/100 km (combined)


Ford Transit

Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel or 2.0L EcoBlue diesel

Horsepower: 128 hp (2.0L) or 168 hp (2.0L EcoBlue)

Torque: 284 lb-ft (2.0L) or 306 lb-ft (2.0L EcoBlue)

Transmission: 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic

Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

Cargo volume: up to 15.1 cubic meters

Payload capacity: up to 2,558 kg

Fuel economy: 6.4 L/100 km (combined)


Please note that this list may not be exhaustive and the specifications provided may vary depending on the model year and trim level of the vehicle. It's always best to check with an authorized Ford dealer or visit the official Ford New Zealand website for the most up-to-date and accurate information on Ford models and their specifications.

In conclusion, Ford has a long and storied history in New Zealand, with a wide range of popular car models dating back to the early 1900s. From the iconic Model T to the modern and eco-friendly Fiesta, Ford continues to be a popular choice for New Zealand drivers.

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