- Local hero Nimrod Nkosi to drive Ford Ranger
- Nkosi visits Ford’s manufacturing facilities in Pretoria
PRETORIA, South Africa, 17 May, 2013 – Ford South Africa handed over the keys of a Ford Ranger to local hero Nimrod Nkosi who will represent the Ford brand for the next six months.
One of the most recognisable faces in South Africa, he has extensive television experience which began in 1994 with an acting role in U Bambo Lwami. Various other TV roles followed most notable among them his stint hosting Jam Alley on SABC 1.
“We have worked with Nimrod extensively in the past,” comments Jeff Nemeth President and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. “He has been an MC at many of our internal events, much to the excitement of everyone at our Silverton Assembly Plant.”
Nimrod continues to be a regular on our TV screens, currently hosting the National lottery show. He also works extensively as an MC for many of South Africa’s major corporations.
Despite his busy schedule Nkosi made time to visit the Silverton Assembly Plant where the Ranger he is now driving was built.
“It’s always a pleasure to visit the Ford factory. I have a great relationship with the people at Ford and am always made to feel so welcome,” said Nkosi.
While at the Pretoria-based assembly plant Nkosi was able to gain further insight into how the Ranger is built and thank the workers for their hard work.
The Ranger is manufactured and assembled in South Africa for local consumption and export to 148 countries, mostly in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It boasts all the toughness and rugged capabilities of a pickup truck, but also features smart technology, outstanding safety, superior fuel economy and high standards of quality and comfort normally associated with passenger cars.
“The Ranger is synonymous with reliability and excellence. I am on the road a lot and the Ranger is the perfect partner for me no matter where I am going. It is indeed an honour to be a part of the Ford family,” he concluded.