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Ford Everest

Ford invests $167 million in South Africa to build Everest SUV

Ford Motor Co. will invest 2.5 billion rand ($167 million) in the U.S. automaker’s South African operations to start production of the Everest sport utility vehicle and create about 1,200 jobs.

Penny Pritzker, US Commerce Secretary, at the US-Africa Business Forum

Africa Summit Set the Stage for US Business. Now What?

As the dust settles after the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit that took place in early August in Washington, a clearer picture is emerging of what it achieved.

Ford Mustang

Africa is the final frontier for global automotive growth: Jim Benintende, Head, Ford Middle East and Africa

Ford Motor Co., the second largest U.S. automaker, is introducing 25 new models by 2016 in Africa and the Middle East, where it projects the driving age population will grow 31 percent by 2023 to 1.7 billion people.