Ford NZ hosts ‘The Ford off-road Experience’ at Fieldays
“Ford NZ hosts ‘The Ford off-road Experience’ at Fieldays
• Ford New Zealand’s largest Fieldays exhibit yet features Ford Ranger off-road track experience
• Full range of Ford New Zealand vehicles on display including the NZ debut of the All New Ford Everest and the New Ford Ranger
• Ford New Zealand Site at Fieldays : J44 & J46, and C99, 101, 103
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 09 JUNE 2015 – Ford New Zealand is setting out to impress Fieldays goers this year with a thrilling off-track experience and a debut of the latest vehicles. The Ford off-road experience returns for another year as the Ford Ranger made headlines by claiming the title of #1 best-selling ute at the start of the year. Both the All New Ford Everest and the new Ford Ranger will be making their New Zealand public debuts at Fieldays in an impressive display of the range, which will also feature a new 2015 Ford Mustang. With an extraordinary number of new vehicles launched by Ford New Zealand this year, Ford is definitely the one to watch at Fieldays 2015.
Ford NZ will be taking up a full five sites this year at Fieldays 2015, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest primary industry showcase, which opens next Wednesday 10 June through to Saturday 13 June, at Mystery Creek, Hamilton.
The ‘Ford off-road Experience’ will allow Fieldays visitors to take a ride with professional drivers in New Zealand’s number one truck, the Ford Ranger. The experience will showcase the Ranger’s unsurpassed capability and versatility on a course that includes a range of challenges, including a steep sided mountain, water wading pool, boulder, rough terrain and a seesaw.
“The Ford Ranger is New Zealand’s favorite truck, preferred by more drivers than any other model this year” Corey Holter, Managing Director at Ford New Zealand said. “At Fieldays we want to demonstrate just why it has become Kiwis’ number one truck. It will be a thrilling ride for participants, and promises to be one of the highlights of Fieldays 2015.”
The course starts by driving along a steep sided slope to highlight Roll-Over Mitigation, which stops the vehicle from getting into a dangerous roll over situation. The Ranger will then climb 45 degrees up and over the specially built man-made boulder mountain. The driver will take advantage of Ford Ranger’s Hill Launch Assist, which helps the vehicle pull away and climb up steep inclines. Upon reaching the summit, it will descend using Hill Decent Control, which allows greater control on steep hill grades. Other features in ‘The Ford Ranger off-track Experience’ include a seesaw, as well as a purpose built lake where the Ranger’s 800mm water wading capability will be put to the test.
Public debut of Ford Everest
This will be the first public reveal of the Ford Everest in New Zealand. With a rugged, sculptural design that reflects its unshakeable toughness and technological prowess, the new Ford Everest blends strength, smart features and style to bring consumers a tough and versatile SUV with true off-road capability. In addition to surprising and delighting fans of rugged off-road SUVs, the new Ford Everest embodies Ford’s fun-to-drive DNA to deliver rewarding and dynamic on-road handling, offering no compromises on refinement and comfort.
All-new Ford Ranger
New Zealand’s number one ute, the Ford Ranger, is only getting better. Featuring a new look front end, and a stylish, smart and functional new interior, the new Ranger builds upon a reputation of capability, innovation and comfort that has helped the Ranger to stand apart from traditional utes. It also boasts an array of new cutting-edge technologies that enable new and more practical solutions to everyday challenges.
Full range of Ford NZ vehicles and activities
Also sharing the pavilion will be the entire Ford NZ range of vehicles including the All New Ford Mustang, Ford Mondeo, Ford Territory, Kuga, Focus ST, Fiesta ST, Falcon, the EcoSport and Transit. Ford New Zealand head office staff and Ford dealership representatives from around the country will be on hand to answer any questions.
NZ National Agricultural Fieldays® will be held 10 – 13 June, 2015 at Mystery Creek Events Centre. Located just ten minutes from Hamilton, Mystery Creek Event Centre’s purpose-built facility is the ideal venue for the largest agricultural expo in the Southern Hemisphere. Gates open daily from 8:00am until 5:00pm, and tickets are available at the gate, or online at www.fieldays.co.nz.