MAGIC (Mobility And General Information Centre), Ford’s free information service for disabled and mature drivers, has announced today the launch of the new Ford Focus onto the Motability Scheme for recipients of the Higher Rate of Disability Living Allowance.
On sale from 1 January 2005, the New Ford Focus aims to carry on the outgoing model's sales success as Britain's top selling car. The Focus has been the most popular car on the Motability Scheme, with over 100,000 sold since its launch on the Scheme in 1998, but new Focus, with improvements that make it a more accessible car for everyone, looks set to prove just as desirable.
Two models from the new Focus line-up are initially available on the Motability Scheme: the 1.6 LX petrol 5dr manual, with an advance payment of £650, and the 1.6 Zetec Climate petrol 5dr manual, with an advance payment of £800. These prices are available for applications accepted between 1 January and 31 March 2005.
"We are delighted to be able to offer the new Focus on the Scheme at its launch as we know that the car will provide Motability customers with a superb package," said Andy Dougherty, Manager of Ford Motability. "Ford has created a more inclusive vehicle and we look forward to providing a car that is capable of catering for even more people with differing degrees of mobility. As the year progresses, more new Focus models will become available on the Scheme."
By ringing MAGIC on 0800 240 241 callers can source a wide range of information on topics such as: The Motability Scheme, current disability benefit entitlements, mobility assessment centres, charities, vehicle adaptation companies, Ford dealers, specialist holiday companies and of course comprehensive details on all Ford vehicles.Published 8 January 2005