Ford is set to keep British showrooms buzzing this autumn with a series of attractive new offers across its model range, including lower retail prices via generous cashback offers, free insurance and low rate finance, all available from now until 14 January 2003.
With the news that the sexy new Streetka and Sportka will join the range early next year, the funky Ford Ka is more popular than ever, taking a staggering 39.3 per cent of all UK city car sales so far in 2002, a 7.2 per cent increase on last year.
This autumn prices will get even keener, with the Ford Ka from £5,995 on-the-road, and the top-of-the-range Ka Luxury from £8,495 on-the-road.
With the new Ford Fiesta five-door already a hit and the stylish new three-door and smooth Durashift EST auto/manual transmission due in December, mean there's lots more Fiesta news this autumn. Additionally, low rate finance from 5.9 per cent APR and one year's free insurance is available now on most five-door petrol models. The Ford Fiesta Finesse 1.3-litre 5dr will be available this autumn from £7,995 on-the-road.
Celebrating its fourth anniversary of UK sales this month, the Ford Focus' combination of style and value for money continues to wow UK customers, and is now entering its third year as the Britain's best-selling car. Over 120,000 new Focus owners have taken delivery of their cars this year and the exclusive, high- performance Ford Focus RS has also enjoyed an unprecedented reception, with production now sold out until February 2003.
For the first time ever, a new Ford Focus can be yours for less than £10,000 with the Ford Focus flight from £9,995 on-the-road. Low rate finance is also available, from 2.9 per cent APR on many models. Diesel will be even more in demand too, with top-of-the-range Ghia TDCi models available from £12,995.
With over 56,000 new cars on the road and a 45.6 per cent rise in diesel sales so far in 2002, the Ford Mondeo has once again secured its place at the top of its market. This autumn sees a new look to the range, with the 1.8-litre LX now named Mondeo "Mistral", and priced from £12,995 on-the-road. Zero rate finance is offered on all other Mondeos.
First class travel has never been so popular, with the Ford Galaxy accounting for 27 per cent of MPV sales to date in 2002. It has also never been so accessible, as the 2.3-litre Ford Galaxy LX is now offered from £16,745 on-the-road, while the range-topping 1.9-litre Tdi Galaxy Ghia is now only £20,240 on-the-road.
"We've introduced these offers because we know the core of Ford's popularity with British customers is good-looking cars with the latest technology, that are also reliable, great fun to drive and at the right price", explained Peter Fleet, Ford Motor Company Limited's Director of Marketing.
A summary of Ford's key autumn offer retail prices is as follows:
|Model||Current retail OTR price||
New retail OTR price
|Ka Sun Collection||£8495||£1000||£7495 + free a/c|
|Fiesta Finesse 1.3 5dr||£8495||£500||£7995 + free insurance|
|Focus Flight 5dr||£10,995||£1000||£9995|
|Focus Ghia TDCi||£15195||£2200||£12995|
|Galaxy 2.3 LX<||£18245||£1500||£16745|
|Galaxy Tdi Ghia||£22740||£2500||£20240|