MAGIC (Mobility and General Information Centre), Ford’s free information service for disabled and mature drivers, today announced the launch onto the Motability Scheme of New Fiesta and Ford Fusion models, which feature Durashift EST (Electronic Shift Technology), a new automatic shift transmission.
Durashift EST has been introduced onto the Motability Scheme as an option on the New Fiesta Finesse, LX and Ghia models, as well as the Fusion 2. All models fitted with Durashift EST will also have the advantage of ABS at no additional cost.
The new transmission provides the flexibility of manual-style shifting with the comfort and ease of use of an automatic. Durashift EST uses a shift lever that is similarly positioned to the conventional manual gear stick, has no clutch pedal and can be driven by people with automatic licences and is therefore ideal for disabled motorists. In an instant, the driver can change from a full automatic to a sequential manual shift with no need for a clutch.
January 2003 prices for the full Durashift EST New Fiesta and Fusion range on the Motability Contract Hire Scheme are:
|Model||Adv payment (£)*||Weekly rental (£)*|
|Fiesta Finesse 5 Door 1.4||£350||Total allowance|
|Fiesta LX 3 Door 1.4||£450||Total allowance|
|Fiesta LX 5 Door 1.4||£550||Total allowance|
|Fiesta Ghia 5 Door 1.4||£650||Total allowance|
|Fusion 2 5 Door 1.4||£1,100||Total allowance|