Ford Motor Company Limited has teamed up with TV presenter, Great Britain wheelchair basketball player and London 2012 ambassador, Ade Adepitan MBE. Ade has been loaned a Focus C-MAX, Ford's dynamic Multi-Activity-Vehicle.

Having survived Polio as a child, Ade has gone on to compete as a wheelchair basketball player on an international level. Using his sporting expertise he has reported for BBC2's Grandstand and is currently to be seen on the BBC's daily live X-Change programme as well as the high profile idents for BBC1.

Ade first became involved in wheelchair basketball when he was at school. He also enjoys tennis and scuba diving and is an avid football fan. With a versatile interior and plenty of room in the boot for sports equipment, the Focus C-MAX is ideally suited to Ade's active lifestyle.

Ade's Focus C-MAX features the highly praised Continually Variable Transmission (CVT) and has been adapted for use with a wheelchair. Additionally it is a recent winner in the compact MPV category of the 2005 British Insurance Car Security Awards, as well as being voted MPV of the Year by both The Sun and Autotrader. "Having a vehicle with so much versatility and comfort makes meeting both my TV and sporting commitments a real treat," said Ade. "This car is functional, yet it has a luxurious feel that is so welcome after a hard day's training or a day in front of the camera."

Focus C-MAX is available from £13,695 on the road, has an insurance group rating of seven and comes with individual rear seats that tip, tumble or can be removed - and nine separate storage compartments. Powered by a range of Duratec petrol or Duratorq second generation common-rail diesel engines, and with Electro-Hydraulic Power Assisted Steering (EHPAS), Focus C-MAX is effortless at low speed and yet has excellent feel at higher speeds.

To read our in depth road test of the Ford Focus C-MAX [ click here ]


Published : 01/08/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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