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In the same way that VW has resurrected the Scirroco, Ford are reinventing its famous Capri in the guise of the new Focus Coupe. The new Focus Coupe will appeal to the young and style-conscious with a stylish yet practical body. The design will feature a low roofline, diffuser-style lower bumper, roof spoiler and LED tail-lights at the rear.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have announced today the total figures for cars sold in March. A total of 313,912 new vehicles were registered in March 2009- a 30.5% fall on March 2008 figures. One bright note amid the gloom last month was the rise of the mini segment, with sales increasing 84%. Diesel vehicles accounted for 43.4% of the market - up 3% on March 2008.
2008 saw the launch of the face-lifted version of the second generation Focus and it has kept the popular Ford as the UK’s favourite car for the tenth year running. The Ford Focus beat all other makes and models with 101,593 cars sold in 2008. See uk car discounts great deals on a new ford focus. The Vauxhall Corsa was the second biggest seller with 99,574 cars sold.
At a glittering awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane London, the Ford Fiesta 1.25i 82 Zetec 5 Door took the coveted What Car? Car of the Year 2009, award. ‘What Car?’ described it as “the perfect car for now as it’s the epitome of the stylish, modern super-mini.
Ford has announced that nearly 11.500 new model Fiestas were sold in the UK during the first 77 days since it went on sale on 01st October 2008. The number of retail customers was more then 9,000. This is around 80% of the vehicles sold which is a big increase on the normal retail sales at around 60% The Zetec has proved to be the most popular model with 51% of the sales.
The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has given its’ award for Car of the Year 2008 to the new Ford Fiesta. The panel of 17 Scottish automotive journalists reviewed every new car on the market and shortlisted 8 category winners – awarding the top prize to the Fiesta. See UK Car Discount for cheap new Ford Fiesta offers.
Ford has announced the price list for the all-new Ford Ka model due to go on sale in the UK in January 2009. It will be available in four trim levels – Studio, Style, Style and Zetec. The entry-level trim is the Studio with a starting price of £7995.
The Paris Motor Show this October saw the launch of the all new ‘custom’ Ford Ka. Ford offers colourful option packs so that new Ford Ka owners can really personalise their cars. There are 3 design themes from Ford – Digital, Tattoo and Grand Prix plus a whole range of equipment options to choose from.
Ford has recently announced that the Galaxy, S-Max and Mondeo ranges now come with DAB radio as standard in Ghia, Titanium, Titanium X plus Titanium X Sports trims. The larger Ford models now therefore join other Fords like the Focus, Kuga and C-Max which already feature DAB since earlier in 2008. UK Car Discount offers a wide range of cheap new Ford models.
The new model Ford Fiesta ECOnetic has been announced by Ford, it will be on sale from the end of 2008 and will join existing Ford Mondeo and Focus ECOnetic models. Ford says it will be the greenest family car in the UK with CO2 emissions of just 98g/km.