More businesses considering ECOnetic range

Posted on 21 Apr 2009

According to staff at Jennings Ford, more businesses are considering the greener, eco-friendly models when it comes to purchasing fleet cars.

The group’s South Tyneside Business Centre, based at the Riverside Road dealership in Sunderland and the Teesside Business Centre on Yarm Road in Stockton, has noticed an upturn in interest over the past 12 months as a result of the introduction of Ford’s ECOnetic range of ultra low CO2 models.

First to be launched was the Focus ECOnetic model with its 1.6-litre TDCi engine last year, this was followed by the Mondeo 1.8 TDCi and November/December will see the arrival of the new ECOnetic Fiesta 1.6 TDCi, which is currently exempt from road tax.

“The ECOnetic range not only gives customers a clearer conscience about the impact they are having on the environment, but it also is an excellent way in which companies can make substantial savings,” said Ray Cardwell, business centre manager based at the Sunderland dealership.

Staff at the group’s Eslington Park dealership are currently preparing 16 new ECOnetic vehicles, consisting of 13 Focus Estate models and 3 Mondeos for a client expecting to take delivery over the coming months.

Meanwhile, the group’s Stockton branch has just received an order for 16 ECOnetics, including the Focus, Mondeo and Fiesta for a number of companies located throughout the UK.

For more than two decades, Jennings has been forging good working relationships with hundreds of companies throughout the region. 1996 saw the launch of Ford’s Business Centres across the nation, with the objective to further increase fleet business and offer packages to meet individual needs and demands within the business community, not only in the North East but also on a national scale.

Business incentives including the 24-hour test drive facility became available to businesses, which contributed towards increasing business and achieving sales objectives.

For more information about the ECOnetic range and other models available at JenningsFord, customers can contact Sunderland on 0191 5491111 or Stockton on 01642 632211.

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