Published: 30 Mar 2011

Motability customers are taking advantage of the latest model in the Ford family, the all-new Ford Focus, which is available at Jennings Ford branches across the North East.

The official launch and unveiling of the exciting new model line-up, which includes a sporty 5-door hatchback, was organised at JenningsFord’s branch network across the region to coincide with the introduction of the new March registration plate.

The good news for Motability customers is that they can now take advantage of the newest model in the range, which is available in a Focus Edge, Zetec, Titanium or Titanium X model style, at JenningsFord Sunderland, Gateshead, South Shields, Stockton and Middlesbrough branches.

With attractive advance payments available, Motability customers could take advantage of the all-new Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec, 5 door model, which comes equipped with metallic paint, 16” 5x2 spoke alloy wheels, quickclear windscreen, front fog lights, sports-style front seats, body coloured rear spoiler, Ford Eco Mode driver information system, electric heated door mirrors, Thatcham category 1 alarm, air conditioning, Bluetooth and Intelligent Protection System, in addition to receiving free parking sensors.

Since its launch in 1998, the Ford Focus has become a favourite with consumers for its outstanding value, comfort and safety, in addition to being fun to drive.

The new model combines dynamic design and an exceptional array of smart new technologies with high levels of craftsmanship, outstanding occupant safety and further advances in acclaimed levels of driving quality.

Class leading advanced technologies can include Low Speed Safety System, Active Park Assist, Lane Keeping Aid and Torque Vectoring Control.

The all-new Ford Focus is also the first Ford model to standardise Auto-Start-Stop technology across a significant part of the range. All vehicles with the 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost petrol engine and the 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine are equipped with Auto-Start-Stop, with C02 emissions starting at just 109g/km on the diesel model.

Paul Pellegrino, motability specialist at the group's Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead, said; “We’re delighted to be able to extend the all-new Ford Focus to our Motability customers and look forward to the new model being just as successful as its predecessor.”

Other models available through the Motability programme, includes the Ka, Fiesta, Fusion, C-MAX, Mondeo, Kuga, S-MAX and Galaxy, all of which are readily available to test drive at Jennings Ford.

Jennings Ford also offers a number of additional services to its Motability customers, including the JenningsFord Home Visit Programme and an Adaptation Service.

The Home Visit Programme is in place if, for whatever reason, the customer is unable to visit the showroom in person. It allows appointments to be made at the convenience of the customer and in the comfort of their own home.

The Adaptation Service involves vehicles being specifically adapted to meet individual needs and requirements.

To qualify for a vehicle through the Motability Programme, customers must be in receipt of one of the following benefits: the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC of DVLA), War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMA) or currently driving a government trike or mini.

For more information about the all-new Ford Focus and other products and services available at JenningsFord, contact Gateshead on 0191 4607464, Sunderland on 0191 5491111, South Shields on 0191 4276666, Stockton on 01642 632200 and Middlesbrough on 01652 240055.

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