Test drive weekend for Ford’s new Focus

Posted on 24 Oct 2007

The official launch of the fresh, new Ford Focus will be taking place this weekend at JenningsFord.

The new Focus which looks stunning, more athletic and more dynamic is set to lead the drive for sales at the group’s branch network throughout the region.

Customers wanting to experience the new model for themselves can do so at a special test drive launch weekend, which is scheduled to take place at JenningsFord on Yarm Road in Stockton, Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough, Riverside Road in Sunderland, Eslington Park in Gateshead and Newcastle Road in South Shields on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February.

The new model has sharpened up the lines with styling cues from the new Mondeo, and simplified the range with entry-level Studio, Style, Zetec and Titanium spec levels.

David Walker, general sales manager at JenningsFord in Sunderland, said:

“The recent upgrade has been implemented to give Ford’s best seller a more upmarket feel with a number of innovations aimed at reducing its environmental impact, in addition to bringing it fully in line with the Ford Kinetic Design philosophy of ‘energy in motion’.”

Following the introduction of the S-MAX and highly successful launch of the Mondeo, Ford designers were eager to apply their Kinetic Design philosophy to the Focus. Every body panel on the new Ford Focus, except for the roof, has been restyled.

New features and optional extras include: Ford EasyFuel capless refuelling which stops you from putting the wrong fuel in your car; a tyre pressure warning system which can give advanced warning of tyre problems; the 230 Volt power socket that can be used to power electrical appliances; the new Sony entertainment system has DAB radio and MP3 player connectivity and an ESP (Electronic Stability Programme).

The new Ford Focus is available in three and five-door hatchback, four-door saloon and estate bodystyles. Engines and transmissions include 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2-litre petrol engines. Diesels include two 1.6 diesels with a choice of power outputs, a 1.8 and a 2.0 litre.

David added; “We are delighted and look forward to the test drive launch weekend which we anticipate will be a huge success.”

For more information about the test drive launch weekend, customers can contact Stockton on 01642 632200, Middlesbrough on 01642 240055, Sunderland on 0191 549 1111, Gateshead on 0191 460 7464 or South Shields on 0191 427 6666. Opening times are Friday 9.00am – 7.00pm, Saturday 9am – 5.00pm and Sunday 10.30am – 4pm.

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