Published: 07 Apr 2016

Jennings’ prepares for new product launches as Ford expands SUV and Vignale model line-up

Staff at Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group, are anticipating the arrival of a number of new models to further complement the highly successful award-winning range.

Expanding Ford’s SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and AWD (All-Wheel Drive) line-up, the efficient and refined all-new Ford Edge is scheduled to arrive at Jennings Ford showrooms located in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Gateshead, in June.

Offering premium technology and refinement, the all-new Ford Edge model will join Ford’s medium-sized Kuga SUV and the EcoSport compact SUV.

Stylish, spacious and sophisticated, the all-new Ford Edge comes in three styles, including Zetec, Titanium and the top-of-the-range Sport derivative.

Available with a choice of 180PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission, or 210PS bi-turbo 2.0-litre TDCi diesel with six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, both powertrains will deliver up to 78.4mpg fuel efficiency and 149g/km CO2 supported by Auto-Start-Stop technology.

Colin Massey, general sales manager at the group’s Jennings Ford dealership in Middlesbrough, said; “We are looking forward to the arrival of Ford’s all-new Edge model, which is not only spacious and refined with cutting edge styling and state-of-the-art technologies, but it also delivers strong fuel efficiency.

“There is a huge demand for SUV and all-wheel drive vehicles and we anticipate the launch to be a huge success, in addition to giving sales an additional boost.”

The all-new Edge will also feature Ford’s Intelligent AWD technology as standard, to deliver a seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive performance and providing a more secure footing on the road especially in wet and slippery conditions.  

The latest model will offer new Ford technologies, including Adaptive Steering, which automatically optimises the steering response according to vehicle speed, making it easy to manoeuvre at low speeds, while remaining precise and intuitive at higher speeds, in addition to a Front Split View Camera, which makes restricted visibility junctions or parking spaces easier to negotiate.

The model will also introduce Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which is a camera and radar based system that operates at speeds from 5mph to over 100mph to detect vehicles and people in the road ahead.  The system can automatically apply the brakes if a potential collision is detected and the driver does not respond to warnings. 

Meanwhile, expected to take centre stage at Jennings Ford’s Cargo Fleet showroom in Middlesbrough, Ford Motor Company’s only FordStore in Teesside, is the new S-MAX Vignale.

The FordStore at Middlesbrough incorporates a dedicated Vignale Lounge that delivers a personalised purchase experience supported by a Vignale relationship manager.

Ford’s new S-MAX Vignale model, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, delivers the signature Ford Vignale hexagonal upper grille design with dark matte finish and polished aluminium surround.

The interior is heightened with hexagonal-quilted Windsor leather featuring prominent tuxedo-style stitching for the seats and door interiors.

The model will also feature as standard the SYNC3 communication and entertainment system that delivers faster performance and features a re-designed 8-inch touch screen that enables pinch and swipe gestures for the first time.

Additional technology includes Ford Active Noise Control, which uses three microphones strategically placed throughout the cabin to monitor engine noise in the interior and directs opposing sound waves through the audio system to cancel out engine noise and improve ambience in the cabin.

The expanded Vignale model range will also include a Ford Edge Vignale, which is expected to be in showrooms later this year and 2017 will see the launch of a five-door Mondeo Vignale.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford call 0333 414 9750 for details.

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