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Ford to start offering 1 month finance deals in the US

Ford Edge - Ford badge

Ford have announced they are to introduce new finance deals including roadside assistance, finance and maintenance fees in terms as short as 1 month. The blue oval will start the packages in the US which are aimed at customers who either don’t want to commit to a longer term or will struggle to pay for the full term. At the end of each month, the customer will have the option to hand the car back or roll on for another month.

In November 2016, Ford acquired Canvas, a company that specializes in short vehicle finance and chief executive Ned Ryan said: “Our mission is to identify, test and launch financial products that meet the changing needs of consumers. Were addressing the void in the consumer space between daily rentals and long-term (financial) commitments.”

86% of new cars registered in the UK are through finance so a new scheme could possibly on the way. We currently have some excellent new and used offer at Dees of Wimbledon, take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon, New and Used

 

Source – http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ford/99702/ford-to-offer-one-month-car-finance-deals-in-the-us – 16/06/2017

Bloodhound Land Speed Record car to begin initial tests in October!

Britain’s 1000MPH Bloodhound SSC land speed record challenger car is set to begin initial velocity tests in October this year. Wing Commander Andy Green, will take the helm of the car as it will attempt to reach speeds of 200mph on the main runway at Newquay airport, bring to a close a month of finalizing tests to the car’s steering, brakes, suspension, data systems and electronics.

If the Newquay test is successful, the Bloodhound will be shipped over to a purpose built 11 mile track. in South Africa where Green will have 2 runs and hopefully hit 800mph, beating his previous record of 763.065mph set in the Thrust SSC in 1997. In 2018, the Bloodhound team aim to hit their target of 1000mph.

 

Source – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/1000mph-bloodhound-speed-record-car-begin-initial-velocity-tests-october – 14/06/2017

 

All-New Ford Fiesta at Dees of Croydon

All-New Ford Fiesta

The All-New 2017 Ford Fiesta is about to arrive at Ford dealerships across the UK, being the best selling car in the UK this new model is sure to be another runaway success.

To register your interest in the all-new Ford Fiesta contact Dees of Croydon directly on 0208 226 3238 or you can visit this webpage to make an only enquiry.

http://www.motorparks.co.uk/ford/all-new-ford-fiesta-2017

 

All-New Ford Fiesta 2017

Register your interest for the All-New Ford Fiesta at Dees of Croydonhttp://www.motorparks.co.uk/ford/all-new-ford-fiesta-2017

Posted by Ford Dees of Croydon on Wednesday, 7 June 2017

 

Planning to visit Dees of Croydon to enquire directly, find us easily.

 

Could you soon be driving under Heathrow Airport?

 Heathrow Airport runway bridge taxiway M25

The latest expansion plans for Heathrow Airport see plans for a series of bridges crossing the M25 allowing traffic and planes to take off without any interruptions. In 2016, the government’s Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling suggested that it would be much cheaper to built over the motorway rather than building a diversion. These plans have been created by Phil Wilbraham, the man who oversaw the building of Heathrow’s Terminals 2 and 5 and reflect the ideas explained by Grayling.

Dees of Wimbledon currently have some fantastic new and used offers; take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon, New and Used

 

Source – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/m25-get-runway-bridge-latest-heathrow-expansion-plans/ – 05/06/17

 

Diesel registrations down by 20% in May

Ford Fiesta - front tracking

The uncertainty surrounding the future of diesel cars has heavily contributed to a 20% drop in diesel registrations from May last year. Total new car registrations have dropped for the second month in a row, this time by 8.5%, with the general election and April’s introduction of the higher VED rates affecting the market.

May 2017 saw 186,265 new cars registered, an 8.5% decline on the same period a year ago This year has now seen an 0.6% decline in total registrations compared to 12 months ago, wiping out the promising start to the year. Alternative fuel cars are enjoying a 27.2% increase in sales, with Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders claiming that almost 50,000 alternative fuel vehicles have hit our roads so far this year. Diesel has dropped 8.8% for 2017 so far and petrol risen 5.8%.

SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes said: “We expected demand in the new car market to remain negative in May due to the pull-forward to March – which was an all-time record month – resulting from VED reform. Added to this, the general election was always likely to give many pause for thought and affect purchasing patterns in the short term. Although demand has fallen, it’s important to remember that the market remains at a very high level and, with a raft of new models packed with the latest low emission and connected technology coming to market this summer, we expect the market to remain strong over the year.”

The Ford Fiesta continues it’s reign as the best selling car in the UK, with it’s big brother the Focus in second.

Why not make the most of Dees of Wimbledon’s excellent new and used offers here; Dees of Wimbledon, New and Used

 

Source – http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/94714/uk-new-car-sales-fall-by-85-in-may-with-diesel-down-20 – 05/06/17

2017 Ford Ecosport spotted in the UK for the first time

Ford Ecosport

AutoCar have spotted the facelifted Ford Ecosport testing in North Wales for the very first time. The new car takes a few slight appearance changes, to align itself closer to the more aggressive looking Kuga and Edge models, and will also feature Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system, as well as a possibility of a four-wheel drive option. The engine line up looks set to remain identical to the current model with a 1.0 EcoBoost petrol unit, 1.5 petrol unit and 1.5 diesel units choose from.

Manager of SUV communications at Ford, Jeremy Schofield suggested that a four-wheel-drive Ecosport could be on it’s way by saying that there is a small but significant proportion of the market looking for B-Spec 4×4 SUVs.

The current Ecosport is available from Dees of Wimbledon at great value, take a look here and book yourself a test drive; Dees of Wimbledon, New and Used

 

Source – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2017-ford-ecosport-tests-uk-roads-ahead-september-launch – 24/05/2017

 

Ford Ranger Excels in Endurance and Durability Tests

Ford Engineers wanted to prove to the world that the Ford Ranger can go the distance in when it comes to endurance.

For this test engineers decided to travel to Thailand, temperatures over to 40 centigrade and humidity of 70-90%  would test the Ford Ranger to it’s limits in a 24 hour endurance test. The 24 hour endurance test would encompass constant off-road driving with an ever increasing payload.

Prepare to be amazed at just how abuse a Ford Ranger can take.

All-New Mazda CX-5 is available for order now at Motorparks Mazda

The all-new Mazda CX-5 is available to order now

The all-new Mazda CX-5 is available for order not at Motorparks.

Experience new dimensions of driving pleasure with the all-new Mazda CX-5. The CX-5 has been totally redesigned inside and out and is reported to be as comfortable and rewarding for passengers as it is to drive. With KODO Design evolution and unmatched craftsmanship, the all-new CX5’s beautiful exterior is bold, purposeful and also spacious.

Share the joy of ultimate driving pleasure and enquire today at Motorparks Mazda.

Find out more about the all-new Mazda CX-5 here.

Lib Dems to bring a complete diesel ban by 2025

Diesel cars

The Lib Dems are wanting to ban the sale of all diesel cars in Britain by 2025, if they get into power in the upcoming general election. The idea comes with a backlash from manufacturers who believe it will derail UK building progress. The Lib Dem’s manifesto is calling for a Green Transport Act to come into action which will bring an Air Quality plan, ban on diesel sales and a new diesel scrappage scheme.  40,000 people a year die from air pollution, and the political party see diesel as a main contributor.

The Lib Dem manifesto also described their desire to produce more small petrol-hybrid engines before moving to full electric, adjusting taxing brackets to benefit low and zero emission vehicles, whilst charging higher rates for heavier polluters. By 2022, the Lib Dems also demand that all diesel taxi drivers switch to ultra-low or zero emissions. All the changes are part of a wider plan, the UK will become a Zero Carbon Britain, with targets all industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in 20 years time and to zero by 2050.

Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover has voiced his concerns over diesel cut backs, telling Autocar magazine “We have to show our [diesel] technology is the best you can buy, to reduce the damage to health and the environment.” He believes that the sale of diesel cars can generate income to create new low emissions technology.

17 plates are now available from Dees of Wimbledon, take a look at our excellent new and used offers here; Dees of Wimbledon, New and Used

 

Source – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/uk-election-lib-dems-want-ban-diesel-cars-2025 – 18/05/17

Ford Ranger – Deep Water Wading Ability

Ford Ranger is built to contend with the harshest of terrain, hauling heavy payloads through the roughest of conditions. But what about when the going gets really tough and water levels start to rise. Watch this video to witness the incredible abuse that Ford engineers put this standard Ford Ranger through.

You can save £500 on a brand new Ford Ranger when you test drive any new Ford commercial vehicle during our Ford Transit Live event at Dees of Croydon Transit Centre.