Ford Focus Estate 'proves popular'

The latest Ford Focus Estate has proved to be a popular choice among car buyers ahead of its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, having attracted 2,000 orders already.

The new estate version of the compact car offers extra space and flexibility and is described as a stylish addition to the popular range.

The company is hoping that the latest model will account for 18% of the total new Focus sales in the UK.

Mark Simpson, Ford Britain marketing director, said: "The all-new Ford Focus has been a big hit with UK customers looking online and visiting dealerships and our attractive Focus estate completes the line up for them. The new Focus estate's athletic looks gives the car its own unique personality and we believe will broaden its appeal."

The vehicle comes with a host of new features promising comfort and improved performance.

Customers can opt for the £750 Driver Assistance Pack which includes seven advanced technologies - Active City Stop, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Aid, Blind Spot Information System, Auto High Beam and Driver Alert.

The estate also offers low-CO2 powertrain options. These include the 1.6-litre TDCi 115PS engine which comes equipped with standard Auto-Start-Stop and has CO2 emissions starting at just 109g/km. Sales of this powertrain account for 43% of all-new Focus in the country.

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