Most observers of the motor industry will tell you there are times when a particular model appears to have overstayed its welcome. After a few years of sterling service, of significant innovations and of impressive performance stats, there comes a time when you simply want to bring down the curtain and quietly say ‘thanks, but no thanks’.
While this has occurred over the years to several once-popular vehicles, it’s yet to happen with the Ford Focus. On the market since 1998, it’s been a favourite since, well, 1998. And the latest incarnation is just as wonderful, just as practical and just as impressive as all of its distant cousins. And as a company car, it’s the perfect choice – here are four reasons why.
The comfort all business drivers have been crying out for
Many business drivers feel they need something like a BMW 5-Series or perhaps a Toyota Avensis when they head off on those long drives, but it simply isn’t the case. The latest Ford Focus offers levels of comfort that you would usually perhaps associate with more expensive vehicles. A long trip in one of these little beauties leaves you fresh as a daisy by arrival time.
Less of an impact on the environment
We all know about the effect that cars have on the environment, of course, but it’s always worth remembering that some are far worse than others. Rather than handing out a fleet of gas-guzzlers to your employees, the purchase of the new Ford Focus instead represents a great commitment to greener car driving. MPG figures in the 40s and 50s tell their own story.
Greater value for money
Compared to the usual company car suspects, the Ford Focus offers exceptional value for money. It’s good to know that some cars which are kinder to the environment are also kinder to the bank balance. Needless to say, this is a hugely important factor for many fleet buyers, especially at a time when the finances are particularly tight.
Keeping everybody happy
Every commercial fleet buyer knows how difficult it can be to keep everyone happy, so there’s something to be said for the fact that most people like Fords. The new model represents all that has ever been great about this manufacturer, so there’s a real chance that each employee will feel relatively pleased when the company issues everyone with a Focus.