The new Ford Focus is due to arrive in the next few months in the UK. After months of rigorous testing, several high-profile unveilings and a steady drip of pricing and specification information one of the most eagerly anticipated models of the year is about to arrive in UK showrooms.
However, there is something which many people looking for new cars may not have considered. The current generation Ford Focus, widely regarded as one of the best hatchbacks ever built and a regular in the top three best-selling cars in the UK, will see prices plummet when the new model comes in.
But why would buyers choose a previous generation model when the shiny new Focus will be on sale within months?
The Ford Focus is one of the best driver’s cars out there. Handling and steering a sharp and responsive and make for a fun, involving drive no matter which model is chosen.
The current Ford Focus uses Ford’s ‘kinetic design’ language and as such, does not seem dated and out-of-touch like some older cars.
The headline figures, however, will always be the price. A basic, entry-level Ford Focus from new is priced at around £15,545.
But with the next generation looming on the horizon, a quick scan of Perrys hot deals show the Ford Focus is available brand new for as little as £11,795.
This is the same price as many much smaller, less practical cars and represents a discount of over £3,750.
Moving up the range, a high-spec Focus 2.0-litre Zetec S, one of the best equipped in the line up, has had nearly £4,000 slashed off the asking price and now cost just £13,495.
Also hidden away in Perrys’ hot deals is a single high-performance Focus RS complete with 2.5-litre 305hp powerplant.
Over £1,000 has been knocked off the price to bring it down to £26,495 for one of the most popular hot hatches on the market today.
The biggest saving, however, can be found on a five-door 1.8-litre Zetec which comes in at £12,494 – a massive £4,800 off the original list price.
The petrol Focus is matched to a manual gearbox and comes with zero per cent finance or a £500 deposit allowance coupled with a low rate of finance.
While the new Ford Focus is sure to be a strong seller, now could be the time to get a ’60’ plate Focus for a bargain price.