Ford tops 2013 shopping lists

According to the latest research by Motoring.co.uk, car buyers will spend up to £10,000 on a new car in 2013 with monthly payments of between £100 and £249.

In total 38 per cent of motorists want a new car for 2013 compared to 16 per cent in 2014 and 9 per cent in 2016, meaning next year could be one of the best years for new car sales for the foreseeable future.

Despite economic uncertainty, the more premium end of the market is catching the eye of car buyers with the likes of BMW and Volkswagen topping the list of most wanted.

However, Ford is expected to be the most popular manufacturer thanks to its popularity with UK buyers.

The introduction of the new Ford Fiesta in 2013 will give the brand another boost next year. The best-selling car of 2012 will get a design overhaul, new equipment and impressive new engines.

These include the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, which will also appear in the Ford Focus, Ford C-Max and Ford B-Max models.

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost is designed to offer the performance of a 1.4-litre petrol with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km which qualifies for exemption from UK road tax.

The new Ford Fiesta, priced from around £10,000 in the UK, also comes with a host of new technology including the SYNC voice recognition system for the sound, sat-nav and other equipment.

The three- or five-door supermini also gets a new front grille, more aerodynamic body and an interior revamp with upmarket materials and more space for the driver and passengers.

The new Ford Fiesta will go on sale at Perrys Ford dealerships from next year.