Ford Focus test drives supports charities
Ford has donated over £25,000 to four charities after their supporters took part in the Global Test Drive with the new Ford Focus.
The four participants, all from the UK, ended the test drive with a Ford Focus on a six week loan after being among the first to drive the new family car in Spain earlier this year.
Each of the drivers tested the Focus across the UK, although prior to that they gathered at the National Institute for Aerospace Technology in Madrid. Here the participants tried the new car on different road surfaces and pushed it to its limits with coaching from racing drivers.
Ford arranged the Global Test Drive to received early feedback of the new Focus from drivers while supporting new causes introduced by the event’s participants.
Each participant in the test drive backed separate charities which have all received £6,450. The charities that received the donations are Action Against Hunger, the Tea Leaf Trust, Lively Minds and Daktari Bush School.
The new Ford Focus appeared in the UK market back in March this year. The family car will go on sale in 120 countries worldwide. It is available as both a hatchback and as a five-door estate model.
Pricing for the Ford Focus currently starts from £16,000, the range-topping Titanium X version costs £21,250.