Ford Money services are available online and by telephone, and include savings products focused on customers’ long-term interests. Ford says customers can open an account online in less than 10 minutes and deposit savings immediately.
Ford hopes urban operators may see the gasoline PHEVs as a solution to expected government clampdowns on diesel vehicles which are being blamed for an estimated 40,000 annual air-quality-related deaths in the U.K.
In production for seven years at Chennai, India, the new Micra becomes the first Nissan car to be built at a Renault plant in Europe. The Flins plant also assembles Renault Clio and Renault Zoe models.
Of 514 new- and used-car dealerships asked why they were optimistic about their 2017 growth prospects, 58% cited the proliferation of new finance products as the main factor, up from 47% in the previous review in November.
In one of several tests conducted by the European New Car Assessment Program, the U.S.-built sports car scored just two of a possible five stars, the worst showing for a mass-market car in eight years.