BASC is delighted to announce that Ford has joined its members’ car discount scheme. The scheme offers exclusive discounts on many Ford models – including the new Ranger, the first pick-up to achieve a prestigious Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating. The Ranger won the International Pick-Up Award for 2013. Other models available include the popular Focus, Mondeo, Fiesta, Kuga, Galaxy or S-Max – even the legendary Transit range of vans and trucks are in the scheme.
Details of the exclusive discounts available to BASC members are listed below:
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If you have any questions about the BASC vehicle scheme, please call 01244 573049
All discount terms are subject to change.
Ford Kuga Titanium X 1.5L EcoBoost 182PS AWD Auto 6PS Review
More equipment, more technology, more convenience
If you are looking for an SUV providing comfort and style, then this could be the vehicle for you. The Kuga Titanium X on test had a 1.5 litre EcoBoost petrol engine, automatic transmission with six-speed box, and all-wheel drive.
The cabin boasted upholstered leather seats, power heated for even the coldest temperatures, a 12v socket for your iPad and a central armrest that contains bottle-holders big enough for most drinking cups.
Even though this Kuga is 8mm lower than its predecessor it still had a commanding outlook from the driving seat. The responsiveness of the steering, the agility of the cornering, the firm but compliant ride and sharp handling that comes from tautened suspension settings, all added to the experience.
The EcoBoost technology is sound, it adds power and lifts acceleration without many disadvantages to mileage. Coupled with that it brings the driver the exciting power of a turbocharged engine.
This 2018 model is slightly larger than previous models, and provided extra boot space. It came equipped with a range of features including 19in alloy wheels, an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system and more, making it a perfect vehicle for either business, family or pleasure.
As well as providing ample room to relax, for urban or rural driving, the extra space provides plenty of room to carry your shooting gear.
The Kuga handled excellently and was very easy to drive. It had fitted sensors, so parking even when driving in the busy town centre was effortless.
The ‘X’ in the Ford Kuga Titanium X’s name basically signifies more. More equipment, more technology, more convenience
Ford Transit Trend 2.0 TDCI S/S 340WB HIGH 170PS FWD 6SP Review
When I first found out I would be driving the new Ford Transit Trend on a long haul journey I considered it with trepidation. However, this view was completely unfounded and I soon found out that this van was a smooth drive in many ways thanks to the adjustable driver’s seat which made for a very comfortable drive, and the cruise control that assisted on our long journey.
The vehicle test driven had a 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine with manual transmission 6 speed gear box, with front wheel drive.
The low cab noise and the responsive steering were a great improvement on previous models and the front and rear parking sensors added ease when faced with turning in small spaces after loading equipment. When parking the image appears on the dashboard directly in front of the driver.
The infotainment system included ‘My Connection’ radio with Bluetooth®, USB/iPod® connectivity and remote controls
The cab itself was extremely spacious and provided ample leg room for both driver and passenger. Equally impressive was the level of storage available in both the cab and the back of the vehicle with plenty of overhead shelving and space to house large equipment with comfort. The large sliding side and the double back doors supplied generous room to unload some of the more bulky show equipment.
Driver’s 8-way seat adjust, with dual passenger’s seat that has an under seat stowage compartment.
Overall I was very impressed with the capabilities of the Ford Transit Connect, its functionality and toughness remains with added technology such as driver assist and hands free blue tooth connected phone system, plus improved fuel economy and lowered emissions, along with remote central locking.
I must admit however, that a built in Sat Nav. would have helped me greatly on my travels, and is something I most certainly would opt for.