The Ford-sponsored Geelong Cats made it into the historic 2020 AFL Grand Final. Ford Mustangs made it onto the podium at the Bathurst 1000 (OK, they were pipped for first by their now former arch rivals Holden). The new Ford Escape, the new Ford Puma SUV launched with promo deals. Just a few reasons we’ve singled out to celebrate the blue oval.
Add to those a few more reasons to purchase now - budget measures putting more cash in the back pocket and providing tax benefits for business and as always, cheap interest rate finance from Jade Car Loans.
In the age of COVID-19, Ford has been very proactive in offering buyer incentives and promotions to attract buyers in a contactless environment. Their virtual test drives or ‘desk drives’ are hosted on the company’s social media platforms and allow potential buyers the opportunity for a walk-around of the vehicle by a Ford expert to highlight the key features. When hosted live, these ‘virtuals’ allow customers to ask questions directly in a chat-room style experience. Following the live viewing, they can be viewed online.
SUVs have quickly become the vehicle of choice for a massive range of buyers. The suitability of the vehicle for both business and recreational use and the sporty styling builds appeal and the new Ford entrants have the makings of serious competitors to the current market leaders.
In this packed vehicle category, the two new stars in Ford’s SUV collection are the Escape and the Puma. Small versus compact, 2 litres versus 1 litre engine, but both with sporty looks, agile performance and according to Ford, packed with performance and tech. Both appear worth serious consideration by SUV buyers.
Breaking out - New Ford Escape
November 2020 marked the arrival date for the new Ford Escape and a possible rival for the multi-award winning and perennial leader of the best-selling lists, the Toyota RAV 4. The Escape is in the small SUV category and with a price range roughly between $35,000 and the low $40,000s, this presents as a real contender for the small business owner or company rep and as the off-duty vehicle.
The range within the range includes FWD and AWD versions a basic model, a sportier edition, a luxury model and a plug-in hybrid. So buyers can select based on their needs or their budget. The size belies the level of tech, comfort and convenience packed into this SUV. Nimble and agile to suit the urbanite with a fuel-efficient 2 litre petrol or the hybrid, so it’s easier on the fuel pocket.
The back seats offer either a complete or partial fold down to provide a handy and extensive cargo area. Ideal for the business person that needs to carry samples, stock and supplies or is on the customer delivery run. For small families, this 5 seater should comfortably handle the school run and the after-school activities.
To check out how the Ford advertised pricing might translate into loan repayments based on our current low interest rate on car finance, head to our business car loan calculator page.
Leaping into a Puma SUV
The all-new Puma SUV is in the compact category with a 1 litre petrol engine which should be ideal for the city driver especially. Available in 3 variants, all FWD, the Puma offers a flexible use of the interior space so business operators and private drivers can adapt the cargo space to their requirements. The back seats offer full fold-down and 60:40 split.
The performance is defined as sporty with the Puma offering a 7 speed transmission plus fuel efficient powertrain and it includes 5 different drive modes. The styling is dynamic and the connectivity and tech are right up with the latest and greatest.
If you’re tossing up between a Puma or an Escape, speak with one of our consultants for a quick quote on finance – might assist in the decision-making process.
Ford Finance Deals
While Ford may be offering promo deals and special incentives on Escape and Puma models, Jade Car Loans always offers business car loans for both business and private buyers. As experts in motor vehicle finance lending, we have access to more choices so we can mine the market for the best and cheapest interest rates and terms and conditions.
For business buyers looking to take advantage of the Instant Asset Write-Off or temporary full expensing measures as announced in the Federal Budget, Chattel Mortgage would likely be your choice of finance product.
Extremely popular with many types of businesses, especially those considering an ABN car loan, Chattel Mortgage includes a straightforward loan format that your Jade consultant can negotiate and structure to suit your cash flow and expected ROI.
- Jade’s low interest rate, fixed for the finance term.
- Fixed repayments and fixed loan terms, usually up to 60 months.
- Option for a balloon.
- Tax benefits with the IAWO or full expensing are realised at EOFY.
- Full GST can be claimed at the time of purchase.
To join the Ford celebration, get a Jade Car Loans pre-approved loan so you are ready to sign when you arrive at the dealership.
For a cheap car loan quote on a Ford Escape or Ford Puma, contact Jade Car Loans at 1300 000 003 for a quote on business vehicle finance.
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