For over 60 years Fords have formed a major part of the fabric of British motoring. Many models bearing the famous blue oval badge have been and still are best-sellers, and with good reason. Fords are solidly built, reliable, attractively designed, unpretentious and, not least, affordable.
As a result they’re also reassuringly familiar. Names like Fiesta, Escort, Cortina, Zodiac and Granada were all etched into the British psyche long ago, while today’s Fords are having a similar impact as the new Fiesta, Focus, S-Max, Mondeo and others continue to capture the hearts of the nation.
So for journeys long or short, for you or for your friends, family or work colleagues, there’s a Ford from Avis that will be right up your street.
Need to rent a lively, agile and economic car that’s also a doddle to park? Look no further than the fabulous little Fiesta, Top Gear’s Supermini of the Year 2017. Want more of the same but with more space for you and your passengers? The benchmark, multi-award-winning Focus will be just the ticket.
Taking a break with the family? Either the capacious B-Max, C-Max or the sophisticated S-Max are sure to satisfy your needs. Or, if you’re taking the kitchen sink along too, then the cavernous Galaxy MPV should comfortably accommodate everyone and everything.
Or maybe you require that dash of business-class flair along with the extra comfort, equipment and performance that goes with it? The Mondeo is all the car you need. In fact, it’s really all the car anyone needs as even in basic Zetec spec it’s equipped with advanced features like Active City Stop autonomous emergency braking, Ford’s Sync3 infotainment with DAB radio and satnav, cruise control, climate control and more. That said, even the most basic Fiesta has air conditioning, automatic halogen headlights and lane-keeping technology as standard.
Meanwhile, a 2-litre Mondeo Hybrid officially returns 58.9mpg, but one example recently more than doubled that mpg figure (to 123.77mpg) over an 80-mile road route. And as just one example of coming-in-the-near-future technology, Ford is testing a connected vehicle system that automatically warns other drivers of accidents ahead and shows how not to hinder the emergency services.
Ford’s most famous car – the Model T – was produced from 1908, and due to Henry Ford’s innovative assembly line the ‘Tin Lizzie’ became the world’s first car for the masses – by mid 1927 some 15 million had been built. But the brand’s constant and continued popularity stems not just from the efficiencies and talents of its mainstream models, but from its many achievements in competition.
In the 1960s Ford’s GT40 racer went head-to-head with Ferrari in the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race and won, and the Ford-Cosworth DFV remains Formula One’s most successful engine ever. The humble Ford Escort took on the world’s best in rallying and won, and much more recently Ford has continued its winning ways both at Le Mans and in the World Rally Championship. The old idiom ‘win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ has rarely been more appropriate.
So, make a Ford your rental choice for a versatile and dependable ride. What’s more, you can add on useful extras such as satnav or an additional driver.
Bookings for cars are made on a first-come, first-served basis. So while Avis stocks a selection of Ford models at its branches, we cannot guarantee the exact vehicle will be available until your booking has been made.