COLOGNE – According to EurotaxSchwacke, the German subsidiary of Zurich-based automotive business intelligence group EurotaxGlass, the all-new Focus will have "excellent" residual value in Germany.
EurotaxSchwacke has given the 5-door Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi (85 kW/115 hp) a residual value forecast-rating of 58 per cent, based on a mileage of 60,000 kilometers and 36 months usage. The figure is 12 per cent above the 2010 prior model Focus.
The exterior design of the new Focus was an influential factor in the forecast. EurotaxSchwacke experts were convinced that the fresh and modern “kinetic design” did not detract from the car's available interior space.
Additional advantages that raised the Focus residual value were quality, functionality, the high level of security and driver-assistance systems, such as the lane-keeping aid and the low-speed safety system. The fact that such advanced features are generally found only in larger, more expensive vehicles was viewed very positively by the EurotaxSchwacke specialists.
In September 2010 the new C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models similarly achieved good residual value forecasts. The C-MAX 1.6-litre EcoBoost model raised its value by eight percentage points to 56 per cent
“We are very proud to achieve theses positive results from the EurotaxSchwacke experts. To us, it confirms that our customers perceive our used cars as desirable and value-holding,” said Alex Sackczewski, head of fleet-marketing and direct sales at Ford-Werke.