Driving is an essential life skill but some of us take our own time mastering it. New drivers, be it a teenager or someone in their 40s, tend to have certain apprehensions when it comes to driving.
Most of us, recalling our early days of driving, would list the possibility of an accident as our biggest fear on the road. This is closely followed by thought of driving in bad weather such as heavy rain, parallel or reverse parking and driving at night when there is low visibility. Unawareness of the new routes and servicing concerns round up the list of apprehensions in the mind of new drivers too.
While new drivers take to perfect the skill, owning a Ford makes it a tad easier for them to overcome their anxiety and fear. After all, Ford is a pioneer in making mobility accessible and was the first company to mass produce the world’s first people’s car, the Model T.
Whether you pick Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, EcoSport or Endeavour, read on to know what makes all o these Ford cars the best for new drivers.
All Around Safety
This is definitely the most significant concern for new as well as seasoned drivers. As the inventor & early adopter of seatbelts and airbags, Ford has a rich legacy of making some of the safest cars in the world. Ford cars are not only built with high-strength steel but also offer other advanced safety equipment — such as up to six airbags – across all its vehicles.
What’s more, Ford vehicles also offer globally renowned Emergency Assistance feature that ensures help is never far in the event of an unfortunate accident. The feature uses a paired phone to trigger an automated call to emergency services after an accident and shares the car’s GPS location so that help reaches the victims without wasting any time.
Ease of Use
Driving a Ford car is as easy as pushing a button with the push to start button feature that brings your car’s engine to life immediately. All Ford cars are replete with dozens of convenience features to allow you to focus just on driving, without any distractions. Their rain sensing wipers automatically turn on in case of rain, be it a drizzle or a downpour, and the automatic headlamps give you a clear view of the road ahead.
The voice-enabled, SYNC 3 system on Ford cars ensures that you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. You can play your favourite music, make or receive calls, hear messages and even reply to them via simple, conversational voice commands. After all, you don’t want to be worrying about multiple things when you should be focusing on the road! The Hill Launch Assist (HLA), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) help you take charge of your car and navigate even quick, sharp turns with ease.
Driving In the Monsoon
Ford cars are equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), which balance the brake force between the front and rear wheels of the car. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) on-board Ford cars improves vehicle’s stability detecting loss of traction to help you get a better grip on-road and prevent skidding or sliding even in heavy rain. New drivers need not worry about driving in rough weather conditions anymore!
Navigation and Parking
The infotainment system with a touchscreen, offered on nearly all Ford car variants, has in-built navigation system, which can assist you in finding smart routes in even locations that are unknown to you. The Ford SYNC 3 enabled models are Apple CarPlay and Google Auto compatible, allowing you access maps on the touchscreen via a paired device. The rear-view camera in Ford cars enables you to get a clear view of what is behind you, thereby allowing you to park with ease.
Servicing and Warranty
Ford cars are extremely easy to own and inexpensive to maintain, thanks to a whole host of service products offered with your purchase. Ford Aspire and Figo come with best-in-industry five-year standard warranty to ensure complete peace of mind thorough your ownership period. Autocar India, the country’s largest read auto magazine, has rated Ford part costs to be the lowest in their respective segments for two successive years.
The service interval of Ford cars at 10,000 KM or one-year is the lowest across segments. What even more exciting is that Ford provides a cost commitment on all repair costs and periodic maintenance, called Ford Service Price Promise, an online tool which can be accessed from Ford’s website. So all you have to do is key in details of your cars and its mileage, Ford Service Price Promise will give you the exact cost for your car’s service, inclusive of labour charges and local taxes.
Committed to creating products that Indian customers want and value, Ford has a wide range of vehicles to suit diverse customer. From Figo for a first-time buyer, to Aspire for families; Freestyle, EcoSport and Endeavour for those who prefer SUVs and the Mustang for sports car enthusiasts, Ford has a car tailor-made just for you. So don’t wait, visit a Ford car dealer near you get a first-hand feel of each of these models.