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Car maker denies reports that it will create a low-cost trim option

Ford is not planning to launch a new budget trim level across its range, senior officials have told Autocar.

Reports had suggested the car maker was planning to counteract a series of damaging price rises due to fluctuating exchange rates by introducing new trim levels.

On average Ford prices have increased 9 per cent in the past year – well ahead of inflation. Prices of some models actually increased by over 30 per cent.

Last week Vauxhall introduced Expression and ES trim levels which undercut existing models by more than £3500.

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daddy 3 23 March 2010

Re: Ford: 'No budget trim plans'

Well if they had kept there British factories open there would be no exchange rate to worry about. If i remember right we are there biggest market in Europe yet we no longer make there cars here any more and import them from Spain ,Belgum and Germany.

sierra 22 March 2010

Re: Ford: 'No budget trim plans'

So Ford haven't denied that they are introducing a new pricing structure from 26th March - just that budget trims arn't involved

drivenfromthere... 22 March 2010

Re: Ford: 'No budget trim plans'

Fords' not so Popular and Popular Plus?