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New look Ford Bantam

2006-05-08 07:20

Ultimate 'can do' partner

Ford has decided to give it's much loved Bantam a face-lift with fantastic results

Brand Manager Conrad Groenewald is confident that the new Bantam which is the carmakers biggest volume seller, looks set to maintain the vehicle competitive edge with it's visual and interior enhancements.

The Bantam sees an introduction of a revised head and rear lamp design.

The front grille has also been overhauled and adding to it's visual appeal now boasts a wider deeper mesh pattern.

Other additions to the Bantam include the following:

  • Body colour exterior door handles

  • New rear step bumper and new body side mouldings

  • New Wheel Lip Mouldings

  • New Fog Lamps

  • New Alloy Wheels

  • New Seat fabrics & door trim panels

  • New cloth and sliding backlite on Base

  • New PVC Floor Mats

  • New Remote Central Locking
  • The Bantam features a hefty 1.3 litre RoCam power-plant producing 55 kW at 5 500 r/min. Alternatively drivers can also opt for the 1.6 litre RoCam delivering 70 kW.

    Bantam pricing is as follows:

  • 1.3i - R 77 950

  • 1.3I A/C - R 83 850

  • 1.3i XL - R 91 050

  • 1.3i XL A/C - R 96 950

  • 1.6i - R 91 600

  • 1.6i A/C - R 97 300

  • 1.6i XLT - R 110 880

  • 1.6i XLE - R 127 600
  • Options:

  • Metallic Paint - R 710

  • Radio/CD - R 2750

  • Leather trim (XLE) - R 2000

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