Ford Announces New Model Prices
Ford Motor Co. announced on Tuesday prices for its newest models, the Five Hundred, Freestyle and Mercury Montego. The trio of cars are planned to replace the Taurus.The 2005 Ford Five Hundred, a new mid-sized sedan, begins at $22,795 for a front-wheel-drive model, according to Automotive News. The all-wheel-drive Five Hundred starts at $24,495. The 2005 Mercury Montego, a sister to the Five Hundred, begins at $24,995 for a fwd model and $26,695 for an awd model. All prices include destination charges. The three-row Freestyle will start at $25,595, including destination, for a fwd model. Awd models begin at $27,295, including destination. The vehicles will go on sale by early September, along with the 2005 Ford Freestyle sport wagon. Incentives at launch for the three models haven’t been determined, but they will be modest, Ford officials said. Ford plans to limit fleet sales of the cars to corporate and government buyers.