Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has announced that its entire Ford range – currently 18 models and variants – will have their Goods & Services Tax zero-rated, meaning customers who buy them from June 1, 2018 onwards will not have to pay the 6% extra which they have been paying since April 2015.

The zero-rating is in keeping with a promise by the new government to abolish GST but it is expected that when Sales & Service Tax (SST) will be introduced sometime during the third quarter of this year.

With GST removed, the total amount that buyers will pay for a new Ford model will be up to RM33,000 less. Even with a Ford Fiesta, there will be savings of almost RM5,000. And that’s just on the vehicle price; insurance premiums will also no longer be subject to the 6% GST as well.

The full list of models and variants, and the amount of GST saved, is shown in the chart below (prices exclude insurance):

“There is no better time than now to own a Ford. The tax-free timeframe between June 1 until the implementation of the SST offers a great opportunity for customers to enjoy substantial savings across our full line-up,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, MD of Sime Darby Auto Connexion.

He also drew attention to the company’s ‘Triple Celebration’ campaign which is to celebrate SDAC’s 10th anniversary as Ford’s sole distributor in Malaysia. In conjunction with this event, SDAC is offering special deals on selected models until June 30, 2018.

Customers who purchase a new Mustang will also get a Fiesta Sport for free. Limited units of the S-Max MPV are also on offer at prices starting from RM147,000. Additionally, customers who purchase any Ranger Wildtrak variant (now available with a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine) will receive free scheduled service and maintenance for the first 2 years or maximum of 40,000 kms.

Buy and register a new Mustang before the end of June 2018 and SDAC will give you a Fiesta Sport for free.

Customers who purchase any Ranger variant also stand to win prizes that include a Grand Prize of one brand new Fiesta 1.5L Sport and 15 units of Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphones. The winners will be determined through a monthly lucky draw, with 5 smartphones to win each month. With the first draw completed, there are still 10 units of smartphones to be won. The Grand Prize winner will be announced after the final draw in June.

SDAC will also be running the ‘Raya Joy & Enjoy’ sales promotion during the month of June. During the promotion period, one daily prize in the form of electronic goods, a smartphone or a gadget will be offered over 13 days in the countdown to the Hari Raya festival.

The ‘Raya Joy & Enjoy’ offer is valid for registration of any Ford model within the promotional period. Customers are encouraged to book and submit all their loan documents now so they can still be in time to register their vehicles from June 1 – 13 and be in the running to win a prize.

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