Ford slashes Mondeo

prices

Ford Mondeo Vignale, 2017, front
Ford Mondeo Vignale, 2017, rear
Ford Mondeo ST-Line Estate, 2017, front

FORD is slashing prices of the Mondeo and is reducing the number of trim levels available from seven to five.

As of November, the Mondeo will be available from £19,445 - a cut of £2,500.

Range topping Vignale models are being reduced by £3,000 and now start from £27,545.

Ford says that more than 85 per cent of Mondeos are driven by professionals as a company or lease car, meaning that they pay a "benefit in kind" tax based on the vehicle's on the road price.

To minimise tax liability, the OTR prices of the Mondeo are being reduced by £3,000 on Vignale, £2,500 on Zetec and ST-Line Editions and £2,000 on Titanium Edition.

The cuts translate into savings of up to £720 over three years on a Mondeo ST-Line Edition 2.0 TDCi 150ps, for a 40 per cent tax payer plus £300 on the employer's fleet National Insurance costs.

Lease monthly payments for the Titanium Edition 2.0 TDCi 150ps five door are maintained at £258 over three years.

All five models in the new Mondeo range have navigation with an eight-inch touchscreen, DAB radios, autonomous braking to mitigate or avoid low-speed collisions at under 31mph, front/rear parking sensors and cruise control with speed limiter as standard.

ST-Line models add extra front, rear and side body styling, lowered sports suspension, start button and darkened headliner.

Privacy glass and 19-inch alloys are added on the new ST-Line Edition grade.

Owen Gregory, Ford of Britain fleet director, said: "We know Mondeo customers want their cars to stand out. This has propelled Mondeo drivers from core series to distinctly sporty and luxury-looking models. Making this easier and more affordable takes Mondeo into 2018 in style."

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