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Ford Mondeo range updated

  • Ford revamps Mondeo range
  • Business Edition version targets company car drivers
  • Lower emissions for 2.0 TDCi diesel engine

Company car drivers can benefit from lower emissions and a fleet-specific model loaded with extra equipment in the latest round of upgrades to the Ford Mondeo range.

With an all-new Mondeo not due to arrive in the UK until next year, Ford has taken action to maintain interest in its upper-medium family of cars.

Engineering changes under the bonnet to recalibrate the 2.0 TDCi diesel engine (in both 140 and 163PS guises) have resulted in CO2 emissions falling by up to 10g/km to 119g/km for the hatchback and 120g/km for the estate. As a result, the Mondeo drops two benefit-in-kind tax bands and falls into the 18% company car tax banding.

As well as lower company car tax bills, the Mondeo 2.0 TDCi’s VED bill is slashed from £105 to £30 per annum, while claimed combined fuel economy rises from 57.6 to 61.4mpg.

Elsewhere, Ford has launched a fleet-specific Titanium X Business Edition version which offers a host of extra equipment for £1,500 less than the outgoing Titanium X model.

The Titanium X Business Edition model’s extra equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass, parking sensors, leather interior, touchscreen satellite navigation, DAB radio with USB connectivity, Bluetooth and automatic headlights. Sports suspension is offered on the 1.6 and 2.0 diesel models.

Prices for the Titanium X Business Edition models start at £21,995. For businesses the car will also be cheaper to run and lease thanks to a combination of lower front-end price and a five percentage point uplift in residual values.

To read the full Ford Mondeo review, click here.