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New Ford Mondeo: 15 things you need to know

  • We take you through the key features of the new Mondeo
  • On sale now with first deliveries expected in December
  • Monthly tax bills as low as £48 per month

The Ford Mondeo is one of the oldest and most popular cars in the company car world. Its practical features, roomy interior, vast equipment list and range of economical engines make it a solid all-round choice for many business drivers.

That said, the current generation - which was launched in 2007 and face-lifted in 2010 - is getting a little long in the tooth to say the least. 

Not to worry though, a brand-new Mondeo is making its way to the UK this year and here we’ve highlighted the 15 key things you need to know about this new car to decide if it’s worth picking as your next company car.

  1. Two diesel engines will be available from launch with CO2 emissions expected to be as low as 94g/km and tax bills as low as £48.39 per month*
  2. The new Mondeo will also be the first car in its segment to offer a 1-litre petrol EcoBoost engine which will join the range in early 2015
  3. If you’re looking to turn towards greener motoring there will be a hybrid available too for the very first time
  4. The Mondeo is the first Ford car to feature pedestrian detection technology which automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not respond to warnings
  5. An advanced version of Active Park Assist featuring perpendicular parking is available
  6. The new SYNC 2 connectivity system features an advanced voice command system which allows you to locate, call and book a restaurant en route just by saying “I’m Hungry”
  7. Like before you have the choice between estate and hatchback bodystyles
  8. P11D prices start from £20,740
  9. Four trims will be available to choose from; Style, Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X
  10. New suspension and steering tweaks are said to improve driving dynamics
  11. An industry-first inflatable rear seatbelt will make its European debut in the Mondeo which expands in the event of an accident across a body area five times greater than a conventional seatbelt
  12. Ford’s adaptive LED headlamp technology will feature in the new Mondeo which adjusts the headlight beam angle and intensity to match the environment
  13. New equipment features include a power tailgate and heated steering wheel
  14. MyKey technology (first seen in the B-Max) can now inhibit incoming phone calls as well as restricting the top speed. It can reduce the maximum volume of the audio system and disable the system altogether if driver and passengers are not using seat belts
  15. A retractable panoramic glass roof will be availalble in the estate model

We will be driving the new Mondeo for the first time this week. Chck back to Parkers for our full review. 

*Monthly tax costs are based on the current 2014/15 tax year and a 20 percent rate payer, assuming no optional extras fitted.