- Ford slims down Mondeo line up
- Prices slashed by up to £3,000
- Entry-level model now costs £19,445
Ford has slimmed-down its Mondeo line-up to concentrate on sporty and luxurious trim levels. This takes the number of specifications down from seven to five, with Zetec Edition models now kicking off the range from £19,445.
More importantly, £2,000 to £3,000 has been cut from prices, making the Mondeo cheaper to lease and less pricey in BIK tax terms, too. Expect monthly BIK charges as low as £71 for lower rate taxpayers (Zetec Edition 1.0T EcoBoost 125PS and 1.5 TDCi 120PS hatchbacks) and £142 for those who pay 40% tax.
The range now spreads from Zetec Edition and existing ST-Line to new ST-Line Edition and Titanium Edition plus range-topping Vignale. All models get an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system with sat-nav and digital radio, autonomous braking up to 31mph plus front and rear parking sensors.
Cruise control with a speed limiter is also standard, while ST-Line models gain sporty body styling, lowered sports suspension and a starter button. Tinted windows and 19-inch alloy wheels are added with ST-Line Edition.
Titanium Edition, meanwhile – which is available with 92g/km petrol-electric hybrid power – includes heated leather seats, with electric adjustment for the front seats. Vignale versions, on the other hand, gain dark 19-inch alloy wheels and darkened exterior trim for a bolder look.
Prices have been slashed by £3,000 in the case of Vignale trim, £2,500 on Zetec Edition and ST-Line Edition and £2,000 on Titanium Edition models – meaning savings of up to £720 over three years for 40% taxpayers. Lease payments should also be correspondingly lower, aided by increased residual values.