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Prices up and spec change at Ford

FORD has increased prices and announced specification enhancements on the Mondeo for 1997. The manufacturer has also confirmed it will in future publish on-the-road prices for all models by rolling the £470 delivery charge plus £25 for fuel and number plates into an all-in price, which will also include £145 road fund licence.

The price increase amounts to an average of 1.7% across the range, although the Ka, Fiesta Classic, Escort Focus, pre-August 1996 Mondeo, Galaxy, Probe and Maverick and pre-January 1997 Scorpio models are unaffected. For 1997, the Mondeo gets cheaper air conditioning, the option of side airbags, a new ABS system and upgraded security. The Scorpio gets dual airbags as standard for 1997.

Sample prices (with old OTR prices in brackets): Fiesta 3-dr 1.25 LX, £9,945 (£9,805); Escort 3-dr 1.6 LX, £13,390 (£13,145); Mondeo 5-dr 1.8 LX, £14,875 (£14,535); Maverick SWB 2.4 GLS, £18,060 (£17,820); Probe 3-dr 2.0 16V, £18,735 (£18,485); Scorpio 4-dr 2.3 Ultima, £24,875 (£24,140); Galaxy 7-seat 2.0 Aspen, £18,285 (£17,860); Courier van 1.8D, £9,565 +VAT (£9,370); Transit van SWB 80, £12,570 +VAT (£12,315).

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