Following Ford’s restructuring of its pricing policy, its new S-MAX and Galaxy, and revised Mondeo have seen residual values improve by up to £1,275.
The RV increases over three years and 60,000 miles reflect enhancements on the large car range, including styling refinements, new technologies, more efficient powertrains and advanced transmissions, said Ford.
CAP Monitor, April 2010, set residual values over three years and 60,000 miles for new S-MAX, Galaxy and Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TDCi (140PS) PowerShift Auto five-door at £9,925, £9,475, and £6,700 respectively. This represents improvements of £1,275, £825 and £175, respectively, over outgoing models.
Coupled with lower CO2 ratings, lower P11D tax ratings, and enhanced fuel economy, this leads to overall whole life cost savings potentially of upwards of £1,000 annually, said Ford.
Kevin Griffin, fleet director Ford of Britain, said: "The new Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 140PS delivers an impressive 53.3mpg combined and average CO2 emissions of just 139g/km. This moves the
Vehicle Excise Duty band from G to E and immediately saves £135 on the tax disc cost over three years. Drive 60,000 miles and because of improved efficiency you could also save £658 in fuel costs, based on 114p per litre compared with the equivalent prior model Mondeo."
On sale this month, Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy are priced from £17,295, £20,645 and £22,945 respectively, representing savings of up to £3,400 compared with outgoing equivalents and with insurance ratings starting from just 12E on the new ABI insurance ratings 1-50.
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