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The new Ford Mondeo Estate: Powering business progress

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The new Ford Mondeo Estate: Powering business progress

The Ford Mondeo has been a staple part of the fleet sector since its inception in 1993. Over the years it has provided safe, comfortable and practical transport for company car drivers as a key model on many fleets.

As the car has evolved to become more refined, better to drive and feature more technology, the biggest advancement in efficiency was the introduction of the Hybrid model.

Initially only available as a saloon, the Mondeo Hybrid gave company car drivers the chance to reduce their benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax bills without sacrificing performance and fleet operators the opportunity to reduce operating costs and fleet emissions.

Now, the efficient petrol-hybrid powertrain is offered in the versatile Mondeo Estate body, giving greater practicality with the same cost-saving benefits.

Owen Gregory, Ford of Britain Fleet Director, said:  “The Ford Mondeo Hybrid pulls away silently, produces zero emissions when running on electric and does not require plugging in to recharge.

“Factor in the estate’s extra space and this becomes the ideal motorway mile muncher for families and fleets alike.”

The Mondeo Hybrid has zero-emission capability, offering pure-electric driving in city and stop-start driving scenarios.

It provides the driving range and freedom of a traditional combustion engine with the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain.

Drivers will not suffer “range anxiety” as the self-charging hybrid uses regenerative braking to capture up to 90% of the energy usually lost during braking to recharge the battery.

Intelligent powertrain control software ensures the Mondeo Hybrid delivers a smooth, linear response to acceleration demand for a more refined driving experience.

The automatic transmission is capable of adjusting its ratios to utilise engine torque at the lowest engine speed, providing a quieter and more refined passenger experience while minimising fuel use.

Drivers can enjoy strong performance thanks to the 187PS output generated by the Mondeo Hybrid’s powertrain. It combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, generator and 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery.

As a result, the Mondeo Hybrid Estate has official CO2 emissions starting from as low as 93g/km. Combined with its P11D price of less than £30,000, for the Titanium Edition, company car drivers can expect to pay low BIK from less than £120 per month.

Official average fuel consumption, under the WLTP regulations, is up to 52.3mpg meaning fleets and company car drivers can enjoy fuel bills previously only achievable with a diesel-powered car.

It is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 9.2 seconds and provides strong mid-range performance when required.

The Estate provides 403 litres of load capacity beneath the cargo cover, with the rear seats in place, and up to 1,508 litres with the rear seats folded. An innovative flat floor over the battery pack makes loading and unloading of large or bulky items easier. Additional storage is concealed beneath the load floor.

New driver-assistance systems make the Mondeo Hybrid Estate even more relaxing and easy for business users to drive. It is now available with fatigue-reducing Adaptive Cruise Control with additional Stop & Go functionality.

Intelligent Speed Limiter technology controls the vehicle’s maximum speed automatically to remain within changing speed limits, ensuring fleet vehicles operate safely at all times.

Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system allows drivers to control audio, navigation and climate functions seamlessly, plus allows for hands-free phone use, all using simple voice commands.

The new CV range is available for order and our team are ready to help. Please contact the Ford Business Centre by calling 03457 23 23 23 today, or write to fliform@ford.com.

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