Ford is updating its Mondeo line-up with new sports and luxury models aimed at both fleet and private buyers.
The range has been streamlined from seven models to five, with prices now starting at £19,445.
From the base Zetec Edition, there is now a choice of sporty ST-Line and new ST-Line Edition, or the luxury Titanium Edition and range-topping Vignale.
All five models have navigation, DAB, autonomous braking, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control with speed limiter as standard.
ST-Line series introduce extras including front, rear and side body styling, lowered sports suspension, Ford Power start button and darkened headliner. Privacy glass and 19-inch alloy wheels are added on the ST-Line Edition.
The new Titanium Edition, which includes a hybrid petrol engine with 92g/km of CO2 among its powertrains, boasts premium leather heated seats, with front 10-way power adjustment.
Since launch in Mondeo in 2015, Vignale has grown to represent 13% of orders. At the start of this year a Vignale Nero appearance pack was introduced – comprising 19in dark tarnish alloys and darkened fog lamp bezels, lower grille and side strips – and now becomes standard Mondeo Vignale specification.
Over 85% of Ford Mondeos are driven by professionals as a company or lease car, meaning that they pay benefit in kind tax. To minimise tax liability, prices are reduced by £3,000 (on Vignale), £2,500 (on Zetec and ST-Line Editions) and £2,000 (on Titanium Edition) – meaning savings of up to £720 over three years (on ST-Line Edition 2.0 TDCi 150PS, for 40% tax payer) plus £300 on the employer’s fleet National Insurance costs.
These prices translate into keen lease rates for a higher specification car, thanks to improved residual values for the updated range according to CAP. Ford Lease monthly payments for the Titanium Edition 2.0 TDCi 150PS five door are maintained at £258 over three years.