Ford Mondeo expresses its sports and luxury side with new variants

Written by Ellie

The Ford Mondeo is a giant in the company car world and the much-loved fourth generation model has just been spruced-up with the addition of a new sports and luxury-focused variant.

Those with a taste for aggressive flair can now opt for the sporty ST-Line Edition, complementing the existing ST-Line trim.

ST-Line series introduces front, rear and side body styling, lowered sports suspension, Ford power start button and darkened headliner. But the ST-Line Edition builds on this by adding privacy glass and 19-inch rock metallic alloy wheels as standard.

Meanwhile, buyers looking for a little luxury from their Mondeo can choose the new Titanium Edition, which boasts premium leather heated seats with front ten-way power adjustment.

For luxury lovers, there’s also the range-topping Vignale, which has grown to represent 13 per cent of orders since the introduction of the current Mondeo model in 2015.

Ironically, the number of variants has been snipped from seven to five in the process, and the Zetec Edition is now the entry-level Mondeo with a £19,445 price tag.

This cull means the level of equipment that comes as standard with the Mondeo is more impressive than ever with every new Mondeo now guaranteed to come with sat-nav, DAB radio, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, speed limiter and autonomous braking, providing the car is travelling at 31mph or slower.

Over 85 per cent of Mondeos are driven by professionals as a company or lease car, meaning that they pay a benefit-in-kind tax based on its on-the-road (OTR) price.

To minimise tax liability, OTR prices are reduced by £3,000 on Vignale models, £2,500 on Zetec and ST-Line Editions and £2,000 on Titanium Edition Mondeos.

Effectively, this equates to savings of up to £720 over three years on the ST-Line Edition 2.0 TDCi 150PS for a 40 per cent tax payer, as well as £300 on the employer’s fleet National Insurance costs.

The first ST-Line Edition and Titanium Edition Mondeos will reach UK roads from November.

Molly Benton, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “The Mondeo has been a staple in the company car arena for decades now and these new variants put a unique spin on the fleet favourite.”

Posted on 21st September 2017

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