New Mondeo ‘will boast improved residual values’

The all-new Ford Mondeo, which will arrive in showrooms in June, will have a significantly higher residual value than many other cars in its segment, according to a new study.

Forecasts from EurotaxGlass’s predict that the new model will retain 35 per cent of its purchase price after three years and 60,000 miles.

For the estate version of the car, the outlook appears even more positive, with 36 per cent of the model’s original worth expected to be retained over the same period.

These figures place the Mondeo slightly ahead of competitors in the value stakes, with retention of 34 per cent forecast for the Toyota Avensis, 31 per cent for the Vauxhall Vectra and 30 per cent for the Saab 9-3 Linear.

The only model that looks set to outdo the Mondeo is the Volkswagen Passat, which is predicted to keep 38 per cent of its original value over three years.

Commenting on the new Mondeo, Jason King, forecasting editor at EurotaxGlass’s, said: “The materials and build quality in the cabin would not be out of place in a product from either of the Ford-owned Jaguar or Volvo brands.

“The standard specification now includes items such as ESP, cruise control and a trip computer and confirms that buyers of D-sector cars in the UK demand the highest equipment levels of any market in Europe.”

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