Strong residuals predicted for Ford large cars
Ford's new large cars will benefit from stronger residuals values, according to car values specialists CAP.
The new Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy, and revised Ford Mondeo boast improved residual values of up to £1,275 over three years and 60,000 miles - thanks to enhancements on Ford's new large car range, including styling refinements, new technologies, more efficient powertrains and advanced transmissions.
CAP's manufacturer relationships manager, Martin Ward said: "When looking at the new Ford S-MAX against the outgoing model side by side, the differences are obvious. Its exterior lines are sleeker and give it a bolder appearance. The front end has been tidied up and as a consequence is much neater and more striking.
"With the added benefit of more efficient powertrains, this vehicle is an even better proposition for new car buyers", he added, "and with a seven-seater sports car design, it will continue to appeal greatly to the user car buyer."
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.
On sale this month, Mondeo, S-MAX and Ford Galaxy are priced from £17,295, £20,645 and £22,945 respectively.