The largest in Europe, Addison Lee will use the high-spec Ford Galaxy models in the capital to transport customers throughout the city.
The company chose the Ford Galaxy, the largest car in Ford’s range, because of its environmental credentials. The use of Ford’s seven-seat people carrier has helped to reduce CO2 emissions across the fleet by ten per cent in the past 12 months.
Ford’s engine options for the Galaxy include a range of petrol engines delivering up to 39.2mpg (1.6-litre EcoBoost) and with CO2 emissions of just 167g/km. A more powerful, 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol is also available.
Meanwhile, diesel engine options include a 2.0-litre diesel in 140 or 163PS variations. The less powerful delivers CO2 emissions of 152g/km and 41.5mpg.
The Ford Galaxy is also a more executive level people carrier than many of its rivals. Available in Zetec, Titanium or Titanium X trim levels, standard equipment on the new Ford Galaxy includes leather highlights inside, park assist, fog lights and an extensive sound and entertainment system.
Addison Lee managing director, Liam Griffin, said: “With more than 3,000 of our Ford Galaxy vehicles on the streets of London, the Addison Lee fleet is a familiar sight in the capital.
“The Ford Galaxy has become synonymous with Addison Lee and representative of our professional service, so we are delighted to partner with Ford for another two years.”
New Ford Galaxy prices start from below £25,000 from UK Ford dealerships, rising to £26,855 for Ford Galaxy Titanium models and £29,355 for Ford Galaxy Titanium X versions.