This latest deal brings to 1,600 the total Ford Galaxy seven seaters operated by the company. Passengers’ positive response to the 600 Ford Galaxy models purchased by Addison Lee last year encouraged the company to order more of the flexible Multi Purpose Vehicles (MPVs).

Addison Lee is adding more 2.0-litre TDCi Ford Galaxys to its 2,500-strong fleet. All vehicles are black and delivered with equipment including two-way radios which also enable vehicle tracking. With these new Ford Galaxys, Addison Lee is now the largest single provider of taxi services in London, serving over 10,000 corporate clients every year.

Kevin Griffin, Ford’s fleet director, said: “Addison Lee has again recognised the Ford Galaxy’s class-leading attributes. It complements their own prestige status as a provider of premium minicabs and chauffeur cars. Customers like Addison Lee are taking a closer look at green vehicles and I’m delighted that Ford is reaping the benefit.”

Liam Griffin, managing director of Addison Lee, said: “Constant investment in improving our services is one of the reasons Addison Lee is a London success story. Customer response to our first Ford Galaxys was overwhelmingly positive – thanks to its stylish looks, spacious interior and excellent ride quality – so we’re delighted to add more vehicles to the fleet.

“The Ford Galaxy offers excellent fuel economy and emissions, which contribute to Addison Lee’s award-winning programme to cut emissions by six per cent year-on-year.”

Dagenham Motors’ Edgware Road outlet in London is again supplying Addison Lee’s latest order. The Ford Galaxy Edge six-speed autos, returning over 38mpg while emitting 196g CO2/km, are purchased outright and cover around 100,000 miles over two and a half years.

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