Ford announces details of new Mondeo prior to October sale date
The new model – in UK dealerships in October – features a restyled exterior and interior, new high-efficiency Ford EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel powertrains, plus a host of new driver comfort and convenience features and safety technologies.
Like the new S-Max and Galaxy, the new Mondeo features the latest update in the Ford kinetic design. Key exterior changes include distinctive new grilles plus an enhanced bonnet profile. New front bumpers include LED daytime running lights, and re-designed rear lights also employ LED technology. Additionally a new rear deck lid treatment matches the revised rear light profile.
The interior is also upgraded and features a redesigned centre console design, revised door treatment featuring flush and integrated door release handles, and a new central overhead console with ambient lighting. There are also new trim materials said to enhance the premium interior feel of the new Mondeo.
New features include the introduction of LED courtesy lights and a new satellite navigation system, plus a new Premium Sound System option which incorporates a 265-watt, eight-channel amplifier unit, all-new speaker system and large, 17-litre subwoofer.
New engine highlights across the whole European range include a higher-performance 240PS version of the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, which is set to offer CO2 emissions of 179g/km. This will be complemented by the existing 203PS version of this engine launched in Mondeo, new S-Max and new Galaxy earlier this year.
Another first for the new Mondeo is the introduction of the comprehensively revised 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine, which boasts a 12% power increase to 200PS, making it the most powerful Duratorq diesel engine to date. This unit is joined by a significantly improved 2.0-litre DuratorqTDCidiesel that has already been introduced to the Mondeo range earlier this year. This engine is available with 115, 140 or 163PS power ratings, with all of them delivering an average CO2 emission of just 139g/km with a six-speed manual transmission.
A number of new Ford ECOnetic Technologies are now made available, including Smart Regenerative Charging, Ford Eco Mode and – a Ford first – an Active Grille Shutter system, which regulates the airflow through the radiator and engine compartment to reduce aerodynamic drag and facilitate engine heating characteristics.
The latest six-speed Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system comes as standard for Ford EcoBoost petrol engines, and will be available as an option for the 140PS and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litreDuratorqTDCi.
Mondeo specs and prices will be announced nearer to launch.For more of the latest industry news, click here.