New Mondeo delayed until winter 2013
The new Mondeo, shown at the Go Further brand event in Amsterdam in September and revealed to the public at the Paris Motor Show, is the first time the model will be sold as a "world car" – badged as the replacement for the Fusion in North America.
North American demand is being catered for first because the outgoing Fusion is 12 months older than the facelifted Mondeo sold in Europe, a spokesperson for the manufacturer explained. This meant meeting the quality levels sought for European markets wouldn’t be possible by the original summer 2013 deadline.
The European model range will include a range of downsized EcoBoost petrol engines, sharing some with consumers in North America, and the same petrol-electric hybrid version which could offer CO2 emissions of close to 100g/km.
Additional engines will include the 1.0-litre EcoBoost, with a new 140bhp version, and a similar line-up of TDCi diesels as the outgoing model.