- Smart new look inside and out, plus enhanced quality throughout
- New 200 PS 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine
- Latest double wet-clutch Ford PowerShift transmission
- Technologies includes Lane Departure Warning system,
Auto High Beam, Driver Alert and Active Grille Shutter
Ford of Europe will debut its stylish and technologically advanced new Mondeo at the Moscow Motor Show in August. The new model, which will go on sale in the final quarter of 2010 in Ireland, features a restyled exterior and upgraded interior, new high-efficiency Ford EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel powertrains, plus a host of new comfort and convenience features and safety technologies.
The first official preview images issued show that, following similar updates to the Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models earlier this year, the new Mondeo is the latest Ford car to benefit from the continuing evolution of Ford kinetic design.
While the Mondeo is renowned as being stylish and versatile, offering high levels of driving enjoyment and comfort, the new model is set to build on this reputation with a fresh look for all three body styles – 4-door, 5-door and wagon.
“The Ford Mondeo is already a very strong package and, with the significant design changes and in particular the comprehensive array of new technologies we are introducing, we have no doubt that the new model will strengthen Mondeo’s position as the flagship Ford model in our European line-up,” said John Fleming, Ford of Europe Chairman and CEO. “This is the smartest, safest, most environmentally friendly and best quality Mondeo we have ever launched, and it completes the regeneration of our CD segment range in 2010.”
Smart Design, Enhanced Quality
Key changes include distinctive new grilles featuring a bolder lower trapezoid and a slim, stylish opening above, 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 revised and features a new flow-through centre console design, revised door treatment with flush and integrated door release handles, and a new central overhead console featuring ambient lighting. New trim materials across the range have been selected to enhance the premium feel of the new Mondeo.
New Mondeo’s interior also benefits from a range of new features, including the introduction of LED interior lights and a new Satellite Navigation system, as well as a Premium Sound System option incorporating a 265-watt, eight-channel amplifier, new speaker system and large, 17-litre subwoofer.
Higher Performance, More Technology
The launch of the new Mondeo will see the first application of a high performance 240 PS version of the efficient 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine. This will be complemented by the existing 203 PS version of this engine launched in Mondeo, new S-MAX and new Galaxy earlier this year. EcoBoost provides fuel consumption and emissions reductions of up to 20 per cent compared to traditional petrol engines.
The new Mondeo sees the introduction of the comprehensively revised 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine, which boasts a 12 per cent power increase to 200 PS. The new engine is joined in the Mondeo TDCi line-up by the improved 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel, which is available with 115, 140 or 163 PS power ratings, each delivering an average CO2 emission of just 139 g/km (Band B).
Making the powertrain offering even more efficient are a number of new Ford ECOnetic Technologies, including Smart Regenerative Charging, Ford Eco Mode and – a Ford first – an Active Grille Shutter system. This electronically controlled device regulates the airflow through the radiator and engine compartment to reduce aerodynamic drag, but also offers benefits to the engine heating characteristics to improve the fuel economy and warm-up performance.
Powertrain advances in the new Mondeo extend to the transmission; the latest 6-speed Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission system comes as standard for EcoBoost petrol engines, and optional for the 140 PS and 163 PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi.
The new Mondeo range will include a comprehensive array of driver assistance features, many of which are appearing for the first time in a Ford model, including Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert and Auto High Beam. New features already introduced in the latest S-MAX and Galaxy models are now extended to the Mondeo range, including the Blind Spot Information System, Speed Limiter, Rear Door Power Child Locks and Rear View Camera. LED lighting technology is also used for the daytime running lights and rear tail and brake lamps.