Ford Mondeo updated with new looks and techFord announces mid-life facelift for Mondeo
28 June 2010
A refreshed Ford Mondeo is set to be unveiled at the Moscow International Auto Saloon in August. It will hit UK showrooms this October.
The new Ford Mondeo may appear similar at first glance, but look closely and you’ll see that the styling has been made sharper, with changes to both upper and lower grilles. There are also new LED daytime running lights in the front bumper and LED lighting at the rear.
The cabin benefits from a redesigned 'flow-through' centre console, changes to the door trim, a new overhead console with ambient lighting, upgraded materials and LED courtesy lights. Optional kit includes a new satellite navigation system and a 265-watt stereo upgrade.
Exec engines include 237bhp turbo petrol and 197bhp turbodiesel
Ford recently updated the Mondeo engine line-up with a 200bhp 2.0-litre Ecoboost turbo petrol engine and improved versions of the 2.0-litre TDCi turbodiesel.
Joining these additions for the first time in the refreshed Ford Mondeo will be a 237bhp 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol and a 197bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel.
The 237bhp petrol is expected to offer the same CO2 emissions as its less powerful stablemate – 179g/km CO2 – and will also come equipped with Ford’s new PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard.
The 197bhp diesel offers a 12% power increase over the previous 2.2 TDCi.
New fuel-saving tech
The revised Ford Mondeo will feature a host of clever, new technologies.
For the frugally minded there is smart regenerative charging (which reduces load on the alternator), Ford Eco Mode (which helps you drive more economically) and an Active Grille Shutter. Fitted to a Ford for the first time, this last feature controls the flow of air to the radiator and engine compartment – reducing aerodynamic drag but also helping engine warm-up times, both of which lead to greater efficiency.
In addition to this, the new Ford Mondeo will offer a Lane Departure Warning system and an automatic high beam feature – also for the first time on any Ford. This is in addition to new technology carried over from the latest S-Max and Galaxy, such as blind spot monitors and a rear camera.
Full details of the revised Ford Mondeo – including specification details and pricing – will be announced closer to its October launch.
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