Ford Mondeo Hatchback and Estate

by SpeedLux

Ford further revealed their Mondeo Model in Hatchback and Estate versions at “Go Further Event” at Amesterdam, Netherlands.

The first model to be built on the company’s new global medium-large CD-segment platform, Ford says the fifth-generation Mondeo will be the most premium vehicle it has ever offered in Europe when it goes on sale in the second half of 2013.

The all-new Ford Mondeo sedan and wagon will launch in Australia a few months later.

The all-new Ford Mondeo, the latest product to be built under Ford’s ‘One Ford’ philosophy, and the latest, and largest, car to feature the three-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.

The current Ford Mondeo’s petrol engine ranges a naturally aspirated 118bhp 1.6-litre petrol. But the new Ford Mondeo will get a 123bhp EcoBoost unit, which would also develop 170Nm, 10Nm more than the engine it effectively replaces.

Ford also claims that the three-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the Mondeo will make it one of the cleanest cars in its class, with CO2 emissions of under 130g/km.
The rest of the engine range will be revealed closer to launch, but we expect that their will be the 2.0-litre and new 1.5-litre TDCi diesels, plus 1.6 and 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrols too.

Six-speed manual gearboxes will be offered as standard, with dual clutch six-speed Powershift transmissions optional. A diesel model, with an auto gearbox, will be offered with four-wheel drive for the first time.

New to the line-up is the Mondeo Hybrid sedan, which teams a specially developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and a 35kW lithium ion battery, promising high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.

Although the side profile and rear of the 2012 Mondeo Estate are similar to the current model’s, the front of the car looks very different, with slimmer headlights and Ford’s new higher ‘trapezoidal’ grille.

The sedan’s roofline flows like a coupe while the wagon sports stunning proportions and incorporates a retractable panoramic glass roof.The Mondeo will become the first vehicle in Europe’s medium segment to offer full LED adaptive headlights and inflatable rear seatbelts, the latter designed to disperse crash forces across an area of the body five times greater than that achieved by a conventional seatbelt, reducing the risk of head neck and chest injuries.

The MyFord Touch voice-activated connectivity system will also feature in the 2013 Mondeo. The system’s eight-inch touchscreen incorporates phone, audio, navigation and climate control functions, and has the ability to act as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices.

More details on the all-new Ford Mondeo are expected to be revealed when it takes to the stand at the 2012 Paris motor show later this month.

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