The new Mondeo is the last of Ford’s large car range – comprising the S-Max and Galaxy – to receive an upgrade with a more stylised ‘kinetic’ exterior, updated interior and new engine technology.
For many years to Mondeo has challenged luxury and premium models at the top end of the large family car market and is particularly popular with business users because of the space, build quality and refined drive.
The interior has been improved still further in the latest model, with the word ‘sophistication’ integral to Ford’s plans. This includes a new centre console, door panels and LED ambient lighting.
A range of new trims and colour schemes have been added to line-up, including ‘jewel’ detailing on switches and chrome highlights throughout.
Under the bonnet, Ford has introduced a raft of new efficient technology, including a new EcoBoost petrol engine and an updated diesel offering more power and lower emissions.
The petrol EcoBoost model is an all-new engine from Ford in the form of a 2.0-litre unit with an advanced combustion system to give better performance with up to 20 per cent lower (179g/km) CO2 emissions than normal 2.0-litre Ford petrol engines.
It is joined by the current 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol engines from the previous Mondeo model as well as a 1.6-litre EcoBoost in the future.
Diesel options include the updated 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine delivering 200PS – a 12 per cent improvement on the previous version, making it the most powerful diesel in the Duratorq range.
Other diesel options consist of a 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi in 115, 140 and 163PS variations, the lowest of which offers 139g/km of CO2 emissions with matched with a six-speed gearbox.
The new Ford Mondeo also comes with a host of new technology including Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert and Auto High Beam.
Prices start from £17,295, with the top-specced Titanium priced at £19,945.