Ford has released pricing details for the brand-new Mondeo model, which is due to go on sale later this year.
The new Mondeo will be available in the UK as a five-door saloon, four-door hybrid saloon and as an estate, with prices starting from £20,795.
Having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, the newest version of the hugely successful Mondeo has been hotly anticipated by drivers.
Ford says that the new Mondeo will be “the most technologically advanced Ford vehicle ever introduced in Europe”, and the model is due to feature a range of firsts for the marque.
New Body Structure
Featuring a new body structure that’s both lighter and stiffer than before, the company says that the new Mondeo is “the most responsive and versatile Mondeo yet”.
The new exterior is modelled on a sports coupe profile with a low roofline, while the estate model will come with a retractable panoramic roof.
Ford’s signature trapezoidal grille also features along with a laser-cut headlamp design. The new Mondeo will also be the first new Ford released in Europe to feature adaptive LED head- and tail-lights.
On the inside, the cabin will feature a digital instrument cluster mounted and eight-inch touchscreen mounted on a soft-touch panel. According to the carmaker, the seat backs have been made thinner in order to boost legroom in the rear without sacrificing passenger comfort.
Other premium touches include an automatic tailgate, heated steering wheel and Ford’s SYNC2 voice-activated connectivity system, with a range of infotainment and navigation functions.
The SYNC2 system can activate these functions using simple voice commands. The system will even be able to direct drivers to the nearest restaurant just by saying “I’m hungry”.
Ford has also loaded the new Mondeo with a wide range of new safety kit and driver assistance aids. This includes a pedestrian detection system to avoid collisions, plus an inflatable rear seatbelt.
Other features include adaptive cruise control and adaptive braking, plus Ford’s hands-free perpendicular parking that automatically reverses the car into tight parking spaces.
Engine options will include a 2.0-litre turbodiesel in 148bhp or 178bhp guises, along with a twin-turbo version that produces 207bhp.
According to the carmaker, there will also be a 1.6-litre diesel that emits only 94g/km of CO2. A range of petrol EcoBoost engines will also feature in the new model, with emissions from just 119g/km.
For the first time ever, the Mondeo will also be available as a hybrid. While performance details have yet to be announced, Ford says that its emissions will be as low as 99g/km of CO2.
The new Ford Mondeo is currently in production, and will go on sale towards the end of this year.