The Ford Mondeo is set to become more sporty and more efficient through enhanced styling and improved engineering. Inside, comfort levels and material quality are raised and there's a whole spectrum of smart technology to make driving more inspiring and safer, too. Ford's Kinetic Design really captures the idea of energy in motion, while an ultra-efficient new engine and new rear suspension design ensure that styling is backed up by substance.
The new exterior is dominated by a bold chrome grille and features sleek aerodynamic surfaces. The roofline is low and rakish, while A-pillars are narrower than before to improve forward visibility. The rear screen is aggressively angled, giving a distinctive fastback look to this practical five-door. Inside the seating position is lower, as is the boot floor, to accommodate more luggage. A clever interior touch is the sculpted rooflining in the rear cabin to optimise passenger headroom. From behind the wheel you will find a higher quality, driver-focused instrument panel with metallic accents, based around twin dials and a large clear infotainment readout.
Totally new to the Mondeo and the sector in 2013 will be the incredible 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. A smooth-revving 123bhp three-cylinder unit, it will be extremely economical and achieve CO2 emissions of just 125 g/km. There will also be a choice of larger EcoBoost petrol engines and efficient refined Duratorq diesels, such as the 1.6-litre 115 PS* TDCi with Auto-Start-Stop that achieves 114 g/km of CO2. In addition to the fast shifting six-speed manual gearbox, there will be a state-of-the-art six-speed automatic dual-clutch PowerShift transmission available on certain models.
In-car technology throughout the new Mondeo is cutting-edge. The Intelligent Protection System (IPS) includes driver's and front passenger's airbags, front side impact airbags, front and second row side-curtain airbags and driver's knee airbag, plus numerous passive protection features. It's why the Mondeo has earned a five-star EuroNCAP rating. Technology you can expect across the range includes a comprehensive trip computer, the Auto-Start-Stop system, Bluetooth Hands Free and Voice Control.
The Mondeo joins ST-Line series in new range inspired by Ford Performance vehicles and featuring bold styling, sporty driving dynamics and great value.
The new model offers sport suspension, unique body kit and choice of 18- or 19-inch alloy wheel designs. In the inside, the Mondeo ST-Line is kitted with sport seats, perforated leather steering wheel and sporty interior details. High-power engine options range from 160 PS 1.5-litre to 240 PS 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrols and 150 PS to 210 PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesels. Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive also available.
The Mondeo ST-Line exterior has a honeycomb design for the upper and lower front grilles in high-gloss black; LED daytime running lamps with light tube styling and new rectangular fog lamps. Front bumper lip spoiler and sculptured side-skirts in body colour; a sports rear bumper with high-gloss black diffuser-style insert; silver tailpipe surrounds*. A rear roof spoiler comes as standard on the wagon, and is an optional extra for the five-door.
To discover more about the efficient, sporty Mondeo, simply get in touch with the Birchwood Ford team at any one of our branches in Eastbourne, Halland or Hastings.
*Engine power expressed in PS. Interior images displayed are from the Mondeo Titanium