Mondeo range debuts at Geneva : 4-door, 5-door and Estate
and striking: 'kinetic design' transforms Ford's new large car
advanced technologies and premium quality
On sale June
Prices to be
announced closer to launch
February 14, 2007: Ford has released the first images of the
all-new Mondeo ahead of its world debut at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. The
dramatic all-new Mondeo is designed to raise customers' expectations for a car
in this class through a combination of style, dynamics and technology.
During its life, the Mondeo has appeared
every year in the nation's top 10 favourite cars. A total of
over four million Mondeo models have been built at the Genk plant since launch
in 1993 with more than 1.5 million of those being sold in the UK.
"The exciting new Mondeo is very
important to us", said Roelant de Waard, Ford of Britain's Chairman and
Managing Director. "It's probably the most elegant car we've ever
launched, and it's certainly the most technologically-advanced. Like the S-MAX,
Car of the Year 2007, the new Mondeo will attract many new customers to our
showrooms as well as delighting our loyal UK customer base," he said.
Mondeo is striking and unmistakably a member of the Ford family. It is the
latest and most advanced expression of Ford's 'kinetic design'.
The distinctive front end has
chamfered corners and a deep offset between the top of the bonnet and the front
wings. A muscular shoulder line runs through the side of the car to a high
point at the rear.
Distinctive rear lamps also
feature carefully designed graphics that enhance the overall feeling of premium
quality. A strong undercut line runs from the bold front wing wheel lips
through the side of the car. Under this, full surfacing extends down to strong
rocker panels to ensure the vehicle maintains a dynamic road presence.
The spacious interior shares the same
'kinetic design' exterior language as the exterior. The driver will enjoy the 'cockpit'
driving position as the higher beltline and flow-through centre console combine
to enhance the cosseted feeling for front seat occupants.
New levels of craftsmanship are evident
throughout. For example, careful use of 'piano black' interior styling accents
creates interest and a pleasing feel to key touch areas. Soft-touch material
and ambient lighting is used extensively throughout the cabin to emphasise its
quality and refinement.
New Mondeo Choice
The Ford Mondeo
range has always offered a wide choice for customers, and the new Mondeo is no
exception. Standard equipment across the range includes Electronic Stability
Programme (ESP), Ford Easyfuel capless refuelling with fuel inhibitor to
prevent misfuelling, Thatcham Cat. 1 alarm, air conditioning, 'follow-me-home'
lights, trip computer and an MP3 connector socket.
bodystyles – a classic four-door, a stylish and flexible five-door and the
capacious Estate – will all be available from launch. For each body style,
four distinct series are available: the Edge, which provides a high level of
standard equipment essential for business and family needs; the contemporary
Zetec series, and, at the top of the range, the Ghia and Titanium X models.
models offer a choice of premium quality details. While the Ghia represents
classic luxury, with extensive use of chrome and wood ornamentation inside, the
Titanium model will appeal to those customers favouring a more contemporary,
for Driver Assistance
driver-focused technologies are available, and include keyless entry and
keyless start with "Ford Power" start button, new Ford "Convers+"
Human Machine Interface (HMI) instrument display, Adaptive Cruise Control with
Forward Alert, Interactive Vehicle Dynamics Control with Hill Launch Assist,
and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
new Mondeo is the first production Ford to feature the company's award-winning
Easyfuel system. This guards against either petrol or diesel misfuelling at the
filling pump as the fuel filler neck aperture has been specifically designed
around the different sizes of fuel nozzles. Ford has engineered its system only
to allow the nozzle that matches the corresponding fuel type of the car to
enter the filler neck.
Drive: New Mondeo Driving Quality
The Ford Mondeo has
been acclaimed for its driving quality since its original introduction in 1993.
The new Mondeo aims to extend this reputation even further, and from the outset
was developed with superior driving dynamics as a core attribute, combining a
refined ride with minimal noise, vibration and harshness.
front suspension design
rear suspension design
has specified the trusted MacPherson front suspension system for the new Mondeo
incorporating features to enhance the Mondeo driving experience such as
isolated subframes, control arm hydro bushings, S-shaped springs and dual path strut
At the rear a new
version of the proven multi-link rear suspension design also benefits from an isolated
subframe mounting system. This concept is already familiar in the Ford S-MAX
"Control Blade" design and uses four links to control each wheel
Noise, Vibration and Harshness and Improved Sound Quality
New Mondeo promotes stress-free, relaxed driving through low noise
levels which enables easy communication inside the vehicle and optimum use of
the internal audio equipment even at high speeds.
combined effect of all the engineering actions, in terms of noise, is a
reduction of 3dB across the whole frequency range,
compared with the current model. Wind noise, measured in Ford's
state-of-the-art aero-acoustic wind tunnel is the lowest in its class, and reinforces
the quality ambience of the interior.
new Mondeo is available with a wide choice of petrol and diesel engines, including:
1.8-litre Duratorq TDCi 100PS or 125PS diesel with 5-speed manual
transmission. The 125PS version can also be specified with a 6-speed manual
2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 140PS diesel with 6-speed manual
2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi 130ps diesel with a new Durashift 6-speed
1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT 110PS or 125PS petrol engines with 5-speed
2.0-litre Duratec HE 145PS petrol engine with Durashift 5-speed manual
A new 2.3-litre Duratec HE 161PS 4-cylinder petrol engine with
Durashift 6-speed automatic transmission.
topping, performance-orientated 2.5 litre Duratec 5-cylinder 220PS
petrol engine with Durashift 6-speed manual transmission.