The new edition of the highly popular Ford Mondeo will make its debut at Moscow Motor Show on August 25. The new model features an updated design inside and out for both sedan and estate versions, and also gets two new engines. Ford says that the quality of the new model is also enhanced. Not that the current Mondeo is bad, but there’s always room for improvement!
Changes on the outside are quite subtle. The front-end gets a new grille, a new bonnet, revised bumper, and LED daytime running lights. The rear-end benefits from re-designed rear lights also with LED technology, and a new deck lid spoiler. The interior of the new Mondeo now employs a new flow-through centre console design, revised door treatment featuring flush and integrated door release handles, and a new central overhead console featuring ambient lighting.
And as for new features you get LED interior lights and a new Satellite Navigation system, while music lovers will be able to enjoy the new Premium Sound System option which incorporates a 265-watt, eight-channel amplifier unit, all-new speaker system and large, 17-litre subwoofer. There’s also Blind Spot Information System, Speed Limiter, Rear Door Power Child Locks and Rear View Camera.
2011 Mondeo is will get a new version of 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine developing 240 PS, along with the current 203 PS edition. The other new powertrain for the new model is the revised 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine which now delivers 200 PS. The new engines also have lower CO2 emission, thanks to a number of fuel saving technologies including Smart Regenerative Charging, Ford Eco Mode and an Active Grille Shutter system.
This electronically controlled device regulates the airflow through the radiator and engine compartment to reduce aerodynamic drag, but also offers benefits to the engine heating characteristics to improve the fuel economy and warm-up performance in cold climates.