For many years, the Mondeo has been the first choice for business travellers and families alike, as it blends a sophisticated design with luxurious comfort and advanced technology. Adding to its appeal is a competitive price tag, which makes the model a cost effective choice when compared to its rivals. The incoming Mondeo shares similar dimensions to the outgoing iteration, but sits closer to the road for a sleek, sports aesthetic.
The car rests on 19-inch alloy wheels to enhance this appeal, while the slimmed roof pillars and smooth body add further elegance. The nose is instantly recognisable as a product of the Ford stable, as it follows the brand's latest design approach. Here you will find narrowed headlamps, while the rear gets distinctive LED tail lamps and a polished exhaust pipe.
Inside, Ford has crafted a driver-focused cabin with an enhanced upmarket feel, combining soft-touch upholstery and inlays throughout. The seats grip comfortably for support on longer journeys, and in front of the cockpit rests an oversized centre console to create distinct driver and passenger areas. Cutting-edge on-board technologies including SYNC entertainment will be available, alongside Bluetooth and internet connectivity. To protect when on the move, there's also adaptive cruise control, fatigue detection, active park assist, and blind spot warning.
On the road, the vehicle boasts improved performance thanks to the addition of a further refined EcoBoost engine. This 1.5-litre petrol unit will return brake horsepower and torque similar to the existing 1.6-litre alternative – 148bhp and 240Nm – but offer improved economy and emissions.
A 1.0-litre EcoBoost with emissions below 130g/km will also be available from launch, and larger refined diesels are expected to be announced closer to release. Its frugal powertrains will make the hatchback one of the cleanest and most economical in the class, helped by a raft of recent weight-saving technologies.