Is the all-new Ford Mondeo about to rise?
It’s a car that has lived under the Falcon shadow for many years. The all-new Mondeo appears set to perform a staring role in Fords’ Australian and New Zealand showrooms. It’s always had the potential to be a very good car but has never achieved really great heights in this part of the world. That may all change when Ford starts importing the all-new Ford Mondeo sometime in 2015 and you can’t buy a Falcon anymore. It’s not really that new as it has been sold in the US as a Ford Fusion since 2012 one of Ford’s global vehicles.
The Mondeo has always been a UK type car and has always been offered there with a huge range of different options and engine types. The question for this part of the world will be, how many of those options will be offered here? Two of the most likely and most interesting are the Mondeo petrol-electric hybrid; using Ford’s multi-award-winning 1.0L EcoBoost and the enhanced 2.0L TDCi diesel engine with greatly reduced CO2 emissions.
Other options could be the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and a 1.6-litre TDCi diesel also with class-leading CO2 emissions. There is also an estate or station wagon body style as well as an optional high-performance 155kW, 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine featuring twin sequential-turbocharging.
The new Ford Mondeo is all about lower emission options, better fuel economy, more technology and improved performance for every diesel and petrol engine across its range, which is supported by the standard Auto-Start-Stop technology and multi speed automatic transmissions. The Ford Intelligent All-Wheel Drive is available on the new Mondeo in the UK so will it be offered here, not sure yet.
The all-new Ford Mondeo arrives in European dealerships in late 2014. Specific introduction dates for Australia and New Zealand are yet to be announced but expect the Mondeo we read to arrive here sometime in 2015.