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Ford's Kinetic 2.0 design is set onto upcoming Mondeo

By FaezClutchless on 03 Oct 2011

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Ford will revealed the next Mondeo, which features a high-tech cabin and efficient engines, at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. Featuring styling cues from the Evos concept car, Ford is hoping to shift consumers perception of the Mondeo from a daily drive to a more sporty and aggressive image.

The new Mondeo gets Ford's Kinetic 2.0 design (which was introduced during this year's Frankfurt Motor Show) which includes inverted trapezoidal grille and narrow headlights. But the look is about much more than simply the blue ovalís family face. Two boldly defined feature lines adorn the sides, while bulging rear wheelarches and a steeply raked roofline reveal the carís sporty intentions.

Itís not only the exterior design that 
will be inspired by the Evos; 
the Mondeo will also lift its 
powertrain from the concept. The range-extending 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motors wonít be offered from launch, but will follow. This will allow for an electric-only range of around 50 miles and about 500 miles between fill-ups.

More conventional engines will make up the rest of the range, including Fordís 1.6 
and 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol turbos. In the current car, 
the latter produces 200bhp and returns 36mpg economy, while the 1.6 Ė as found in the C-MAX 
Ė will offer 150bhp and 180bhp outputs. Also available will be a range of diesel models, including a 112bhp 1.6-litre TDCi and a 2.0 TDCi with 137bhp or 163bhp.

Even the traditional engines will be among the most efficient on the road thanks to eco 
tweaks currently used in 
the latest models, such as the 
Focus. These include stop-start, brake energy regeneration and active aerodynamics that close the grille at high speeds to improve fuel efficiency.

Under the skin will be a 
modified version of the current Mondeoís front-wheel-drive 
chassis, which will include 
torque vectoring for the first time. 
This helps to shuffle power between the front wheels in 
corners to prevent understeer.

Inside, the impressive fit 
and finish and high-quality 
materials used in recent Ford models will help the Mondeo bridge 
the gap to more expensive 
rivals from Audi and BMW. A range of hi-tech gadgets will make the newcomer one 
of the most advanced models 
on the road.

This includes the SYNC entertainment system, which can play audio, read text messages and deal with voice commands through wirelessly connected smartphones. In addition, the Mondeo will get features such as lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and parking assistance.

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