Jump to content


SEARCH

1

Ford's Kinetic 2.0 design is set onto upcoming Mondeo

By FaezClutchless on 03 Oct 2011

Attached Image: 2012_ford_mondeo.jpg

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 oval’s family face. Two boldly defined feature lines adorn the sides, while bulging rear wheelarches and a steeply raked roofline reveal the car’s sporty intentions.

It’s 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 won’t 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 Ford’s 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 – as found in the C-MAX 
– 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 Mondeo’s 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.

new model, america, ford mondeo and 7 more...

Viewed: 1,102 times

Related Blog Posts
FaezClutchless
Written by FaezClutchless
Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.



  • 1
Higherflux Oct 04 2011 02:08 AM
I smell traces of Aston Martin on the design of the car...
  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
Volkswagen has revealed that its ‘R’ brand performance models will soon become more wild and less...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
The latest generation Ford Focus has been snapped without a hint of camouflage while it was in a...
Photo
Marvel is at it again with Black Panther and Lexus releasing an exclusive LC500 coupe part of the...
Photo
Porsche has created a video explaining why some of its cars are producing brake squeal when drivi...
Photo
An American publication has found some documents pointing out that the Mazda MX-5 could get a dec...
Photo
14th February is coming again. Don't ruin your (hers, actually) day rubbing elbows with other...
   Lifestyle Articles