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First look at 2013 Ford Mondeo

By SYF77 on 16 Jan 2012

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Ford has decided to combine the American market Fusion model and the global Mondeo model into a single model. A few days after the Fusion was released at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, here we have the first official photos of the pre-production 2013 European Ford Mondeo.

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Like the Fusion, the new Mondeo sports an Aston Martin-like front grille that looks to swallow up competitors such as the Passat and Insignia. The European model differentiates itself from its American counterpart with a slightly different headlamp assembly and a body-coloured rear bumper trim. I particularly like the ducktail-like boot which bears shades of the Lamborghini Aventador.

In Europe, the all new Mondeo will be offered with the 1.6L and 2.0L EcoBoost turbocharged petrols along with a range of diesel units. In the US, the 1.6L and 2.0L petrol versions produce 179bhp/233Nm and 237bhp/338Nm respectively. The Mondeo’s power figures should not be far off from those. The power plants should be mated to the familiar 6-speed dual clutch Powershift transmission which is fitted to the existing Mondeo. Ford did not mention about the availability of hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the Mondeo in Europe.

The new Mondeo sedan will be introduced in the European markets in the first quarter of 2013.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Civic6228 Jan 16 2012 03:57 PM
looks good ... hopefully it will provide some stiff competition to the car in D segment. A lot have to depend on the local ADs...
Proton_neutron Jan 16 2012 04:31 PM
But the interior looks as dated as ever.

So what's the point? And it doesn't seem that this model gains in interior space.
Babyt Jan 16 2012 08:45 PM
front looks like pug 500 series....is ford reliable in sg?
Fitvip Jan 16 2012 09:59 PM
The designer ran out of ideas? Why so Aston Martin?
Jetabout777 Jan 16 2012 11:41 PM
Nice design. But AD seems to always bring in low-spec models which do not come with equipment that match up to the car's looks.
Proton_neutron Jan 17 2012 09:28 AM
To JetAbout777: The current Mondeo is only available in the high-end Titanium spec.

No more basic Ghia spec as with the pre-facelift version of the Mondeo. You'll be surprised!
Shorty Jan 17 2012 09:36 AM
proton neutron...i dont understand. the pics above doesnt show interior pics...yet u can see that it's dated?...
Jetabout777 Jan 17 2012 03:23 PM
To Proton_neutron: Thanks for the information. We used to own a Mondeo before and back then in 2009-2010, most of the Mondys were available only in Trend spec with small 16" rims, locally fitted leather and dated engines. This was also the case for the previous generation Mondeo. It's good that the AD is moving in the right direction by bringing in cars with good equipment.
Proton_neutron Jan 17 2012 05:12 PM
To shorty:


Interior picture of the Ford Fusion, which is the Ford Mondeo for the USA Market.

Both will be the same car and outlook from now onwards, much like the same for the Ford Focus.
Torquemeister Jan 18 2012 11:04 AM
I had a Mondeo 2009 - 2010. Two problems were interior design and underpowered engine (the latter now fixed) - so I replaced it

But a wonderful drivers car and fantastic chassis (forget any Jap car as a comparison for the drive) - now with decent engine it is a very good proposition.

To the new model - I love the aggressive psuedo AM like front end. Interior design still a bit naff (like some Korean stuff - lets add pointless angles and lines like the designers have to justify their existence).
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