2011 Ford Mondeo Facelift, on Sale in October
"The Ford Mondeo is already a very strong package and, with the significant design changes and in particular the comprehensive array of new technologies we are introducing, we have no doubt that the new model will strengthen Mondeo's position as the flagship Ford model in our European line-up," John Fleming, Ford of Europe CEO said in a statement.
The changes brought to the facelift include both revised exterior and interior, as well as some minor tweaks to the powertrains. On the outside, the new Mondeo brings new grilles, new front bumpers with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights.
At the interior, the carmaker added LED courtesy lights, a new satellite navigation system and a Premium Sound System.
As far as the engines go, the 2.0l Ford EcoBoost turbocharged unit has been upped to 240 ps (from 230 ps). Both versions of the engine will be kept in the Mondeo range. As a novelty, Ford will introduce the 2.2l Ford Duratorq TDCi engine, developing 200 ps (the most powerful Duratorq to date). The existing 2.0l Duratorq TDCi diesel, with its three different power levels, will also be kept (115, 140 or 163 ps).
"This is the smartest, safest, most environmentally friendly and best quality Mondeo we have ever launched, and it completes the regeneration of our CD segment range in 2010." added Fleming.