2011 Ford Mondeo Launched in China
The new Mondeo will sell in China starting from RMB 169,800 ($ 25,849) and all the way to RMB 252,800 ($ 38,484). It will be available in no less than eight versions, starting with the 2.0L GTDi240 GhiaX and ending with the 2.0L MT Core.
At the heart of the new Mondeo lineup in China though remains the 2.0l EcoBoost GTDi, designed to develop 236 hp at 6,000rpm and peak torque of 340 Nm at 1900-3500 rpm. The powerful unit, because it is paired to a PowerShift dual-clutch transmission, is as frugal as they get when it comes to fuel consumption, with its appetite being rated at 7.9l/100km.
For the 2011 model year, the Mondeo received no less than 232 changes or updates to mostly all of the components of the vehicle. The car also received or improved its existing safety systems, including knee airbag on driver seat, Hill Launch Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers, front parking sSensors, rear view camera, blind spot information system and day-night rearview mirrors.
“Besides the powerful but highly fuel-efficient powertrain, the 2011MY Ford Mondeo also offers many new features that re-inforce Mondeo's leading position on safety and comfort. We are exciting to bring our customers this great car, and we are confident that it will soon win the favor of the Chinese customers," said Nigel Harris, general manager of Changan Ford Sales Company.