On the exterior, the new Mondeo has a sports coupe profile with low roofline, with a retractable panoramic glass roof (optional) for the estate version. The lean side-profile is sculpted to convey “visual lightness,” while the sophisticated and technical front-end design features Ford’s more prominent trapezoidal grille, a power-dome bonnet and adaptive, slim-line, laser-cut headlight design.
The headlights consist of adaptive LEDs to match the driving environment, according to vehicle speed, ambient light conditions, steering angle, distance to the vehicle in front and windscreen wiper activation. From the rear, the new Mondeo resembles the previous generation’s very closely, although the rear combination lights have certain LED rings to it.
Inside, Mondeo drivers are greeted by a customizable 10-inch digital analogue instrument cluster, while a sleek, wrap-around center console design delivers a sporty, cockpit-like feel. Interior highlights also include a soft-touch instrument panel, flock-lined central front storage area and glovebox, chrome surrounds and accents on the air-vents and soft touch controls, as well as smart-design front seats with thinner seat back, power-adjustable and memory-equipped steering column, heated steering, and a power tailgate.
One of the major highlights for the new Mondeo is the SYNC 2 system which enables the driver to control key in-car systems using simple, natural voice commands and a high-resolution 8-inch color touch screen. Connectivity is delivered via Bluetooth, USB and SD card ports. SYNC 2 also features Ford’s Emergency Assistance, which directly connects the vehicle occupants to local emergency services operators after an accident.
In addition, relevant onboard systems like heating, ventilation and air conditioning have been fine-tuned for quieter operation. There’s also an onboard air-quality sensor to monitor the car’s cabin freshness.
2015 Ford Mondeo is first large Sedan to incorporate a Petrol electric hybrid 1.0-liter EcoBoost powerplant
The new Mondeo, available in a petrol-electric hybrid 1.0-liter EcoBoost version, is the first 1.0-liter petrol engine in its segment. Across the board, the Mondeo sports three engine types: 1.5-liter EcoBoost, 1.6-liter TDCi diesel (Estate), and the 2.0-liter TDCi; paired to either 6-speed manual or 6-speed Powershift automatic transmission. With 150PS or 180PS as part of a diesel range delivering sub-130g/km CO2 emissions. Both the 150PS and 180PS 2.0 TDCi versions, in ECOnetic form, deliver 107g/km CO2 emissions and 4l/100km (68.9mpg) fuel efficiency.
The Mondeo hybrid is capable of speeds up to 136 km/h (85mph) in electric mode, and the combination of a specially-developed 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine and electric drivetrain delivers 187PS with 4.2l/100km (67.3mpg) and 99g/km CO2.
Current technologies available for the new Mondeo include the Intelligent all-wheel drive, an advanced version of Active Park Assist, Rear Seatbelt technology, and the MyKey technology.