Voice control is standard on what is one of Australia’s best medium sized cars. A hugely talented vehicle, the new Ford Mondeo has punchy engines, quiet interiors and excellent fuel economy. Backed up with Ford’s excellent servicing capabilities, Australia wide, you are on to a definite winning combination.
No longer much of a secret, the Ford Mondeo boasts the coveted five star safety award from the ANCAP crash testing organisation. If you are in for a superb drive offering balanced handling, plenty of comfort, modern styling and lots of kit then the mid-sized Ford Mondeo might just push all the right buttons for you.
You maybe aware of the recent Mondeo diesel with powershift, but due to romp into the salesroom, shortly – and then romp out the door again because you guys are going to be so impressed – is Ford’s new Mondeo 2.0-litre EcoBoost model. Using direct injection technology and turbocharging, the petrol-fed Ford Mondeo EcoBoost will provide class leading power and efficiency.
Ford’s EcoBoost engine enjoys a substantial power (149 kW) and torque (300 Nm) advantage over its petrol competitors, as well as excellent fuel economy. Mazda 6, Honda Accord Euro and Toyota Camry better watch out for this advanced strategic move from Ford.
Don’t forget that the Ford Mondeo picked up the ‘2010 Drive Car of the Year Award’ for the best medium-sized car. And as well as the awards, 2011 will see the introduction of Bluetooth with Voice Control, Adaptive Cruise Control and a high-end five-star ANCAP safety Rating. A great drive, so check it out at Private Fleet.
The classic is back. This year, at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Ford Mondeo made its debut. This new Ford Mondeo is a complete overhaul of the old model that first debuted in 1993. This is a Ford Mondeo like you’ve never seen it before.
The all new Ford Mondeo has already made its mark on motoring in the Northern Hemisphere, scooping the Auto Express Car of the Year award overall. The new Ford Mondeo was well and truly all-conquering, being named as the best family car and the best estate car as well as the grand prize of Car of the Year.
So what was it about the Ford Mondeo that impressed the judges at Auto Express? Was it the looks? Was it the size and practicality? Or was it the overall handling? The official word from the editor-in-chief of Auto Express, David Johns, was that the Ford Mondeo “delivers effortlessly” with “aplomb”. This undoubted expert also commented that the Ford Mondeo “steers beautifully, rides with a composure and smoothness that’s absent from even the best German executive cars, handles tautly and has a great range of engines”. He also went on to praise its roominess and size.
There is no way that I can improve on Mr Johns’ statements regarding the handling of the Ford Mondeo. From all the press statements and videos available in the UK prior to its launch here Down Under, it sounds like the Ford Mondeo will be sheer pleasure to drive.
The Ford Mondeo engines that have come “down under” are sprightly performers. They include the 2.3 litre petrol (118 kW ; 208 Nm) and the 2.3 litre XR5 petrol (162 kW; 320 Nm) engines. The 118 kW motor is a 4-cyclinder model with DOHC, but the XR5 flyer is a five-cylinder model: the 2.5 litre petrol engine delivers a juicy 320 Nm of torque from 1500–4800 rpm and 162 kW of power at 5000 rpm. The Ford Mondeo engine range continues with a diesel motor. The grunty diesel engine packs a 96 kW punch at around 4000 rpm, and it delivers a top torque of 320 Nm (with transient overboost) through the range of 1750 to 2240 rpm.
The new Ford Mondeo comes in a range of models, all of which share the superb styling that has made this model what Ford calls “an object of desire.” These models are the LX, the Zetec, the TDCi and the XR5. All come in sedan, 5-door hatch and estate bodies, each variant and body being available with several engine options. In short, there’s a Ford Mondeo to suit your needs!
As you would expect from a vehicle that has been named the best family car, safety is superb. All models of Ford Mondeo have front, side and curtain airbags, with a driver’s side knee airbag, and pretensioned seatbelts and a seatbelt reminder system for both the driver and front passenger. And all models come with a handy first aid kit – which is useful even if you’re not in a crash.
The interior of the Ford Mondeo comes with a range of comfort and convenience features, ranging from the air conditioning (dual-zone climate control is standard on all models except the LX, which has this feature as an option with DVD navigation), an accessory power socket, cupholders in the console and more. A useful option available on all models is the Child Seat package, which provides integrated child seats suitable for toddlers to ten-year-olds in the rear. And the adult seats in the Ford Mondeo are beautifully comfortable, especially the luxury seats that are adjustable for both passenger and driver as well as featuring lumbar support. You can opt for heated seats with leather trim as standard – very nice!
The latest Ford Mondeo design (above) is a beauty, and its debut is awaited with much anticipation… Bring it on.
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