Ford Mondeo facelift (2010): the cabin and estateThu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Ford has released these new pictures of the updated Ford Mondeo - and it's the first look we've had of the car in estate guise. We also get to see the Mondeo interior for the first time.
We first published the story of the facelifted Mondeo back in June 2010, but all we had to go on then were two front shots. Today's new Mondeo photographs fill in a few of the blanks.
As we've seen already, the front end incorporates a new version of the now-familiar trapezoidal grille, which brings the Mondeo more in line with the Blue Oval's current range of cars. At the back, meanwhile, the lights have been reshaped, and, er, that's it. Higher-end models follow in the proud facelift tradition of wearing more chrome around the windows.
The new Mondeo estate gets the same range of updates, though the rear changes bring the forthcoming Focus estate to mind. It's not the most drastic of redesigns, but then there wasn't much wrong with the original Mondeo wagon.
As for the interior, fettling is again kept to a minimum; a reprofiled centre console and higher quality dash plastics are the main things to look out for.
Yep. The main talking point is the addition of Ford's 237bhp 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol powerplant, allied in this case to a twin-clutch Powershift gearbox. For diesel fans, there's also a new 2.2-litre TDCi putting out 198bhp.
Ford's asking an extra £200 for range-topping Titanium models, but pricing continues unchanged further down the range, meaning the cost of entry into Mondeo ownership remains £17,295. Sales start in October 2010.
By Ben Foulds