Thursday, September 10, 2009

2010 Ford Mondeo Facelift Spied


A CAMOUFLAGED MONDEO test mule has been spotted in Europe undergoing trials, indicating a facelifted model of Ford’s popular mid-size sedan is not far away.

It’s hard to discern any major details underneath the black cladding on this prototype’s nose, but it’s clear that the upper grille has been narrowed and the Mondeo’s trapezoidal lower grille extended upwards.


The rest of the car appears unchanged, however subtle tweaks to the rear bumper are expected. Sheetmetal will remain the same, but new LED taillights will likely feature on the new Mondeo.

Powertrain details are scant, however output and economy are expected to be improved. Ford’s newly-developed EcoBoost four-cylinder is a definite contender for the updated Mondeo, as is the 2.0 litre turbodiesel and 6-speed Powershift twin-clutch gearbox used by the Focus.

Market launch dates are still a secret, but expect the facelifted Ford Mondeo to surface at the Geneva Motor Show next March.