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While most of us in North America were asleep, a European outlet by the name of Coche Actual published what appears to be an official shot of the Ford Mondeo concept that will be seen at the Paris Motor Show next week. The concept is in wagon form, but we're likely to see the production version of both the sedan and wagon at next year's Geneva Motor Show. Built on the same platform as the new S-Max and Galaxy, the Mondeo is expected to be a class leader in the handling department and will share engines with its MPV brethren. This means the Mondeo should be available with a 145-hp, 2.0-liter and a 220-hp, 2.5-liter turbo, along with at least one diesel option. The Mondeo concept's design is a pleasure to behold, with a face that's nearly a carbon copy of the Iosis concept we first saw at the 2005 Frankfurt show. Can't wait to see this one in person.

[Source: Coche Actual]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      # 5 and 12

      I presently own a Mystique. Wheel bearing replaced also but AC is fine after 130,000 km. I'm always having trouble with the "Check Engine" light and the emmissions control system. Otherwise, the car is very nice to drive (it has the V-6 engine).

      I believe this will be the third EU version of the Mondeo, the Contour/Mystique was based on the first version.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's like a Magnum, without the good looks. Oh, and 110 HP less than the HEMI.
      • 8 Years Ago
      if it looks like this WOW. this is a nice looking car

      and whomever said this is a Magnum without the looks and the power, please th Magnum is horrible looking - it's liek someone took an SUV and chopped the roof off. what a piece of crap that is on the inside too. cars back in199's had better interiors that todays Magnum
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe FORD Europe should buy out ford USA. We need cars like this!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is why the whole Ford situation is so infuriating... they sell cars like this in Europe and then turn around and sell unbelievably boring and ugly cars in the states and expect to turn their company around. WTF is wrong with Ford? Have they lost their minds?

      If Ford closes shop, I will not shed a tear b/c they had plenty of opportunities that were squandered from pure laziness and myopia.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks good. It has an elegant line and it's not very similar with the actualy model.

      • 8 Years Ago
      I too had a Ford Contour (V6) and I loved that car- wish I had never gotten rid of it (had 60K miles on it). I also had to replace a wheel bearing but my A/C never died (and I live in Florida!). But that car was nothing compared to my 2005 Mazda6 Sportwagon....purge valve replaced, throttle body died on me in the middle of the road, and front rotors warped, all BEFORE 8k miles were even on the car. And I am a very gentle (read: maw-maw) driver. So please watch what you are calling junk Mr. I-switched-to-Honda!
      • 8 Years Ago
      My suggestion is to have Mercury sell the European design cars. Ford claims they did not bring the updated Focus here because the price was too high, but Mercury is the more expensive and "refined" Ford, so why not let them have it? The rebadging thing just doesn't cut it. Ford should also bring on the new Bronco, add the Ka, rebuild the 500 to look like the 427 concept from a few years back, keep the GT, tweak the Crown Vic to make cops and cabbies even happier with it, redo the Ranger and keep it, and unify the 150 and SuperDuty lines and design.

      Then, they should give Lincoln the Iosis and treat it like a seed for more actual luxury cars. Keep the Town Car, though, but add more chrome since there seems to be a market for it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They did sell them here. They were called the "Contuor". I owned one and loved the handling, and the power was decent from the 2.0 L engine. Not to mention thrifty (I saw 35+ MPG on long highway trips). The SVT model was pretty potent and handled well.

      Despite all those pluses, the car required 3 new wheel bearings AND the air conditioner died at 55K miles. I traded it in on a Honda. These problems were not unique to my car, but were pretty common across the board.

      If Ford has gotten the quality bugs worked out, it would be a sweet ride. Pity that Ford killed off the SVT team, too. They were turning out some nice product.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let me guess...the idiots of Ford USA will not allow a "GOOD" Ford to be sold here.

      I am very impressed with Ford's European offerings. I find the American offerings to be dismaying.

      I suspect that Ford will soon go the way of Peugeot, Fiat and other manufacturers that simply cannot/could not compete in America...and the only reason will be that they treat the American consumer like they're IDIOTS too...and (NEWS TO FORD) WE'RE NOT!!!!!!!

      Why can't we have the Euro Focus? I know their rational...but that does not change my thinking one bit.

      My Euro Mondeo - (Jag Wagon here in the US) is a specatular car. Why can't it be offered at a lower price point as a Mondeo? It's not like it's gonna sap sales from Jag...now is it?

      Get with it Ford...I'm rooting for you...but it gets harder each day watching the IDIOT decisions you all make in regards to the American Consumer.

      Hire me Ford! I'll straighten you out real fast!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Speaking of Audi's, those wheels are almost the same ones you see on high end Audi's and Lambo's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      SteveinVT... They won't be announcing that it won't be coming to the US at all, cause that goes without saying. The Mondeo is a European model, and couldn't really fit into their product line in NA, especially now that the Fusion sorta fills that spot that they tried to fill by bringing the Mondeo over once upon a time as the contour. As a wagon fan though, i really wish we had a wagon version of the fusion. I remember when there was first talk of a sport-wagon based on the Mazda6 platform, and I got all excited until i realized that "sport-wagon" was just another word for CUV. As cool as the Edge is, i'd really like to see a true station wagon, rather than yet another tall CUV/SUV.

      This concept does an awesome job of turning that beautiful Iosis design into a more produceable car, but didn't we just see spy shots of the production Mondeo and the looks were VERy dulled down?

      To John Gotaskie, this car isn't based on the Mazda6 CD3 platform, it will actually be built on the EUCD platform which is underneath the brand new Volvo S80.
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