Officially official: Ford Mondeo wagon
Over the past few days, we've seen a few scanned pics and blurry images surface of the Ford Mondeo Concept. Finally, Ford has released a full photo gallery of the wagon concept, due to be unveiled in Paris next week.
The new Mondeo lifts several cues from the Iosis concept that debuted in Frankfurt, which, according to Ford, is defined as 'kinetic design'. The wagon sports an aggressive front fascia, with very pronounced air dams that compliment a set of tautly drawn headlamps. Aft of the a-pillar is typical wagon fare, donning a strong crease in the beltline, which flows into an equally aggressive LED taillight arrangement. Beginning with the S-MAX and Mondeo, Ford maintains that this new "face" of the Blue Oval's European line will carry over to all its models over the coming years.
Ford sought to give the interior a more spacious layout, along with additional technology that seeks to set a new standard for mid-size people movers in Europe. The most pronounced feature is the Human Machine Interface (HMI), which mounts a screen between the two analog dials on the gauge cluster and, through the use of switchgear on the steering wheel, can control audio, sat-nav and other "infotainment" features.
As for power, buyers will have the choice of both 1.8-liter and 2-liter Duratorq TDCi diesels, along with a 1.6-liter Duratec or, for a more engaging experience, the 2.5-liter turbocharged mill out of the S-MAX.
Unfortunately, that's all the information Ford will release before the Mondeo's unveiling at the Paris Motor Show. We'll be there to give you all the juicy details and some great shots, next week.
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