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It seems most car buyers today have decided that the aesthetic advantages of the two-door coupe body style are not worth the ergonomic hassles of getting in and out of the back seat. To remedy that issue, most every automaker has or very soon will introduce a car with a coupe-like profile and extra doors to ease ingress/egress. This design trend runs the gamut from mainstream models like the VW Passat CC to near exotics like the Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera. Ford apparently doesn't want to miss out on this potentially profitable trend and may create a four-door coupe based on the best selling Mondeo.
If this rendering from CAR is anything by which to judge, the Mondeo coupe will take Kinetic design to a new extreme with a low profile greenhouse, frameless windows, and rear-door openings that are almost certain to induce some concussions. As the premium Mondeo (if indeed it wears that badge), it will get all the techno goodness one would expect of such a car in the 21st century. It may also carry a variant of the 2.7L diesel V6 that Ford has previously installed in Jaguars. Interestingly, the article also mentions AdBlue, which is the urea injection system used to reduce NOx emissions of diesel engines. If Ford adds urea injection, this engine could likely pass U.S. Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions and could even come to the States someday.

[Source: CAR]


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      • 6 Years Ago

      Should be sold as a Mercury. Might help give the Mercury brand some street cred.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Make it RWD and they will sell millions of them
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find it funny that the only thing anyone is disliking, is the fact they're using the term coupe
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's because car magazines are promoting the coupe name too much, and in a form that does not apply to the type of car that manufacturers like Ford are proposing, like this Mondeo. Looks nice, But it's not a coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Mondeo is a very good car. I don't understand this 4-door coupe madness though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the looks of this car. It needs to come over here ASAP!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford needs new Automobiles not Crossovers, Pick-up Trucks or SUVs. They need it!! Call it the Thunderbird
      • 6 Years Ago
      So, is it the latest trend in auto manufacturing to call four-door sedans "coupes"? What next, call two-door coupes "convertibles"? And then what, call station wagons "roadsters" and pick-up trucks "sedans"? Who came up with this silliness anyway?
        Kumail
        • 6 Years Ago
        probobly mazda with their RX-8, which is still the only true 4-door coupe'. oh, and then there is the clubman, i guess
      • 6 Years Ago
      BTW, speaking of what to call it,..... Didn't we used to call 4-door cars with frameless windows a hardtop?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, we called them FOUR DOOR hardtops. And we called pillarless coupes TWO DOOR hardtops. But now marketing idiots are calling four door sedans 'coupes'.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Frameless windows and no B-Pillar. If it has either one of those it isn't a true hardtop.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am sure I am not alone in seeing the Mondeo make it to North American in some form.

      I know the price issues are obviously a problem, but perhaps they could bring it over branded as a more upscale small car under the Mercury or Lincoln banner. That could help give either brand a stylish smaller car that could attract some younger buyers, and with rising fuel costs the market may be better prepared to embrace it.

      It isn't like they could do much worse than the last time they tried to bring it over with the junk-heaps we got in the Contour and Mystique.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The present Mondeo that I see in China is a very beautiful car. I give Ford designers a lot of credit on this model. Too bad the design didn't carry over into the states.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford's not smart enough to bring that to the U.S.

      Not to mention, how many people would actually buy that instead of a say, Camry or Accord, considering Ford's quality issues here in the states?
        • 6 Years Ago
        What quality issues? The fact maybe that Ford quality is ranked as high as Toyota's or Honda's?

        This is a fantastic car that would sell on looks alone . . . and then there are those pesky quality ratings.

        Of all American car companies Ford seems to be doing things better these days. As much as we love to beat them when they suck we should learn to acknowledge when they rule. This is one of those cases.
          • 6 Years Ago
          How about quality issues like actually owning an Explorer and a Focus, both were garbage. The quality ratings won't match the actual ownership experience. Ford may be doing well in other countries, but I can't see that here.

          Have you NOT seen the "quality" interior of the latest Focus. Even without previous ownership experience that would stop me from buying the car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, I guess it's all about freedom of expression. Call them anything you want. In fact, I'm going to call my Prelude's 4-cylinder engine a "V8" because it's my right. Besides, it's my word against everyone elses if I choose to call my car's engine a V8(!).
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