• May 20, 2010
Ford Mondeo facelift spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Earlier this year, we reported that Ford will be giving its European-market Mondeo a slight facelift in order to keep things fresh until the all-new global Fusion/Mondeo replacement arrives around 2014. The next-generation car, reportedly being developed in America as you read this, will be practically the same in all markets, building on the automaker's "One Ford" global product strategy. We've already seen the first implementations of this in the 2011 Fiesta and 2012 Focus, so we have relatively high hopes about what the next-gen Fusion/Mondeo will have in store.

In the meantime, our spies have caught a mostly uncovered Mondeo prototype hanging out near Der Nürburgring, sporting revised headlamps and a trapezoidal lower grille, much like what we've already seen on the new Focus. Out back, revised taillamps (possibly with LEDs) are on hand, showing that Ford's new C-segment stunner has had a lot of influence on the sedan's rear, as well. Our spies indicate that the revised Mondeo will share many of its powertrains with the new Focus, including new EcoBoost offerings. Expect the production model to make its official debut later this year at the Paris Motor Show.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      nice post sir. i love your website very much!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Idiots, these headlamps are exactly the same as on our mondeo 2.2 diesel s-pack. Why not check something so obvious?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks nice. Longer, lower, and a little more upscale than the current Focus. It seems to bridges the size and styling gap between the Focus and the Fusion.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The mondeo is actually a tiny bit larger than the fusion in all dimensions.
        • 4 Years Ago
        wow, cant believe I am saying this but I dont like this as much as the Fusion or the current Mondeo.

        leave well enogh alone
        • 4 Years Ago
        Meh... not really digging it... but it is a spy shot and I'm sure the production one will look better. I thought I would never be able to say this but the Focus that is coming here actually looks better! (even thought they are in a different class)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish I could wait until this beauty hits the scene to replace my aging vehicle, but who knows maybe I will be ready for another ride by the time this one comes out. I cant wait to drive the 2.0 ecoboost Fusion.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A poor man's S60?
        • 4 Years Ago
        or smart.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That comparison is drawing a pretty long bow.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So your spies tell you the Mondeo could become available with an ecoboost engine? Big deal... The Ecoboost Mondeo specs have been available on Ford's German website for months, all the magazines have printed reviews weeks ago. But on Autoblog it's still speculation?
        • 4 Years Ago
        An Autoblog "spy" is pretty much anyone who can read, or write, or both.
      • 4 Years Ago
      All you need to do is throw a chrome tri-bar on that car and she is all set for the U.S. market :)

      I like the new Mondeos, a very nice car. If it is as good as my Fusion Sport, I'd be happy to own one.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, KO is incorrect, The current US spec fusion is on a re-engineered chassis jointly developed with the Mazda 6, whereas the Mondeo was developed in europe by volvo engineers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @MeiSooHaityu : I sure hope so, though ,after seeing the difference between European Fiesta and US Fiesta, I wouldn't hold my breath
        @Ko: I thought Fusion was off an Mazda 6 platform. Ford kept tweaking it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Both use the same platform (+ Mazda 6, + Jaguar X-Type) but Fusion is just redesigned old EU Mondeo. 2010 Fusion:
        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/2010_Ford_Fusion_SEL_-_2.jpg
        2000 EU Mondeo:
        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Ford_Mondeo_front_20071114.jpg

        Different lamps, smoother here and there but it's still the same car. Brobably that's why it's soo good. If it was designed in US it would be cr@p - just as current US Focus. New EU Mondeo is much better in every aspect.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hm. Size aside, I prefer the current Fusion to the old Mondeo, and this Mondeo looks like a step back to the *previous* generation.

      Here's hoping the "One Ford" is being approached from two directions...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I tend to agree with you there -- after all, the Taurus is a really *weak* design, compared to both the Fusion and the Mondeo. Just I think they've dropped the ball with that new Mondeo up there. :-
        • 4 Years Ago
        Personally, I'd be very happy if all design decisions were approached from the Euro side. Their Fords have always looked really solid and ours, well, not so much (just look at the current NA Focus in comparison to the euro version).

      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think some of you guys get it.
      This is just a mild refresh of the current EU-only Mondeo.

      This is NOT an indication of the World-Car that will eventually be the same for the USDM and the EU. That unified car won't get here for another 4 long years.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Mondeo is sold in other global markets other than the EU.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, I think we get it. This model should be taken as indicative of the direction global Ford design will take.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking good. The 2014 probably won't be all that far off from this....hopefully this and the Fusion mix well. Might need the engineering designs to be put into a Blendtec at this point. They don't look similar at all...except for the 4 doors on some wheels thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I see what you did there...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow definitely a huge upgrade. I am fan of the Fusion already and if they offer a higher performance package then what the sport is now, gonna turn some heads.
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