When the auto show
circuit rolls around to Paris in September, Ford
is expected to roll out a facelifted version of the Mondeo mid-sized lineup. The visual updates are less extensive than the Fusion
got last year but still noticeable. A new upper grille and larger trapezoidal lower opening give the Mondeo an appearance similar to the Fiesta
and new Focus. Following the trend set by Audi
, Ford will add LED running lamps below the main headlamp clusters.
The underhood changes will be more important. Two four-cylinder Ecoboost
engines will be offered, a 1.6-liter and the 2.0-liter that was recently announced for the updated U.S.-market Edge. The engines are expected to offer a 20 percent improvement over larger displacement engines that they will replace. Both engines will be paired up with the dual clutch Powershift gearbox that is also going into the Fiesta and Focus.
[Source: Auto Express