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.

[Source: CarPix]

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