Ford upgrade well proven Mondeo

The upgraded Ford Mondeo
Ford Ireland has announced upgraded versions of the Mondeo that will now offer CO2 emissions reduced by up to 8%, improved fuel efficiency, upgraded equipment levels on mid and high series. The attractive pricing structure starts at 23,950 euro.

Ford Ireland has announced upgraded versions of the Mondeo that will now offer CO2 emissions reduced by up to 8%, improved fuel efficiency, upgraded equipment levels on mid and high series. The attractive pricing structure starts at 23,950 euro.

With these upgrades, Mondeo models equipped with the best-selling 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engine will offer CO2 emissions from just 119 g/km, a reduction of up to 10 g/km.

Fuel consumption is reduced to 4.6 l/100 km from 4.9 l/100 km.

Ford also announced improved equipment levels, combined with refreshed pricing through the range.

What it offers

The entry level Mondeo Graphite will offer 16-inch alloy wheels and Ford 6000 CD/Radio system. Zetec models will include SD navigation with 7-inch touchscreen, heated windscreen and Bluetooth connectivity with voice control and USB connection.

Titanium Plus models will add a range of specification including full leather interior, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and SD navigation PLUS. Cruise Control will be standard on all 1.6-litre Duratorq diesel engine models.

“This is the most stylish, most practical and most luxurious Mondeo that Ford has produced,” said Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland.

“With great competitive pricing and as standard features such as alloy wheels on Graphite, navigation on Zetec and full leather interior on Titanium Plus, I am sure these changes will find favour with the many drivers who love Mondeo and will surely win new fans for this great nameplate”.

Ford revised the calibration of the Mondeo’s 2.0-litre Duratorq diesel engine and optimised aerodynamics to achieve 119 g/km CO2 emissions from the saloon and 120 g/km from the wagon. The reductions place the cars into the low A4 motor tax band (110 to 120 g/km CO2) with annual road tax of just €200.

C02 emissions

The improvements in CO2 emissions also benefit customers specifying 2.0-litre Duratorq engine-equipped Ford Galaxy and S-MAX models that will now offer 139 g/km CO2 emissions.

Throughout the Mondeo’s 20-year history it has attracted recognition for its leading green technologies and credentials as a business and family car.

Most recently this has included - What Car? Green awards, UK, Greenest Family Car 2011 and 2012; What Car? awards, UK, Best Family Car 2011; Dagens Næringsliv, Norway, Best Company Car 2011

The Ford Mondeo also provides customers with a wide array of sophisticated features including Forward Alert and Lane Keeping Alert – two Ford technologies among an industry-leading seven that have been recognised with Euro NCAP Advanced rewards – in addition to Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information System, Adaptive Front Lighting System, Hill Launch Assist and Auto High Beam technology.