Ford Mondeo facelift (2010) spied testing

Published: 22 January 2010

Fresh from facelifting the S-Max and Galaxy, Ford is now turning its attention to the third car spun from its CD platform, the Mondeo. These spy pictures, taken as the car was cold weather testing in Scandinavia, show the revised 2011 model year Ford Mondeo ahead of a launch expected in the middle of 2010.

Just how extensive are the changes to the 2011 Ford Mondeo? I can’t tell the difference between old and new!

Ford claims the facelifted S-Max and Galaxy each have over 1700 new parts, but when you realise the revised duo received a raft of new engines you understand where all extra bits and pieces have gone. And it’s the engines that are the important parts for cutting emissions and upping the all-important mpg figures.

The tweaked Mondeo will get the new 200bhp/211lb ft 2.0-litre turbocharged Ecoboost engine – the smaller 1.6 turbo may also appear – which puffs out under 190g/km and achieves over 35mpg. Pretty good as the current 2.5T achieves 222g/km and 30.4mpg...

The big seller will be the 2.0-litre diesel though, available in three states of tune: 113bhp, 138bhp or 161bhp. The larger 2.2 diesel will also get some revisions to bump its outputs over 180bhp, while Ford’s double-clutch Powershift gearbox will become an option.

And on the outside of the new Mondeo? 

The Mondeo, like the S-Max and Galaxy, won’t get many visual tweaks beyond new front and rear bumpers, plus a set of LED daytime running lights on high-end Titanium and Titanium X models. The general aim of the facelift is to marry it to the latest iteration of Kinetic Design, in tune with the new Focus et al.

LEDs will also feature in the Mondeo’s rear lights. Beyond that there will be the usual tweaks to colour and trim choices, and the option of a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS). Thanks Volvo - nice to grab your tech while we still own you!

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy

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