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The new generation of the Ford Mondeo will arrive in Europe later than initially announced because of some problems with the homologation.

The 2013 Ford Mondeo should have rolled off the assembly line on the 6th of April 2013, right after its official debut during the Paris Motor Show this autumn but because of some problems with homologation and specification levels, the model’s production will be delayed.

“It is caused by problems related to homologation and specification levels. We do not want to go too much into details, because it is an internal problem. It is not an unusual problem. April 6 was just an internal date for the production start”, as the Ford Belgium spokesman, Arnaud Henckaerts told Autonews Europe.

As a quick reminder, the new generation of the Ford Mondeo, or Ford Fusion as it is known over-seas, has been officially presented to the public in January 2012, during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The model is already available for order in the United States where it comes with a choice of five trim levels: Fusion S, Fusion SE, Fusion SE EcoBoost, Fusion SE Hybrid and Fusion Titanium. Prices for the model start at 22,495 USD for the entry-level S and can go up to 32,995 USD for the Titanium all-wheel drive model. Expect the European version to be more expensive. You can find out more about the 2013 Ford Mondeo / Fusion by clicking this link.