The new generation of the Ford Mondeo has been finally revealed in Europe and the model has been confirmed to get the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine.
After starting its life earlier this year during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January, as the Ford Fusion, and after going on sale over-seas, the new generation of the Ford Mondeo has finally made its way onto the European market, with the car manufacturer revealing it ahead of its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show later on this month.
The 2013 Ford Mondeo is similar in size to the outgoing model, and the model is 4.8 meters long, it’s riding on the same 2,850 mm wheelbase and it’s slightly lower. The rear suspension of the new Ford Mondeo has been designed to be similar to the one used by BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz and it’s replacing the unequal length control arm layout.
The new generation of the Ford Mondeo will keep further powertrain details a secret for the moment, but one thing is for sure, the 1.6 liter and the 2.0 liter TDCi diesel units, along with the 2.0 liter EcoBoost and the small 1.0 liter EcoBoost petrol units, will make their way under the hood of the model. A plug-in hybrid is also considered, which will be badged the Energi and it will use a 2.0 liter petrol engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. This version will hit the market in either 2014 or 2015.
The most common transmission to be used on the new generation of the Ford Mondeo will be the six-speed manual, but a six-speed dual clutch Powershift will also become available, but as an option. Ford says that the torque-convertor auto popular in the United States won’t make its way in Europe. More details on the new generation of the Ford Mondeo will be announced later on this month during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, where the model will make its public debut.
The Ford Mondeo is seeing a decrease in sales and while 10 years ago 300,000 units were sold in Europe, last year just 83,000 units of the model have found new owners in Western Europe, out of which ¼ in the United Kingdom.