New-gen Ford Mondeo goes on sale in China, Europe awaits production start image

The new generation of the Ford Mondeo has recently went on sale in China, while on the Old Continent the model is still waiting for Spanish production to start.

The North American based automaker Ford has decided to shift production of the Mondeo from Genk, Belgium, its “traditional home”, to a new facility in Spain, and because this can’t be done over night, people living on the Old Continent will have to wait until 2014 before they will be able to get their hands on the new Mondeo.

While the new Ford Mondeo generation is still being awaited in Europe, China has recently received the model, which is priced from 170,000 Yuan to 260,000 Yuan, or 25,800 USD to 43,500 USD. The model will be produced by the Chan’an Ford joint venture and it will go on sale in May. The new Mondeo has been launched in the Asian country during a private event, held earlier this week.

“We’ve gone further in every aspect to bring to China the most premium Mondeo we have ever designed, developed and built. The all-new Mondeo is designed to stir the senses and transform expectations of what a car can be”, said Marin Burela, the president and CEO of Changan Ford Automobile.

As a quick reminder, the new-gen Ford Mondeo is similar in size to the previous model, coming in at 4.8 meters in length and with a 2,850mm long wheelbase. Powertrain details in Europe will include the 1.6 liter, the 2.0 liter TDCi, the 2.0 liter EcoBoost or the 1.0 liter EcoBoost.