One of the biggest surprises in recent years, at least for the mid-size sedan market, was the new Ford Mondeo, which showcased the new Kinetic design line and attracted through both beauty and the quality of its build.
It seems that the American company has already prepared a replacement for the Mondeo, which will act more on the lines of a facelift, but will benefit from an upgraded engine line, including ones from the EcoBoost gasoline ones and Duratorq diesel units, which offer a better economy and improved performance.
In terms of design, as you can see from the renders made by the guys at Auto Express, it is even more attractive, trying out lines similar to a coupe than a normal mid-size sedan, and looking gorgeous in the process. Speaking of coupes, it would seem, according to some inside rumors, that both a regular coupe model, which will rival the Audi A5 or BMW 3 Series, but also a Mercedes-Benz CLS-style four-door coupe, which will rival the popular Volkswagen Passat CC, will be made.
In terms of engines, as I’ve said before, expect more economical units, with a smaller displacement size, but with upgraded performances. Everything from a 1.4-liter unit which develops 150 HP to a 1.6 one which outputs between 150 and 180 HP or a 2-liter engine that develops around 200 HP. In terms of range-topping version, you shouldn’t expect a RS-badged Mondeo, but a 3.5-liter V6 developing 350 HP should more than make up for it. In terms of diesels, nothing is known for sure, but will no doubt prove to be very efficient and powerful.
Overall, it seems that Ford will definitely improve the Mondeo with this new generation and will give other mid-size sedans a serious run for their money, no matter the price segment. What do you think? Don’t be shy and drop a comment.