All-new Ford Mondeo is praised by independent motoring experts as one of the world’s best mid-sized sedans.
The all-new Ford Mondeo, designed and engineered by Ford of Europe, is
significantly improved from the previous generation Mondeo. Larger,
more luxurious and featuring class-leading technology, the all-new
Mondeo is an exceptional mid-sized sedan, according to the world’s
Recently the all-new Ford Mondeo was a finalist
in the 2008 World Car of the Year judging; it was chosen by the UK
magazine Auto Express as Car of the Year. In Australia, the all-new Ford Mondeo was named 'Best Car' by the national motoring associations.
In China, the media has also been very complimentary when evaluating
the all-new Ford Mondeo. The all-new Ford Mondeo, built by Changan Ford
Mazda Automobile Company in Chongqing, has received more than 46 awards
from the most critical of the Chinese motoring media: A Top Ten Car in
2008 byMotor Trend, A Ten Best Car in 2008 byCar and Driver, Best Driving Performance Car bySina, and Judging Committee's Special Recommendation by China Mainstream Media Alliance.
Mondeo is available in China in four model variants: 2.0-litre Comfort,
2.3-litre Fashion, 2.3-litre Luxury, and 2.3-litre Luxury Sport.
The all-new Ford Mondeo appeals to the person who is passionate about
driving and has an appreciation for quality engineering and European
design. Best-in-class driving dynamics, high level of occupant
protection, strong visual on-road presence with distinct design, and
German engineering are the qualities most appreciated from the all-new
The all-new Ford Mondeo brings kinetic design to the forefront. Kinetic
design also influences the new Ford S-MAX and the all-new Ford Fiesta.
Kinetic design is bold and independent, and is an expression of the
car’s dynamic character.
The bold wheel arch
reinforces the all-new Mondeo's dynamic on-road driving character.
Large diameter wheels fill the arches to reinforce the all-new Ford
Mondeo's athleticism. The tail lamps and distinctly styled front lamps
are very technical in their design and reflect the in-motion dynamics
of kinetic design.
The all-new Ford Mondeo manufactured in China inherits the same
exacting German engineering from the European-built Mondeo that has
directly influenced Mondeo's superior build quality, premium
technology, and excellent safety performance.
Quality materials are used to accentuate the interior. The extensive
use of soft-touch textures generates a superior and refined atmosphere.
The all-new Ford Mondeo offers greatly improved noise suppression to
reduce cabin noise by more than 20 percent.
has made the Mondeo more comfortable and more convenient for occupants.
The all-new Ford Mondeo adopts the Easy Fuel system, Ford’s patented
capless refilling system (an industry-first technology in China) as
well as keyless entry and ignition.
In addition, various
driver-friendly features make the all-new Ford Mondeo an outstanding
player in its field, such as a Human Machine Interface (HMI) system
composed of controls on the steering wheel, multi-media equipment and a
large colour screen on the instrument panel. The HMI system boasts
powerful functions. The driver can control the audio system, driving
information, radio, mobile phone and DVD player through controls on the
steering wheel, while information is displayed to the driver on a
screen within the instrument panel.
Impressively smooth, quiet and refined, an all-aluminium 2.3-litre
(2261cc) Duratec four-cylinder engine is accompanied by a six-speed
automatic transmission. The drivetrain responds precisely and quickly
to throttle inputs to provide the driver with willing acceleration in
all conditions. The Duratec engine produces 117kW at 6500rpm; what's
more, it is light in weight and delivers more than 190Nm between 2000
Peak torque of 205Nm is produced at
4000rpm. Technologically advanced, the Duratec engine features four
valves per cylinder and two overhead camshafts. The intake camshaft is
controlled by iVCT to improve throttle response and to improve the
engine's fuel efficiency at all engine speeds.
Mondeo Comfort is powered by a 2.0-litre (1998cc) Duratec engine
producing 107kW at 6000rpm and peak torque of 184Nm at 4500rpm. The
Mondeo Comfort is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission.
MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear independent suspension
layout is the basis of Ford’s excellent C3P chassis design. Body
integrity and structural rigidity enhanced by a front and rear
sub-frame contribute to the all-new Mondeo's precise steering response
and outstanding dynamics.
The all-new Ford Mondeo offers an enhanced occupant protection system
which includes an ultra-stiff body structure and rigid safety cell as
the passenger compartment's structural integrity of the car is
extremely important to passenger safety during a crash.
rails and a well engineered load path distribution used in the
front-end sheet metal are designed to absorb and transfer high-speed
crash energy into the body, side structure and A-pillar, which reduces
the deformation of the passenger safety cell. Due to the stiff outer
waistline the side doors could be integrated into the load path, energy
load during a crash is absorbed and stress is reduced in the passenger
safety cell as forces are distributed rather than forcing the
protection zone to collapse.
The all-new Ford Mondeo body
structure incorporates a door-ring reinforcement and a B-pillar
reinforcement made of ultra-high-strength steel to improve crash
The use of ultra-high-strength steel in the
A-pillar, roof side rail and rocker helps to provide a sleek,
lightweight design. The combination of different high-strength steel
used in the B-pillars contributes to balanced side impact behaviour as
In the safety world there is a term used to refer to a
vehicle's rigidity and its ability to absorb and deflect impacts. This
term is called the 'crash pulse' of the vehicle, meaning the
deceleration. With its large cars Ford has optimised the crash pulse
and adapted the restraint system accordingly. This raises the occupant
protection to new standards in the latest Mondeo.
Advanced Horizontal Stroking Steering Column
A further enhancement to driver protection on the all-new Mondeo is the
advanced horizontal stroking steering column. This is an improvement
over the previous model that utilised a stroking steering column.
This feature adapts the stroke direction to the driver’s impact
direction, thus allowing for more effective energy absorption from the
steering column. The amount of intrusion into the cabin is reduced as
the column moves away from the driver under load instead of stroking
down axially. The steering column strokes away for nearly 90mm in the
horizontal direction. Reach and rake comfort adjustment to enable all
drivers to tailor the steering wheel position is not impeded by this
This steering column was an
industry first when introduced in the latest Ford Focus and has been
enhanced for use in the Ford S-MAX.
Another key factor in a crash situation is the response of the foot
pedals. In the all-new Ford Mondeo the pedals have been engineered with
a retraction mechanism so that they give way upon intrusion during a
In case of an intrusion, the lightweight pedals will be
pressed against the lower cross beam and then will fold away from the
driver’s feet. A foam pad and a heel catcher serve a dual purpose: they
provide additional protection and a comfortable rest for the driver’s
left foot both in left hand drive and right hand drive versions.
Optimised Airbag Deployment
Much care has been taken to create a state-of-the-art airbag system
that offers protection to the passengers in a wide range of impact
Dual front airbags and front side airbags are
standard on all-new Ford Mondeo Luxury and Luxury Sport models. The
onboard computer systems tailor the airbag deployment depending on the
collision. Exhaustive testing means that car speeds are referenced to
different obstacles in order to provide early interaction between the
passengers and the airbag in the event of a collision. They are
inflated within 30 milliseconds of a fire signal being delivered to the
Safety Belt System
advanced safety belt system provides several key safety features. Front
safety belts have pyrotechnic pretensioners and load limiting
retractors that tighten to reduce body movement in the event of airbag
deployment. The retractors control the force applied to the safety belt
wearer's chest upon impact.
conventionally been positioned on the safety belt buckle. Ford's safety
engineers have analysed this closely and have developed the system
further by placing the pretensioners onto the vertical retractor. The
advantage is that when deployed, any slack in the belt is removed more
efficiently with a retractor pretensioner rather than a buckle
pretensioner. This gives enhanced restraint to the upper torso which is
where it is immediately needed. This alteration is also visually
preferable as the pretensioners are hidden in the car's B-pillars and
not visible to the passengers.
The finely tuned interaction of
airbags, load limiters, adjustable safety belt anchors, anti-twist belt
material, and optimised belt routing all combine to maximise passenger
Advanced Seat Design
new Mondeo seats were designed and built with comfort, safety,
ergonomics and style in mind. The density and structure of the seat
foams guide the passengers in the event of a collision. The seats have
anti-submarining bases to help prevent passengers sliding beneath the
safety belt in an impact.
Advanced Neck Injury Protection System
With Mondeo's new Advanced Neck Injury Protection system, the advanced
headrest frontal shape and active mechanism lead to minimal relative
movement between head and upper body during low speed rear impacts.
Early guidance keeps the head and neck free of impulsive movement,
resulting in less neck strain. Three components are critical to the
success of the system:
- Headrest designed for optimum protection of all passenger sizes, including a headrest locking feature
active protection system that minimises relative movement between head
and neck by the headrest pushing towards the head during a rear impact
- Seatback foam which allows controlled guidance of the passenger
The active headrest has been further developed from the system used in the previous Mondeo model.
The all-new Ford Mondeo is equipped with an effective four-wheel disc
braking system with ABS control and Electronic Brake Power Distribution
(EBD) to assist the driver to maintain control during extremely
The Mondeo Luxury Sport's braking system is further
advanced. For example, Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) determines from
the driver's initial brake input if maximum braking force is required.
EBA will provide maximum braking pressure (despite the fact that the
driver may not be applying full pressure to the brake pedal) in
coordination with the ABS system to slow the vehicle as rapidly as
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is an active
safety feature that assists the driver to maintain vehicle control in
extreme situations. It does this by monitoring several sensors,
including a yaw sensor, to determine if the vehicle may potentially
become unstable due to road surface condition or due to extreme inputs
from the driver. The ESP system is then able to maintain stability by
reducing engine power (via traction control system) and manipulate the
braking system. ESP will assist the driver.