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Encyclopedia > Ford Mondeo
Ford Mondeo
2005 Ford Mondeo ST
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Ford Contour
Mercury Mystique
Production 1993—present
Assembly Genk, Limburg, Belgium
Predecessor Ford Sierra
Ford Telstar
Ford Versailles
Ford Royale
Class Large family car
Body style(s) 5-door liftback
5-door estate
4-door sedan
Engine(s) 1.6 L Zetec I4
1.8 L Zetec I4
1.8 L Endura-D turbodiesel I4
2.0 L Zetec I4
2.0 L Duratorq turbodiesel I4
2.0 L Duratec I4
2.2 L Duratorq turbodiesel I4
2.5 L Duratec V6
3.0 L Duratec V6
Length Mk 3 4,731 mm (186.3 in)-4,804 mm (189.1 in)
Width Mk 3 1,958 mm (77.1 in)
Height Mk 3 1,429 mm (56.3 in)-1,481 mm (58.3 in)
Curb weight Mk 3 1,364 kg (3,007 lb) -1,578 kg (3,479 lb)
Related Ford/Mercury Cougar
Jaguar X-Type
Ford Fusion

The Ford Mondeo is a large family car sold by the Ford Motor Company in various markets throughout the world. The name "Mondeo" is derived from the Latin word mundus, meaning "world".[1] The initial generation of the Mondeo was developed as a "world car", along with North American models marketed as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique until 2000. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 293 KB) // Summary Summary Licensing Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Ford Mondeo ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... The Ford Contour is a North American variant of the European Ford Mondeo sedan previously sold by Ford Motor Company. ... 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Contents

Mk I & Mk II (1993-2000)

Although an official picture was published at the end of 1992, there was also a mention in the Auto Car magazine on 2 December 1992 which showed Ford's future in the fiercely competitive large family car sector. The Mondeo was launched on 8 January 1993 and sales began on 22 March 1993. Available as a four-door saloon, a five-door hatchback and a five-door estate, it was produced at Ford's plant in the Belgian city of Genk. [2] is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... Renault Megane hatchback, a proper hatchback which has shown huge success in Europe Peugeot 306 hatchback, with the hatch lifted and the parcel shelf tilted for access Hatchback is a term designating an automobile design, containing a passenger cabin with an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind the vehicle by... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province Limburg Arrondissement Hasselt Coordinates , , Area 87. ...


Intended as a world car, it replaced the Ford Sierra in Europe, the Ford Telstar in a large portion of Asia and other markets, while the Contour and Mercury Mystique replaced the Ford Tempo and Mercury Topaz in North America. Unlike the Sierra, the Mondeo is front-wheel drive in its most common form, with a rarer four-wheel drive version available on the Mark I car only. Instigated in 1986, the design of the car cost Ford US$6 billion. It was one of the most expensive new car programs ever. The Mondeo was significant as its design and marketing was shared between Ford USA in Dearborn, and Ford of Europe.[3] Its codename while under development reflected thus: CDW27 signified that it straddled the C & D size classes and was a "World Car". The Ford Sierra was a large family car built by Ford Europe between 1982 and 1993, originally designed by Uwe Bahnsen, Robert Lutz and Patrick le Quément, . Released on 21 September 1982, it replaced the Ford Cortina/Taunus, and was itself replaced by the Mondeo. ... The Ford Telstar was an automobile sold by the Ford Motor Company in Asia, Australasia and Africa, comparable in size to the European Ford Sierra and the American Ford Tempo. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The Mercury Mystique was a compact car produced by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company from 1995 to 2000. ... Second generation Ford Tempo coupe Second generation Ford Tempo sedan The Ford Tempo was introduced in September of 1983 as a 1984 model, based upon a stretched and modified Ford Escort platform. ... The Topaz was the Mercury version of the Ford Tempo. ... Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Government  - Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. ...


The car was launched in the midst of turbulent times at Ford of Europe, when the division was haemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars[citation needed] and had gained a reputation in the motoring press for selling products which had been designed by accountants rather than engineers. The fourth generation Escort and Orion of 1990 was the zenith of this cost-cutting/high price philosophy which was by then beginning to backfire on Ford, with the cars being slated for their sub standard ride and handling, though a facelift in 1992 had seen things improve a little. The Sierra had sold well, but not as well as the all-conquering Cortina before it, and in Britain it had been overtaken in the sales charts by the newer Vauxhall Cavalier. Previously loyal customers were already turning to rival products and by the time of the Mondeo's launch, the future of Europe as a Ford manufacturing base was hanging in the balance. The new car had to be good, and it had to sell. The Ford Escort was a small family car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... The Ford Orion was a saloon built by the automaker Ford for the European market from July 22, 1983 to 19 September 1993. ... The Ford Cortina is a mid sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... The Vauxhall Cavalier was a large family car sold primarily in the UK by Vauxhall Motors, the British subsidiary of General Motors from 1976 to 1995. ...


Despite being billed as a world car, the only external items the Mondeo shared with the Contour were the windscreen, front windows, front mirrors and door handles. Even the interior was slightly different. The CDW27 project turned out not to be a true world car in the sense that the original Ford Focus was; one design for the world. Ford Focus is the name of a series of compact/small family cars made by the Ford Motor Company and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ...


Design and engineering

A large proportion of the high development cost was due to the Mondeo being a completely new design, sharing very little, if anything, with the Ford Sierra. Using an all-new platform, the Mondeo featured new manual and automatic transmissions and sophisticated suspension design, which Ford hope would give it class-leading handling and ride qualities, and subframes front and rear to give it executive car refinement. The automatic transmission featured electronic control with sport and economy modes plus switchable overdrive. An overdrive is sometimes a separate unit that fits into the back of a gearbox, as with this Fairey unit. ...

1995 Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX
1995 Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX

Safety was a high priority in the Mondeo design with a driver's side airbag (it was the first ever car sold from the beginning with a driver's airbag in all of its versions, which helped it achieve the ECOTY title in 1993) side-impact bars, seat belt pretensioners, and ABS (higher models) as standard features. Other features for its year included adaptive damping, self-leveling suspension (top station wagon models), traction control (V6 and 4WD versions) and heated front windscreen, branded Quickclear. Image File history File links Mondeo. ... Image File history File links Mondeo. ... For the Mozilla crash reporting software previously called Airbag, see Breakpad. ... The European Car of the Year award was established in 1964 by a collective of automobile magazines from different countries in Europe. ... An anti-lock braking system (ABS) (translated from German, Antiblockiersystem) is a system on motor vehicles which prevents the wheels from locking while braking. ... Self-levelling refers to an automobile suspension system that maintains a constant ride height of the vehicle above the road, regardless of load. ... Traction control systems, on current production vehicles, are typically (but not necessarily) electro-hydraulic systems designed to prevent loss of traction (and therefore the control of the vehicle) when excessive throttle or steering is applied by the driver. ... Quickclear is a European trademark used by the Ford Motor Company for its electrically heated windshield technology. ...


The interiors were usually well appointed, featuring velour trim, an arm rest with CD and tape storage, central locking (frequently remote), power windows (all round on higher models), power mirrors, flat-folding rear seats, etc. Higher specification models had leather seats, trip computers, electric sunroof, CD changer and alloy wheels. Velour is a textile, a knitted counterpart of velvet. ... A trip computer is an onboard computer device fitted to cars which can generally record distance travelled, average speed, average fuel consumption, and display real time fuel consumption information. ...


During its development, Ford used the 1986 Honda Accord and Nissan Primera as the class benchmarks that the CDW27 had to beat. The Honda Accord is an automobile manufactured by Honda since 1976, debuting as a compact hatchback and evolving into a intermediate vehicle. ... The Nissan Primera is a large family saloon produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan for the domestic and European markets. ...


Engines

Along with an all-new platform, the Mondeo also used Ford's then-new Zetec engines, first seen in 1991 in a revised version of the Ford Escort. The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ... The Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ...


Three versions of the 16-valve Zetec engine were used. The 1.6 L version (rated at 90 bhp) from the Escort was used, a 1.8 (115bhp) also previously found in the Escort Si (sometimes in 130bhp form), while a new 136 bhp 2.0 L version was launched.


An alternative to the Zetec engines was the Endura-D 1.8 L turbodiesel. This engine had origins in the older 1.6 L diesel design used in the Fiesta and elsewhere. Although not without merits, it was not seen as a strong competitor to other European diesels such as that produced by Peugeot. The contrast between this unit and the competition seemed enormous by the time the engine was dropped in 2000. The Endura-D Diesel engine is a power unit used in a variety of vehicles made by the Ford Motor Company, including the Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta and Ford Mondeo. ... Turbodiesel refers to any diesel engine with a turbocharger. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class supermini car designed and built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India and South Africa. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën. ...


A less popular engine (for the UK and Ireland) was introduced in 1994 in the form of the 170 bhp 2.5 L 24-valve V6 Duratec unit, primarily included for markets where four-cylinder petrol engines are not favored and are usually intended for the upmarket European buyer. This engine, first unveiled in the Mondeo's North American cousin, the Ford Contour, is characterized by its smooth operation, chain-driven camshafts and an ability to operate using only half its 24 valves at low engine speeds. Fuel economy was reasonable, with the automatic barely much worse than the manual (but far less reliable). This engine was originally branded 24v (when valve count was all important) but later on sold as the more glamorous sounding V6. Duratec is a range of 4, 6 cylinder (V6) and 12 cylinder (V12) petrol engines used in Ford cars. ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Ford Contour is a North American variant of the European Ford Mondeo sedan previously sold by Ford Motor Company. ...


This engine was also used to introduce the new ST brand to the Mondeo range as a flagship model, the ST24, in 1997. The power of the engine stayed at 170 bhp, the same as other 2.5 L-engined models, but the ST featured unique cabin trim, unique 16 in alloy wheels and a full RSA (Rally Sport Appearance) bodykit as standard. The bodykit option was listed as a delete option for those that did not want it fitted as standard. This was later replaced by the ST200 in 2000, featuring a modified version of the V6 Duratec with a power output of 200 bhp.


Although neither of these models ever sold in high numbers, the marketing was important to Ford as it was an introduction to the ST range as a sportier side to the full range, especially significant as apart from the Focus RS both the XR and RS model ranges were phased out during the 90s.


Trim levels

Mk I

The 1993-1996 range had the following trim levels:


UK Market

  • Base - 1.6L Zetec, 1.8 L turbodisel, base trim level, 4-door saloon, 5-door liftback, estate (replaced by Aspen in 1995)
  • Aspen - 1.6 L Zetec, 1.8 L turbodiesel, base trim level, 5-door liftback, estate
  • LX - 1.6 L/1.8 L/2.0 L Zetec, 1.8 L turbodiesel, midrange trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate
  • GLX - 1.6 L/1.8 L/2.0 L Zetec, 1.8 L turbodiesel, luxury trim level version of the LX, 4-door saloon, 5-door liftback, estate
  • 24v - 2.5L Duratec V6, 4-door saloon, 5-door liftback, estate (1994-1995 only)
  • Ghia - 1.8 L/2.0 L Zetec, 2.5 L Duratec V6, 1.8 L turbodiesel, midrange trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate, optional 4x4 on 2.0L Zetec
  • Ghia X - 2.0L Zetec, 2.5 L Duratec V6, 1.8L turbodiesel, luxury trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, 5-door estate (from 1995), optional 4x4 on 2.0L Zetec
  • Si - 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L Duratec V6, sports version, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate, optional 4x4 on 2.0L Zetec

Additional trim levels in other European markets included:

  • Mirage - 1.6 L Zetec, base trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate - only offered in the Netherlands
  • CLX - 1.6 L/1.8 L/2.0 L Zetec, 1.8 L turbodiesel, midrange trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate - not offered in UK
  • Verona - 1.8 L, midrange trim level, 4-door saloon, 5-door liftback
  • Business Edition - 1.6 L/1.8 L/2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L V6, 1.8 L turbodiesel, luxury trim level version of LX, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate. - only offered in the Netherlands
  • GT - 1.8 L/2.0 L 4-cylinder, 2.5 L V6, 1.8 L turbodiesel, sports version, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate. Only offered in the Netherlands, equivalent to UK-spec Si
  • V6 - 2.5 L V6, luxury version, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate. Never offered with a V6 (base) in the Netherlands, only Business Edition or GT.

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MK II

Referred to as the Mk II Mondeo, a major facelifted version launched in October 1996 saw three of the Mondeo's biggest criticisms addressed, namely its bland styling, the bad performance of the headlights, and the cramped rear legroom. The lowering of specification levels around that time (e.g. air-conditioning and alloy wheels became optional on the UK Ghia models) may have indicated a desire by Ford to cut costs and recoup some of the huge sums invested in the original design. These specification levels were improved again in 1998 as the Mondeo approached replacement.


The facelift saw almost every external panel replaced, leaving only the doors and roof the same as the original Mk 1 model. Even the extractor vents on the rear doors were dispensed with. The most notable change was the introduction of a version of Ford's then new corporate 'oval' grille. The saloon version also featured very distinctive rear lights which sat atop of the rear wings. Unlike the iterations seen on the heavily facelifted Scorpio and Mk 4 Fiesta during the previous year, this facelift was well-received.


The interior was also mildly revised though the basic dashboard achitecture was the same as before.


The 2.0 litre Zetec engine was thoroughly revised which, while producing less power than before, was far more refined and smoother which was something the original engine lacked at high revs.


Mixed sales success

A Ford Contour, the Mondeo's American counterpart.
A Ford Contour, the Mondeo's American counterpart.

In Europe, the Mondeo was instantly declared a class leader, and was elected Car of the Year in 1994. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1146x633, 107 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ford Contour Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1146x633, 107 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ford Contour Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... The European Car of the Year award was established in 1964 by a collective of automobile magazines from different countries in Europe. ...


Ford briefly sold a version using the 2.0 L Zetec engine and four-wheel drive, available between 1995 and 1996 on cars with Si Ghia and Ghia X trim. The timing was not ideal though as four-wheel drive had already become synonymous with large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery and the bottom dropped out of the four-wheel drive sedan market. People who would tolerate the knock on performance and economy preferred to graduate to a full-blown SUV rather than a sedan with good all-round traction; especially since SUVs had become fashionable at the time. The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The Discovery is a four wheel drive on-road and off-road vehicle from the British car maker Land Rover. ...


In Europe, the Mondeo is considered large, but in other markets such as the United States and Australia, it had not fared well, as there were larger models that had stronger brand loyalty and offered better value for money. Ford claimed that it was a 'world car', but in a letter to Autocar magazine in the UK, a Ford dealer retorted 'What world was it designed for?' Because of this, the Contour and Mystique proved unpopular with American buyers. While the Contour sold at an average rate, the Mystique fizzled. The Mondeo Mk 3 was much larger than the Mk 1/2 version but was not sold in North America, where Ford now offers the Fusion. Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Magazines Limited. ... The American Ford Fusion (code name CD338) is a mid-size car based on the Ford CD3 platform. ...


There is however, another theory advanced by some motoring journalists: that because the Contour and Mystique were not created in the United States, it suffered from a lack of enthusiasm from inside Ford's North American operations. Those same theorists point to the fact that the BMW 3 Series — arguably a "world car" in the sense one version is sold globally — does quite well in the United States and it is the same size as the Contour and Mystique. The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. ...


The Mondeo fared badly in Australia, where, similarly, there was a much larger local model, the Falcon, and was dropped in 2001. Ford Australia withdrew completely from the medium-sized segment of the Australian market, arguing that it was in decline. The wagon version, the first medium-sized Ford of its kind to be sold in Australia since the Cortina, was dropped in 1999. It struggled against Japanese models such as the Honda Accord and Subaru Liberty, as well as the Holden Vectra, also imported from Europe, although unlike the Mondeo, briefly assembled locally. This article is about the Australian car model. ... Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ... The Honda Accord is an automobile manufactured by Honda since 1976, debuting as a compact hatchback and evolving into a intermediate vehicle. ... The Legacy is a mid-size car introduced by the Japanese manufacturer Subaru in February 1989 as a larger, upscale companion to the companys Leone/Loyale and currently serves as the flagship model in the Subaru range. ... ...


By contrast, the Mondeo (like the Cortina long before it) was a success story in New Zealand, the Mk III model in particular being voted Car of the Year in 2001 by Autocar New Zealand and National Business Review. In addition, many earlier model Mondeos, imported used from Japan were also sold locally (Japan was also a good market for the Mondeo, a rare feat in a country with a high proportion of domestic automobiles). Car of the Year is a phrase usually considered to have been invented by Motor Trend magazine in the 1950s for their annual award for best automobile. ... The National Business Review is a weekly New Zealand newspaper aimed at the business sector. ... The term grey import refers to an item that has been imported into a country, legally, but without the agreement of the manufacturer. ...


In Australia, the 1995-2001 Ford Mondeo was assessed in the Used Car Safety Ratings 2006 as providing "significantly better than average" protection for its occupants in the event of a crash.[1]


In its final year in China, the Ford Mondeo M2000 gained a front fascia not dissimilar from the outgoing Mercury Mystique's, but had Ford badges. Its rear end was identical to that of the European models.


Trim Levels

The 1997-2000 range had the following trim levels:

  • Aspen - 1.6 L Zetec, 1.8 L TD Endura, base trim level, 5dr, Estate
  • LX - 1.6/1.8/2.0 L Zetec, 1.8 L TD Endura, midrange trim level, 4dr, 5dr, Estate
  • Verona - 1.8 L Zetec, midrange trim level, added alloys and chrome to the LX, 5dr
  • GLX - 1.8/2.0 L Zetec, 1.8 L TD Endura, midrange trim level, 4dr, 5dr, Estate
  • Si - 2.0 L Zetec, 2.5 L V6 170 PS, sports version, 4dr, 5dr, Estate
  • Zetec - 1.8/2.0 L Zetec, replaced Si, 5dr, Estate
  • Zetec-S - 2.0 L Zetec, rare Zetec based special edition with ST bodykit, 5dr
  • Ghia - 2.0 L Zetec, 2.5 L V6 170 PS, 1.8 L TD Endura, luxury trim level
  • Ghia X - 2.0 L Zetec, 2.5 L V6 170 PS, 1.8 L TD Endura, top spec trim level
  • ST24 - 2.5 L V6 170 PS, Sports Variant Luxury bucket seat half leather trim, sports-suspension, RSAP Kit
  • ST200 - 2.5 L V6 205 PS, Sports Variant, Luxury Recaro leather trim, tuned engine & suspension, RSAP Kit, digital Climate Control

In South Africa, the trim levels offered were:

  • LX - 1.8 L Zetec, midrange trim level, 4-door sedan
  • CLX - 2.0 L Zetec, midrange trim level, 4-door sedan
  • 2.0 Aspen - 2.0 L Zetec, luxury trim level version of the LX, 4-door sedan
  • Si - 2.5 L V6, sports version, 5-door liftback,

Sports Variants

Mondeo MkII Sports Variants included the ST24 and the ST200. The ST24 produced 170 bhp (130 kW) from it's 2.5 litre V6 24v engine and was launched with RSAP (Rally Sport Appearance Pack) bodykit along with sports suspension and half-leather sports bucket-seats. It's standard setup saw the ST24 from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 8 seconds, coupled with a maximum speed of 139 mph (224 km/h).


The ST200 was then launched as the Enthuasists car, with a tuned 2.5 litre V6 24v engine producing 202 bhp (151 kW). This engine made the ST200 go from standing to 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 7.7 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 141 mph (227 km/h). Tuning included a different throttle body, cams, flywheel and upper manifold to name a couple. This version of the Mondeo also had even better sports suspension than the ST24 and came with full-leather Recaro sports bucket-seats. The ST200 was only released to the public in Performance Blue colour and a limited number in white.


Contemporaries

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Mk III (2000-2007)

2005 Ford Mondeo
2005 Ford Mondeo

Launched in October 2000, and seen as the third generation model, this Mondeo was considerably larger than its predecessor. Although Ford abandoned its New Edge design theme for the Mondeo Mk III, it still borrowed some styling cues from the Focus Mk I, giving it an overall effect which many critics felt was more restrained and mature than the Focus if much less distinctive. Two of the old car's biggest weaknesses, the modest rear legroom and uncompetitive diesel version were addressed by a longer wheelbase and the new Duratorq diesel engine. Image File history File links Ford. ... Image File history File links Ford. ... New Edge was the name given to a style of automobile design used by Ford Motor Company for many of its passenger vehicles in the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Ford Focus is the name of a series of compact/small family cars made by the Ford Motor Company and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ... Duratorq is the marketing name of a range of Ford diesel engines first introduced in 2000 for the Ford Mondeo range of cars. ...


Following the standard setting interior of the Volkswagen Passat Mk IV in 1996, Ford paid a great deal of attention to the Mk III's interior and was the first mainstream manufacturer to react to the new standard set by Volkswagen. Ford dispensed with the rounded American style interior of the Mk I and developed a more sober 'Germanic' design which not only seemed more sophisticated but, more importantly, was of a higher quality due to the use of more expensive materials. The Volkswagen Passat is a family car built by Volkswagen AG (VW), produced in various forms since 1973. ...


As with its predecessor, passive safety was a major selling point of the 2000 Mondeo. With an even stronger bodyshell, Ford introduced its so-called "Intelligent Protection System" (IPS), which used an "intelligent" array of sensors based on a neural network to decide the best combination of safety devices (traditional front passenger airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags) to deploy for a given crash situation. To enhance active safety, all models were fitted with anti-lock brakes and electronic brake distribution, with electronic stability program (ESP) available as an option. // Traditionally, the term neural network had been used to refer to a network or circuitry of biological neurons. ... Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) is a registered trademark of the Robert Bosch GmbH and used originally for Mercedes-Benz. ...


The Mondeo established itself as Britain's most popular in its sector and held this position every year from 2001 onwards, though this size of car has fallen slightly in popularity during the 2000s. This version of the Mondeo has never come higher than sixth in the SMMT's official list of the top selling cars in the UK each year. In 2003, it came tenth in the list. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is the trade association for the United Kingdom motor industry. ...


Engines

A 1999 Mk2 Mondeo alongside a (pre-2003 facelift) 2002 Mk3 Mondeo
A 1999 Mk2 Mondeo alongside a (pre-2003 facelift) 2002 Mk3 Mondeo

For the Mk III, the 1.6 L Zetec engine was dropped while the 1.8 and 2.0 L engines were heavily revised and were renamed Duratec. The standard 2.5 L V6 engine was carried over, while a 3.0 L version was developed for the ST220 model. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (802x418, 61 KB) A 1999 Mk2 Ford Mondeo 2. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (802x418, 61 KB) A 1999 Mk2 Ford Mondeo 2. ... The Ford Zetec is a name used on many inline 4 cylinder automobile engines. ... The Duratec is a range of four, six and twelve-cylinder gasoline engines used in Ford cars. ...


The archaic Endura-E 1.8 L turbodiesel engine was dropped and replaced by a more sophisticated 2.0 L Duratorq direct-injection (TDCi) unit with a variable geometry turbine. This clever turbine system allows a certain amount of overboost, giving an extra 10% or so of torque for short periods. This engine, known within Ford as the "Puma"-type Duratorq, was first seen in the Transit in detuned form. Duratorq is the name of a range of Ford diesel engines first introduced in 2000 for the Ford Mondeo range of cars. ... Direct Injection may refer to: a music recording technique more commonly referred to as Direct Input. ... For other senses of this word, see torque (disambiguation). ... The Ford Transit is a range of panel vans, minibuses and pickup trucks, produced by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. ...


A new automatic transmission was added to the range called the Durashift. This unit has five gears and may be shifted manually or shifted like an automatic. The automatic gear selector in a Ford Five Hundred vehicle An automatic transmission (commonly abbreviated as AT) is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually (similar but larger devices are also used for railroad... Durashift is the brand name of a range of Ford automatic gearboxes. ...


In June 2003, the Mondeo was given a very mild upgrade, the new models being identifiable by the larger chrome honeycomb grille, a new central dashboard made from higher quality materials with electronic climate control, either a standard Ford radio, Sony radio or a satellite navigation radio/CD player which also has climate control built into the unit in lieu of the space taken up by the unit. The Durashift automatic is now available with steering wheel control, while a 96 kW (130 PS) common rail version of the Duratorq turbodiesel engine became available. The petrol engines were revised at this stage also — the new SCI (direct-injection) version of the 1.8 L Duratec engine was introduced which generates 4 kW (5 PS) more than the standard unit. In addition, equipment was upgraded across the range — with trip computer now standard on all models, and cruise control is also standard in selected markets. Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Over fifty GPS satellites such as this NAVSTAR have been launched since 1978. ... CRD redirects here. ... A trip computer is an onboard computer device fitted to cars which can generally record distance travelled, average speed, average fuel consumption, and display real time fuel consumption information. ... Cruise control (sometimes known as speed control or Autocruise) is a system to automatically control the speed of an automobile. ...


In 2005, there were two new Duratorq direct-injection (TDCi) options, a 2.2L with 114 kW (155 PS) and a detuned version of the 2.0L with 65 kW (89 PS). Also, the Seat Belt Warning System was added and is now standard, with an audible/visual warning signal reminding the driver to fasten his/her seat belt. The styling was upgraded again, the most notable difference being tweaked taillights. Duratorq is the name of a range of Ford diesel engines first introduced in 2000 for the Ford Mondeo range of cars. ... Direct Injection may refer to: a music recording technique more commonly referred to as Direct Input. ...


Europe/Eastern Asia

Engines:

  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Zetec I4, 110 PS (108 hp/81 kW) and 122 ft·lbf (165 N·m) (1.8)
  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Zetec I4, 125 PS (123 hp/92 kW) and 125 ft·lbf (170 N·m) (1.8)
  • 1.8 L (1798 cc) Duratec SCi I4, 131 PS (129 hp/96 kW) and 129 ft·lbf (175 N·m) (1.8 SCi)
  • 2.0 L (1999 cc) Zetec I4, 146 PS (144 hp/107 kW) and 140 ft·lbf (190 N·m) (2.0)
  • 2.5 L (2495 cc) AJ25 V6, 170 PS (168 hp/125 kW) and 162 ft·lbf (220 N·m) (2.5)
  • 3.0 L (2967 cc) Duratec 30 V6, 204 PS (201 hp/150 kW) and 207 ft·lbf (280 N·m) (3.0)
  • 3.0 L (2967 cc) Duratec 30 V6, 226 PS (223 hp/166 kW) and 210 ft·lbf (285 N·m) (3.0 ST220)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) Duratorq I4, 90 PS (89 hp/66 kW) and 155 ft·lbf (210 N·m) (2.0 TDCi 90)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) Duratorq I4, 116 PS (114 hp/85 kW) and 207 ft·lbf (280 N·m) (2.0 TDCi 115)
  • 2.0 L (1998 cc) Duratorq I4, 131 PS (129 hp/96 kW) and 244 ft·lbf (330 N·m) (2.0 TDCi 130)
  • 2.2 L (2198 cc) Duratorq I4, 155 PS (153 hp/114 kW) and 265 ft·lbf (360 N·m) (2.2 TDCi 155)

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Mk IV (2007-)

Fourth generation
2007 Ford Mondeo
Body style(s) 4-door sedan/saloon
5-door liftback/hatchback
5-door station wagon/estate
Platform Ford EUCD platform
Engine(s) 1.6i 125 HP I4
2.0i 145 HP I4
2.3i 161 HP I4
2.5i 220 HP I5
1.8 TDCi 125 HP I4 Diesel
2.0 TDCi 130 HP I4 Diesel
2.0 TDCi 140 HP I4 Diesel
2.2 TDCi 175 HP I4 Diesel
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2850 mm (112.2 in)
Length Sedan: 4844 mm (190.7 in)
Liftback: 4778 mm (188.1 in)
Station wagon: 4830 mm (190.2 in)
Width 1886 mm (74.3 in)
Height Sedan and liftback: 1500 mm (59.1 in)
Station wagon: 1512 mm (59.5 in)

The fourth generation Mondeo (codename: CD345) was officially unveiled in 5-door production form in late 2006. Based on the EUCD platform developed with Volvo, the platform is the same used in the new large MPVs Galaxy and S-MAX, but not the North American Ford Fusion or the Mazda 6 in Japan. It will also be used for several Volvos, for the new Land Rover Freelander, and even for the new Jaguar X-Type, though the latter may not be replaced. Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A notchback full-size luxury sedan. ... A fastback liftback - Ford Mondeo Despite its three-box silhouette, the Daihatsu Applause is a notchback liftback A liftback is a car body style in which the cargo space (trunk or boot) is accessed through a tailgate that extends up to the higher end of the C-pillar and includes... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... The EUCD (for European C/D-class) is Fords global midsize car automobile platform. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The Volvo B5252S is an example of a straight-5 engine. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about the fuel. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... This article is about the fuel. ... “Gearbox” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The EUCD (for European C/D-class) is Fords global midsize car automobile platform. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... A modern minivan - 2004 Chrysler Town & Country Typical early minivan (a Dodge Caravan) A minivan, people carrier, multi utility vehicle (MUV),or multi purpose vehicle (MPV) is a type of vehicle which has a body that resembles a van, but which has rear side doors, rear side windows, and interior... See also the Ford Galaxie full-size car of the 1950s and 1960s The Ford Galaxy is a large MPV first introduced in 1995. ... The Ford S-MAX is a large MPV produced by the Ford Motor Company for the European and by Changan Ford Automobile Co. ... North American redirects here. ... Ford Fusion is a name used on two different types of cars from the Ford Motor Company. ...


The MK IV Ford Mondeo was released in May 2007 in the UK where it is currently available in five different trim levels: including Edge, Zetec, Ghia, Titanium and Titanium X. In February 2008, Ford announced that in some European markets the Mondeo will be made available with a new Titanium S series trim. This model aims to add an even more 'sporty character' than the current Titanium series. In March 2008, a new 2.2 175PS TDCi common-rail diesel engine will be available on Mondeo providing excellent power accelerating 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds on the saloon and great fuel performance returning 45.6 mpg combined. Also available in March 2008 will be Mondeo ECOnetic based on the Zetec series. The Mondeo ECOnetic powered with a 1.8 125PS TDCI diesel will return CO2 ratings of just 139 g/km on the 5 door.


Although the fourth production model, after the Mk III Galaxy, S-MAX and C-MAX, to adopt Ford's current 'kinetic' design language, the Mondeo's design theme was first seen on the Iosis concept shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show which gave an indication to the look of the Mk IV Mondeo. The new car, in estate bodystyle, was pre-launched in 'concept' form at the Paris Motor Show on 30 September 2006.[4] The International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the worlds largest motor show. ... The Mondial de lAutomobile (Paris Motor Show in English) is an annual auto show in Paris. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new platform will allow for the use of Volvo’s five-cylinder petrol engine, already featured in the Focus ST and S-Max. The petrol engines include a 1.6-litre with two power outputs (110PS & 125PS), the 2.0-litre (145 PS), 2.3-litre (161PS) for automatic models only and a 2.5-litre five cylinder turbo with 220 PS. Performance models may come with engines from Jaguar and Volvo - with a 2.3 litre 240 HP petrol and 2.2 litre 275 HP diesel units[5]


The new Mondeo will use the new electro-hydraulic steering system, first used on the C-MAX, that sharpens the steering response and helps to save fuel[6]


A product placement promotional initiative made the Mk IV Mondeo James Bond's car for one incidental scene in Casino Royale, introducing the new model to global audiences in November 2006 on the launch day of the movie. Ford Group models have been prominent in the Bond franchise since 2002's Die Another Day, which featured an Aston Martin, a Jaguar convertible, and a Ford Thunderbird. Wikibooks [[wikibooks:|]] has more about this subject: Marketing Product placement advertisements are promotional ads placed by marketers using real commercial products and services in media, where the presence of a particular brand is the result of an economic exchange. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Casino Royale (2006) is the 21st film in the James Bond series and the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6 agent James Bond. ... For the theme song of the same movie, performed by Madonna, see Die Another Day (song). ... Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury performance cars, whose headquarters are at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. ...


As with the previous model, the Mk IV Mondeo is not marketed in the US or Canada because Ford currently sells the same-class Fusion which was launched in 2005. The new Mondeo is not sold currently in Venezuela, Brazil or Colombia because the Fusion is sold there. It is, however, sold in Argentina. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The 2007 Mondeo will also mark the Mondeo's return to the Australian market[7], due to a resurgence in popularity of medium-sized cars in the last few years. This is in no small part the result of high fuel prices making people reconsider purchasing large cars like the Ford Falcon. Marketing for the Mondeo in Australia has so far focused on the theme that the Mondeo looks good but offers even more than style, with television commercials showing silly quotes from celebrities such as Britney Spears ("I've been to lots of overseas places... like Canada") interspersed with scenes of the vehicle and finally the slogan "more than just good looks". This article is about the Australian car model. ...


The Australian spec Mondeo TDCi took out the award for "Best Mid-Size Car over $28,000" for 2007 and was runner up for the "Car Of The Year" award.


Initial sales have been good in Australia, despite supply constraints from Europe limiting the car's success there. At this stage, the Mondeo is only sold as a sedan and Hatch on the Australian market, in both diesel and petrol engines and in four trim levels; LX, TDCi, Zetec and XR5T.


The Mk IV Mondeo was named one of two cars for the 2007 "Car of the Year" award by Top Gear on 23 December 2007 (the other being the Subaru Legacy Outback). Top Gear may refer to: Top Gear (current format), a BBC television series about cars and motorsport in its new format (2002–present). ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Legacy is a mid-size car introduced by the Japanese manufacturer Subaru in February 1989 as a larger, upscale companion to the companys Leone/Loyale and currently serves as the flagship model in the Subaru range. ...


Trim levels

Mk IV

The 2008 UK range has the following trim levels:

  • Edge - 1.6 L (110 PS/125 PS), 2.0 L (145 PS), 2.3 L (161 PS, automatic gearbox only), 1.8TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (100 PS, 125 PS), 2.0TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (140 PS) base trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate
  • Zetec - 1.6 L (125 PS), 2.0 L (145 PS), 2.3 L (161 PS, automatic gearbox only), 1.8TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (125 PS), 2.0TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (140 PS) mid-range trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate
  • Ghia - 2.0 L (145 PS), 2.3 L (161 PS, automatic gearbox only), 2.5T (220 PS), 1.8TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (125 PS), 2.0TDci common-rail turbodiesel (140 PS) luxury trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate
  • Titanium - 2.0 L (145 PS), 2.3 L (161 PS, automatic gearbox only), 2.5T (220 PS), 1.8TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (125 bhp), 2.0TDci common-rail turbodiesel (140 PS) sports luxury trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate
  • Titanium X - 2.0 L (140 PS), 2.3 L (161 PS, automatic gearbox only), 2.5T (220 PS), 1.8TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (125 bhp), 2.0TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (140 PS), 2.2TDCi common-rail turbodiesel (175PS), sports luxury trim level, 4-door sedan, 5-door liftback, estate

Motorsport

The Mondeo competed in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) between 1993 and 2000. The cars, prepared by former series champion Andy Rouse, did not enter the 1993 season until the 8th round at Pembrey in Wales. Rouse and Paul Radisich were the drivers in the Mondeo's first season. Radisich went on to win the 1993 and 1994 World Touring Car Championships in the Mondeo. The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... Andy Rouse (born 2 December 1947, Dymock, Gloucestershire) is an English race driver, most notably in the BTCC. He won the BTCC in 1984 and 1985. ... The 1993 British Touring Car Championship was fought over 17 races taking place on 14 weekends. ... Pembrey Circuit is a racing circuit outside Pembrey village, south Wales. ... Paul Radisich (b October 9, 1962 in Auckland) is a New Zealand racing driver of Croat origin. ...


Ford ran a factory-sponsored team, called Ford Team Mondeo, for eight seasons. In 2000, the team expanded from two cars to three when drivers Alain Menu and Anthony Reid were joined by 1998 series champion Rickard Rydell, recruited from the disbanded Volvo team. The team dominated the 2000 season, finishing 1-2-3 (Menu-Reid-Rydell) in the drivers' standings and winning the manufacturers' championship by a staggering 104 points. Switzerlands Alain Menu was one of the most successful Touring Car drivers of the 90s, and has continued to race well into the 2000s. ... Anthony Reid is a British auto racing driver, born on 17/05/57 in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Rickard Rydell (born 22 September 1967 in Stockholm) is a Swedish racing driver. ... Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. ... The 2000 theAA.com British Touring Car Championship season was the 43rd British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season and marked the final year for Super Touring specification cars in the championship. ...


A complete overhaul of the BTCC following the 2000 season saw the supertouring regulations scrapped as the series moved towards lighter and less expensive race cars based on compact car chassis and not midsize sedans. Ford withdrew from BTCC competition prior to 2001. Supertouring, Class 2 or Class II Touring Cars were the rules laid out by the FIA for national touring car racing in 1994, based on the 2. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... A mid-size car, frequently referred to as an intermediate, is an automobile with a size between that of a compact and a full-size or standard-size car. ...


Media references

  • The original Mk.1 car was allegedly nicknamed the "Mundaneo" by Ford engineers during the latter stages of its development, in recognition of its bland styling. This was built upon by the motoring press who dubbed it the "Mundane Mundano": The very first Grand Theft Auto game featured a drivable car very similar to the Mondeo named Mundano.
  • As the Ford Mondeo became popular for family owners, the car has lent the term to Mondeo man; describing a man in his mid-twenties who is on the verge of settling down with a partner, mortgage and a pet dog. Originally the term was Sierra man, a key demographic targeted by New Labour in 1996. A misquote (and the natural idea of Mondeo replacing Sierra) led to Mondeo man instead. [8]
  • A red first generation Mondeo was frequently crashed by the character of Jill in the first series of BBC comedy series Nighty Night.
  • A MK2 model North Amercian Version of a Mondeo is a Purchaseable car from the Ford dealership in the game Gran Turismo 2.The car also has a Racing Modification from the BTCC.
  • The 2007 model Ford Mondeo is featured minimally in the James Bond film Casino Royale.
  • The Ford Mondeo was namechecked in When the Sun Goes Down by Arctic Monkeys.
  • The Ford Mondeo is credited as one of Jeremy Clarkson's favourite cars. On one episode of Top Gear he used figures to show that the ST220 version was a more exclusive car than an Aston Martin DB9.
  • The Ford Mondeo Titanium X is credited by Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear presenter, as being more beautiful than BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class [2]
  • In Certain Horrid Henry Episodes (Horrid Henry TV Series) Dad Drives A Crimson Mk2 Ford Mondeo

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Model car releases

The MK 1 Mondeo has been produced by Majorette, Matchbox, Minichamps and Siku. The MK 2 and MK 3 have both been produced by Minichamps, in Saloon and Estate variants. These models appear frequently on Ebay. Majorette is a French toy manufacturer which mostly produces small die-cast cars, particularly in 1:64 scale. ... Matchbox Superfast box art. ... Minichamps is a die-cast car producer founded as Pauls Model Art GmbH in 1990 in Germany. ... Siku is a German manufacturer of toys made from plastic and metal. ... Minichamps is a die-cast car producer founded as Pauls Model Art GmbH in 1990 in Germany. ... Look up saloon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ... This article is about the online auction center. ...


Awards

  • 1993 What Car? Car of The Year
  • 1994 European Car of the Year
  • 1997 Top 10 in the most reliable cars made in Britain.
  • 1998 Best selling family car in the UK.
  • 2001 Top Gear Car of the year Award
  • 2005 Award for 'excellent' by NCAP, crash test.
  • 2006 What Car? Best Used Family Car
  • 2007 Auto Express Car of The Year (British magazine) said that all-new Mondeo is "Ford's finest ever car")
  • 2007 Fifth Gear Award for best Family newcomer
  • 2007 Top Gear Car of the year Award (note, they did mention that this and the Subaru Legacy Outback were both winners)
  • 2008 What Car? Best Estate Car
  • 2008 What Car? Best Family Car

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Mondeo in the UK

British sales of the Mondeo began in March 1993, just as the new car market was enjoying a recent rise in popularity following a disappointing 1992. The Vauxhall Cavalier had just completed three years of being Britain's most popular new large family car, though Ford still held top spot in the supermini sector with the Fiesta and in the small family sector with the Escort. For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... The Vauxhall Cavalier was a large family car sold primarily in the UK by Vauxhall Motors, the British subsidiary of General Motors from 1976 to 1995. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class supermini car designed and built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India and South Africa. ... The Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ...


The Mondeo was something new for private buyers as well as the fleet market. It was one of the first cars in its sector to have a driver's airbag as standard, and other standard refinements included power steering, central locking and electric front windows (except basic "Aspen") on all models. Prices were competitive, the ride and handling were excellent, and the quality was at least a match for just about all of its competitors.


In its first year on sale, the Mondeo was Britain's fifth most popular new car, though it didn't quite arrive on time to finish above the Vauxhall Cavalier. In its second year, it was the second most popular new car in Britain with more than 120,000 sales. The 1996 facelift enhanced the Mondeo's popularity, and as the decade drew to a close it was still a hugely popular choice in its sector, though it was now bouncing to and from top spot in the large family car sector with the improved Vauxhall Vectra. Sales of the original Mondeo were still going strong towards the end of 2000 when its successor arrived. 1992 Opel Vectra 2. ...


The third generation Ford Mondeo went on sale before the end of 2000, and there was much excitement in anticipation of its launch. Ford had promised a class-leading large family car which set new sector benchmarks for driver appeal, comfort, specification, style and build quality. The new car was indeed a smooth riding, fun to drive, well built and well equipped car which had all the credentials of a class-leader. It was Britain's most popular large family car from its launch in late 2000 until its demise over the summer of 2007, although actual sales figures dipped slightly due to a rise in popularity of more practical Compact People Carriers and SUVs. Many would-be Mondeo buyers also downsized to the smaller Focus, which moved further upmarket on the launch of a second generation model at the end of 2004. Renault Mégane Scénic, the first car to be marketed as a compact MPV Opel Zafira, a seven-seater compact MPV A compact MPV is a car classification used in Europe to describe multi-purpose vehicle versions of small family cars (sometimes also referred to as compact cars), fitting... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... The Ford Focus is a small family car made by Ford and sold in most Ford markets worldwide. ...


The fourth generation Mondeo was launched in May 2007, and is an even more upmarket effort than its predecessor, but most significantly it is even better value for money, with Ford being careful to ensure that each version of the new Mondeo is cheaper to buy than the equivalent version of the previous Mondeo. For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ...


Initial sales of the latest Mondeo have not been as strong as Ford had hoped, and in 2007 it failed to make the top 10 in Britain's car sales charts. This was the first time that a large family Ford had failed to make the top 10 since records began in 1965, and comes just 26 years after the Cortina was Britain's most popular new car. It did, however, make the top 10 for England alone.[3] The Ford Cortina is a mid sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


See also

  • Ford Contour - The North American version of the Ford Mondeo

The Ford Contour is a North American variant of the European Ford Mondeo sedan previously sold by Ford Motor Company. ...

References

  1. ^ Interbrand | Mondeo | Ford Motor Company | Brand | Brands, Full Branding Services for Clients
  2. ^ Ford :: Plants in Europe :: Plants in Europe: Assembly
  3. ^ 04Mol
  4. ^ Ford Mondeo impressies » Autoblog.nl » Autonieuws van de straat
  5. ^ Ford Mondeo Station Wagon First Photos
  6. ^ Ford Mondeo Sedan - first images - Top Speed
  7. ^ Melbourne MotorShow 2007 - Drive.com.au
  8. ^ Does Mondeo Man matter any more? - Telegraph

External links

  • Ford Mondeo UK - ford.co.uk/mondeo
  • Mondeo Enthusiasts Group (MEG) - fordmondeo.org
  • Mondeo ST Drivers - stdrivers.co.uk
  • Ford Mondeo Owners Club (FMOC) - fordmondeoownersclub.co.uk
  • Scottish Mondeo Forum (SMF) - http://www.scottishmondeoforum.com
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