Mark Ovenden, who is the boss of Ford UK has confirmed that there will be no further delays with regards to the Ford Mondeo’s debut in the United Kingdom. He explained that the new car will be with us, in the final quarter of 2014. Ovenden had less to say however on whether or not customers will be getting a facelifted version of the Ford Mondeo model, that was initially revealed in January 2012 at the Detroit Motor Show as the fusion.
The launch date for the vehicle in the United Kingdom will be falling nearly three years after that, however Ovenden wouldn’t confirm whether buyers in the UK would be offered a mid-cycle revised version of the Ford Mondeo model. Officials revealed that the Ford Mondeo will be released in late 2014.
The Ford Mondeo was originally scheduled for release this year
The Ford Mondeo was originally scheduled to be released this year in Europe, however factory disputes have unfortunately resulted in the launch being pushed way back until late next year. Ford’s Vice President of Product Development Barb Samardzich confirmed that discussions are continuing at the company’s Genk plant, though a date towards the end of next year is definitely now the most likely.
Engines for the new Ford Mondeo?
The Ford Mondeo will be getting a new 1.5 litre Ecoboost petrol engine. The engine, which was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show is expected to provide similar Torque and horsepower performance to Ford’s current 1.6 litre Ecoboost, whilst in it’s lower state of tune, whilst also producing an improved fuel economy as well as lower CO2 emissions.
The European specification Ford Mondeo will get a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder EcoBoost engine which would make it one of the very cleanest vehicles in it’s class, with CO2 emissions lower than 130g.
Standard six speed manual gearboxes will be offered, with dual clutch six speed powershift transmissions an option. A diesel model, with an automatic gearbox will be available with four wheel drive for the very first time with the new Ford Mondeo.