Ford is actively testing the updated Mondeo

Ford is actively testing the updated Mondeo

July 24, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Here’s one rather unusual fact: the Ford brand already sells the updated Mondeo, which received some updates in appearance, in the automotive markets of Germany and the UK. But at the same time, the company’s specialists are testing a new version of the car.

A couple of hours ago, there were published “spy” photos of the test prototype of the new Ford Mondeo / Fusion, which reportedly passed road tests somewhere in Southern Europe. It is expected that the official presentation of the representative of the D-segment from the company Ford will be held this fall. Well, thanks to these pictures, we can now imagine what we should expect from the updated version of the model.

According to the insiders, the Ford Mondeo prototype seen in the station wagon is most likely a representative of the Titanium package, but it does not have fully LED headlamps. Instead, it uses standard halogen lights, which will apparently retain their appearance for the updated version of the model. The rear lights will receive a new graphics and a new chrome strip, which connects them together.

The curious fact is that the American brand Ford actually began selling its novelties in the automotive markets of Germany and the UK – however those versions of the car received only a modified rear end. Version with a new front and rear has not yet been officially introduced.

Much more important changes should be hidden under the body – as expected, the new Mondeo will receive a new 8-speed automatic transmission produced by Ford. This hydraulic transmission will replace the existing 6-speed gearbox with the two clutches. Also, changes in the motor scale are expected – but so far little is known about this, a new 2.0-liter diesel engine of the EcoBlue family is expected. Most likely, the model will continue to be offered with Peugeot diesel engines, as well as with the current EcoBoost turbo engine.

In addition, the new Ford Mondeo / Fusion will receive a new generation of driver assistance systems Ford Co-Pilot 360, consisting of the function of automatic emergency braking with the detection of pedestrians, the detection of “blind” zones and the preservation of occupied lanes.