Ford Motor Company has brought a host of offerings to Shanghai Auto Show. Ford Mondeo was recently unveiled and sets the vehicle apart where design, technology, safety and fuel efficiency are concerned. All these factors are expected to gain the vehicle maximum amount of attention in China where buyers pay special attention to fuel efficiency and infotainment in their vehicles.
Ford Mondeo comes in with cutting edge safety technology as it is seen with lane keeping system from Ford along with adaptive cruise control, inflatable seat belts, lumbar support, 11 air cushions and multi contoured seats with Active Motion. The bottom cushions offer continuous massage facilities which come in useful especially where long distance travel is concerned.
This flagship vehicle is built on a C/D segment platform and is one of 15 vehicles that Ford Motors is in the process of introducing into China by 2015. This four door sedan possesses a 1.5 litre EcoBoost engine offering class leading fuel efficiency. Its exteriors are well designed and come with a dome bonnet while a stylish trapezoidal grille hogs the front side along with well styled head lights and tail lamps with LED high beam, low beam and signal lighting. Interiors are designed with the highest level of ergonomics and comfort features, while special attention is paid to driver comforts.
Marin Burela, president & CEO, Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., said, “We’ve gone further in every aspect to bring to China the most premium Mondeo we have ever designed, developed and built.” He added, “The all-new Mondeo is designed to stir the senses and transform expectations of what a car can be. It’s truly a flagship car, offering our Chinese customers class leading levels of refinement, driving pleasure and excitement. The Mondeo will raise the bar in craftsmanship, style and technology- delivering what we believe our loyal Chinese customers truly want and value.” “With the all-new Mondeo, quality is not just about what you can see,” said Burela. “It’s also about what you can touch and feel.” “The all-new Ford Mondeo has class-leading technologies worthy of a flagship car and that embody Go Further, reflecting Ford’s high standards of progressiveness in automobile development and customer understanding globally, especially here in China,” he added.
Recently, 1.5-Litre EcoBoost engine production has been introduced at the Craiova, Romania plant, where it joins the 1.0 liter three-cylinder. In India, the first EcoBoost from the company will be seen in the Ford EcoSport urban utility vehicle. Ford EcoSport will be launched in three engine options, 1.0L EcoBoost petrol, 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel.