Ford has officially unveiled the facelifted 2011 Mondeo at the Moscow Motor Show.
On the styling front, the updated model features a revised grille, a modified hood, LED daytime running lights, chrome window surrounds (high end models only), and LED taillights.
Inside, potential customers will find higher grade materials, a redesigned center console, satin chrome trim, and a new overhead console with LED ambient lighting.
New options include Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert, Auto High Beam, a Blind Spot Information System, a Speed Limiter, and a rear view camera.
Under the hood, a variety of engines will be offered. Petrol choices include a 1.6-liter Duratec with 120 PS (88 kW / 118 hp), a 2.0-liter Duratec with 145 PS (107 kW / 143 hp), and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost with 203 PS (149 kW / 200 hp) or 240 PS (177 kW / 237 hp). Diesel fans get to choose between a 2.0-liter Duratorq TDCi with 115 PS (85 kW / 113 hp), 140 PS (103 kW / 138 hp), or 163 PS (120 kW / 161 hp) and a 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi with 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp).
To maximize fuel efficiency, Ford installed regenerative braking, an 'Eco Mode' driver information system, and an Active Grille Shutter system which "...regulates the airflow through the radiator and engine compartment, reducing aerodynamic drag and benefitting engine heating characteristics to improve fuel economy and warm-up performance, particularly in cold climates."
Set to arrive in dealerships in late September, the 2011 Mondeo will be priced from £17,295 in the UK.
Check out the press release for additional information and full performance data