Ford is introducing the high-end Vignale trim for the Mondeo set to go on sale next month in UK from £29,045.

Ford is introducing the high-end Vignale trim for the Mondeo set to go on sale next month in UK from £29,045.

The Blue Oval company is trying to penetrate the premium mid-size segment by introducing a more luxurious version of their Mondeo commercialized in Europe. It's part of the newly established Vignale brand and will be hand-finished by a dedicated team working at the Vignale Center in Valencia, Spain. It can be had both as a four-door and wagon with an exclusive Vignale Nocciola metallic paint and a quilted and tuxedo-stitched leather interior.

It marks the European debut of Ford's Active Noise Cancellation technology which uses three microphones to monitor the engine noise entering the cabin and uses opposing sound waves sent through the speakers to cancel out the engine’s noise.

To set this model apart from the regular Mondeo, Ford has installed a unique upper grille with a hexagonal design finished in dark matte metallic and combined with an aluminum surround. It also gets chrome door details, a high-gloss lower grille with chrome bars as well as a high-gloss finish for the pillars and door mirrors sail. It rides on Vignale-exclusive 18-inch wheels and can be optionally had with a white, silver or black body paint.

The list of equipment goes on with full LED adaptive headlights, power tailgate, heated steering wheel and a 12-speaker sound system working together with the SYNC2 infotainment system with navigation. On the safety side, Ford is fitting the high-end Mondeo with Traffic Sign Recognition, Active City Stop and even Active Park Assist (with Perpendicular Parking). There's also a special smartphone app granting customers access to GPS-enabled services like Vignale Park Me and Vignale OneCall.

In terms of power, the Ford Vignale Mondeo can be had with a 240 PS 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline engine, a 180 PS 2.0-liter TDCi turbodiesel and a beefier 210 PS bi-turbo version of the TDCi. There's also a 187 PS hybrid version marrying the gasoline engine with an electric motor while at an additional cost buyers will be able to order Ford's iAWD system promising to offer "seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive performance."

The Ford Vignale Mondeo is scheduled to go on sale in United Kingdom in April.

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