Following last month’s reveal, Ford has published additional images with the range-topping Vignale trim of the Mondeo.

Following last month's reveal, Ford has published additional images with the range-topping Vignale trim of the Mondeo.

The Blue Oval company wants a piece of the Europe's premium mid-size segment by launching a more posh Mondeo available in both hatchback and wagon versions. Compared to a regular version, the Vignale edition undergoes one hundred additional quality checks at the new Vignale Center located in Valencia, Spain.

On the outside there are a few subtle cosmetic tweaks indicating this is a flagship Mondeo, such as the lightly revised front grille with a hexagonal dark matte metallic look and an aluminum surround. There are a bunch of chrome details, Vignale-only 18-inch (optional 19-inch) wheels, glossy finishes on the door mirrors sail and pillars, along with dual chrome exhaust tips with polished aluminum surround and matte trim.

Stepping inside the cabin, each seat features 40 individual laser-cut pieces of leather and according to Ford they worked two and a half years to design this new seat which requires 110% more leather and 50% additional sewing time. Also inside is the company’s SYNC2 infotainment system, 12-speaker sound system and a wide variety of safety & assistance systems.

The Ford Mondeo Vignale benefits from full LED adaptive headlights, power tailgate and an all-wheel drive system. Engine choices include a 203 PS & 240 PS 2.0 EcoBoost, 180 PS 2.0 TDCi, a 210 PS 2.0 TDCi bi-turbodiesel and a 187 PS gasoline-electric hybrid variant.

Available on order this month, Ford's higher specification Mondeo Vignale starts at £29,045.

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