2011 Ford Mondeo Facelift Spied And Previewed

Tony O'Kane | Jun 8, 2010

As development of the 2011 Ford Mondeo continues, speculation is growing as to how well the latest evolution of Ford's 'Kinetic' design language will translate to the older-generation Mondeo body.

The most recent batch of spy photos of a 2011 Mondeo test car had camouflaging extending across the boot-lid section, suggesting a rear-end tweak and new tail-lights will join the front-end facelift.

It's hard to discern any major details underneath the black taping on this prototype's nose and rear, but it's clear that the upper grille has been narrowed, while the bumper intakes are likely to take on styling more in-line with the 2011 Focus.

Our new rendering (top of article) offers a glimpse at how the updated Mondeo might be styled, with inspiration drawn from the new Focus.

2011 ford mondeo spypic 14

Powertrain details for the updated Mondeo are scant, however the current-generation 2010 Mondeo has recently gained Ford's ecoboost four-cylinder petrol engine in Europe, and an updated TDCi engine will appear in Australia later this year.

Market launch dates are still a secret, but expect the facelifted Ford Mondeo to surface internationally later this year.

Click here to see TMR’s review of the 2009 Ford Mondeo range.

Click here to read more about the upcoming 2010 Ford Mondeo update for Australia.

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  • Luke Skywalker says,
    6 years ago
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    HEY!!! There's a giant fish attacking the biker in the background!!!!!!!
  • Baji says,
    6 years ago
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    LOL there is too!! Good spotting Luke.

    Now back on topic, :-P i don't think there was anything wrong with the front end of the mondeo. I just really hated the back end. So flat and boring, and those tailights just look so darn cheap and nasty. That was really the only thing that i thought ruined an otherwise nice design.
  • Philo Beddoe says,
    6 years ago
    The wheel/tire combo looks awfully small...
  • paddy says,
    6 years ago
    this is a bit plain... i was hoping something radical would come out of it smile
  • Martin says,
    6 years ago
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    I agree with Baji. The front was fine, it's the rear lights that were the problem.
  • Samson says,
    6 years ago
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    Agreed. The back end needs to be revised.

    Euro cars often do a lot of cold weather testing but not enough hot weather for Australia.
    • laurie says,
      5 years ago
      True that is why the air-con is not the best compared to the heater

  • Lisa Preston says,
    5 years ago
    Think I saw a wagon today,in white, driving from a dealership..............maybe cause its the only dry place in Australia at the moment to test ?

    When are they due out ?
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    Ben H says,
    5 years ago
    They're already out, have been for a short time already - www.ford.com.au

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