2011 Ford Mondeo Availability And Pricing Announced

Mike Stevens | Nov 15, 2010

Unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show in August, Ford Australia has today announced pricing and availability for the updated-for-2011 MC Ford Mondeo. With sales beginning this month (for LX and Zetec variants), the updates bring a number of cosmetic tweaks and new powertrain options.

This is just a little over a year since Australian buyers saw the arrival of the MB Mondeo (August 2009), and just six months after the announcement in May of the diesel wagon.

While not a major rework, the facelifted and re-powered MC Mondeo range brings the ageing but still stylish sedan in-line with Ford's more recent design directions.

"The Ford Mondeo is already an excellent example of balancing the right mix of equipment and technology with the right price in a car that is beautifully designed and packaged. These generous additions simply build on this winning formula," Ford Australia CEO Marin Burela said today.

The most obvious changes are upfront, with a new face that bears the latest evolution in Ford's 'Kinetic' design language (similar to the new 2011 Focus), the MC Mondeo is likely to be the last revision to the current third-generation shape.

While the restyled front-end gets a new bumper and bonnet, the rear end gets a number of smaller but significant tweaks in the form of subtly-restyled taillights and minor updates to the bumper design.

Ford's 2.0 litre in-line four-cylinder EcoBoost engine has already made its way into the Mondeo line-up overseas, but Ford Australia has opted to leave its new EcoBoost engine out of the local range for now. In the medium term, this will leave the Mondeo to soldier on with the 118kW 2.3 litre Duratec petrol engine.

Speaking with TMR, Ford Australia's Peter Fadeyev said that while the EcoBoost engine will be absent initially from local MC model line-up, the EcoBoost engine/s will not be absent from the Australian Mondeo line-up forever (but a debut is likely to wait until after the arrival of the EcoBoost Falcon in late 2011 or early 2012).

The range-topping XR5 Turbo is also conspicuously absent from the 2011 Mondeo line-up: thanks to Europe's tightening emissions laws, Ford has cancelled production of its 2.5 litre turbocharged engine.

Powered by an updated Euro V-compliant version of the current 2.0 litre Duratorq TDCi engine, the new Mondeo diesel range will offer 120kW (up 17kW) and 340Nm of torque (up 20Nm).

Fuel consumption for the LX diesel hatch is also significantly improved, listed at 5.9 l/100km, while all other TDCi models list a figure of 6.2 l/100km.

Safety

A raft of new driver safety features will accompany the updated Mondeo. For the Mondeo Titanium TDCi specifically, these new features will include Driver Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Adjustable Speed Limiting and Automatic High Beam headlights.

Together, the Mondeo Titanium and Titanium TDCI will offer a Blind Spot Information System and LED day-time running lights as standard.

Other new features:

All models

  • Passenger seat lumbar support
  • Wagon cargo area courtesy lamp
  • Woven headliner
  • Sliding cover for centre console
  • New interior décor with satin black audio surround
  • New polished chrome scuff plate (wagon models only)

Mondeo LX

  • Power front and rear windows (available from February 2011)
  • Centre console sliding cover
  • Passenger seat lumbar support
  • Power two-way driver's seat height adjustment
  • New 16-inch steel wheel cover design
  • Body-coloured door handles

Mondeo Zetec

  • Updated high-series HMI (Human Machine Interface; dash-mounted head unit)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels in a new design
  • Front interior reading/map lights

Mondeo Titanium

  • Updated high-series HMI (Human Machine Interface; dash-mounted head unit)
  • 18-inch alloy wheels in a new design
  • New body-styling kit (includes new front and rear bumper skirts and new side rocker panel mouldings)
  • Unique upper and lower front grilles
  • LED daytime running lights and unique fog lamp kit
  • Enhanced interior lighting
  • Anodised aluminium-finished roof rails (Titanium wagon only)
  • Cloth-covered B-pillar interior trim

Pricing

Mondeo LX and Zetec variants will be first to arrive, with Titanium hatch and wagon models to follow in December and January 2011 respectively.

Sedan

  • LX - 2.3 litre petrol - 6sp auto - $30,990
  • LX TDCi - 2.0 litre turbodiesel - 6sp PowerShift auto - $34,990
  • Zetec - 2.3 litre petrol - 6sp auto - $36,240
  • Zetec TDCi - 2.0 litre turbodiesel - 6sp PowerShift auto - $39,740
  • Titanium - 2.3 litre petrol - 6sp auto - $42,740
  • Titanium TDCi - 2.0 litre turbodiesel - 6sp PowerShift auto - $46,990

Wagon

  • LX - 2.3 litre petrol - 6sp auto - $32,840
  • LX TDCi - 2.0 litre turbodiesel - 6sp PowerShift auto - $36,840
  • Zetec - 2.3 litre petrol - 6sp auto - $37,740
  • Zetec TDCi - 2.0 litre turbodiesel - 6sp PowerShift auto - $41,240
  • Titanium TDCi - 2.0 litre turbodiesel - 6sp PowerShift auto - $48,490

Note: prices are manufacturer's list price only and do not include dealer delivery or on-road costs.

Follow Mike Stevens on Google+

Filed under: Featured, ecoboost, mondeo, ford mondeo, 2011 ford mondeo, ford ecoboost, News, ford

Leave a comment:

Required
Required
Enter comment here.
  • laurie says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    Well it may attract a few new customers but as an owner of a MA model Ford has let me down considering what the line up we miss out on that people in Europe & UK are able to get so Ford no new Mondeo for me,where is that 2.2L TDCi !!!

    laurie
  • w0203j
    w0203j says,
    4 years ago
    2 likes
    Very disappointing ...
  • MotorMouth says,
    4 years ago
    When will Ford give up on this car? Sure, it is a great car by any measure but clearly no-one here wants it. It should tell Ford everything they need to know about their chances of successfully replacing Falcon with a FWD, or even AWD, car from the US.
  • phillyc says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    The Mondeo is hardly a car that no-one wants. It might be selling 'just' 500/mth but that makes it the 3rd most popular in its segment after Camry & Mazda6. Continued improvements to the drivetrain will garner further sales.

    As for Ford replacing Falcon with FWD, that is just nonsense and has already been dispelled by the CEO Alan Mullaly. He talked about Mustang and how Ford have learnt alot from 'excellent Falcon' and 'will continue to learn alot from' into the future.

    Falcon will become the GRWD (Global Rear Wheel Drive) and merge with Mustang and upcoming Lincolns. They haven't invested $230M on new Eco-boost and diesel engines for Territory and Falcon, $150M on new engineering facilities or $40M by FPV for the Boss335 program to go away. Meanwhile they continue to add projects like the Figo ($200M AUD), Global T6 Ranger $700m AUD and now the Mountaineer SUV ~$400M AUD which further integrates FoA engineering into One Ford.
  • laurie says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    Guys its not the car at fault here never has been its Ford. Its being held back by updating it to the bear minimum specs as not to make the Falcon second rate and so we Mondeo fans here may never get the cars UK & European people take for granted I wish TMR takes Ford to task over this but I won't hold my breath

    laurie
  • DM says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    Ford is certainly in a predicament here. If they give us the top diesel and ecoboost engines, it will steal desperately neded sales from the falcon. However no one wants to buy it with the small crap engies it has and therefore it wont ever meet its full sales potential. I think Ford are hoping that the list of features will lure buyers no matter how crap the engines are.
  • laurie says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    DM
    Yes you are correct BUT Citroen & Peugeot with their 2011 C5 & 508 models are giving their customers what they want for e.g. the 2.2l Turbo Diesel 146kw or the V6 TwinTurbo 3L Diesel 177kw 450Nm funny thing its the same 2.2L engine that the PSA group makes for Ford,Citroen,Peugeot!! but dare we give Australians customers the very best, because Mondeo is in the medium sector and the Falcon is in the large car sector... ***s!!!

    laurie
    • MotorMouth says,
      4 years ago
      Look at how much a C5 costs - you'd be lucky to drive one out of a showroom for less than 50 grand if Citroen weren't so desperate to shift them. I'll guarantee the only reason Ford stick with the lower power engines is because that keeps the car price-competitive in what is already an over-crowded and fast shrinking segment.

      500 sales a month is a joke when you look at how hard Ford work to sell them. Holden shifts 300 or so Epicas in a month without doing anything and that car is a piece of garbage. There is no doubt that Mondeo is a fine car, it just can't stack up against the likes of Falcon and Commodore. Even the high-spec XR5 Turbo is only as slow as a Commodore Omega with the 3.0 litre SIDI engine and no match at all for a base-model Falcon XT.
  • Anthony Mindel says,
    4 years ago
    This car is completely overshadowed locally by the Honda Accord Euro.

    The lack of a sedan in the medium segment is also a shortcoming,although when we had it,it was ugly.
  • says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    As a current owner of the MB XR5 turbo I am disappointed this variant has been withdrawn from sale. It is a great car and a whole lot nicer looking in my opinion than the cardigan varity Camry although it will be difficult to get people away from their whitegoods on wheels Toyotas.

    As for the Honda Accord this is too American looking for me although it was designed for this market.

    Now Ford Mondeo is an all auto range and not a manual gearbox which should please most australians but not me as I prefer a manual.

    I guess I will need to look elsewhere when our lease is up for the Mondeo.
  • w0203j
    w0203j says,
    4 years ago
    1 like
    Very disappointed with not bringing in ecoboost

advertisement