2014 Ford Mondeo Hatch And Wagon: Australian Specs Confirmed

TMR Team | Aug 13, 2013

Ford Australia has today confirmed a number of key details for its new Mondeo range - but buyers won't be able to get into one for another year.

Unveiled way back in January 2012, the new Mondeo was expected to hit Australia this year, but last-minute homologation and specification changes saw European and Australian production delayed.

When the new Mondeo finally lands here in the second half of next year, buyers will have the choice of 1.5 and 2.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engines, along with a 2.0 litre Duratorq diesel option.

The 1.5 litre engine is the newest addition to the EcoBoost family, and Ford says it will offer around 133kW and 240Nm - or about the same as the 1.6 litre engine current available, but with better fuel and emissions figures.

In its current guise, the Mondeo's familiar 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine produces 177kW and 340Nm.

The Mondeo hatch and wagon's arrival will also mark a first for Ford in Australia, debuting inflatable seatbelts in the rear row.

The new technology is designed to disperse crash forces across the passenger's body, covering an area five times greater than that achieved by a regular seatbelt.

And, like all new Ford models, the Mondeo will also debut with Ford's SYNC system, offering a range of connectivity and voice-control functions.

In Australia, the Mondeo will square off against the likes of Holden's new Malibu, the Honda Accord, the Mazda6 and the Hyundai i40.

And, unless a 'full-size' replacement for the outgoing Falcon is confirmed, we could also see the Mondeo become Ford's largest sub-SUV passenger offering.

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  • Miggy says,
    2 years ago
    As Ford delayed this model it will be old news by the time it hits here, thank goodness we have the Mazda6 now.
    • Balthazaaaaargh says,
      2 years ago
      I wouldn't be surprised if there's an update by the time it gets here. It'll have been a couple of years.
  • Chest Rockjaw says,
    2 years ago
    Ford has a habit of making cheap looking interiors. I hope they don't repeat this. I also question the durability and reliability of the ecoboost engines and power shift gearboxes. Ecoboosts already have a black mark for me in that they use a timing belt which means higher running costs.

    Too late to market Ford! The completion will savage you unless you drop your pants on price.
    • chris34 says,
      2 years ago
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      Ecoboosts already have a black mark for me in that they use a timing belt which means higher running costs.

      Too late to market Ford! The completion will savage you unless you drop your pants on price.

      That's great except the 2.0L Ecoboost as fitted to the Mondeo, amongst other Ford, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, has a timing chain not a timing belt.

      And I'd be more worried about VW's dual clutch transmissions and their reliability, not Ford's. Ford haven't had to recall theirs...

      I'm yet to see a Mazda 6 or a Camry with an electronic park brake, MyKey(or a version thereof), SYNC(or a similar system) with AppLink and Emergency Assist, inflatable rear seat belts and Active Park Assist. Nor are the Mazda 6 or Camry available with engines as powerful as the 2.0 Ecoboost. Even the 1.6L Ecoboost has outputs within a few KW's of both the Mazda and the Camry and in the case of the Camry, actually produces more torque.
      And the Mondeo is a better looking car than both of them, though the Mazda is a very very close second in that regard.
      I'd be very surprised if the Mondeo didn't do very well for itself when it finally arrives.
      • brendo says,
        2 years ago
        What about Mazda 6 capacitor box recall cars off the road for 8 weeks
  • Southern says,
    2 years ago
    The Ford Mondeo Hatch will be the only mid size hatchback available in Australia bar the luxury Audi A5. All the others that you mention are sedans. It will be an important selling point since Mazda stopped producing the most popular Mazda Hatchback. With no competition it should sell well.
  • Chris says,
    2 years ago
    New Skoda Octavia also has a hatchback (aka "liftback) which looks like a sedan.
  • Paul Banks says,
    2 years ago
    Could you please advise when we will see the new Mondeo available for sale in Australia?
  • donk1 says,
    11 months ago
    Ford Aus have confirmed a Feb 2015 on sale date. A small shipment of Pre ADR vehicles arrive Dec/Jan for dealers only so that final specs can be completed for the local market. All 3 engines arrive, including the updated TDCI which will also be used in the updated Kuga. The Diesel will probably be the best seller as its refined & around 10-15% more fuel efficient than the outgoing model.
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