Categories: News

Goodbye, Ford Mondeo! It was nice knowing you …

The Ford Mondeo was introduced in 1993 as a ‘world car’. It replaced the Ford Sierra in Europe, the Ford Tempo in North America and the Ford Telstar in Asia and Australia. The first-generation Mondeo – available as sedan, liftback and station wagon – was very boring in appearance, but received a sensational facelift in 1996: with an oval grille and huge headlights and tail lights. In the United States, the Mondeo was known as Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique.

Second Ford Mondeo was no longer a world car

The second generation was presented in 2000, was considerably larger than its predecessor and was available again as a sedan, liftback and station wagon. The Mondeo was no longer a real world car, because in North America, Ford opted for a different model in the mid-sizeclass: the Ford Fusion. The sporty top model of the Mondeo series was the ST220, with a 226 hp 3.0-liter V6 on board. From 0 to 100 km / h went in 7.4 seconds. The top speed of the ST220 was 250 km / h.

Star in the James Bond movie Casino Royale

Ford made the third generation Mondeo bigger again. It stood on the platform of the Ford Galaxy and S-Max, which was also used by Volvo for the second S80. The Mondeo’s Kinetic design was based on that of the 2005 Ford Iosis concept car. Months before the Mondeo was unveiled, the model starred in the James Bond film Casino Royale. Again, the Mondeo was not sold in North America. There they still had the Fusion.



Ford will focus on SUVs and crossovers

With its second generation (2012 – 2020), the current Ford Mondeo shares a large part of its technology. Ford is discontinuing the model because the popularity of SUVs and crossovers is still growing. In the United States, Ford has already decided to focus on that. Last year, European Ford sales were 39 percent SUVs and crossovers. In addition, Ford wants to focus on electrification. In 2026, the delivery program should only consist of fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

Recent Posts

The solution for Ferrari according to Martin Brundle: “Maybe this is what they need”

Former F1 driver and Sky analyst Martin Brundle has given his views on Mattia Binotto's…

2 days ago

Guenther Steiner is releasing a book about Haas’ turbulent F1 season in 2022

Guenther Steiner will release a book in April that will give us a behind-the-scenes look…

2 days ago

Sebastian Vettel: “My years at Ferrari have taken a toll”

Looking back at his career in Formula 1, Sebastian Vettel also spoke out about his…

2 days ago

Renault Austral (2022) test: Are the French finally no longer being laughed at by annoying Qashqai colleagues?

Renault Kadjar and suvs, things are not going well yet. The Renault Austral must finally…

2 days ago

FIA is considering introducing new penalties and adjusting engine regulations

In response to the many 'strategic' engine changes we have seen over the past season,…

3 days ago

Daniel Ricciardo has very simple advice for his successor Oscar Piastri

Daniel Ricciardo's contract with McLaren ended a year earlier than expected. However, Ricciardo bears no…

3 days ago

This website uses cookies.