(2016) Ford Mondeo Ambiente (5dr 5 seat Hatch Back)
Ford brings all-new Mondeo for the medium car segment to NZ in April 2015 with a new design & smart new technologies including Ford-first safety features like the introduction of inflatable rear seat belts standard across the range. In addition, a TDCi diesel engine offers fuel economy of 5.1L/100km fuel economy which beats even the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Produced at Ford’s state-of-the-art plant in Valencia, Spain, the All New Mondeo features a sports coupe profile with low roofline & incorporates a retractable panoramic glass roof for the Titanium wagon & a fixed panoramic roof for the Titanium hatch.
The lean side-profile is sculpted to convey 'visual lightness' while the sophisticated & technical front end design features Ford’s more prominent trapezoidal grille, a power-dome bonnet & adaptive, slim-line, laser-cut headlamp design. The large upper grille is positioned higher on the front to make the car look more confident with a chrome surround & five chrome bars.
Key features include smaller lower grille is finished in gloss black on high series with a ‘chrome smile’ that runs along the lower edge, new style Ford badge is countersunk into the nose of the car above the upper grille, bonnet has a highly sculpted look with a power dome, very slim headlamps are elongated into the wings to create a very modern look, as if it was ‘laser cut’ into the vehicle, the roof line is lower than the current Mondeo, adding to the low athletic style, aerodynamically optimised side mirrors are positioned to maximise visibility, two-piece wrap-around tail lamps feature LED brake lights & turn indicators. Inside, Mondeo drivers are greeted by a digital analogue instrument cluster, while a sleek, wrap-around centre console design delivers a sporty, cockpit-like feel.
Customers will be able to choose from the dynamic Ambiente, stylish Trend & range-topping Titanium specification models.
Powering the All New Mondeo will be the option of a 149kW/345Nm EcoBoost engine on the Mondeo Ambiente or optional 132kW/400Nm TDCi diesel on Ambiente & Trend. The Trend and Titanium models will also offer a high output 177kW version of the EcoBoost engine.
The All New Mondeo is the first model for NZ to be built on Ford’s new global CD-segment platform, debuting Ford’s new integral link rear suspension configuration for improved refinement & more dynamic performance. The all new platform and body structure is enhanced with Electric Power Assisted Steering for the first time on Mondeo, & an optimised anti-lock braking system also helps reduce stopping distances by more than 1 metre from 100km/h. The All New Mondeo’s body structure is also 10% stiffer than the previous-generation Mondeo, while handling-enhancing technology includes Torque Vectoring Control.
New Mondeo Trend & Titanium models will feature Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, another Ford first for NZ, designed to reduce the severity of &, in some cases, even eliminate frontal collisions involving pedestrians. Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection provides a collision warning to the driver & if the driver does not respond in time, can automatically apply the vehicle brakes.
New Mondeo also features segment-first enhanced MyKey safety technology to enable Mondeo owners to program a key that when used can inhibit certain functions including incoming phone calls to help reduce driver distraction. MyKey can also restrict the top speed of the vehicle, prevent deactivation of driver assistance and safety features, reduce the maximum volume of the audio system, and disable the system altogether if driver and passengers are not using seat belts. MyKey is already available on the Fiesta ST & has proven to be very popular with parents, perhaps less so with their teenagers.
New Mondeo line-up features Ford’s SYNC2 connectivity system with voice control. SYNC2 is a voice-activated communications and infotainment system which includes 2 USB ports, SD card port, iPod & audio/video RCA inputs, Bluetooth connectivity & Satellite Navigation System.
The new Mondeo Trend &/or Titanium variants feature a further array of driver assistance features not found on other mid-size competitor cars, including Lane Keeping Aid can alert the driver if they drift out of their lane by vibrating the steering wheel & will direct them back into their lane by automatically applying steering torque unless their indicator is on (Titanium), Adaptive Cruise Control can sense if traffic is slowing and automatically slows to maintain a pre-determined distance from the car in front, when the traffic clears, it goes back to the driver’s pre-set speed (Titanium & Trend), Forward Collision Warning sounds an audible alert when it senses a reduction in traffic speed ahead &, if the possibility of a collision is detected, audible & visual warnings are activated to alert the driver (Titanium), Enhanced Active Park Assist takes the stress out of parking by not only finding a spot that’s just the right fit, but also by steering into parallel & now perpendicular parking spaces itself (Titanium), Active City Stop can help avoid or mitigate rear end collisions at speeds up to 40km/h (Titanium & Trend).
|Brakes||Rear disc, vented
Front disc, vented
EPB Electronic Parking Brake with drive away automatic release (DAR)
|Entertainment & Communication||8-speaker audio system
Bluetooth audio streaming
SD memory card reader
Bluetooth handsfree mobile phone integration
Satellite Navigation system
WiFi capable internet browsing
Bluetooth voice recognition for audio & navigation
USB input ports, x2
Ford SYNC 2 high-resolution, 8in colour touch screen, point of entry to manage the vehicle’s climate, phone, navigation & infotainment controls
USB input ports, front centre console, x2
CD player, single disc, integrated
Audio/video RCA inputs
AM/FM dual tuner
|Exterior||Front & rear towing hooks
Door mirror's with turn indicator repeater lights
Power adjustable door mirror's
Door mirror's, heated
Radio antenna in glass
|Interior||Steering wheel with leather trim
Gear shift with leather trim
Steering wheel with audio controls
A/C with pollen filter
Centre console with 12V power outlet
Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiting Device (ASLD)
Centre console rear with 12V power outlet
A/C with active carbon filter
Cloth interior trim
SelectShift steering wheel mounted paddle shifters
A/C climate control, dual zone (EATC)
Media bin with 12V power outlet
|Lighting||Front fog lights
LED rear tail lights
DRL (daytime running lights)
Halogen Projector headlights
Headlights with 'follow me home' function
Rear fog lights
CHMSL LED Centre High Mounted Stop Light
Headlights with manual levelling
|Mechanical||Ford CD4 Platform|
|Safety||EBD Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
TCS Traction Control system
HLA Hill Launch Assist
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points
Driver's knee airbag
Emergency hazard warning brake lights
Beltminder seatbelt system
EBA Electronic Brake Assist
Airbags, driver & front passenger
Parking Assist sensors, front
Child safety rear power door locks
Side curtain airbags, front & rear
Front seat side thorax airbags
Rear outboard inflatable seatbelts
Front seat passenger airbag deactivation switch (key activated)
Head restraints front seats, 4-way adjustable
Head restraints, rear seats, 2-way adjustable
|Engine Name||Ford 2.0t EcoBoost GTDi 2015|
|Engine Description||EcoBoost GTDi, gasoline turbo direct injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70|
|Recomended Fuel||95 RON or E10|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Transmission Type||SelectShift automatic|
|Torque Min RPM||2700|
|Torque Max RPM||3500|
|Gross Vehicle Mass||2220|
|Towing Capacity Braked||1200|
|Towing Capacity Unbraked||750|
|Gross Combined Mass||3420|
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