New Mondeo on forecourts soon
Published 19/09/2010 | 05:00
Ford Ireland has announced the Irish line-up for the new Mondeo, which will go on sale here next month. The new model has had a range of interior and exterior design changes and also features an improved version of the TDCi 2.0 litre engine.
Reflecting market changes in terms of low-emission diesel engines, the new Mondeo line-up will consist of 6-speed 2.0 TDCi models with a range of performance levels: 115PS; 140PS and 160PS.
Full price details will be announced nearer the launch date, but the entry-level model -- the Style 2.0 TDCi 115PS -- will have a retail price below €26,000, down considerably from the €26,650 lead-in price of the previous model, which had a 1.8 100PS TDCi engine.
"We are really excited about the great value proposition that the new line-up will provide," said Eddie Murphy, chairman and managing director of Ford Ireland.
All of the manual transmission models will have a low CO2 figure of just 139g/km, placing the car within Band B for car tax or an annual tax bill of just €156. The car will be available in three trim levels: Style, Zetec and Titanium.
Technology options that are also new to the Mondeo include a blind-spot information system; lane departure warning; driver impairment monitoring system; and automatic high/low-beam light.