Ford Mondeo To Be Revived As A Mid-Sized Crossover

Could it slot in between the Ecosport and Endeavor in India?

  • Associated with a sedan till now, the Mondeo name will be used for an all-new crossover in Europe.
  • It will be built on Ford’s C2 platform which underpins the Focus and Kuga.
  • Likely to get 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines as well as a mild-hybrid variant.
  • It is expected to make its debut in 2021, but will Ford India launch it here?

Ford has been planning a major restructuring for its European lineup. It has already discontinued models like the C-Max/Grand C-Max MPVs and Ka+ hatchback due to poor demand. However, on a positive note,  the carmaker will be launching at least three new vehicles in the European market within the next five years, and one of these new models could possibly be a new Mondeo, albeit not in the sedan form we’ve known it for so long, but as a mid-sized crossover. 

The new car will be built on Ford’s C2 platform which forms the foundation of the new Focus and will also make its way into other future vehicles like the next-gen Fiesta and the future seven-seat Edge SUV. The front section will also be used by Ford’s upcoming Transit and Tourneo family. However, this new crossover model may replace the older Mondeo sedan as well as the S-Max and Galaxy models.

The new Mondeo could come with petrol and diesel engines as well as a 48V mild-hybrid petrol option. The base petrol engine is likely to be Ford’s 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol unit. The mild-hybrid variant is expected to have a belt-driven electric motor and small battery. While Ford is yet to reveal details of the Mondeo’s diesel engine, it is possible that there could be multiple engine options for the European market. The Mondeo’s engines are likely to be Euro 6 compliant, with inside rumors suggesting that the diesel engines will be just as clean as petrol engines in terms of emissions.

The new crossover is expected to feature a front-wheel drive configuration and possibly an electronic traction control system as a driver aid.

It is expected to make its debut in European markets by 2021. If launched in India, the new Mondeo crossover could fill the gap between the EcoSport and the Endeavour. However, the chances of that happening seem bleak right now as Ford is already planning an all new SUV for India in that space, which is being jointly developed under its partnership with Mahindra. 

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