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2017 Ford Mondeo – Which Car

By Jez Spinks, 19 Apr 2017 Car News

2017 FORD MONDEO – WHICH CAR

The Ford Mondeo medium car has increased wheel sizes across its range and introduced a new optional colour.

Mondeo’s range-topper, the Titanium, trades its former 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels for 19s in a five-twin-spoke design. They’re also encased in sportier, lower-profile tyres.

The mid-range Trend also adopts lower-profile rubber, which envelop 18-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels. This trim grade previously featured multi-spoke 17-inch wheels.

The base model Ambiente sedan ditches 16-inch wheels for the same 17-inch, five-twin-spoke alloys already used by the wagon variant. Tyre width is also increased by 20mm.

There are now nine exterior colour choices with the addition of the optional ‘Metalicious’ – which Ford describes as a “warm-tinted, clear-coat silver”.

The new, larger wheels and sportier tyres increase the value of the Mondeo range, which starts from $33,190 for the Ambiente trim grade, from $37,290 for the Trend, or from $44,290 for the flagship Titanium.

The Mondeo continues to be offered in either five-door hatch or wagon guises, with power supplied by either a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol or 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel.

It’s the latest update for the fourth-generation Ford Mondeo, which was released locally in early 2015. In 2016, Ford added the latest evolution of its Sync infotainment system to its mid-size car.

Mondeo sales increased 47 per cent in 2016, placing it fourth in the mainstream medium car segment behind the dominant Camry, Mazda 6 and Subaru Liberty.

After the first quarter of 2017, a six per cent year on year increase has helped the Mondeo move into third ahead of the Liberty – increasing market share from six to nine per cent.