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Old 10th January 2012, 01:41   #1
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Exclamation 2013 Ford Mondeo / Fusion :: Now to be powered by award winning 1.0 EcoBoost engine!

Ford launched the new model of Mondeo,which looks like a twin brother of the Aston Martin Rapide . Images speak for itself!!!

Source: autoblog.com

If the same was done by Hyundai, then it would have been bashed left and right by the media for getting inspired by other models.
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Been never a fan of the Americans, but, atleast I had a respect for the ford and other manufacturers that they had their style, but now they started copying the Brits. Shame!
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Old 10th January 2012, 05:34   #3
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yeah it seems to be inspired greatly by 'AM Rapide'...though the grill of new mondeo 2013 can also be compared to ford's own Shelby GT500...

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Considering that Ford at one time owned Aston etc, I guess there must be a legacy lying around in terms of design folk.
But this is really very like the Aston front and overall silhouette too!
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Its is not rapide rip-off.Its part of Ford;s kinetic design themes and you can also see it on Ford Ecosport in Delhi AutoExpo 2012.This will be the theme for coming years.
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Oh come on ! The Aston Martins are some of the most handsome cars in the world and copying them makes sense.
Btw. I wish this mondeo is sold in India.
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The resemblance to Aston is most likely going to result in some lawsuits from the sports car maker.
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I have always been a fan of the mondeo, and i do hope this makes it here.
I honestly felt our mondeo looked more dignified than many saloons twice the cost.

As far as aston suing ford is concerned, I think they would have sued jaguar before getting to ford.
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I think it is a fantastic looking car in US compare to any other ugly american designs.
Design clues are straight from Aston and Jaguar, though the final touch up is a nice afford.
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Looks good to me IMHO. Hope it comes to India soon, even though i wont be able to afford one it will be great to see one zooming around.I guess Aston martin cant sue ford, this front design is part of fords kinetic philosophy! and ford did own Aston martin not long ago!
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Ford owned Aston Martin for a long time (atleast more than 7 years) and at the time the Aston Martin Rapide was launched it, AM was owned by Ford. So you can guess Ford's PD people would have been involved during the designing phase of the car.

Moreover, you never know during the sell off what all patents, designs were agreed to be sold and agreed to be parted etc.

So that being the case dont think a company as big as Ford would afford to take chances by apeing some company which is like 1/20th of its size. It would have taken all factors into consideration.

Anyway coming to the topic. The car looks rock solid awesome, wondering how much it would be charged in India, when its Fiesta itself is considered as costly
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What went wrong with Fords 'Kinetic' design philosophy?? A change in strategy??grill looks like its a complete lift than mere inspiration from Aston Martin. From the side profile, its got the Mitsubishi EVO looks..
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Looks good, even if inspired by their previous AM ownership it is fine.

I doub't it will come to India in the near future, though it should.

A lot of the designs from various companies are going towards this kind off a look up ahead (in a big or small way) for all sorts of shapes right from an SUV to a small car. Works some and not at all for others.

This one though clearly has worked in the right manner.
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Had it not been for the Ford logo on the car, I would have surely remembered it as an Aston Martin. Leaving aside the copying part, the car looks good, after all it's an Aston that they have copied.

However, the Mondeo that used to sell in India looked better to me personally, primarily because it looked more mature.
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I really thought the first pic was a facelifted Aston,while the headlights suggesting EVO. The side profile is more Fiesta like & so for the rear. Ford has blatantly copied Aston & I hope they get threats from MI6 now

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