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Old 29th September 2006, 07:33   #1
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Default New Ford Mondeo ........Wraps taken off !!!!


New Ford Mondeo


As Ford pulled the wraps off the eagerly anticipated new Mondeo, we were there to see it first

By Sam Hardy
27th September 2006
Fresh face
Smooth nose of new Mondeo incorporates triangular styling touches and Ford’s corporate three-bar grille. LCD tail-lights, roof spoiler and smart alloys help to provide a racy look


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The car makes its public debut at the Paris Motor Show this week, and heralds the dawn of a new era for the hard-pressed firm
Boasting sporty looks, lots of luxurious equipment and a high-quality interior, the revised Mon­deo is Ford's best hope of attracting customers back to the sector

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Seems like Ford is getting its every ounce of strength togather to get back in the race.

Check out the new Lincoln Soft-roader and you will know what I mean.

I like the new mondeo.
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I like the new styling for the Mondeo. Bold and head turning. The Mondeo is a very good car [somewhat of a rarity for Ford these days] and it deserves to look damn good as well.
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The 'keyless go'.feature is kind of cool one . The driver keeps an electronic plipper in his pocket, and uses a dash-mounted button to start the engine.
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Looks cool, except for the bottom grill where Mondeo plate is put. That section looks to be a little big!

Looks like a BIG MOUTH Mondeo
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Fresh face??? Looks like the designer took a few Hondas and spat them on the drawing board.

Headlights look like the ones on the type 2 NHC. Front grill is straight out of the OHC design and whats with the trianguler vents dude??? They look like the exhausts of the Euro Civic.

And to make things worse, the front design looks more like an MPV...than a sporty sedan.

It'l be a good car but, the styling is a bit desperate, IMHO.

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Looks more like a MERC to me. Put your thumb on the logo and then check it out.

Its more like a Merc with its angles corenered out.
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I just hope handling remains the same , If only they had done something about it in India......hmm......Right now I am thinking of buying a used petrol Elantra , but some how my heart is still asking me to go for the Mondeo ..again used one.....(sensible heart)

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Looks cool, except for the bottom grill where Mondeo plate is put. That section looks to be a little big!
dude .. consider it as an opportunity ..
one look at it and i was picturing a wire-mesh grille in that area ... it would look hot
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This is not the exact pic of the car
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The styling looks a bit forced, as though the designers were trying too hard to make it look different and 'new'. The current Mondeo looks good in an understated way sort of way, giving the impression that it doesnt have to be flashy to look good. This version does not follow that design philosophy.

As for the rest, the proof of the pudding is not in the looks and I'm afraid thats where Ford has a problem - the problem is more than skin-deep. Hope they dont lose its high-speed handling capabilities, though.
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The styling looks a bit forced, as though the designers were trying too hard to make it look different and 'new'. The current Mondeo looks good in an understated way sort of way, giving the impression that it doesnt have to be flashy to look good. This version does not follow that design philosophy.

As for the rest, the proof of the pudding is not in the looks and I'm afraid thats where Ford has a problem - the problem is more than skin-deep. Hope they dont lose its high-speed handling capabilities, though.
Agree but I guess thats the current trend . And about the current gen. Mondeo.........its the Bradpitt ...smart ...well built...masculine......
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This looks more like an SUV than a sporty car. The old one was just a classic.

Last time the Mondeo V6 took to the track on Top Gear, JC said it was more exclusive than an Aston Martin.
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JC said it was more exclusive than an Aston Martin.
One Ford more exclusive than another?
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What you see is a concept of the new Mondeo - ii.e. the detailing is subject to change - objective is to ensure people get used to what is coming.

The mondy makes an appearance in Casino Royale. Spy pics show it in action in the Bahamas over here
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