After several unofficial yet almost fully revealing appearances, the next-generation Ford Mondeo makes its official debut in China. The fifth iteration of the popular sedan, known in the United States as the Ford Fusion until its discontinuation in 2020, premieres at the brand’s new China Design Center in Shanghai. For now, there’s no word about potential availability outside the People’s republic, though.
Ford seems to be especially proud of the design of this new vehicle as the entire press release about the new Mondeo is dedicated to its visual characteristics. It was designed around the automaker’s Progressive Energy in Strength design language, which can also be seen in the Evos and Equator. It is based on the preferences of the local customers and embodies three core principles – “commanding, agile, and responsive.”
Indeed, the new Mondeo looks quite aggressive with a bold front end, basically mimicking the front fascia of the Evos. The vehicle takes the shape of an (almost) traditional sedan despite the somewhat sloped roofline, as the boot lid doesn’t seem to be attached to the rear window and there’s no rear wiper. A coast-to-coast LED strip at the front forms a memorable light signature. Sculptured wheel arches and front fenders create a muscular overall appearance when looking from the side.
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