Late last year TVG was invited to Melbourne to see the new Mustang, hear about the companies new retail direction and for a sneak peek at the new Mondeo.
Since being in Melbourne I’ve been in Hawaii where the new Mustang has launched and cemented its place as the most popular hire car on the Big Island, and whilst I think the Mustang is beautiful, my exposure to it has made me realise the car I was most impressed with after my trip to Melbourne was the 2015 Ford Mondeo Wagon.
At TVG we’ve always had a soft spot for wagons (hence our RS4 Avant comp!), there’s something so attractive about the practicality and proportions. I was transfixed by the Mondeo Wagon in Melbourne, but that may have been because I saw its potential as the ultimate surf wagon. I was instantly imagining it in flat black sitting low on some black wheels like the Holden wagons I dreamed of owning for a portion of my teenage years.
Pricing and specs for the Mondeo were released today and they look about as good as the design. The Mondeo will be available with three engines, two of which are Ford’s 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine (in differing outputs) in addition to a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
The entry Ford Mondeo Ambiente hatch is priced from $32,790 and is powered by the lower output petrol Ecoboost engine, delivering a respectable 149kW of power and 345Nm of torque. For an additional $4,000 it can be had with the 132kW/400Nm TDCi diesel. Customers can step it up with the Mondeo Trend ($37,290) and Titanium ($44,290), and both will offer the higher-output 177 kW (but with the same torque) version of the turbo petrol engine, or for an additional $3200 the diesel can be optioned. The top-shelf wagon variant will start from $49,340.