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New Ford Mondeo hits the China car market

Published on August 29, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

New Ford Mondeo hits the China car market

The new Ford Mondeo sedan has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 179.800 yuan and ends at 265.800 yuan. The launch has long been eagerly awaited with Chinese car buyers ready to pay whatever it takes to get their hands on what is in nicknamed the ‘Aston-Ford’.

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Ford thus has high expectations of the new Mondeo, hoping to steal sales away from Volkswagen, Buick, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota.

Two, or actually three, engines are ready for the battle in the mid-size sedan segment: a 2.0 turbo with either 240hp or 200hp, and the new high-tech 1.5 liter turbo Ecoboost four-cylinder with 181hp and 240nm. All engines are mated to a 6-speed SelectShift.

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The Ford Mondeo is made in China by the popular Chang’an-Ford joint venture that also makes the Fiesta, Focus Classic, Focus, Kuga, and Ecosport. The current fifth generation Mondeo is the third generation that is produced in China.

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  1. jeff- August 29, 2013 Reply

    Ford totally ripped off the Fiat Viaggio!

  2. Cam- September 1, 2013 Reply

    I think you are mistaken Jeff. Since for used to own Jaguar this is a copy of the new Jag launched a few years ago. Shortly after making Land Rover/Jaguar profitable again, Ford sold them. However they retain a few designers for Fords use. Look at the entire Ford line and you will notices features and lines seen on the Jags and Rovers release the past few years. Cheers! BTW… This Ford is much sexier than the Fiat.

  3. Whiteice- September 1, 2013 Reply

    I can’t wait for the images of people replacing the badge with Aston Martin ones…When that happens, this’ll probably be nicknamed the “cheap man’s Aston”…

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