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Ford Mondeo 2022: reborn sedan revealed in patent pics for China, not confirmed for Australia

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

A reborn Ford Mondeo sedan has been revealed in China-market patent images, but we don’t expect Australian buyers to be offered the large saloon


A new, fifth-generation Ford Mondeo sedan has been revealed online courtesy of China-market compliance images.

While the styling of the new Mondeo is divisive, the sedan is expected to play well in markets that still favour large passenger cars – like China, Southeast Asia, and South America.

The new Mondeo is unlikely to be sold in Australia. Ford continues to transition its local lineup towards SUVs and utes, with the exception of the Mustang coupe and the Fiesta and Focus ST hot hatches.

Ford Mondeo 2022 front 3/4
The new Ford Mondeo looks quite different to the previous fourth-generation car.

The previous-shape, fourth-generation Mondeo was retired in Australia in 2020, while the home-grown Falcon large sedan was discontinued when production ceased in 2016.

The new Mondeo is reportedly 4935mm long, 1875mm wide and 1500mm tall, with a wheelbase measuring 2945mm. 

The Mondeo will likely sit on the current C2 platform that is also used in other Fords such as the Focus and Escape.

Ford Evos launch
The 2022 Mondeo is based off its sibling, the Ford Evos.

The Chinese-based Mondeo will basically be the sedan version of the liftback Evos model and is expected to share engines with the Evos, too. 

It is possible that Ford Australia will choose to import the lifted Evos, which straddles liftback and wagon shapes, to compete with the popular Subaru Outback.

Two engines will likely be offered with the Mondeo, with the larger of the pair – a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder – set to produce 175kW of power and 376Nm of torque while being mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

Ford EVOS smart cabin
The Mondeo is expected to receive the Evos’ massive screen system.

While photos of the interior are yet to be revealed, the Mondeo is expected to get similar tech to its Evos sibling. 

Headlining the interior will be a huge 1.1 metre display system that runs almost the entire length of the dashboard. 

It includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster along with an enormous 27-inch touchscreen running Ford’s Sync+ 2.0 operating system.