Ford likely to add next generation Mondeo to India portfolio
Sources have disclosed to IndianAutosBlog.com that the next generation Ford Mondeo sedan based on the brand’s new global design language could make to India in 2014. The thematic inspiration can be derived from the sharp-edged Evos concept displayed earlier this year. Ford is testing out the new Mondeo in the US where a petrol-electric variant is rumored to be on the anvil.
The next gen Mondeo plays successor to the Fusion sedan in America. Ford is reported to have planned three body styles for the D-Segment Mondeo such as sedan, wagon and hatchback.
The CD-Platform Mondeo could be powered by EcoBoost engines of 1.6 and 2.0 liter displacements. For European markets, turbodiesel engines of 2+ liter displaced could be planned, apt for our market. There is no dearth of competing models in the 20-30 lakh rupee price bracket with the Skoda Superb ruling the roost in India. The Hyundai i45 and the Peugeot 508 are two upcoming sedans Mondeo should watch out for in the sparsely populated D-Segment.
Ford India is also expected to fill the C-Segment void using the Focus sedan but the timeline is not clear at this moment. The eight models planned till mid-decade will be built on B-, C- and CD-Platforms.
[Spyshot sourced from AutoBlog.com]