New 2022 Ford Mondeo spotted: price, specs and release date
A new Ford Mondeo is on the way – and this new crossover SUV is set to look unlike any Mondeo that’s come before. Read on for everything you need to know about Ford’s radically overhauled family car.
- New Ford Mondeo spied
- Radically different looks
- High-riding crossover design expected
- Overhauled interior expected, too
- Hybrid engines
- On sale in late 2021/early 2022
- Prices likely from around £27,000
Saloon cars, such as the Ford Mondeo, aren’t as popular as SUVs and crossovers these days, so it makes sense that the next Mondeo will morph from a four-door saloon to a high-riding family car. These spyshots show the new car undergoing testing before it goes on sale in late 2021 or early 2022 as an alternative to the likes of the VW Tiguan, Skoda Karoq and Peugeot 3008.
2022 Ford Mondeo design
Even with all the camouflage on the car in the spy shots, it’s clear to see the new Ford Mondeo will look very different from the current car. As well as sporting a swoopy coupe-style roofline, the new Mondeo will have a noticeably higher ride height than the car it replaces – meaning it’ll straddle the divide between a conventional family car, and similarly-sized SUVs such as the Ford Kuga.
Judging by the details you can make out through the disguise, the new Ford Mondeo will also sport a more imposing look than before. The front end in particular will have slimmer headlights and larger hexagonal front grille than today’s Mondeo. Don’t be surprised if the new car also ends up getting chunky black cladding along the side skirts and around the wheel arches.
2021 Ford Mondeo engines
It’s likely the new Ford Mondeo will come with a similar range of petrol and diesel engines to the current Ford Kuga SUV. The majority of these are expected to come with a mild-hybrid system to help reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
A selection of conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid options are also anticipated, which may also be borrowed from the Ford Kuga. A fully electric version of the new Mondeo is unlikely, though, due to the potential overlap with the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV.
2021 Ford Mondeo interior
The new Ford Mondeo’s interior hasn’t been caught on camera yet, but you can bet it look completely different from the current car’s cabin. The upcoming Mondeo will come with a completely new infotainment system that could borrow features from the more expensive Mustang Mach-E electric car.
It’s likely the next Ford Mondeo will be a bit longer and wider than the car it replaces, so there should be a bit more space inside for passengers and their luggage. However, depending on how aggressively raked the roofline is on the production-ready car, the new Mondeo may not have a great deal od rear-seat headroom for tall passengers.
2021 Ford Mondeo price and release date
There’s no official word yet on when the new Ford Mondeo will go on sale, though the car should start appearing in dealerships towards the end of 2021 or in early 2022. Prices will be confirmed closer to launch, though you can expect the new car to cost approximately the same as the outgoing car with entry-level models priced from around £27,000.
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