New spy shots from the China-made Ford Mondeo clearly show it will get an extra shiny grill compared with the European Mondeo and the American Ford Fusion. Chinese car buyers are completely into chrome so Ford added five heavily chromed bars inside the grille and a slightly thinner chrome strip around the grille.
Grille so striking the rest of the car becomes almost invisible. The Ford Mondeo will debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in May. The Ford Mondeo is made in China by the Chang’an-Ford joint venture. There will be two engines: a 240hp 2.0 turbo and a 180hp 1.6 turbo. Chinese media report today Ford is considering a hybrid version too. Price will range from 170.000 to 260.000 yuan.
Not much extra chrome at the back.