Ford NZ announces 1 April on sale date for updated Mondeo

Ford NZ announces 1 April on sale date for updated Mondeo

Ford New Zealand has announced a 1 April on sale date for the new 2011 Mondeo.

A host of product enrichments will bolster the Mondeo, a model range already renowned for its blend of styling, comfort, ride and performance. A highly fuel efficient turbo diesel and new, safety features head the list of changes, along with new standard equipment and enhancements to exterior and interior styling.

“We’re very excited about the new Mondeo ,” said Trevor Auger, Ford New Zealand Managing Director.  “It’s been a very popular vehicle in New Zealand and with these enhancements we can only expect that popularity to grow.”

“The Ford Mondeo has been an excellent example of balancing the right mix of equipment and technology with the right price in a car that is beautifully designed and packaged. These generous additions simply build on this winning formula and make it an even more compelling choice for new-car buyers,” he said.

The 2011 Mondeo will continue to offer New Zealand customers the choice of four-cylinder petrol and turbo-diesel power.

Turbo-diesel power will come from Ford’s 2.0-litre Duratorq 16-valve turbo-diesel engine – available across the Mondeo range including both hatch and wagon. This unit has a fuel consumption rate of only 5.6-litres per 100km – a 21% improvement on the previous Mondeo and is now more fuel-efficient than a Toyota Camry Hybrid. It also makes for spirited driving, producing maximum power and torque levels of 120kW and 340Nm.

Mondeo petrol models will feature Ford’s 2.3-litre Duratec engine. The 16-valve unit produces a peak power level of 118kW and a maximum torque of 208Nm. Combined-cycle fuel consumption is 9.3-litres per 100km.

In terms of transmissions PowerShift six-speed automatic now standard on diesel 
Partnering the highly efficient diesel engine is Ford’s PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission. The PowerShift six-speed automatic is a technically sophisticated gearbox using dual clutch technology.

A six-speed torque-convertor-equipped automatic transmission backs the efficient petrol power unit.

The Mondeo’s design has also been updated with a new front grille, revised taillights and a new bonnet shape. There are also a range of new wheel designs.

The updated Mondeo range will be on sale from 1 April, check out pricing details below. To find out more click here to visit the Ford NZ website.

Ford Mondeo 2011 – Pricing

Mondeo LX hatch 4-cyl, 2.3l Duratec petrol      6-sp Auto       118kW / 208Nm    $42,990
Mondeo LX wagon 4-cyl, 2.3l Duratec petrol      6-sp Auto       118kW / 208Nm   $44,490
Mondeo LX hatch 4-cyl, 2.0l turbo-diesel        6-sp PowerShift Auto    120kW / 340Nm   $45,990
Mondeo LX wagon 4-cyl, 2.0l turbo-diesel        6-sp PowerShift Auto    120kW / 340Nm  $47,490
Mondeo Zetec hatch      4-cyl, 2.0l turbo-diesel        6-sp PowerShift Auto    120kW / 340Nm   $49,990
Mondeo Zetec wagon      4-cyl, 2.0l turbo-diesel        6-sp PowerShift Auto    120kW / 340Nm  $51,490
Mondeo Titanium hatch   4-cyl, 2.0l turbo-diesel        6-sp PowerShift Auto    120kW / 340Nm  $54,990

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