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Posted on by Terence 4

There are plenty of cars from around the world that never go on sale here in the U.S. market, one of them is the shapely Euro only Ford Mondeo . While the Mondeo was previously a true world car, being sold around the globe, the full size family car hasn’t been sold in America for almost a decade. Aside from missing out on the attractive styling of the fourth generation Mondeo, we are also missing out on Ford U.K.’s latest economical offer. The Ford Mondeo Titanium ECOnetic is a next generation turbo diesel powered family sedan that offers outstanding fuel mileage at a very affordable price, not to mention a few stylish options.

Ford Mondeo Titanium ECOnetic

The ECOnetic part of the Mondeo’s nameplate comes from the car’s 2.0 Liter TDCi power plant that produces a maximum output of 115 HP that with the help of an optimal gear indicator helps the turbo diesel Mondeo to get an estimated average of 54.3 MPG. These numbers alone would be impressive for any vehicle, but when you consider that the new Mondeo ECOnetic is available with a set of stylish lightweight 16 or 17 inch rims, a lowered suspension as well as an optimized aero package complete with air deflectors and a rear spoiler all aimed at reducing fuel mileage robbing parasitic loss from heavy spinning items and aerodynamic drag that acts like a parachute pulling the car back from its intended direction of travel. In addition to all the items that make the ECOnetic Mondeo so great, the price trumps tem all; starting at only £23,295 for the space saving five door model and £24,545 for the estate.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Ford is introducing a new high series addition to its Mondeo line-up powered by ECOnetic technologies – the Mondeo Titanium 2.0 115PS TDCi with 139g/km CO2 emissions.

Ford Mondeo Titanium ECOnetic

Targeting company car users increasingly conscious of company car tax costs while not compromising vehicle specification, the model is offered in five-door hatchback or estate form. Both deliver CO2 emissions of 139g/km and a combined fuel economy of figure of 54.3mpg.

While benefitting from Ford ECOnetic environmental features, this new model is otherwise identical to the standard Titanium series. The following features are added to help reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy:

  • 16in Y-Spoke lightweight alloy wheels (standard)
  • 17in Y-spoke alloys (option)
  • An optimum gear change indicator
  • Aerodynamically optimised sports suspension and air deflectors
  • Rear spoiler (five-door only)
Ford Mondeo Titanium ECOnetic

The Mondeo Titanium 2.0 115PS TDCi is priced from £23,295.00 for the five-door and £24,545.00 for the estate - just above the equivalent Titanium 2.0 140PS TDCi series. With Vehicle Excise Duty falling in band E, costing £120 per year, and combined with improved fuel economy, this delivers competitive cost of ownership maximising the appeal to fleets and user-chooser customers.

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Fuel economy figures quoted are in UK mpg, based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC and will differ from fuel economy drive cycle results in other regions of the world.

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The Mondeo estate will be looking over its shoulder very carefully with the imminent arrival of the Skoda Superb estate on UK shores early next year. It’s bigger and cheaper than the Mondeo trim for trim, engine for engine, and can certainly challenge the Ford on the dynamic front.

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Conventional cars just have a combustion engine. Hybrids have a combustion engine and an electric motor. So they cost more in the same way that eggs and bacon cost more than just eggs.

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The Mondeo estate will be looking over its shoulder very carefully with the imminent arrival of the Skoda Superb estate on UK shores early next year.

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