Ford has taken the wraps off its latest Mondeo saloon. Previous generations of Mondeo have had a reputation for motorway-bashing anonymity, but the new model mixes cutting edge tech including Wi-Fi and a large eight-inch touchscreen with Aston Martin-aping looks.
Developed under the One Ford strategy, the car rides on the global CD-segment platform and will be available as a sedan, hatchback and wagon. It looks virtually identical to the North American Fusion, but can be equipped with adaptive LED headlights.
Actually, we're just being mean. This is, of course, the new Ford Mondeo, which is effectively a rejigged version of America's Ford Fusion. But in a most un-American twist, the fourth-gen Mondeo gets a teeny tiny three-cylinder 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine. Also, despite being very low quality, the photos also show a green Focus ST, as well as an Explorer SUV, on the far right. The Explorer will be made locally, by the Jiangling-Ford joint venture, from 2014 onward, and until then it will be imported.