This is the new 2015 Ford Mondeo Titanium. It's bigger, more practical, more refined and better equipped than ever before.
This is a totally new car, not just a facelift, and the new shape for the Mondeo is defined by the elegant and sporty roofline, which flows into the lean side profile and down to the sophisticated front end, which incorporates Ford's hallmark trapezoidal front grille.
With the Titanium Specification you see here, as standard the Mondeo comes with 17" alloy wheels, power folding door mirrors, front fog lamps, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers. Chrome trim on the front grille and around the side windows completes the premium look.
The New Mondeo was recently awarded 5-stars for driver safety in Euro NCAP crash tests. This is thanks to the sophisticated production methods that make the car stronger and safer. 9 airbags will inflate to protect occupants in the event of a collision, and other safety tech includes rear ISOFIX child seat attachments, ESP and a Thatcham category 1 alarm.
Optional Safety equipment includes for the first time inflatable rear seat belts and Active City Stop with pedestrian detection, which is able to automatically apply the brakes if a collision is detected - even with a pedestrian walking in the road.
Inside the new Mondeo, the first thing you'll notice is the brand new Ford SYNC-2 touchscreen multimedia system, which comes with Ford Satellite Navigation and D-A-B digital radio as standard.
Sports seats and a Ford Power starter button give the car a sporty feel, while essentials such as dual-zone climate control, cruise control, electric windows and a TFT instrument cluster display are all included.
Ford have unveiled a wide range of driver aids for the new Mondeo. A Traffic sign recognition system will read road signs to let you know what the speed limit is, and a lane keeping aid will prevent you from unintentionally straying out of your lane on the motorway.
Because the car is longer than its predecessor, the boot capacity has increased from 528 litres, to 550 litres, enough for a pram or golf bag. With the rear seats folded down, this capacity extends to a massive 1,446 litres.
This model also has a nifty rear seat ski hatch, into which you can insert a pair of skis for those trips to The Alps.
The new Mondeo can be fitted with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, depending on your preferences.
Most people choose to pair their Mondeo with a diesel engine, and these range from the economical 1.6-litre TDCI - which manages 78 miles per gallon on the combined cycle, to the powerful 180PS 2-litre TDCI which accelerates from 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds, yet still achieves 64 miles per gallon. The mid-range 150PS engine can be paired with Ford's innovative Powershift automatic gearbox.
Petrol engines include the 160PS 1.5-litre turbocharged EcoBoost, which can be paired to both manual and automatic transmissions. The manual version manages a respectable 48 miles per gallon on the combined cycle. For ultimate performance in your Mondeo, you can specify the 240PS 2-litre EcoBoost, which accelerates from 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds.
If you'd like to upgrade your Mondeo Still further, the Titanium X Pack adds Dynamic LED Headlamps, electric and heated leather front seats, keyless entry and rear privacy glass.