Ford has updated its Mondeo with a tweaked exterior and restyled interior ready for the September plate change.
The new Mondeo will see the first application of a higher performance 238bhp derivative of the new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine, joining the existing 201bhp version of this engine, introduced in the Mondeo, new S-Max and new Galaxy earlier in 2010.
The latest Mondeo also introduces a revised version of the 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which boasts a 12% power increase to 198bhp.
Exterior updates include LED lighting, bolder graphics and proportions at the front end, including larger lower trapezoidal and slimmer upper grilles, plus a revised bonnet profile.
The Mondeo facelift interior features a re-designed centre console, new interior door panels, a new central overhead console featuring LED ambient lighting, and a woven headliner.
New driver assistance technologies included on the updated model include lane departure warning, driver alert and auto high beam which all use a new high sensitivity camera unit located at the top of the windscreen in front of the rear view mirror.
Also extending to Mondeo are features already introduced on the latest S-Max and Galaxy models, including Ford's blind spot information system, speed limiter, rear door power child locks and rear view camera. LED lighting technology is used for the daytime running lights and rear tail and brake lamps as well as inside the car.
UK prices will be carried over from the existing Mondeo pricelist starting at £17,295. The high-level Titanium series will increase by £200 to £19,945.