Ford Australia has introduced its revised Mondeo range which receives new alloy wheels and an extra colour option, while prices for the three-tier line-up rise by $500 for all non-Ambiente variants.
Two body styles for the mid-sizer remain on offer – hatch or wagon – while a 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine carries over in two states of tune – either 149kW/345Nm (Ambiente) or 177kW/345Nm (Trend/Titanium).
Oil-burners are still taken care of thanks to the 2.0-litre TDCi turbo-diesel four-pot, which develops 132kW/400Nm and is available with all model grades. A six-speed automatic transmission continues to be paired exclusively with each powertrain.
The entry-level Ambiente hatch – which kicks off from $33,190 before on-road costs for the petrol hatch – now features the same 17-inch rims shod with 235mm-wide rubber as its wagon counterpart, an upgrade from the five-door's previously-fitted 16-inch alloys.
Mid-spec Trend variants – which now start at $37,790 for the petrol hatch – increase their alloy size by an inch to 18-inch wheels wearing 235/45 rubber, while a new five-spoke design has also been introduced.
Meanwhile, the Titanium grade – which now opens from $44,790 for the petrol hatch – also adopts a five-spoke look but pairs low-profile 235/40 Continental rubber with its 19-inch rims – growing from the former model's 18-inch alloys.
A faster, smarter version of Ford's multimedia software called Sync 3 – which was introduced in July last year with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – continues to be standard across the Mondeo range to power each variant's 8.0-inch touchscreen.
Additionally, a new paint colour dubbed 'Metalicious' – a warm, tinted clear-coat silver – makes its way onto the options list.
The Model Year 2017 (MY17) line-up is now on-sale in local Ford showrooms.
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