Last month, we dove into the world of Ford Vignale models and what makes them so special. Currently sold in Europe, Ford offers Vignale versions of the Ford Edge, Ford Fiesta, Mondeo, Kuga, S-Max, and Focus, all of which slot above almost every other trim level available for those vehicles, including ST, Platinum, and other higher-end trims. Last week, we took a closer look at the Fiesta Vignale, and now we’re highlighting the luxurious Fusion North America wishes it had – the Ford Mondeo Vignale.
The Ford Mondeo is, of course, the European version of the now-discontinued Fusion that was previously on sale in North America. The Ford Mondeo Vignale adds a host of exterior and interior upgrades and other features to the standard Mondeo and is available in either sedan or estate (wagon) configuration.
On the outside, those upgrades including Dark Tarnish 19-inch alloy wheels, Dark Tarnish exterior trim, LED adaptive headlights, unique Vignale upper and lower front grilles, rear privacy glass, and a power liftgate.
Inside, the Ford Fusion Vignale features 10-way multi-contour front seats with Ebony perforated leather, variable heating and cooling, a massage function, and a memory function for the driver’s seat. The cabin also contains a heated steering wheel, Sony DAB audio system, front door scuff plates with Vignale script, luxury velour carpeted floor mats, active noise control, and Vignale-specific trim.
In terms of drivetrains, the Fusion Vignale is available with either Ford’s 2.0L hybrid powertrain or 2.0L EcoBlue diesel. While the standard Zetec Edition Mondeo starts at £25,565 ($35,306 USD), Vignale models start out at £33,395 ($46,120 USD).
The Mondeo Vignale is a rather luxurious version of Ford’s European sedan and one that most Americans would love to have the option to purchase, even with its relatively high price tag. After all, not everyone wants to drive a crossover, SUV, or truck, nor do they want or need the distinction the Lincoln nameplate provides.