Over the last few months, Ford Authority spies have spotted a number of 2023 Ford Fusion / Mondeo prototypes out driving around in various stages of disguise. Those photos gave us a peek at the model’s Ford Evos-inspired front-end design, Ford F-150 Lightning-like front LED setup, and the rear end and its Ford Mustang/Ford Mustang Mach-E-inspired taillights. Now, the exterior of the 2023 Ford Fusion / Mondeo has been fully revealed via photos published by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which were first discovered by Motor1.
These photos confirm everything we’ve seen thus far, including the fact that the new Fusion/Mondeo – which will be returning as both a sedan and crossover-like wagon/hatchback – looks an awful lot like the previously-revealed Evos crossover. These particular photos depict the sportier ST-Line trim, which features shiny black finishes to complement the white exterior color, as well as Mondeo script out back, confirming that this model will continue to utilize that nameplate in China, where the current-gen sedan was recently treated to some new tech features.
As we can see from the leaked photos, the new Mondeo will feature a variety of different styling treatments and wheel options depending on trim. That includes tweaks to the front and rear-end styling, four different wheel designs, and a black roof for some models, including this Mondeo ST-Line. The ST-Line rides on a set of 19-inch wheels with 235/45 tires and is powered by a Ford 2.0L gas engine that produces 235 horsepower. At 194.2 inches long, the 2023 Mondeo is 2.6 inches longer than the current model.
As Ford Authority reported last week, the 2023 Fusion / Mondeo interior will also borrow heavily from the Evos in terms of overall aesthetic and technology, which will complement the very similar exterior treatment. At the moment, the next-generation Fusion/Mondeo sedan is being earmarked for China, just like the Evos and the production version of the Lincoln Zephyr Reflection concept, and it’s unclear if it will be available in other markets. However, Europe and North America will likely get the more rugged Active variant.