The all-new next-generation Ford Mondeo sedan was revealed earlier this month for the Chinese market, but Ford Authority spies spotted the new model months ago in the Metro Detroit area, wearing lighter camouflage. Earlier this month, those same spies captured a completely uncovered Ford Mondeo sedan near Dearborn, giving us our first look at the next-gen model in production form. Now, a Ford Mondeo sedan has once again been spotted in Michigan, wearing the same plates as one of the previously-spied prototypes.
However, this newly-spotted Mondeo is a bit different than the previously-spied uncovered sedan, as it’s wearing different wheels, as well as white A-pillars versus the black pillars present on the other Detroit-based Mondeo. Otherwise, these two models look virtually the same, and sport the same white exterior hue, along with a Ford Evos-inspired front fascia.
The front end of the new Mondeo sedan features slim LED headlights with a C-shaped signature, an oval front grille with 3D elements flanked by fog lights, and a lower grille that spans the entire width of the front end.
From the side, the sedan features a black accent piece of trim along the bottom of the doors, which gives it a slimmer appearance. The door handles are flush with the doors, while the sloping roofline extends over the rear wheels.
Out back, there’s a single shark fin antenna in the center of the black roof, while the taillights span the entire width of the rear, mimicking the look up front, with three vertical lines on each side. A touch-sensitive rear Ford badge activates the rear liftgate, while the lighting in the front and rear is animated. Finally, a piece of silver trim adorns the bottom of the rear bumper, while this prototype is fitted with an EPA exhaust and trailer hitch.
The all-new Ford Mondeo sedan will be built by Changan Ford – a 50:50 joint venture between Ford and Changan Auto – and is expected to launch later this year. What’s particularly interesting, however, is that Ford seems to be leaving the door open for some sort of version of the Mondeo to launch in other markets, though that may apply only to a more rugged Active variant, as Ford Authority previously reported.