The all-new 2023 Ford Mondeo was revealed last month, bringing a fresh face to a familiar model – at least for the Chinese market. Since then, the Mondeo has been spotted multiple times by Ford Authority spies in Michigan, though the sedan will be built in China for Chinese customers. Regardless, we here at Ford Authority recently noticed that the roof on all 2023 Ford Mondeo sedans seen thus far hints at the presence of a panoramic moonroof, so we reached out to Ford for confirmation, as the automaker has yet to reveal any specifics regarding the upcoming model. And sure enough, a Ford China representative confirmed that the moonroof will indeed extend to the second row.
Panoramic roofs have been a staple in FoMoCo’s lineup for some time now, and the feature is available on a number of new Blue Oval products. A panoramic roof comes standard on the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and is optional on a variety of other vehicles including the Ford Escape, Ford Edge, and Ford F-150, to name a few.
In addition to the panoramic roof, the 2023 Ford Mondeo also features faux exhaust outlets – which have appeared on a few other Blue Oval products in recent years – in the lower portion of the rear bumper, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month.
The 2023 Mondeo borrows heavily from the recently-revealed Ford Evos and Lincoln Zephyr in the styling department, with an overall aesthetic that Ford calls its “Progressive Energy in Strength” design philosophy, which was developed specifically by the automaker for China based on customers’ “aesthetic sensibility and preferences.”
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. Meanwhile, the automaker 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.