Showroom Ford's ready to roll
We exclusively bring you the all-new Ford Mondeo as it rolls off the production line for the first time
Dealer-ready Mondeo spied rolling off line...
...and S-MAX-style tail-lights are clear to see
Console also inspired by Fordâ€™s S-MAX people carrier, and gets digital entertainment read-out
Spotlights and attractive alloys complete racy look
As you can see from the pictures - taken inside the factory - the Mondeo looks just like the star of the latÂ*est Bond epic. The differences between the hand-built screen version and the production car are minimal. Gone are the silver front bumper surrounds, replaced by a simpler lower grille with a lattice upper air intake, while neat one-piece spotlights finish off the front end.
Unlike the sporty Bond model, the showroom version doesn't get side sills, but with neat alloys and the same pert rear, with S-MAX-style tail-lamps, the Mondeo still looks much more racy than its predecessor.
Our eagle-eyed photographer also managed to get a shot of the new interior, revealing the classy centre conÂ*sole. Derived from the S-MAX, it features a stylish digital read-out showing entertainment information. A smaller screen displaying sat-nav instructions is located in the instrument binnacle. This hatch debuts alongside saloon and estate variants at March's Geneva Motor Show.
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