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by Brett Davis

Ford has revised all Ford Mondeo models which are now equipped with a range of new safety features, such as, Driver Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Information System. The refreshed models also get slight cosmetic changes and upgrades.

Although the new models have received some exterior changes, the most important upgrades that Ford has fitted are the new safety features. The Ford Mondeo Titanium TDCi is now equipped with: Driver Alert – an on-board drowsiness monitoring system which alerts the driver if sensors detect any lapse of concentration. Lane Departure Warning – a system that uses camera technologies to monitor lane wandering which then alerts the driver. And Automatic High Beam headlights – a system that adjusts between high and low beams according to ambient light. It also readjusts the beam when an on-coming car is approaching within the 200 metre safety zone.

For the Ford Mondeo Titanium and Titanium TDCi models, Ford has also implemented its Blind Spot Information System. This is a feature that uses radar sensors mounted on the bumper bars to detect other vehicles travelling in blind spot areas. The system then warns the driver with a series of lights mounted within the according rear-view mirrors.

All new models have also received exterior revisions such as, a new bonnet design, a new front fascia and grille, new front and rear bumpers, mirror-integrated indicator lights and revised tail lights. There’s also new 17 inch wheels for the Zetec model, 18 inch wheels for the Titanium model and daytime LED lights for the Titanium models.

The new MC 2011 Mondeo doesn’t receive any changes in the engine compartment though and respective models are still equipped with Ford’s fuel efficient 2.0-litre Duratorq turbo diesel engine offering 120kW of power. This relatively new engine that is available on the current 2010 MB Ford Mondeo, in the LX hatch variant anyway, can return Camry-Hybrid-like fuel consumption figures of 5.9 litres per 100km. The 2.3-litre Duratec four-cylinder petrol engine also remains in according models.

These new changes won’t be effective until November for most variants and December for the Titanium models.

Look out for more details and images upon the release.