Ford has announced a ‘2016.75’ model-year update for its Mondeo mid-sizer, which now sees the company’s new Sync 3 infotainment system fitted as standard across the range.

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Like the Mustang pony car and Ranger ute before it, the updated Mondeo range - on sale now - features the new 8.0-inch touchscreen Sync 3 system that includes niceties such as satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Ford Applink, along with smartphone-like pinch and swipe capability.

The company says this latest update is another example of its commitment to Australian customers, adding to the $2 billion investment into local research and development (R&D) over the past six years.

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Ford hopes that the updated Mondeo will build on the model’s growing sales, which are already up from 658 year-to-date this time last year to 1464 this year an increase of 122.5 per cent.

Graeme Whickman, CEO and president of Ford Australia, said: “The addition of Sync 3 makes this outstanding vehicle an even more attractive choice”.

“Sales of the Mondeo powered by the 2.0-litre Ecoboost are up 62.5 per cent year-on-year, as Australian families embrace its fuel efficient yet powerful engine technology, along with its high-tech features,” he added.

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Pricing remains unchanged for the updated Mondeo range, which kicks off at $33,190 plus on-road costs for the base Ambiente Ecoboost hatch and tops out at $49,340 plus on-roads for the flagship diesel-powered Titanium wagon.

The only option available is prestige paint, which adds $450 to all models.

Sync 3-equipped Ford Mondeos are on sale now.

2016.75 Ford Mondeo specifications

Ambiente

  • 16-inch alloy wheels/17-inch on Ambiente Wagon
  • Projector headlights
  • Daytime-running lights (DRLs)
  • Fog lights
  • Reverse camera with front- and rear-parking sensors
  • LED tail-lights
  • Privacy glass – rearward of B-Pillar
  • Active grille shutters (diesel only)
  • Power heated mirrors
  • Follow-me-home lighting
  • Dual exhausts
  • Hill launch assist
  • Self-levelling suspension (Ambiente wagon models)
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Electronic park brake
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear shifter
  • Paddle shifters
  • Cloth seats
  • 60 / 40 split rear seats
  • Driver lumbar support
  • Sync 3 infotainment system with Applink 3.0 and enhanced voice control
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • High-resolution 8.0-inch colour touchscreen
  • Bluetooth with audio streaming
  • Voice Control for phone, music, climate and navigation controls
  • Satellite navigation with ‘One Shot’ destination entry via Voice Control
  • DAB+/AM/FM radio
  • USB, 3.5mm line-in
  • Emergency assistance
  • Inflatable rear seatbelts
  • Ford MyKey
  • Power child locks
  • Seatbelt reminder with driver display – all seats
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Thorax and curtain airbags
  • Driver knee Airbag
  • Anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), traction control
  • system (TCS), emergency brake assist (EBA), dynamic stability control (DSC)

Trend

Features additional to Ambiente:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Puddle lights
  • Auto folding exterior mirrors
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Auto dimming rear-view mirror
  • 10-way power adjustable front seats
  • Driver seat memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Power lumbar support - driver and passenger
  • Auto headlights
  • Auto high beam
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Partial leather seats
  • Active City Stop - low speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Lane keeping aid
  • Lane departure warning
  • Driver impairment monitor
  • Pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection
  • Adaptive cruise control

Titanium

Features additional to Trend:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Bodykit – front / side skirts
  • Power tailgate (Wagon)
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Dynamic headlamp levelling
  • LED daytime-running lights (DRLs)
  • Panoramic roof – Hatch (Fixed)
  • Panoramic roof – Wagon (Power)
  • Driver side exterior electrochromatic mirror
  • Front sport seats
  • Leather-accented seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Multi-colour ambient lighting
  • Scuff plates
  • Power reach/rake steering column
  • Aluminium pedal covers
  • Blind spot information system
  • Enhanced active park assist

2016.75 Ford Mondeo pricing (*plus on-road costs)

Hatch

Powertrain

MLP*

Ambiente

2.0 Ecoboost

$33,190

2.0 TDCi

$37,190

Trend

2.0 Ecoboost

$37,290

2.0 TDCi

$40,490

Titanium

2.0 Ecoboost

$44,290

2.0 TDCi

$47,490

Wagon

Powertrain

MLP*

Ambiente

2.0 Ecoboost

$35,040

2.0 TDCi

$39,040

Trend

2.0 TDCi

$42,340

Titanium

2.0 TDCi

$49,340