The new MC Mondeo will begin arriving in Ford dealerships around the country this week, with the LX and Zetec models to lead the charge.
The Titanium hatch will follow next month while the Titanium wagon will complete the model refresh in January 2011.
The MB Titanium models will continue to be sold in Australia at their current prices until the MC variants arrive.
As detailed in September, all variants in the updated Mondeo range score redesigned bonnets, tailgates, bumpers, grilles and taillights, as well as glass-mounted antennas, passenger seat lumbar support and a new satin black audio surround.
The range-topping Titanium TDCi benefits from a raft of new driver assist safety features, including driver alert, lane departure warning, adjustable speed limiting device and automatic high-beam headlamps, while both Titanium models also get blind spot information system, LED daytime running lights and an updated Human Machine Interface system.
The two four-cylinder engines from the current MB Mondeo will carry over unchanged. Output from the 2.3-litre petrol unit sits at 118kW of power and 208Nm of torque, while the TDCi engine - teamed with the six-speed Powershift automatic transmission – produces 120kW and 340Nm.
Combined cycle fuel consumption for the petrol models is 9.5 litres/100km while the diesel returns figures as low as 5.9 litres/100km in the LX hatch (6.2 litres/100km for other TDCi models).
Ford of Europe’s decision to discontinue the turbocharged 2.5-litre engine for the XR5 will mean that the flagship nameplate will not be part of the updated model range.
Pricing for the 2011 Ford MC Mondeo*:
- 2.3-litre petrol LX - $30,990
- 2.0-litre turbo diesel LX TDCi - $34,990
- 2.3-litre petrol Zetec - $36,240
- 2.0-litre turbo diesel Zetec TDCi - $39,740
- 2.3-litre petrol Titanium - $43,490
- 2.0-litre turbo diesel Titanium TDCi - $46,990
- 2.3-litre petrol LX - $32,840
- 2.0-litre turbo diesel LX TDCi - $36,840
- 2.3-litre petrol Zetec - $37,740
- 2.0-litre turbo diesel Zetec TDCi - $41,240
- 2.0-litre turbo diesel Titanium TDCi - $48,490
*Manufacturer’s list pricing only, not including dealer delivery, stamp duty, registration and other statutory charges.