Ford Mondeo ST-Line 2023 debuts in China with sports bumpers and massive screen


The Ford Mondeo of the new generation may be the case only in China, but it has aroused the interest of sedan fans around the world. After the debut of the regular version last month, we can see the sporty finish of the ST-Line along with the first photos and videos of its technologically heavy cabin.

The Ford Mondeo ST-Line was unveiled last year leaked photos from the Ministry of Industry and Information of China. The sporty version of the ST has different front and rear bumpers compared to the base Mondeo. At the front we see a new grille grille and glossy black elements that connect the extra headlights on the bumper to the lower air intake.

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The rear bumper has a larger diffuser, black trim on the artificial exhaust pipes and a black spoiler. The car is painted in a deep red hue with a black roof that complements the sculptural body combined with 19-inch alloy wheels. The dimensions remain the same, the length is 4935 mm (194.2 inches).

More importantly, Ford is showing us for the first time the interior of the Chinese Mondeo, which looks pretty futuristic. The model inherited a massive full-width 1.1-meter (43-inch) dashboard on the dashboard, which debuted in Ford Evos last year. It consists of a standard 12.3-inch digital dashboard and an impressive 27-inch SYNC + 2.0 touchscreen with 4K resolution. The latter includes AI Baidu technology. The ST-Line trim gets sporty seats, red accents, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof and a mandatory ST badge on the dashboard.

Despite the more sporty design, the Mondeo ST-Line retains the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine with 235 hp. This transmission can also be found in the mechanical Ford Evos crossoverwhich in turn shares its architecture with Lincoln Marshmallow sedan.

Production of the 2023 Ford Mondeo is already underway in China by Changan Ford, and the first samples have hit local dealerships. The new Mondeo could serve as a replacement Fusion in North America, but Ford has decided to abandon all sedans from its lineup there. The same goes for Europe, where Ford recently removed the Mondeo sign after a 30-year career.

Ford Mondeo ST-Line 2023 debuts in China with sports bumpers and massive screen

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