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Ford Mondeo/Ford Zhisheng (CD345). 2006–15 (prod. n/a). 4- and 5-door saloon, 5-door estate. F/F, 1753 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 1596, 1999, 2261 cm³ petrol, 1997 cm³ diesel (I4 DOHC), 2521 cm³ (I5 DOHC). No longer a mid-sizer, as CD345 Mondeo has essentially the same physical bulk as a full-size EA169 Falcon. Launched on the big screen in James Bond movie Casino Royale. A softer car than its predecessor but far more refined, with advanced computer and Hill Launch Assist to aid hillstarts. Extras meant exceptional value for money—one commentator likened it to getting a £50,000 car for £25,000—harking back to European Fords of old (like the original Granada) in an attempt to create desirability. Bigger than premium mid-sizers and solidly built. EcoBoost (turbocharged VVT) engines from 2010, with new 2- and 1·6-litre units, same capacity as existing ones. Mondeo Zhisheng in China, with the Mondeo tag dropped when the fifth-generation model appeared; available only as a four-door saloon with the 2·3-litre four.

Manufacturing locations: Genk, Belgium; Chungli, Taiwan, Rep. of China; Chongqing, China

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Mondeo | Predecessors: Ford Mondeo Mk III, Ford Mondeo Metrostar | Successor: Ford Fusion (CD391)

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