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Ford revs up 007 car for production

2007-02-12 07:42

The next Ford Mondeo will bve unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show

In the latest James Bond movie, Casino Royale, Daniel Craig spend almost more time behind the wheel of the new Ford Mondeo than his Aston Martin.

Now Ford is gearing up to unveil the dramatic-looking Mondeo in production guise at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

The all-new Mondeo is hardly a secret as several "official" photos have been doing the rounds on the internet, while a concept wagon was also present at the Paris Motor Show.

Ford will launch the production Mondeo in sedan and stationwagon guise while the design is a dramatic departure of the Mondeo models of the past.

The newcomer features striking design cues ditching the car?s original conservative image.

Under the bonnet the entry-level model will get a 1.8-litre engine, while the range-topper is to get the Ford group's tried-and-tested five-cylinder 2.5-litre unit. This turbo-charged unit thrusts out 165kW. A range of diesel engines will be available too.

According to Ford they haven't mdae a decision yet to bring the new Mondeo to South Africa.

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