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2012 Ford Mondeo Details Leaked: Looks premium and mascular

British auto news publisher Auto Express has revealed some exclusive pictures and details of the 2012 Ford Mondeo, based on the Evos concept. Mondeo is expected to debut at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show and reportedly will be available next summer. However, some think it may be even debuted in the upcoming Detroit Auto show.

Torque News is not surprised by Ford Mondeo’s early coming. On August 25 Ford had invited a large group of reporters and auto journalists presenting the Evos concept. At the dinner I was sitting at the same table with J May who is the Group Vice President of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company. May’s team headed the Evos concept’s design. Knowing some concepts never become actual cars or taking a long time to materialize we asked him how long before Evos becomes an actual car. His time frame was four month. We all thought that was impressive.

This is why the time frame of the Evos-built 2012 Ford Mondeo is not surprising.

The car looks mascular. With Evos concept, Ford is moving to the premium segment. It wants to make good looking and feel-good type of cars for an urban drivers at an affordable price. The company is aware what Audi and BMW are offering and Ford is gearing toward matching them.

Two distinct side lines and the narrow headlights make the car’s look very distinct. The roof-line is quite laid back. No wonder J May has received number of awards as Ford’s designer.

According to Auto Express “the range-extending 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motors won’t be offered from launch, but will follow. This will allow for an electric-only range of around 50 miles and about 500 miles between fill-ups.”

Ford Mondeo Titanium is already getting a four cylinder engine. Mondeo EcoBoost will go on sale later this year in Germany. The images of the 2012 Ford Mondeo can be seen in the Auto Express referenced link above. The accompanying pictures here are that of Evos concept.

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