Ford unveils new Vignale Mondeo

Ford has officially unveiled the production version of the new Ford Vignale Mondeo, the first model to be released under Ford’s new Vignale sub-brand.

Aiming to deliver “a new level of luxury driving, style and craftsmanship”, Vignale for Ford aims to be what AMG is to Mercedes or DS to Citroen, providing higher quality cars for a premium price.

Each Ford Vignale model will be hand finished in a specially-designated Vignale Centre in Valencia, and the new Vignale Mondeo will be available to order from May, priced from £29,045.

Priced from £29,045

Setting an unprecedented standard for luxury never before seen in the Mondeo range, the new Vignale model will be available in both four-door and estate bodystyles with premium features.

Similar in design to the regular Ford Mondeo, the Vignale version adds extra body styling and exclusive features like a new grille, 18-inch alloys and unique metallic paintwork.

On the inside, the Vignale Mondeo features seats with a system of 11 inflatable cushions to reduce fatigue on long journeys, which are finished in an exclusive laser-cut leather trim.

The material also comes with unique hexagonal quilting, with soft-touch elements that also feature on the instrument panel, centre console and the arm-rest.

Ford’s engineers have also worked hard to ensure that the Vignale Mondeo offers a whisper-quiet ride, using sophisticated noise-cancelling technologies and an advanced chassis structure.

Featuring an innovative new Active Noise Cancellation system, the Mondeo can monitor its own engine noise and direct opposing sound waves through the audio system to ‘cancel out’ extraneous noise.

Other advanced technologies include pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection to reduce the severity of front collisions with pedestrians, plus Ford’s SYNC 2 voice-activated infotainment system.

Luxury kit and premium design

It also features active park assist, which allows the car to automatically park itself in spaces, plus traffic sign recognition technology which provides drivers with speed limit information on the instrument display.

Premium fittings are matched with powerful but efficient powertrain options, which includes a 2.0-litre 209bhp diesel, a 238bhp petrol EcoBoost and a 186bhp hybrid, while the Mondeo is also available with all-wheel drive.

Hand-finished by six master craftspeople at Ford’s new Valencian centre, the new Vignale Mondeo will be available to order from May, priced between £29,045 and £33,310.