Ford has updated its Mondeo family hatchback for 2015 to bring it in line with the manufacturer’s newest design cues, adding extra kit and introduce new cleaner engines to the lineup as it does so. This affordable hatchback is going upmarket, with a premium Vignale version due for release – a direct rival to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4.
Luxurious styling enhancements
The standard Mondeo’s styling refresh adds a greater sense of sophistication to the model, which is taken a step further by the Vignale. In place of the entry-level variant’s finned grille the top-end example gets a sporty mesh also seen below on the front bumper. Long rectangular fog lights add to the sleek visual, and the car sits on chunkier alloy wheels.
A premium cabin
Just as you’d expect, a similar approach has been taken inside. The supportive seats are finished in quilted leather to complement the luxury floor mats, and leather also features on the steering wheel, dashboard, instrument panels, and centre console too. WiFi is included to keep occupants fully connected when on the move, and the boot holds a Vignale-branded storage drawer for holding essentials. Space remains in abundance thankfully, a trait that has drawn buyers in for years.
The Vignale experience
With the Vignale sub-brand Ford hasn’t simply aimed to match its high-end rival’s vehicles, it delivers an overall motoring experience. Selected Ford dealerships will include Vignale lounges, and all models will be washed and vacuumed for free for their lifetime.
The Vignale Mondeo will go on sale in April 2015, and other current-generation models could follow it under the sub-brand should the venture be a success. Stay up-to-date with all the news relating to the car with RMB Ford, and contact our Northallerton dealership to register your interest.