Ford To Build Euro Models Stateside, Reports Wall Street Journal

A Saturday Wall Street Journal report claims Ford is working up plans to retool its North American assembly plants to build a number of European models. Ford hasn't confirmed the report, but it is expected to announce the shift during its second-quarter earnings conference on Thursday. While the paper mentions only… » 7/21/08 10:40am 7/21/08 10:40am

2012 Ford Mondeo To Look Like Catfish, Take On Passat CC?

Achtung Autobild! Lay off the blueberry schnapps. While the growing influence on European Ford design by their North American masters frightens us too, we don't think they'll go so far as to mandate that the 2012 Ford Mondeo Coupe look like our favorite fried fish. In fact, since it's already the best looking, best… » 5/23/08 10:40am 5/23/08 10:40am

Ford Mondeo Titanium Gets That X Factor

If we were in the market for a new Mondeo, which would mean we'd be living in another country, we'd probably go for Mondeo Titanium S five-door hatch, which comes both with sharp styling cues and a powerful TDCi diesel mill. We should say that's what we would have purchased. Now that we know there's a Titanium X model… » 5/06/08 10:20am 5/06/08 10:20am

Loder1899 Tweaks the Aston Martin Vantage Volante and Ford Mondeo

The Bavarian accessorizers at Loder1899 are showing off a little at this year's Essen Motors Show, bringing both an upgraded Mondeo and Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante. The Vantage gets the company's new 20-in "hyper-alloy" wheel, lowering-kit, and a new exhaust system good for a boost to 425 hp. The Mondeo gets… » 12/04/07 10:45am 12/04/07 10:45am

Ford Europe's 2008 Mondeo, Coming to Geneva

Ford Europe released the latest on its redesigned Mondeo, which premiered in lights of lime during last year's Bond vehicle "Casino Real." It played an airport rental car, which won't necessarily different from the real European Mondeo. But the first manifestation of Ford Europe's "kinetic design" language is too… » 2/14/07 11:00am 2/14/07 11:00am

Jalopnik Poll: Which Ford Europe Product Should FoMoCo Bring to the US?

UK-based trade mag Just-Auto yesterday reported FoMoCo is considering bringing models from Ford Europe to the US market, a practice the company has employed in the past to fill holes in its stateside line. Among models it's considering are the Mondeo, Focus, S-Max, and Galaxy minivan, which many Jalopnik readers… » 12/07/06 7:55am 12/07/06 7:55am

No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Drive: New European Ford Mondeo in 007…

Ford's marketing association with the new Bond flick "Casino Royale" doesn't stop at 007's Aston Martin DBS. If you weren't aware, the company's introducing its new midsized Mondeo for Europe in the movie (Bond briefly drives one) and likewise produced this UK spot as both a tie in and commercial for the European… » 10/23/06 9:12am 10/23/06 9:12am

Mondeo Royale: Ford's New European Midsize on Set of Bond Flick

Ford released more photos of the 2007 Mondeo as it appears during filming of the next James Bond vehicle, "Casino Royale." It's not the first workaday sedan of Ford's to launch in a Bond flick; in 1976, a pre-production Taunus-Cortina appeared in "The Spy Who Loved Me." In the case of this 2007 Mondeo five-door, a… » 10/09/06 8:04am 10/09/06 8:04am

More Images of the Ford Mondeo Non-Wagon

The boys at the Motor most Authoritative somehow procured more pre-release imagery — shot on location in the Bahamas — of the new Ford Mondeo sedan. They say the photos convey a special 5-door version of the new Mondeo, which was created for the first scene in the upcoming Bond movie "Casino Royale." Ford introduced… » 10/03/06 8:45pm 10/03/06 8:45pm

Paris Auto Show Reveal: Ford Mondeo X Concept

The first near-production representation of Ford Europe's new kinetic design styling direction, introduced with Iosis concept in Frankfurt, hit Paris this morning in the form of the Mondeo X concept. Ford says the new Mondeo — which the concept hearkens — is crucial to its line, sharing architecture with the S-Max… » 9/28/06 7:15am 9/28/06 7:15am