Ford Mondeo picks up SYNC3 and new ‘Metalicious’ styling

    Ford’s Mondeo has always been pitched as a utilitarian vehicle, a four-door to get the job, but didn’t excite. That’s all set to change with Ford designers doing a great job of transforming the 2017 Mondeo into something that draws your attention.

    As with many new Ford Vehicles, the car ships with SYNC3, continuing to deliver on Ford’s theme of keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

    Ford’s communications and entertainment system features faster performance, conversational voice recognition with Australian accent-specific calibration, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and easier-to-understand graphical interface.

    The 2017 Ford Mondeo will also ship with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

    Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman said,

    “The Mondeo is crucial to our line-up, and continues to receive praise from media and customers alike for its design, innovative features and safety,”

    “The changes for 2017 give consumers even greater choice and style for what’s a technologically advanced package, with EcoBoost engines, smart diesel as well as SYNC 3 technology.”

    Part of the makeover is new 19″ rims on the flagship Titanium model, up from 18″ and the Trend is also up to 18″ from 17″. The larger rims play a key role in the improved design, which are wrapped in lower-profile 235/40 Continental tyres.

    Ford Asia-Pacific Design Director, Todd Willing said,

    “An increase in wheel size provides Mondeo a sure-footed dynamic stance that matches the chassis’ outstanding roadholding,”

    “The new wheels not only help the visual balance of Mondeo, but work in conjunction with the body’s elegant lines for a premium yet sporty appearance. It’s a slick combination.”

    The new color known as ‘Metalicious’ is a warm tinted clear-coat silver with a high degree of colour flip and sophistication that accentuates the new styling of the Mondeo.” said Willing. It brings the array of Mondeo colours available to consumers to nine, providing a strong spectrum from athletic to elegant, flattering the Mondeo’s lines while matching individual lifestyles and tastes of Australian consumers.

    Graeme Whickman said,

    “Our customers are connected outside their vehicles, and Ford SYNC 3 will help them stay better connected while continuing to drive with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”

    “Our leading local R&D investment also helps us stay better connected to Australian consumer needs, including SYNC 3’s voice-recognition technology that understands Australian accents.”


    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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