The hybrid Mondeo SUV is shown in live images

The hybrid Mondeo SUV is shown in live images


(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – With the end of Mondeo production earlier this year, Ford has effectively left the D segment in Europe without announcing a direct successor. Taunus, Sierra, Mondeo: The long story of the middle class seems to be over.

Ford Evos (live recording)

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In China, however, the situation is very different. The group has one there new generation Mondeo and a crossover-inspired version of the car Evos for an offer. The Evos were officially launched in April last year and now the Wheelsboy team finally got the chance to get behind the wheel and take a prototype for a short test drive.

We’re not here to judge, but we think the Evos are one of the most compelling new cars from Ford in a long time. The mix of SUV, sedan and station wagon gives it a unique look that reminds us a little of the Citroen C5 X. However, small design elements such as the grille and full LED headlights make the Evos look like a premium car.

A 27 inch touch screen with 4k resolution is installed

As you can see in the attached video and exclusive photo gallery below, the exterior isn’t even the highlight of the Evo’s design. Inside, a large 1.1 meter screen awaits you on the dashboard.

You might think that it has three separate screens connected under one glass pane, but that’s not the case. In addition to the full digital instrument cluster (12.3 inches), there is a 4K resolution touchscreen, which measures 27 inches.

Only one engine variant is available for Evos in China, at least for now. The power comes from a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo gasoline engine that delivers 235 hp (175 kilowatts) and 376 Newton meters. The 0-100 km/h run takes just 6.6 seconds and the video presenter has little to no fault with this engine. The eight-speed automatic transmission, while generally smooth and sophisticated, has an odd map.

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So far, despite a few spy shots, there is no solid evidence that the Evos (and Mondeo) will go on sale in the US or Europe. In China, the top version – the full ST-Line model featured in this video – costs the equivalent of around $38,000, and we feel Ford is losing a lot of market potential by not bringing it to the European market. .

Source: Wheelsboy on YouTube