If you’ve been eyeing the Ford Mondeo or S-MAX, the neat news is that the juiced-up variants said to be arriving are finally here, without fuss or fanfare – Sime Darby Auto ConneXion has quietly introduced the 240 PS EcoBoost versions for both vehicles, and these replace the previous 203 PS models.
The uprated version of the 2.0 litre EcoBoost mill offers 240 PS at 6,000 rpm and 340 Nm at 1,900 to 3,500 rpm. Aside from the increased output, the vehicles get some revised kit, especially in the case of the Mondeo, to offset the price increase that has also come about.
The 240 PS Mondeo, which goes for RM193,888 on-the-road with insurance, gets a full Titanium bodykit comprising a new grille, front, rear and side skirting, and there’s also mention of a new design 17-inch alloy wheel in the brochure.
For the interior, the previous leather and Alcantara for the seats and door cards have been replaced by full Nappa leather, in a Windsor Ebony shade. Also, a Sony audio system with nine speakers goes on in place of the non-Sony eight-speaker system found on the 203 PS version, and there’s now USB connectivity.
Less change on the S-MAX, which gets a fixed panoramic sunroof as the sole new item, though the price for the people mover is still under the 200 grand mark, at RM198,888, again OTR with insurance.
Gallery and brochures after the jump.