The facelifted, fifth-generation Ford Mondeo has been spotted running winter trials in Sweden, and like its American cousin the Ford Fusion, this mid-lifecycle update will bring changes which are visually minor, with updated designs for the front bumper and tail lights.

As might be the case on the American-market Fusion, the facelifted Mondeo here also appears to sport a panel strip bridging the tail lamps, which are chrome on the Fusion. The Mondeo facelift’s rear end treatment retains the model’s trapezoid exhaust tip finishers, as opposed to the quad tailpipe items on the Fusion.

Powertrains are expected to receive updates as well, with the hybrid version expected to make gains in mileage courtesy of newer battery technology. The facelifted Ford Fusion Hybrid can conduct an EV-mode run up to 137 km/h, while the 2.0 litre EcoBoost turbo four mill could remain as before.

Similarly on the tech front, parallels can be drawn between the facelifted Mondeo and the Fusion, which should include automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection system, hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking, lane-keeping assist and BLIS with cross-traffic alert. Inside, Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system can be expected to feature in the revised Mondeo.

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