2015 Ford Mondeo Malaysia Archive

  • GALLERY: 2015 Ford Mondeo in the showroom

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    It officially launched last week in Malaysia; now we give you a closer check-out at the fifth-gen 2015 Ford Mondeo, almost as if you’re in the showroom yourself. The sharp-suited sedan’s come all the way from Valencia, Spain to challenge the likes of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Teana, Mazda 6 and Volkswagen Passat.

    Where kit is concerned, our car largely apes Australia’s mid-level Trend variant, but adds a few bits from the top Titanium trim. We get adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and start, dual-zone auto air-con with rear vents, 10-way powered front seats and auto lights and wipers, as well as shift paddles, front and rear parking sensors and an electronic parking brake.

    MyKey allows the programming of features such as setting the maximum speed limit and the maximum audio volume, while the eight-inch SYNC 2 touch-screen incorporates a reverse camera display, Bluetooth, USB, AUX and Voice Command. No navigation, but there’s a nine-speaker Sony sound system.

    On the outside, you’ll make out adaptive LED headlamps with DRLs, twin tailpipes and 17-inch twin five-spoke alloys covered in 235/50 rubber.

    Under the bonnet is its predecessor‘s 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine, so you get the same 240 PS at 5,300 rpm and 345 Nm of torque between 2,300 and 4,900 rpm – but this time, the motor works with a conventional six-speed auto instead of the six-speed PowerShift twin-clutcher.

    The safety arsenal comprises ABS, EBD, ESC, traction control, hill launch assist, Isofix and seven airbags. There’s also Lane Keeping Alert + Aid, but no BLIS, lane departure warning, Active City Stop, enhanced Active Park Assist nor Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.

    The price to pay for all this is RM203,771, OTR with insurance and GST. Included is a three-year/100,000 km warranty and three years’/60,000 km free service. Tectonic Silver, Frozen White, Panther Black and Ruby Red body colours are available.

    Read our comprehensive launch report, first drive impressions and explore the 2015 Ford Mondeo in greater detail on CarBase.my.

     
     
  • 2015 Ford Mondeo launched in Malaysia – RM198k

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    The 2015 Ford Mondeo EcoBoost has been officially introduced in Malaysia – the fifth-gen CD391 (known as the Fusion in the United States) was previewed last month in a series of roadshows, but is now available to view at all Ford showrooms nationwide.

    There’s not much we don’t already know about the fully-imported D-segment sedan, which is assembled in Spain at Ford’s Valencia plant. Initial details of the Malaysian car, which mirrors the Australian mid-level Trend variant in terms of equipment (with a few elements from the high-end Titanium spec thrown in) were offered back in March, and provisional specs were revealed later that same month.

    Then, full details of the Malaysian spec-car Mondeo came about last month, when the 1,562 kg offering began its preview rounds. Standard equipment includes adaptive cruise control, keyless entry/push button ignition, dual-zone auto climate control, fog lamps and 10-way powered front seats.

    There are also auto headlamps/wipers, front and rear parking aid sensors, an electronic parking brake, leather steering wheel/gear shift knob as well as paddle shifters and rear air-con vents. There’s also MyKey, which allows the programming of various features such as setting the maximum speed limit, a seatbelt reminder and the maximum volume of the audio system.

    The Mondeo comes equipped with a SYNC 2 infotainment system with an eight-inch LCD touchscreen and rear-view camera, and the accompanying Sony audio system features nine speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and aux inputs as well as Voice Command for phone, music and climate controls. No navigation though.

    It’s powered by the 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine carried over from the previous fourth-gen CD345 Mondeo, which was of course sold here (first in its 203 PS form). As such, you get the same 240 PS at 5,300 rpm and 345 Nm at 2,300 to 4,900 rpm state of output tune as found previously.

    The transmission is different now though. The six-speed PowerShift in the old car, which was the wet clutch Getrag 6DCT450, has been replaced by a conventional six-speed torque converter unit, the GM-Ford 6F35 SelectShift. The unit is also seen in the Ford Kuga.

    Exterior kit includes adaptive LED headlamps, daytime running lights, dual exhausts and auto fold wing mirrors, complete with puddle lamps. The Malaysian Mondeo wears 17-inch double five-spoke alloys wrapped with 235/50 tyres (Michelin Primacy 3s on the preview units), which arguably looks a bit small on the car.

    As for safety equipment, the list reads as such – ABS, EBD, ESC, traction control, hill launch assist and Isofix mount points as well as seven airbags (front, thorax, curtain and driver knee).

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    Curiously, as pointed out by an eagle-eyed reader, the inflatable rear seatbelts that are standard fit on the Australian Mondeo were seen on one of the preview drive cars – it’s not regulation kit on the Malaysian car, so it might be a case of those rare ‘just comes with them’ samples popping up.

    Our Mondeo comes equipped with Lane Keeping Alert + Aid, but LKA is the only item in the arsenal of Safety Pack items to feature here – no BLIS and lane departure warning, nor is there the Active City Stop, enhanced Active Park Assist or Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection seen on higher-spec Australian models.

    Four exterior colours are available for the new Mondeo, and they are Tectonic Silver, Frozen White, Panther Black and Ruby Red. As for pricing, the 2015 Ford Mondeo EcoBoost goes for RM198,000 on-the-road without insurance (RM203,771 with insurance, identical to the estimated RM203,800 price bandied initially). The CBU offering comes with a three-year/100,000 km warranty as well as a three year/60,000 km free service package.

    Read our first drive impressions of the new Ford Mondeo, and explore the car in greater detail at Carbase.my.

     
     
  • GALLERY: 2015 Ford Mondeo – first drive impressions

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    Not long to go before the 2015 Ford Mondeo EcoBoost is officially launched in the country – word is that the car will be introduced before the month is out. Ahead of that, the fifth-gen CD391 (which is known as the Fusion in North America) is continuing on its preview rounds; the car is currently on show in Bangsar Shopping Centre until the weekend.

    We’ve covered the D-segment offering in great detail in our earlier post last month, when specifications for the Malaysian car – which is assembled in Spain at Ford’s Valencia plant – were revealed. To recap, the 1,562 kg car will come with an equipment level equivalent to Australia’s mid-level Trend variant, with elements from the high-end Titanium included in the mix.

    The 2.0 litre EcoBoost offers the same 240 PS (at 5,300 rpm) and 345 Nm (at 2,300 to 4,900 rpm) output tune as found previously on the outgoing CD345 Mondeo, though there’s a change in transmission – the six-speed PowerShift in the old car (the wet clutch Getrag 6DCT450) has been replaced by a conventional six-speed torque converter unit, the GM-Ford 6F35 SelectShift, which is also seen on the Ford Kuga.

    Exterior bits include 17-inch double five-spoke alloys wrapped with 235/50 Michelin Primacy 3 tyres, adaptive LED headlamps, daytime running lights, dual exhausts and auto fold wing mirrors (with puddle lamps).

    2015 Ford Mondeo MY preview 2

    As for equipment, the list includes adaptive cruise control, keyless entry/push button ignition, dual-zone auto climate control, an electronic parking brake, auto headlamps, fog lamps, rain-sensing wipers and 10-way powered front seats. Other base items are front and rear parking aid sensors, leather steering wheel/gear shift knob as well as paddle shifters and rear air-conditioning vents.

    Also on, a SYNC 2 infotainment system with an eight-inch LCD touchscreen, reverse camera and MyKey. The Sony audio system features nine speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and aux inputs as well as Voice Command for phone, music and climate controls. There’s no navigation (and panoramic sunroof), however.

    Aside from the earlier-mentioned adaptive cruise control, safety kit includes seven airbags (front, thorax, curtain and driver knee) – which is two less than the Australian Mondeo, which features inflatable rear seatbelts to make it an airbag count of nine – as well as ABS, EBD, ESC, traction control, hill launch assist and Isofix mount points.

    The Malaysian Mondeo also comes equipped with Lane Keeping Alert + Aid, and LKA is the only item in the arsenal of Safety Pack items to feature here – no BLIS and lane departure warning, nor is there the Active City Stop, enhanced Active Park Assist or Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection seen on higher-spec Australian models.

    As previously mentioned, the Mondeo EcoBoost will be available in four colours locally, and these are Tectonic Silver, Frozen White, Panther Black and Ruby Red. At the preview in BSC, a Frozen White unit is on static display duty at the concourse, while two demonstrator mules (one Ruby Red, the other a Tectonic Silver example) are available for test drives, running on trade plates.

    The course at the Bangsar showcase isn’t very long, essentially being a large loop around the area, but it does provide enough in the way of a quick impression of the car, and there really are no surprises in store if you’re at all familiar with the workings of the old one. As before, the Mondeo feels very drivable, the EcoBoost continuing to provide a lot of shine in both pull and response.

    The steering is informative, and there’s every suggestion that this one will continue its predecessor’s high levels of engagement in terms of driving dynamics when speeds progress beyond city driving scope levels.

    Seating comfort is likewise positive, as is switchgear ergonomics. The interior is definitely an advancement over the fourth-gen CD345’s in terms of presentation and appeal – the immediate standout is the instrument cluster as well as the eight-inch SYNC 2 screen. Not enough time to really try out the ease of use of the system, so that’ll have to wait for the standard test drive when the time comes.

    The suspension remains firm-ish though, and the low to mid-speed levels and road conditions of the course simply amplify the feedback coming across – Euro fans will love the nuggety feel coming off the tarmac, but those unused to such a depiction might find the Mondeo’s ride nature a tad hard. Those into visual appeal might also find the 17-inchers rather small for the car, given its bulk.

    The estimated RM203,800 price bandied about earlier still stands, but the final price will be confirmed when the car is launched later this month. The Mondeo EcoBoost will come with a three-year/100,000 km warranty (and not as previously mentioned) as well as a three year/60,000 km free service package.

     
     
  • 2015 Ford Mondeo EcoBoost – initial specs detailed, public test drives to kick off in Malaysia on March 11

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    The CD391 Ford Mondeo is set to make its official debut in Malaysia soon, and provisional specifications mentioned for the fifth-generation sedan include adaptive LED headlamps, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone auto climate control, SYNC 2 infotainment with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, reverse camera and MyKey.

    You can register your interest here: Ford Mondeo Registration of Interest

    Over in Australia, Ford has announced the initial specifications for the new D-segment sedan, which is of course known as the Fusion in North America, and the specs provide a good indicator of what to expect for our car, though of course variations are to be expected given that Australia will sell three trim levels of the Mondeo.

    Based on what has been revealed so far in its teaser elements on the Ford Malaysia website, the Malaysian-spec Mondeo will contain a cross mix of features seen on the high-spec Titanium and mid-spec Trend versions due to be introduced Down Under (somewhat similar to that on the Ford Kuga in the initial stages – the later local-spec Special Edition is the equivalent of the Oz-spec Titanium).

    Adaptive Cruise Control is available from Trend, while the adaptive LED headlamps are seen on the Titanium, as is Lane Keeping Aid + Assist – the presence of LKA should see lane departure warning, blind spot information system and drive impairment monitor being included in the MY-spec car.

    There’s no mention of Active City Stop, enhanced Active Park Assist or Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which are found on the higher-spec Oz cars, for our car, so we might not see these here.

    The Malaysian car will have what constitutes the usual fit of seven airbags (front, thorax, curtain and driver knee), but will omit the inflatable rear seatbelts found on the Australian cars (which makes for a total of nine airbags on that one). Otherwise, traction control, DSC and hill launch assist should be on for the count.

    The SYNC 2 infotainment system will offer USB/SD inputs as well as natural language Voice Control for phone, music, climate and navigation controls. Australia gets DAB+ and satellite navigation – we definitely won’t get the former, and chances are the latter won’t be seen as well.

    Though it hasn’t been mentioned, general kit we can expect on the local cars will include auto headlamps, auto high beam, rain-sensing wipers, 10-way powered front seats and partial leather seats. It remains to be seen if our Mondeo will be fitted with 17-inch (Trend) or 18-inch wheel options (Titanium, along with a bodykit).

    Australia is set to get two engines, the 2.0 litre EcoBoost and a 180 PS 2.0 TDCi. The EcoBoost is available in two output tunes – the base Ambiente version gets a 203 PS version, while the Trend and Titanium features the 240 PS, the same as seen on the outgoing fourth-gen CD 345 Mondeo. We’ll be getting the 240 PS tune, of course.

    Of note is the change in transmission – the PowerShift from the outgoing car (which was launched here in 2011) has been replaced by the six-speed 6F35 SelectShift automatic transmission, a conventional torque converter unit as seen on the Ford Kuga.

    Eight colours will be available for the Mondeo in Australia – Magnetic, Ruby Red, Blazer Blue, White Platinum Tri-Coat, Frozen White, Deep Impact Blue, Moondust Silver and Panther Black. Suffice to say the local car’s colour palette won’t be as wide ranging, but we’ll know what the shades are soon enough.

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    Test drives for the new Mondeo have been scheduled ahead of its introduction in Malaysia, with the first set to take place at Bangsar Shopping Centre on April 1-5. We’ll have more details about the local-specification cars when that happens, so stay tuned.

    UPDATE: We’ve been informed that test drives for the Ford Mondeo will kick off at Bangsar Shopping Centre on April 1-5. However, the Publika event will run on March 11-15 as usual.

    You can register your interest here: Ford Mondeo Registration of Interest

     
     
  • New Ford Mondeo EcoBoost – test drive it in March?

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    Remember the teaser page for the new Ford Mondeo that appeared on Ford Malaysia’s website last week? Well, it’s been updated, and the ‘Coming soon in April’ text has been replaced by a test drive schedule that begins in early March 2015.

    Four locations in the Klang Valley are listed starting with Publika from 11-15 March 2015, Bangsar Shopping Centre from 1-5 April 2015 and Desa Park City from 22-26 April 2015, with the final location being Setia City Mall from 6-10 May 2015. So if you’re interested in Ford’s new D-segment sedan, keep those dates free! You can register your interest in the car too.

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    The page retains the initial details for the handsome D-segment car. You’ll find under the hood a 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine producing 240 PS and over 340 Nm of torque driving the front wheels, but a notable change over the previous generation Mondeo is the switch to a six-speed SelectShift gearbox, which is a more traditional torque converter automatic similiar to what you’ll find in the Ford Kuga, which replaces the wet dual clutch Powershift gearbox.

    Also mentioned are multi-adaptive LED headlamps, dual-zone auto climate control, SYNC 2 infotainment with a big 8.0-inch touchscreen, reverse camera and MyKey (check out Ford’s description of this feature here), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), adaptive cruise control and Lane Keep Assist.

    Register your interest with Ford Malaysia here: Ford Mondeo – Keep Me Informed.

     
     
  • New Ford Mondeo EcoBoost to reach Malaysia in April

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    The new Ford Mondeo sedan has appeared on Ford Malaysia’s website, and as you can see in the teaser image above, it’s set to arrive here in April 2015. This sort of came out of nowhere – not unlike the Honda CR-V facelift’s surprise entry today, actually.

    Initial details of the impeccably handsome D-segment sedan have been announced too. Like the outgoing model, the new one is set to get a 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine, which is more than likely to have a higher output figures than the current car’s 240 PS and 340 Nm of torque. There’s no more dual-clutch transmission – the new Mondeo now wears a 6F35 six-speed SelectShift auto (with torque converter) gearbox.

    Also mentioned are multi-adaptable LED headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, SYNC 2 multimedia system with a big 8.0-inch touchscreen display, reverse camera and MyKey (check out Ford’s description of this feature here). Electronic Stability Control (ESC), adaptive cruise control and Lane Keep Assist each get a shout out too.

    The new Mondeo was previewed for the Malaysian market at KLIMS13, albeit wearing the Fusion badge (as it is called in the USA). Back then, it was understood that the large sedan would adopt the American name to go along with the Ford Fiesta and Focus. It looks like the decision has since been reversed.

     
     
  • New Ford Mondeo, Everest SUV and Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost/5.0 V8 confirmed for Malaysia in 2015

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    It’s going to be an exciting 2015 for Ford in Malaysia. The brand, together with local partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion, announced that the new Mondeo, just-unveiled Everest SUV and Mustang will be launched in Malaysia next year. This was disclosed at a media group interview attended by FoMoCo’s Asia Pacific group VP and president David Schoch this afternoon.

    The Mk5 Mondeo, which will go on sale in the UK late this year, already exists as the Ford Fusion in North America. It will replace the third-gen D-segment sedan that first arrived here in November 2009.

    UK, the biggest right-hand drive market for the Mondeo, is set to get a new 1.5 litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, a 1.0 litre three-pot EcoBoost and a new twin-turbo 2.0 TDCi diesel unit, among other engines, as well as an upmarket Vignale variant. Expect the European CBU import here in the first half of 2015.

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    The production 2015 Ford Everest was just unveiled last week in China. Staying true to the macho concept that we saw in Bangkok earlier this year, the seven-seater SUV is based on Ranger T6 underpinnings, although it sports a unique face and interior this time around.

    The Australian-designed/developed SUV will be available in both rear-wheel drive and 4WD configurations, the latter featuring a Terrain Management System (TMS) with four distinct programmed settings (normal, sand, snow and rocky terrain).

    In terms of drivetrains, the familiar four-cylinder 2.2L and five-cylinder 3.2L TDCi turbodiesels are set to feature, but there will also be a 2.0L EcoBoost petrol option. Not sure if the latter will be suitable for (and available in) ASEAN, which will get the Everest from regional production hub Thailand.

    2015 Mustang Media Drive in L.A.

    Lastly, the new Ford Mustang will make its Malaysian debut in the final quarter of 2015, after right-hand drive production starts in the second half of the year. We first heard of the S550 coming to Malaysia in 2016, so perhaps Ford wants to end the year on a high note.

    The muscle car, which will make the long journey from Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan USA, will be available here in both 2.3 Ecoboost and 5.0 V8 forms, it has been confirmed. Prefer the wind in your face? The convertible is set for our shores, too. This is the first time in 50 years that the famous pony car will be available in RHD form, and officially in our country. Thank you very much, One Ford.

    So there you go, handsome new Mondeo in the first half of 2015, rugged Everest after that, and Mustang to end the year with a bang.

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    2015 Ford Mustang

     
     
  • SPIED: Ford Fusion (Mondeo replacement) on ELITE

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    Reader Adam Shaharel just sent us these pictures of a Ford Fusion in Malaysia. Thanks, buddy! Spotted on the ELITE Highway heading to Shah Alam, the D-segment sedan was caught completely uncovered, which is rare in this day and age. Not that we’re complaining, that is.

    The silver sedan looks rather flash under the Malaysian sun, with its dual exhaust ports and twenty-spoke alloy wheels (yes, we counted them) standing out rather well. We can’t quite make out the Aston Martin-esque front grille, but the swept-back headlight and matching tail lamps are clear to be seen.

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    Ford’s Malaysian distributor, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), confirmed to us at KLIMS13 – where a Ford Fusion Hybrid was displayed – that the upcoming Mondeo replacement will be badged as the Fusion. Makes sense, really, considering that the Mondeo nameplate never really caught on here.

    When it arrives in Malaysia, the Fusion will fit above the Fiesta and Focus in Ford’s Malaysian lineup. It’s not the only car on SDAC’s horizon, of course. As we already know, the Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost is set for an April launch, while the Fiesta ST and EcoSport will be here later in the year. The Transit van, meanwhile, has just been announced.

    Ford Fusion Hybrid at KLIMS13

     
     
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid previews the Fusion for Malaysia

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    One final shout from the Ford stand at KLIMS13, and it’s a wrap of the Blue Oval reports from the show – the Ford Fusion Hybrid on display went about its business in quiet fashion; even on the press day last week, its shinier stable mates were getting all the looks and attention and largely ignoring it.

    The hybrid bit of the Fusion is actually less important than the fact that the car previews the next-gen Mondeo that will eventually make its way here. Interestingly, the Mondeo nameplate will be dropped – the Fusion name is set to take over on the car when it arrives.

    The Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.0 litre Atkinson cycle four-pot and an electric motor delivering 191 PS. In the US, Ford claims that its fuel economy will outperform the Camry Hybrid by four mpg (city) and five mpg (highway), and the Sonata Hybrid by 12 mpg and four mpg, respectively.

     
     
 

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Last Updated 29 Jun 2017