It is the first Ford worldwide to offer Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. The technology is designed to detect people in the road ahead - or that could cross the car's path - and automatically apply the brakes if the driver doesn't respond to warnings.
Also introduced for the first time in Europe is Ford's Inflatable Rear Seatbelt technology. This is a segment-first for Mondeo. In the event of an accident, the seatbelt can expand to disperse crash forces across a body area five times greater than that achieved by a conventional seatbelt.
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Other technologies offered on the all-new Mondeo include Dynamic LED headlights, Ford MyKey, Active City Stop and SYNC 2 with Emergency Assistance.
The car's body structure features 61 percent high strength steel, and uses an industry-first application of hydro-formed high strength steel to produce the forward window pillars and the roof rails, reducing side impact intrusion by up to 64mm. There's also an anti-roll bar designed to limit transmission travel in a frontal impact.
The new Mondeo, on sale now priced from €28,995, is offered as a five-door model and wagon, as well as the four-door Hybrid - the first hybrid vehicle to be built and sold by Ford in Europe.