On January 17, 2022, Ford unveiled its new Ford China Design Center in Shanghai and officially launched the new generation of Ford Mondeo, with only the exterior of the new Mondeo announced and the interior details yet to be displayed.
As Ford’s latest global design center, Ford claims to have the full process design capability from design trend research, interior and exterior styling design, color and material design, digital interactive experience design, to digital model and full-size clay model production. Ford has branded it as the only full-function automotive design center in downtown Shanghai.
The design center is located in the Ford China Dx Hub “Ford Chonggu Valley,” which also includes multiple teams such as intelligent network connectivity and digital experience, cutting-edge trend research, and electrification. Ford claims that it will further improve cross-departmental collaboration and innovation efficiency.
Ford decided to establish a full-function design center in downtown Shanghai in consideration of the city’s abundant talent reserves. The Ford Dx Hub “Ford Chonggu Valley” park, located within the inner ring of Shanghai, is a 15-minute drive from the Bund.
The new generation of Ford Mondeo officially debuted at the design center. Ford claims that the new Mondeo adopts the design language of “Potential Energy Aesthetics.” The design and development work of the new car is led by the Ford China team, in collaboration with Ford’s global design and engineering department. The new generation of Ford Mondeo will be produced by Changan Ford and will be launched this year.
The front of the new Mondeo uses the same design elements as the Ford EVOS, with a breathing scaly grille and dynamic LED headlights. It also adopts the classic Ford octagonal grille. When the owner approaches the vehicle, the headlights light up in sequence, and the grille scales move up and down, adding to the ceremonial sense.
The new Mondeo’s body side uses hidden door handles that can pop out upon sensing. The Ford logo at the back also doubles as a button to open the trunk. Compared to the previous generation, the new Ford Mondeo’s body size has increased by 23 mm in width and 63 mm in length.
🔗Source: [Ford Official]()
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