Ford Motor Company has announced the new 2013 Mondeo. The family saloon will come with a range of innovative technologies including Advanced Active Park Assist – Ford's first system to support perpendicular parking. The official premiere of the car will be at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Other very interesting upgrade is the new integral link rear suspension configuration that helps all-new Mondeo to deliver greater refinement and more dynamic performance.

"These features underline the sophisticated quality, technology and driving experience that all-new Mondeo delivers," commented Barb Samardzich, vice president Product Development.

"The Mondeo has always been at the forefront of Ford's European passenger car range, but the all-new model is a watershed moment for large car customers and a new benchmark for features in this competitive sector.", he added.

All-new Mondeo will be available as a five-door and wagon – uniquely developed for Europe – as well as a four-door that will be offered as a segment-first petrol hybrid electric vehicle, combining a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 35kW lithium-ion battery to provide optimised fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.

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The engine range includes the 2012 "International Engine of the Year" 1.0-litre EcoBoost. An ECOnetic Technology model will also be available powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine. Both are expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy. In addition, customers will have the choice of efficient yet powerful turbocharged 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, and a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel. For the first time on Mondeo, a diesel all-wheel drive variant will be offered, delivering superior traction, performance and handling.

The interior delivers unprecedented levels of ergonomics and comfort, with superior craftsmanship throughout the driver-focused cockpit. Soft-touch materials, premium finishes and equipment contribute to the most premium Mondeo experience ever.

Mondeo will also offer segment-first SYNC with MyFord Touch an in-car connectivity system that delivers an eight-inch colour touchscreen and the ability to act as a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices.

SYNC with MyFord Touch will enable drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while controlling phone and media player functions from connected devices, as well as the vehicle's climate control, radio and CD-player, and navigation system, using voice commands.

All new Mondeo also delivers the European debut of Ford's rear inflatable seatbelts. These are designed to reduce head, neck and chest injuries for rear-seat passengers. In the event of an accident the belt rapidly expands to disperse crash forces across a body area five times greater than that achieved by a conventional seatbelt. Source: Ford