This is the production version of the Ford Vignale Mondeo. Ford Motor is introducing this vehicle as the first from its new Vignale brand. Ford’s special Vignale Centre at its manufacturing plant located in Valencia, Spain, hand-finishes each unit. It comes in either the four-door or the estate bodystyle. This model also marks the European debut of the following features: the company’s Active Noise Cancellation technology, exclusive Vignale Nocciola metallic paintcolour, and leather interior that’s quilted and tuxedo-stitched.
If you want to know more about pricing and options, please make use of Ford’s destination and online configurator dedicated for the Vignale. With a starting price of £29,045, the Ford Vignale Mondeo will be available at new flagship FordStores opening throughout the UK.
Ford will begin to take orders in May. Among the advanced technologies that the Ford Vignale Mondeo will have is the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, which can help avoid frontal collisions with pedestrians or other vehicles or at least lessen the severity the impacts.
The model will be available with fuel-efficient and powerful powertrains such as the brand’s new 210PS Bi-turbo 2.0-litre TDCi diesel, 240PS EcoBoost petrol, and 187PS petrol-electric hybrid. It will also be equipped with Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) which instantly improves traction and road-holding. In addition, those who buy a Vignale unit will get a personalised service for the entire span that they own the vehicle.
The owner will have the support of a Vignale relationship manager and will benefit from Vignale OneCall service’s 24-hour free-phone assistance. Because of the advanced technologies and the superior chassis structure used on the Ford Vignale Mondeo, the ride is very quiet, comfortable, and smooth. Ford also installed its Active Noise Cancellation system on this model.
The system is capable of monitoring its engine noise with the use of 3 cabin microphones. The Ford Vignale Mondeo also uses sophisticated audio technology that directs opposing sound waves via the audio system to eliminate engine noise and improve the cabin ambience. Sound insulation in its interior has been improved to isolate road noise from the cabin better.
Window noise is reduced due to the use of acoustic glass, resulting to levels that only the premium segment experiences. The ride is smoother because of Ford’s integral link rear suspension, especially for rear seat passengers. Noise levels are lessened since the wheels can move to the rear further when they hit road surfaces that are uneven.
Comfort for front seat passengers is optimized with the installation of Ford Multi-Contour Seats that boast of the Active Motion massage function. The thighs as well as the lower back of passengers will be massaged via an 11-inflatable-cushion system to lessen fatigue. The seats are available in exclusive Vignale leather trim.
The material has been cut by lasers to be more precise. It features one-of-a-kind Vignale hexagonal quilting and tuxedo stitching with soft-touch elements that extend to the instrument panel, centre console, arm-rest, and door top-rolls. The exterior styling features a sleek, emotive design to show off the newest Ford global design language. Among its exclusive features are: An upper grille that comes with an exclusive Vignale hexagonal design in dark matt metallic finish and with a polished aluminium surround; A high-gloss lower grille with chrome bars; Chrome door details; A high-gloss finish for the windshield pillar and door mirror sail, and for the central and rear window pillars.
The model rides on a set of dedicated 18in Vignale alloy wheels and exclusive Vignale Nocciola colour. Metallic paint is available as standard, with additional options such as Vignale Black, Vignale Silver and premium four-coat Vignale White.
Driving the Ford Vignale Mondeo is simplified and more stress-free with the use of advanced driver assistance technologies and equipment like Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
Additional features include: SYNC 2 (standard) enables drivers to operate phone, entertainment, climate and navigation systems with the use of simple conversational language; Active Park Assist featuring Perpendicular Parking enables drivers to detect appropriately-sized parking spaces and reverse hands-free into them Traffic Sign Recognition (standard) informs drivers via the instrument cluster display about the latest detected speed limit, cancellation signs and overtaking restrictions; Active City Stop, which applies instant braking to mitigate or avoid a collision with a vehicle ahead at speeds of as fast as 25mph; Ford Dynamic LED headlights, which merge the daylight-mimicking light clarity of full-LED headlamps with Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System that makes adjustments to the headlight beam angle and intensity to match the driving environment Ford also offers an advanced Sony DAB audio and navigation system with 12 hi-fidelity speakers.
The Ford Vignale Mondeo comes exclusively with high-power engines such as 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel, and Ford’s 187PS petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. Furthermore, the 2.0-litre EcoBoost 240PS comes with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 180PS 2.0-litre TDCi can be available with six-speed manual and PowerShift automatic transmissions, and with Ford’s iAWD system that offers seamless transition between front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive performance.
Ford also offers the new 210PS Bi-turbo 2.0-litre TDCi engine, which allows for quicker response and 450Nm of torque available from 2000rpm for easy and fuel-efficient trips. [source: Ford]