2013 Ford Mondeo Wagon

2013 Ford Mondeo Wagon

2012 Paris Auto Show

2012 Paris Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Ford Mondeo is the European cousin to the 2013 Ford Fusion.
  • The Euro version of the Mondeo will be available with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
  • It is in all likelihood another wagon we won't get.

PARIS — Technically, the 2013 Ford Mondeo made its public debut in Amsterdam. We missed that particular reveal, so the 2012 Paris Auto Show was our first chance to see Ford's new C/D car in its wagon form.

It's real and it's spectacular.

Unlike any family car that will be sold in the U.S., the Mondeo wagon is powered by a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The sedan can be had with a 2.0-liter inline-4 mounted to a hybrid drivetrain. Ford also announced an all-wheel-drive diesel model, but did not confirm if that would be sedan, wagon or both.

Beyond the simple greatness afforded by a wagon, the new Mondeo — like its less attractive American cousin — features Sync with MyFord Touch and voice-activated controls. The Mondeo also features an 8-inch color touchscreen and the system can act as a mobile WiFi hotspot.

Recently we had a chance to sample the U.S.-spec version of the Mondeo — the Ford Fusion — and we came away impressed with it and its 1.6-liter powertrain. The 1.0-liter is not available for the Fusion in the U.S. Yet.

We said, "Get behind the wheel, however and there's nothing daring about the 2013 Ford Fusion. It goes about its business the way a family sedan should. It's quiet, efficient and pleasantly enjoyable to drive."

Who wouldn't want that, but with more space for bikes and stuff?

Edmunds says: Once again Europe taunts us with another wagon we'll likely never see.

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