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Ford Mondeo 1st Generation [Mk I Mondeo] – (1993 – 2000)

Ford Mondeo 1st Generation Origin

The first-generation Ford Mondeo, which is also known as the Mk I Mondeo, is a family car built by Ford Motor Company in 1992. It also happens to be the first out of all their cars to be dubbed a ‘world car’. The Ford Mondeo was designed to combine the features of many model lines around the world.

The nameplate of the car was derived from “Mundus,” the Latin word which means ‘world’. Ford Motor Company produced five new versions of the Mondeo spanning four generations in the year 2018. Its predecessor was the Ford Sierra for the European market, the Ford tempo/mercury topaz for the North American market, and the Ford tesla for the Australian, Asian, and South African markets. Its successor was the Ford Mondeo (2nd generation) and the Ford fusion for the Americans

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Ford Mondeo 1st Generation Overview

The first-generation Ford Mondeo was showcased for the first time in November 1992. It was produced with the use of the CDW27 platform. Both the design and the marketing of the car were shared by Ford Europe and Ford USA in Dearborn. In the European market, the first-generation Mondeo was sold as a replacement for the Ford Sierra.

In the same vein, it was an upgrade to the Ford Telstar in a huge share of the market in Asia. In North America, the first-generation Ford Mondeo is sold as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique as a replacement for the Mercury Topaz and Ford Tempo.

The common form of the Ford Mondeo’s “first-generation” is a front-wheel drive. Although there is also a model with a four-wheel drive, it is very rare and is only available on the Mk I car. Despite being declared a ‘world car,’ the only external features that the first-generation Mondeo had in common with the Contour that was manufactured in both Cuautitlán and Kansas City Assembly where the front windows, door handles, windscreen, and front mirror.

The Ford Mondeo’s first generation came in three distinct body styles which include the hatchback, the estate, and the saloon. In October 1996, the first-generation Mondeo estate was remodeled into a whole new design where the only parts that were not changed from the original estate design were the roof, the doors, and the rear quarter panels. The new design which was released in 1996 was called the Mondeo Mk II.

Ford Mondeo 1st Generation Engine

Combined with the new CDW27 platform, the first-generation Ford Mondeo used Zetec engines which were Ford’s new engines at the time. This engine was first introduced in 1991 in the Ford Orion, Ford Fiesta, and Ford Escort.

The Zetec engine is a 16-valve engine that came in three versions, with the first being the 1.6 L version which is able to produce 90 PferdeStarke (PS) or 66 kW which was used in the Ford Escort. This engine was built on the basis of the petrol OHV Kent engine block which was used in the Mk1-2 Ford Escort and Mk 1 Ford Fiesta.

The second version is the 1.8 L which generated 115 metric horsepower (85 kW); it was used in the Escort and Ford Fiesta. The newer 2.0 L version had a 136 metric horsepower (100kW).

Ford Mondeo 1st Generation Production

There is a bit of a controversy concerning the number of first-generation Ford Mondeo produced in 1992. One thing that is certain is that the company put the cars on sale in March 1993. There are claims that the cost of producing this automobile was more than £3 billion and also it was one of the most expensive cars to be developed at the time.

A special version was produced between 1993-1994, and they were issued to only ford dealers, and it is said that approximately only 50 units were produced.

Ford Mondeo 1st Generation Price

Nothing much was said concerning price, and we must say that this vehicle was quite the mysterious one. All we know is that it was considered one of their most expensive models, so if you happen to want this in your garage back in the days, you should be well boxed up to get this classic car.

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