New upmarket Ford Vignale Mondeo on the way

Ford has unveiled the production version of the Ford Vignale Mondeo - the first vehicle to be introduced as part of Ford’s new Vignale brand.

The Ford Mondeo Vignale will go on sale here in Ireland during the summer and at launch Ford will have at least five dealerships designated as Vignale dealers.

Each Ford Vignale model is hand-finished in a special Vignale Centre at Ford’s manufacturing facility in Spain. It will be available in four-door and estate bodystyles. The Ford Vignale Mondeo delivers superior refinement with the European debut of Ford’s Active Noise Cancellation technology, quilted and tuxedo-stitched leather interior, and exclusive Vignale Nocciola metallic paint colour.

The Ford Vignale Mondeo should be available to order from May, delivering advanced technologies including pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, which can reduce the severity of some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians, or help drivers avoid some impacts altogether. Powerful and fuel efficient powertrains include Ford’s new 210PS Bi-turbo 2.0-litre TDCi diesel, 240PS EcoBoost petrol, and 187PS petrol-electric hybrid. Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD ) which automatically enhances traction and road-holding, is also available.

Vignale customers will also receive a personalised service for the duration of their vehicle ownership, supported by a Vignale relationship manager and 24-hour freephone assistance from the Vignale OneCall service.

“Ford Vignale is the highest expression of the Ford brand in Europe, bringing together award-winning design with a unique ownership experience,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “Our vision for Vignale is to create a modern, contemporary upscale experience that makes Vignale a valued part of customers’ lives, starting with the Ford Vignale Mondeo, and later this year with introduction of the Ford Vignale S-MAX.”

Ford’s new Vignale Service smartphone app will support customers with GPS-enabled services including Vignale Park Me, which allows drivers to record an exact location and time elapsed since parking their vehicle. Using online map data, the app can also help drivers locate fuel stations, and provides a one-touch connection with emergency services or Vignale OneCall.

Watch this space for more about the arrival of Vignale here later.

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