Ford of Europe will debut more models in the all-new Mondeo lineup and a redesigned C-Max cross/utility vehicle at next month’s 2007 Geneva auto show.

The new Mondeo range boasts three distinct models: a 4-door, 5-door and wagon, Ford says, adding it is the “most technologically advanced car we’ve ever launched.” The wagon bowed at the Paris auto show last fall.

All Mondeos incorporate Ford’s “kinetic design” styling language, which the auto maker says “expresses energy in motion.” Kinetic design will make its way across Ford of Europe’s lineup throughout the year.

New technologies include keyless entry and keyless start with a “Ford Power” start button; new Ford Convers+Human Machine Interface (HMI) instrument display that controls such functions as the sound and navigation system and phone; adaptive cruise control with Forward Alert, Interactive Vehicle Dynamics Control and Hill Launch Assist; and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The Mondeo will offer a wide range of diesel and gasoline engine options, including:

  • 1.8L Duratorq TDCi diesel.
  • 2.0L Duratorq TDCi diesel.
  • 2.0L Duratorq TDCi diesel.
  • 1.6L Duratec gasoline.
  • 2.0L Duratec gasoline.
  • New 2.3L Duratec 4-cyl. gasoline.
  • High-performance 2.5L Duratec 5-cyl. gasoline.

Available transmissions, depending on the engine choice, include a 6-speed automatic and 5- and 6-speed manuals.

The new Mondeo will be assembled at Ford’s Genk, Belgium, plant.

Joining the car on the Geneva stage will be a refreshed C-Max CUV.

Like the Mondeo, the C-Max incorporates elements of Ford of Europe’s kinetic design language, most notably in the restyled front end, which Ford says combines hard lines with muscular, flowing forms.

The 5-seat C-Max will be available in four trim levels – Ambiente, Trend, Ghia and Titanium.

The uplevel Ghia and Titanium series can be further upgraded with an X-pack, which features full leather trim with a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way manual height adjustable passenger seat, and privacy glass for the Ghia.

The Titanium series with X-pack gets a new panorama roof, sport seats with partial leather trim, bi-xenon headlamps and unique front and lower grilles.

The new C-Max will be available with a choice of three gasoline and three diesel engines. Both gas and diesel mills will be offered in 1.6L, 1.8L, and 2.0L displacements.

Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual for the 1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L gasoline engines and the 1.6L and 1.8L diesels.

A 6-speed manual comes standard with the 2.0L diesel, and a 4-speed automatic is available with the 2.0L gas engine.

The new C-Max goes on sale across Europe beginning in April.

bpope@wardsauto.com