The Ford Mondeo is a large family car manufactured by Ford since 1993.
The first Ford declared a "world car", the Mondeo was intended to consolidate several Ford model lines worldwide
(the European Ford Sierra, the Ford Telstar in Asia and Australia, and the Ford Tempo/Mercury Topaz of North America).
The Mondeo nameplate is derived from Latin mundus, meaning "world".
For its first two generations, the Ford Mondeo was produced using the Ford CDW27 platform, with the third generation shifting to the EUCD platform.
The fourth (current) generation uses the Ford CD4 platform (the first car to do so). Versions As of 2018, Ford has produced five versions of the Ford Mondeo across four generations.
In 1996, the first-generation Mondeo underwent an extensive redesign, becoming the Mk II. In North America, the Mk I and Mk II Mondeo were produced and marketed as the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique from 1995 to 2000.
The 1999-2002 Mercury Cougar is a rebodied three-door hatchback variant of the Mk II, sold as the Ford Cougar in export markets.
The Mk V Ford Mondeo is the second Mondeo designed as a "world car", as it adopts the Ford Fusion nameplate in the Americas, Middle East, and South Korea.
In January 2016, Ford showcased a facelift in USA for model year 2017. As of June 2018, it was unknown whether this facelift would be brought to Europe and the Mondeo branded version.
The current Mondeo is still the pre-facelift of the Ford Fusion. Ford Fusions have a conventional trunk lid, distinguished from the world market Mondeo which has a large hatchback, including the "trunk lid" and rear glass; the cars are virtually identical in side view.