Cockpit Feel

Drivers of the new Ford Mondeo will find themselves in a lower and sportier 'cockpit' driving position as opposed to the high 'command bridge' feel used in taller vehicles like the Ford Galaxy.

The rake of the A-pillar and front screen lends itself to the cockpit design by enveloping and involving the driver. The higher beltline and a flow-through centre console combine to enhance the cosseted feeling for front seat passengers. Front seat legroom and shoulder room have been increased by 24mm and 52mm respectively.

The raised gear shifter position - coupled with additional adjustment capability for the steering wheel and front seats - ensures that the driver can choose the most comfortable driving position and have the best possible visibility with minimum obscuration by structural or interior package elements of the car.

Wide door opening angles facilitate easy entrance and exit for passengers. Demographic research and analysis ensure that all of Ford's latest models are tailored to the modern society for which they are designed, with the interior package team incorporating any necessary changes thrown up by detailed research. One of the interior design changes to the new Ford Mondeo implemented through this work is the integration of longer seat cushions to better suit taller passengers.

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