Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

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    Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe
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    September 3, 2013
    by Dan Mihalascu


    While European consumers have to wait until early 2015 (!) for the new Mondeo, Ford will unveil the Mondeo Vignale study at the Frankfurt Motor Show, a car that signals the recycling of the former Italian coachbuilder’s name into an upscale sub-brand and which, instead of Ford's website, first appeared on the online edition of Autocar magazine.

    Like Ghia, Vignale was a Turin-based coachbuilder that ended up in Ford’s collection of brands. Whereas Ghia was belittled by being transformed into a trim level for Ford’s European models, Vignale most recently appeared in 2004, when Ford revealed the Focus Vignale study that previewed the Focus Coupe Cabriolet. It also appeared on the 1993 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale concept, during Ford’s ownership of the company.

    Full article and photo gallery available at link.

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    They should replace the MKZ with this so Lincoln doesn't have to offer entry-level luxury.

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    For a design study that looks awfully production ready.

    I like it, even though a brown exterior w/ a quilted white interior is a rather "interesting" combination IMHO. It's a shame that Ford doesn't deem the U.S. worth of receiving the Mondeo wagon as it is a nice looking vehicle.

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

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    Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe
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    September 3, 2013
    by Dan Mihalascu


    While European consumers have to wait until early 2015 (!) for the new Mondeo, Ford will unveil the Mondeo Vignale study at the Frankfurt Motor Show, a car that signals the recycling of the former Italian coachbuilder’s name into an upscale sub-brand and which, instead of Ford's website, first appeared on the online edition of Autocar magazine.

    Like Ghia, Vignale was a Turin-based coachbuilder that ended up in Ford’s collection of brands. Whereas Ghia was belittled by being transformed into a trim level for Ford’s European models, Vignale most recently appeared in 2004, when Ford revealed the Focus Vignale study that previewed the Focus Coupe Cabriolet. It also appeared on the 1993 Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale concept, during Ford’s ownership of the company.

    Full article and photo gallery available at link.

    I smell Lincoln replacement.

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordoff View Post
    I smell Lincoln replacement.
    Lincoln would never work in Europe, so they have to do something else to raise ATP.
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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    I'm sorry but the interior in this car looks more upscale than the one in the MKZ.

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quilted leather...interesting indeed
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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    I'm sorry but the interior in this car looks more upscale than the one in the MKZ.




    To compare

    I do not know man, I would take Opel over them if I lived in the old country

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    I'm sorry but the interior in this car looks more upscale than the one in the MKZ.
    Looks like a stock Ford interior to me, nothing special about it other than the quilting on the seats.
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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by CJH View Post
    Looks like a stock Ford interior to me, nothing special about it other than the quilting on the seats.
    But the Lincoln doesn't look any better

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by Butz View Post
    But the Lincoln doesn't look any better
    Wait until you hear from Addretti

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by CJH View Post
    Looks like a stock Ford interior to me, nothing special about it other than the quilting on the seats.
    Yes because the Lincoln interior is so special right?

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Is it called "Lincoln Motor Cars"?lol

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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    Yes because the Lincoln interior is so special right?
    Didn't say it was. I do think the Lincoln is slightly better. They are both pretty "meh" though.
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    Re: Ford Mondeo Vignale Study Kickstarts New Upscale Sub-Brand in Europe

    Does ford still own Karmann brand?
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