Ford has announced details of its new Mondeo, which will receive its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year.
According to the manufacturer, the range, which includes a four-door, a five-door and an estate, will be "dramatic and striking", with "kinetic design" which transforms the car.
A new front-end on the car will have chamfered corners and a deep offset between the top of the bonnet and the front wings. It will also sport a "muscular" shoulder line, which will run along the car’s side to the rear.
New technologies will be incorporated into the new Mondeo, including keyless entry and start, a human-machine interface instrument display, adaptive cruise control, hill-launch assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
A wide range of engines will be available, including a 1.8-litre diesel unit with five-speed manual transmission or a two-litre diesel powertrain with six-speed transmission.
Roelant de Waard, Ford’s UK chairman and managing director, said: "The exciting new Mondeo is very important to us.
"It’s probably the most elegant car we’ve ever launched, and it’s certainly the most technologically-advanced. Like the S-Max, car of the year 2007, the new Mondeo will attract many new customers to our showrooms as well as delighting our loyal UK customer base."
The Mondeo has appeared in the country’s top ten favourite cars every year since its launch and has sold over 1.5 million models in the UK.