Ford of Europe has substantially updated its largest car line, the Honda Accord-sized Mondeo range sold as a four-door saloon and in five-door hatchback and estate car variants. Ford claims that over 1500 parts are new along with the firm's first direct-injection petrol engine, the Duratec Sci, a Durashift six-speed manual transmission for higher-powered models and a steering-wheel mounted shift control option for the Durashift 5-tronic automatic transmission introduced on the previous model some months ago.