The revised Ford Mondeo will be unveiled at the Paris motor show, and is expected to go on sale late this year.
These spy pictures show the car in more detail than ever before, and show the areas of the car where the styling upgrades are focused.
That means new front and rear bumpers, taking styling cues from the Ford Focus concept unveiled at the Detroit motor show later this year, a more boxy grille, and LED running lights on higher end models. The interior is also expected to be refreshed.
The revised Ford Mondeo will be available with Ecoboost engines when it goes on sale.
It will get the new 200bhp 2.0-litre turbo-charged direct injection Ecoboost with 211lb ft of torque, while a smaller 1.6-litre turbocharged Exoboost unit is also possible.
Other engines will include the best-selling 2.0-litre diesels, available with: 113bhp, 138bhp or 161bhp, and a 2.2-litre diesel, which is expected to be pushed from 173bhp to over 180bhp, but offer improved economy.
Ford’s double-clutch Powershift gearbox will also be available as an option.
The facelifted Mondeo, which is set to be unveiled at September's Paris motor show, is the third and final car sat on Ford's CD platform to get a mid-life facelift, the others being the S-Max and Galaxy.