That's a shame, I wonder why on earth they would do that? Apart from that it looks like it has some amazing features, especially the adaptive LED headlights. I hope that makes it's way onto the next Fiesta.
I wonder the same, why they would use a basic automatic gearbox instead of the powershift, which is much better. But all other features are really nice indeed. I think the easier would be to test drive each engine and see the differences otherwise it's just talk.
I have to be honest that I've researched into the Octavia RS also...and now these are the last two options, either the Mondeo or the Octavia RS. I like the look of the Mondeo and the features but I am not the biggest fan of their engines, while on the RS I like the engine better but the features are not that interesting compared to the Mondeo.