Ford has unveiled the new Ford Mondeo at their Go Further event in Amsterdam.
It comes after the unveiling of the new look Ford Fiesta earlier this week with both cars expected to show off to the public at the Paris Motor Show at the end of the month.
The new Mondeo shares many styling features with the new Fiesta, the most prominent of which is the front bumper including that distinctive new grille.
There are also the same bonnet lines and sleak headlights giving the Mondeo a far more aggressive look than its predecessor.
The headline news is that Ford's new saloon will be the latest car to feature the 1 litre Ecoboost engine.
This might sound a little ambitious, trying to power a car the size of the Mondeo with an engine that sounds more at home in a KA but this is no ordinary 1 litre engine after all.
In fact the 123bhp produced by the new Ecoboost makes the new entry level more powerful than the previous model which was powered by a 118bhp naturally aspirated 1.6 petrol.
It should also deliver economy and emissions that will rival most diesel cars in the class.
Other engines will include the usual 2.0 litre TDCi diesel engine and a new 1.5 TDCi, which will replace the existing 1.4 and 1.6 units.
There existing 1.6 and 2.0 litre Ecoboost engines from the current generation, the most powerful of which puts out an impressive 240bhp, making it more powerful than the old Mondeo ST.
For the first time there will also be a hybrid option due in 2014 which will powered by a lithium ion battery pack and a 185bhp, Atkinson cycle petrol engine.
The bad news is that we will be unlikely to get the 2.5 litre engine that is being fitted in the Mondeo's American cousin, the Ford Fusion.
One thing that may be a cause of concern for enthusiasts is that the next Mondeo will follow the example of the Focus and move to a new electric power steering system rather than the traditional, and excellent hydraulic system which made the Mondeo one of the best handlers in its class.
Ford are adament however that this change will not affect its ability to take a corner but only time and some time in the car will tell.
The new Mondeo will also join it's fellow Fords in receiving the latest in-car technology, including SYNC entertainment system and MyFord Touch system, which will allow voice control for all major systems.
The new Mondeo will first appear at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September but is not expected to hit UK showrooms late next year meaning there is still around a 14 month wait till you can get your hands on the five door hatchback, with an estate version unlikely to arrive until 2014.
In the mean time Ford say they will be refreshing the current fourth generation model later this year to keep it as fresh as possible until the new one arrives.