This gearbox will be used in most Fords over the next few years, mainly to improve economy. It will be in next year's 4 cylinder Falcon for example. I'm sure it will be in the facelifted Mondeo this year, but who knows what drivetrain combinations will make to NZ and Oz.
Price of course will be an issue but I'd guess that the current 6-speed auto is also an expensive gearbox as it comes from Japan. But a bigger problem for Ford could be supply initially.
I've seen a road test of the C-MAX with the Ecoboost engine and Powershift box, and they were very impressed - rated the box better than the VW DSG. This drivetrain should make a huge difference to the Mondeo.
MB Mondeo TDCi wagon, sea grey, on MAK Invidia 16" wheels.