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Ford updates the Mondeo for 2019

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 8:33am

The enhanced Ford Mondeo – introducing elegant new exterior and interior design details and a new Hybrid Wagon variant for the first time – has been revealed at the Brussels Motor Show.

The new Mondeo Hybrid is a unique offering in its segment, and now offers an even more refined petrol-electric driving experience. The updated Mondeo also gets new diesel engine options; Ford’s advanced 2.0 litre EcoBlue diesel engine is now introduced to the Mondeo, for superior long-distance cruising.

There’s also the option of Ford’s new intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission, which adapts shift patterns to driving style for improved refinement, and is controlled using a Jaguar-esque rotary gear shift dial.

Adaptive Cruise Control enhanced with Stop & Go joins Mondeo’s sophisticated suite of driver assistance technologies alongside Intelligent Speed Limiter, for easier driving in motorway and stop-start traffic.

“The Ford Mondeo Hybrid offers a unique driving experience with its refined automatic transmission and ability to pull away silently. Combined with the benefits of a low CO2 petrol engine we expect the Hybrid to account for up to 50 per cent of sales,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.

“At the same time, we are introducing an all-new diesel powertrain with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology to meet and exceed the latest Euro 6d Temp emissions standards, with an all-new eight speed automatic transmission available.”

The latest generation of Mondeo Hybrid powertrain control software delivers a smooth, linear response to acceleration demand for a refined driving experience. The enhanced powertrain software is also more effective at using the engine’s torque to deliver greater fuel efficiency and performance – seamlessly adjusting transmission ratios to utilise the highest engine torque at lowest engine speed.

The hybrid powertrain delivers 187hp, and combines a specially-developed 2.0 litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine; electric motor; generator; 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery; and a Ford-developed power-split automatic transmission that emulates the performance of a continuously-variable transmission.

The new wagon body style provides 403 litres load capacity beneath the cargo cover for Mondeo Hybrid customers with the rear seats in place, and up to 1,508 litres with the rear seats folded, while a flat floor makes loading and unloading of large or bulky items easier. Additional storage is concealed beneath the load floor.

The new EcoBlue diesel engine comes with 150hp, delivering from an anticipated 118 g/km CO2 emissions and 4.5 l/100km fuel efficiency (that’s 62mpg).

Elegant updates to Mondeo’s exterior and interior design enhance the premium and executive appeal of four-door, five-door and wagon models, while amplifying the visual differentiation between Mondeo variants including Titanium, ST-Line and Vignale.

A contemporary new front end design incorporates an enhanced upper trapezoidal grille shape with a deeper visual effect; chrome, horizontal bar finish for Titanium models; black, technical slotted finish for ST-Line models; and exclusive satin silver ‘flying-V’ finish for Vignale models; a revised lower grille design that blends into the new fog-light surrounds for Titanium and Vignale models, and is bordered with sporty winglets for ST-Line models; new fog-light and LED daytime running-light designs; and a sporty new bumper fascia with more pronounced lower lip spoiler.

“The new Mondeo also introduces various semi-autonomous features. Whether reducing the stress of driving in traffic jams by automatically following the car ahead, or helping drivers avoid speeding fines with our Intelligent Speed Limiter technology, every aspect of our enhanced Mondeo is designed to make driving easier, more relaxing and more rewarding,” de Waard said.

“The Mondeo Hybrid offers a compelling alternative to diesel powertrains for fleet and private customers in both wagon and four-door body styles.”

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