Ford debuts Mondeo hybrid as station wagon
Ford presented the new Mondeo at the Brussels Motor Show. One of the most important innovations is that the Mondeo series now also includes a hybrid station wagon. Plus, the Mondeo Hybrid as a four-door sedan remains on offer.
The top-of-the-range Ford Mondeo Hybrid Vignale with five doors is a station wagon with a large trunk and will be available from 41,000 euros. Meanwhile, at least 39,850 euros will be due for the standard hybrid sedan.
Both models combine a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 138 kW electric motor and a 1.4 kWh battery. According to the manufacturer, the regenerative braking system recovers up to 90 per cent of the energy, which is then made available as additional drive power. Ford states the regular consumption of the Mondeo Hybrid Vignale at 4.4 litres/100 km, that of the four-door sedan at 4.2 litres/100 km. Both hybrids will also feature an automatic transmission and improved control software.
“The Ford Mondeo Hybrid offers a unique driving experience with its refined automatic transmission and ability to pull away silently,” says Roelant de Waard, Vice President of Ford Europe. He expects the hybrid version to account for about 50 per cent of future Mondeo sales.
The Mondeo, like its sister models S-MAX and Galaxy, will be produced at Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain. Since the launch of the current fourth generation in 2015, the series has seen more than 250,000 vehicles sold in Europe, according to the company.