Ford Announces Next-Generation Mondeo Hybrid, Mondeo Hybrid Wagon
Ford on Monday announced that it will launch a new generation of Mondeo Hybrid vehicles for Europe in 2019. The next-generation Mondeo Hybrid lineup will include a new wagon variant, which joins the current four-door sedan body style.
“For many customers the practicality offered by a wagon body style is an absolute must, so we’re excited to announce that from next year those drivers will also be able to reduce their fuel bills using the sophisticated petrol-electric powertrain of our new Mondeo Hybrid wagon,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales, and Service, Ford of Europe.
“Electrified powertrains will continue to play a key role in our European product lineup. Ford is investing $11 billion and plans to deliver 16 fully electric vehicles within a global portfolio of 40 electrified vehicles through 2022,” de Waard added.
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Ford said that it will release additional details related to the Mondeo lineup closer to its release date. The current-generation Ford Mondeo features a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and an electric motor, which utilizes Regenerative Braking to recover power for the 1.4-kilotwatt-hour lithium-ion, air-cooled, recyclable battery. Ford did not specify whether this same powertrain would be offered in the next-generation Mondeo Hybrid and first-ever Mondeo Hybrid wagon, but it would likely receive an upgrade in terms of efficiency if it did.
The current Ford Mondeo Hybrid features SYNC 3 with an 8-inch touch screen, Adaptive Front Lighting System with LED headlights, Active Park Assist, and Active City Stop.
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