For the first time, the model will also be available when a hybrid is waiting
The premiere of the updated Ford Mondeo family took place in a car show in Brussels. For the first time in a model range comes a wait with hybrid drive. In addition, Mondeo receives moderated diesel engines and an 8-speed automatic transmission that replaces the current 6-speed transmission.
Design changes are minimal, and now individual versions can easily be distinguished on the keel. Titanium offers horizontal chrome posters that aren't black in a sporty ST-Line version. The silver elements that refer to "V" are for the luxury reference of Vignale.
In addition, the refurbished Mondeo has been stepped up with new anti-fog camps and new heirlooms bought with a chrome floor.
In the lounge, better materials are placed, there are new decorative elements. The gearbox gears are changed with one that is not the default bubble. It is only placed on cars with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
This transfer is new to the model and is available for the 150 and 180 hp 2.0-liter diesel engines. It adapts to driving style and bad conditions, so it "understands" when the car is climbing, dropping or passing through a series of boats at a higher speed.
For these two engines a four-wheel drive system is available, but it works with the old 6-speed automatic. The other two options are 2.0-liter diesel with 120 horses and 1.6-liter petrol EcoBoost with 165 hp, and only offers a six-speed manual gearbox.
The new hybrid wagon in a model series includes a combination of a 2.0-liter petrol engine with 187 hp, which & # 39; works on & # 39; an Atkinson cycle, an electric motor, a 1.4 kW / h capacity lithium-ion battery and a simulator's great variator operation. The average cost of this version is 4.4 l / 100 km (if it is 4.2 l / 100 km).
The Mondeo has an adaptive cruise control with automatic stop and go, drawing scanning system, SYNC 3 multimedia complex with 8-inch screen.
The annoying family will be launched in Europe in March, with Ford hoping to be about 50% of its sales for the hybrid.