Ford has released details of the revised and improved 2019 Mondeo self-charging Hybrid with the Estate models getting the option of a Hybrid engine for the first time.
With European emissions targets and the ever-increasing demand for hybrids (and to a lesser extent full electric vehicles) Ford are expecting a big swing in sales of Hybrids. Anticipated Mondeo Hybrid sales are expected to account for as much as 50% of all new Mondeos sold across Europe in the next few years.
Along with its traditional EcoBoost petrol and EcoBlue diesel engines (a new 2.0 EcoBlue diesel engine also makes its debut), the all-new 2.0 (184PS) petrol-electric hybrid powertrain with 6-speed automatic transmission promises to deliver a much more refined experience whilst at the same delivering a higher-level of efficiency.
2019 Ford Mondeo Hybrid Specs
The 2.0 petrol-electric powertrain packs 184bhp of power and is equipped with 1.4kWh battery capable of pure electric travel for limited periods at lower speeds.
The battery also benefits from improved technology that Ford claim recoups as much as 90% of energy from braking using its new ‘regenerative braking system’ to help recharge the battery.
A lot of the improvements and refinements in the new Mondeo Hybrids are down to a new and improved software platform that controls the powertrain. The software helps deliver power more efficiently and smoothly, whilst at the same time delivered improved efficiency over the old/outgoing hybrid engine.
Depending on your configuration CO2 emission should be in the region of 103g/km for an estate model or 98g/km for the saloon model but it still packs enough of punch to take you from 0-62mph in little over 9 seconds, which is respectable.
2019 Ford Mondeo Hybrid Availability
The hybrid engine option is only available with the well-equipped Mondeo Titanium Edition or the plush Vignale models at the moment but you can expect that to change in the next few years.
Mondeo Titanium Edition Hybrid models include 18-inch polished alloy wheels, front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, keyless entry and start, headlights with auto on/off and auto low/high beam and automatic windscreen wipers.
Inside the Titanium Edition model is spacious and well-equipped, with leather interior, front and rear electric windows, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and auto-dimming rear-view mirror. The 8-inch touchscreen/infotainment system comes with DAB radio, sat nav, Bluetooth, Ford SYNC3, Emergency Assistance, voice control and USB support. For comfort there’s dual zone climate control and variable heated front seats.
Driver aids in the Titanium Edition include cruise control with speed limiter, lane keeping assistance with traffic sign recognition plus front and rear parking sensors.
The Mondeo Vignale Hybrid model adds a touch of luxury and refinement building on the Titanium Edition spec with its own unique styling with; Vignale grille, exterior chrome trim, unique 18-inch alloy wheels and interior Vignale badging, trims plus premium leather interior. There are also some additional premium paint colours available; ‘Shadow Black’ and ‘Magnetic’.
The Vignale also adds adaptive headlights, rear privacy glass, power tailgate, a heated steering wheel, rear view camera and a premium Sony Audio system.