Ford has confirmed there will be a refreshed version of the Ford Mondeo in 2019 which makes perfect sense given that other manufacturers have already or plan to refresh rival vehicles like the Mazda6, VW Passat and Vauxhall Insignia.
Full details of the revised 2019 Mondeo have yet to be disclosed in full, but we are being drip-fed information from various sources of what to expect. More subtle changes and improvements are anticipated rather than a complete upheaval of what is after all a very popular saloon/estate equally suited for families or as a business vehicle.
2019 Ford Mondeo Exterior
Spy photos and recent rumours suggest that exterior design tweaks will be minimum for the 2019 Mondeo. The frontend is likely to see the biggest changes cosmetically, with a completely new front grille on the cards and a redesigned front bumper (similar to its North American cousin the Fusion which has already received reshaped front grille and new headlight cluster).
The Ford Fusion (popular in North America and a close relative of the Mondeo) has seen new a new rear light cluster and horizontal chrome trim at the rear, so expect something similar on the 2019 Mondeo. Looking at the covered rear light cluster on photos of the 2019 Mondeo and doing some educated guess work, the rear light cluster could be larger but with a smoother profile.
2019 Ford Mondeo Interior
Inside the 2019 Mondeo we’re expecting tweaks and minor changes rather than a complete overhaul. Expect some materials and additional ‘soft touch’ finishes.
Spy photos also indicate that automatic transmission models will get a new rotary gear change dial, this frees up additional space for larger cup holders and some additional storage in the centre console area.
Expect Ford’s SYNC 3 technology to remain untouched for the most part in the 2019 Mondeo, whilst Ford’s latest driver-assist and safety tech known as Co-Pilot 360, pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking systems should be introduced to the 2019 Mondeo range.
2019 Ford Mondeo Engines
A new 2.0 litre EcoBlue turbo diesel engine and a 1.5 litre EcoBoost three-cylinder turbo petrol are anticipated. The Ecoboost is Ford’s multi-award-winning petrol engine that can shut down one of the valves when power demands permit, thus delivering a much more fuel-efficient engine whilst still offering the extra power when required.
On automatic models expect the introduction of Ford’s new 8-speed transmission, whilst 2019 Mondeo estate models should be getting a new 2.0 litre petrol hybrid variant with 1.4kWh lithium ion battery (previously only available on saloon models).
You can compare a large range of current new Ford Mondeo models and prices here.