Ford has started production of the all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid – the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe. The Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery for 4.2 l/100 km fuel economy and 99 g/km CO2 emissions.*
“Mondeo Hybrid offers consumers the best of both worlds, the enhanced efficiency and reduced emissions of electric power, and the range and performance of a traditional powertrain,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “With a range of Ford vehicles that also includes the Focus Electric, the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, as well as fuel-efficient ECOnetic diesel and EcoBoost models, our customers will soon have more options than ever to optimise running costs.”
First launched in 1993, Mondeo has since found homes with more than 4.8 million customers The all-new model is produced at Ford’s state-of-the-art plant in Valencia, Spain, and goes on sale across Europe later this year. Petrol-engine four-door models also will be built at Ford Sollers’ St. Petersburg Assembly Plant in Russia, where Mondeo will be sold in 2015.
The widest-ever range of powertrains for Mondeo includes Ford’s new 1.5‑litre EcoBoost petrol and enhanced 2.0-litre TDCi diesel. The Mondeo Hybrid offers pricing competitive with Mondeo diesel powertrain variants, delivering on Ford’s promise to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the power of choice.
In the U.S., Ford is the second largest manufacturer of hybrids, having already produced a total of 400,000 vehicles since their initial introduction.
Full details of the all-new Ford Mondeo can be found at http://mondeo.fordpresskits.com/