► New 2019 Ford Mondeo family
► Includes first Mondeo Hybrid Estate
► New tech, engines, revised looks
The Ford Mondeo range is scrubbing up for 2019 with a host of changes to keep the formerly big-selling family car up to date – and you can now buy the Mondeo Hybrid in estate guise too.
Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels motor show, the facelifted Mondeo will be available to buy in March just in time for the new 19-reg number plates.
What’s new on the 2019 Ford Mondeo?
This is a subtle mid-life revision and includes the kind of features we’ve already seen on the smaller Focus family. New gadgetry includes:
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-go for traffic jams
- Intelligent speed limiter to keep within limits
- Eight-speed automatic transmissions
- Latest Ford 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine
You’ll spot the facelifted Mondeo by the revised upper trapezoidal grille and a new lower grille design. Day-running lights and foglamps are tweaked too, housed in a reprofiled bumper. It’s detail stuff and likely to be apparent to geeks only.
There’s an abundance of new wheel designs, fresh seat fabrics and other upgrades in an attempt to make the Mondeo feel fresh.
The new Mondeo Hybrid Estate
Of more import, perhaps, is the arrival of the petrol-electric Mondeo Estate. Hitherto limited to the five-door hatch, the hybrid wagon is expected to take up 50% of all sales.
The hybrid powertrain delivers 184bhp from its 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine; it’s mated to a modestly sized 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor which has just enough grunt to let the Mondeo creep away silently on e-power.
Other engines have been fettled to meet the Euro 6d Temp emissions standards.