Hybrid estate joins updated Ford Mondeo range

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Ford has updated the Mondeo range for 2019, which includes offering its hybrid powertrain in estate form for the first time.

A number of the model upgrades feature technology that debuted with the new Ford Focus last summer, such as a new 2.0-litre diesel engine, new automatic transmission and various semi-autonomous features.

Improved hybrid powertrain, now available in Mondeo Estate

Previously only available in saloon form, Ford predicts that the hybrid powertrain may end up accounting for half of all Mondeo sales across Europe.

Ford has also worked to improve the hybrid’s software programming to deliver a smoother, more linear acceleration and improve overall refinement. It claims to be more effective at managing engine revs to get the most torque and overall performance for the lowest fuel consumption.

Having to find space for the hybrid’s battery pack does have an impact on the estate’s boot space, however. Load capacity drops by more than 120 litres over the regular petrol or diesel or models, with 403 litres on offer with the back seats up (compared to 525 litres) and 1,508 litres when you fold the seats down (compared to (1,630 litres).


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New 2.0-litre diesel and auto transmission

A new 2.0-litre diesel engine is also available in 150hp and 190hp versions, replacing the previous version that offered 150hp and 180hp options. The new EcoBlue diesel unit claims to be quieter, deliver better low-end torque, and provide reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

The new diesel is combined with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, which should further help both refinement and performance. As before, the automatic diesel models are also available with all-wheel drive.

Semi-autonomous driving technology

The updated Mondeo is now offered with an (optional) improved adaptive cruise control, now including full stop & go capability for stop-start traffic. It is only available in conjunction with the new eight-speed auto transmission.

Also now available is an intelligent speed limiter, which can recognise speed limit signs and adjust the car’s maximum speed accordingly rather than the driver having to alter it manually.

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Visual changes

There have been numerous minor cosmetic changes to the Mondeo for 2019, both inside and out, although you’d probably need to sit the updated model side-by-side with the original to tell the difference.

The grille, front bumper and fog lights have been slightly reshaped, and now provide greater visual differentiation between different specifications (Zetec, Titanium Edition, ST-Line Edition and Vignale).

At the back, there are new C-shaped tail-light graphics and a chrome or silver (depending on trim level) horizontal bar connecting them. There are also minor tweaks to alloy wheel designs and a couple of new colours.

Inside, you’ll find new seat fabrics, door handle inserts and decorative trim elements. Ford also claims to have improved the fit and finish of the major components. As in the new Focus, the eight-speed auto gets a rotary controller intead of a traditional gear lever, which frees up space for a bit of extra storage space.

Pricing for the revised Ford Mondeo range starts at £21,495 on-road, running up to £31,425 for a Vignale hybrid model. Ford dealers are eagerly awaiting your order now, with first cars expected to reach showrooms in March.

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Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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