Ford expands Mondeo line up

Ford has further expanded the number of powertrain combinations that are available to order for the all-new Ford Mondeo to provide the widest ever choice to customers in Europe.

Production has now started of models equipped with Ford's multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost - the first 1.0-litre petrol engine in the segment, priced from £19,995. The line-up is further extended with a new 210PS bi-turbo 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine; fuel-efficient new 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine; and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive technology for optimised traction and performance.

All-new Mondeo now offers 14 powertrain combinations as part of a comprehensive four-door, five-door and wagon body-style range, including:

125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol manual
160PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol manual and automatic
240PS 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol automatic
120PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel manual
150PS and 180PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel manual and automatic
150PS and 180PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
210PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel automatic
187PS petrol-electric hybrid

Mondeo also offers ultra-low CO2 ECOnetic models, and Ford's new upscale Vignale product and ownership experience will debut with the Ford Vignale Mondeo later this year.

In addition, the first hybrid electric vehicle ever manufactured by Ford in Europe, the Mondeo Hybrid is available in four-door body-style and uses two electric motors and 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery combined with a 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine to drive at up to 85mph in electric mode.

The drivetrain delivers 187PS with 67.3mpg and 99g/km CO2* and is priced the same as the equivalent to the 2.0-litre TDCi model at £24,995.

Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe said: "With the full range of powertrains now rolling off the production line at our state-of-the-art plant in Valencia, Spain, Ford now offers the widest ever choice for Mondeo customers."

"Sophisticated technology like our segment-first Inflatable Rear Seatbelts helps make Mondeo an even more compelling choice."

Ford received almost 5,000 orders in the UK for the all-new Mondeo since the vehicle was launched late last year. Sales of the all-new Mondeo were up 29 per cent year-over-year in January and order take was up 60 per cent as the model is rolling out to Ford dealerships across Europe.

Advanced technologies have proved popular, with 53 per cent of customers specifying Active Park Assist with Perpendicular Parking, and 44 per cent choosing Dynamic LED headlights.

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Peter Thomas

Author:Peter Thomas
Date Updated:19th Feb 2015

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