Ford officially announced the all-new 2015 Mondeo, its latest product of the ‘One Ford’ global product strategy. As expected, the design of the car is not so new as the vehicle is based on the American version known as Fusion, which was unveiled back in 2012. Set to go on sale later this year, the 2015 Mondeo will be the first vehicle in its segment to offer a 1.0-liter petrol engine also known as the 2014 International Engine of the Year.
The engine will deliver 125 hp and only 119 g/km of CO2 emissions. In addition, the 2015 Mondeo will arrive with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 160 hp and 134 g/km of CO2 emissions. A more potent 2.0-liter EcoBoost will be available with 203 hp or 240 hp.
Later in 2015, the Mondeo will get the 2.0-liter TDCI diesel engine that generates 210 hp and 450 Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm. The 2.0-liter TDCI will emit less CO2 than the outgoing 200 hp 2.2-liter TDCI engine. Still, Ford will offer the 2.0-liter TDCI with 150 hp or 180 hp.
An ECOnetic Technology model will be available powered by a 1.6-liter diesel engine with CO2 emissions of 94 g/km. The 2015 Mondeo Hybrid will be the first hybrid electric vehicle from Ford to be manufactured in Europe.
Set to be built alongside the petrol- and diesel-powered Mondeo in Valencia, Spain, the new hybrid version will get a 2.0-liter petrol engine combined with two electric motors, one that drives the wheels while the other will supply regenerative charging.
In addition, a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery will be available with a life-span of 10 years and 150,000 miles.
According to Ford, the 2015 Mondeo will be its first car globally to offer the new pedestrian detection technology that identifies people and reduces the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 50 mph or 80 km/h. Other technologies to be available on the Mondeo are the Adaptive Front Lightning System and Active Park Assist featuring Perpendicular Parking.