Ford has commenced output of new Ford Mondeo Hybrid, which is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine backed by an electric motor and 1.4-kWh lithium-ion battery. Considered as the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe, the Mondeo Hybrid could return 67.3 mpg (combined), 100.9 mpg for urban driving – emitting just 99 grams of carbon of dioxide per kilometer travelled.
Roelant de Waard, vice president for Marketing, Sales & Service at Ford of Europe, remarked that the Ford Mondeo Hybrid offers “the best of both worlds” – improved efficiency and reduced emissions of electric power, and the range and performance of a conventional powertrain.
He said the addition of the Mondeo Hybrid to its lineup means that customers will have more options to choose from to optimize running costs. The latest variant of the Mondeo, which has been a good-seller since it was launched in 1993, is built at Ford’s state-of-the-art Valencia site in Spain.
Its pricing is as competitive as Mondeo diesel powertrain variants, allowing Ford to stay true to its promise of providing a number of choices. Ford will start selling the all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid (four-door saloon) in the United Kingdom in ar a starting price of only £24,995.