The 2019 Ford Mondeo has been revealed at the Brussels motor show. Here’s everything you need to know about the car.
2019 Ford Mondeo
New, 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and hybrid estate
Price and release date
From £19,500; March 2019
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2019 Ford Mondeo price and release date
You can expect the 2019 Ford Mondeo to start from £19,500 – not bad when you consider that alternatives such as the Mazda 6 will set you back £4,000 more. The Ford Mondeo is expected to be released in March 2019.
2019 Ford Mondeo styling
When carwow got a hold of spy pics of the 2019 Ford Mondeo estate back in December, only half of the front and a slither of the rear were camouflaged, suggesting very little of the old model’s styling had changed. Ford has lived up to that preconception – the only major additions here are redesigned and larger-looking fog lights, and some sleek, silver trim along the boot.
2019 Ford Mondeo specs
As with the old model, the 2019 Ford Mondeo comes in three specifications: Zetec, Titanium and ST-Line Editions. There will also be a posher Vignale model – avoid that if you don’t fancy losing thousands of pounds in depreciation. All trims get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can connect your smartphone to the car’s main display.
Safety features have been bolstered in this new model. You can now have it with road-sign-reading technology – which can display the speed limit on the car’s infotainment screen – and Stop & Go, which brakes and accelerates the car for you in heavy traffic.
2019 Ford Mondeo engines and driving
The 2019 Ford Mondeo will include the same engines offered in the outgoing model, which range from 1.0-litre petrols to 2.0-litre petrol and diesels. The car will introduce an EcoBlue variant of Ford’s 2.0-litre diesel engine to the Mondeo estate line, lowering the CO2 emissions of the current model. The inclusion of an eight-speed automatic gearbox (exclusive to the EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engine) ensures a smooth ride while also increasing fuel efficiency even further.
2019 Ford Mondeo Hybrid estate
The facelift will provide your first opportunity to get the Mondeo estate model as a hybrid. Combining an electric motor – capable of powering the car for short distances – with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a CVT automatic gearbox, the Hybrid produces 187hp and low emissions of 103g/km.
That estimated CO2 figure is a noted improvement over the outgoing Mondeo Hybrid’s 108g/km, but still not quite as impressive as the Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid’s 99g/km. Unfortunately – with carbon dioxide emissions above 75g/km – it won’t be exempt from the London Congestion Charge, either.
Ford says the 2019 Mondeo Hybrid estate is designed to make navigating urban traffic and quick stop/start situations as smooth and economical as possible. To help with that, the car will come with regenerative brakes, which can recapture up to 90% of the energy lost while braking.
2019 Ford Mondeo interior
The interior of the 2019 Ford Mondeo should feel more sophisticated inside than the not-particularly-posh outgoing model thanks to new seat fabrics and door handles appliques. You also get “decorative spears” (whatever they are) on the Titanium trim and above.
The infotainment has been overhauled, too, with buttons all neatly orbiting one central dial. Hopefully it’s an improvement over the fiddly infotainment system found in the current Mondeo.
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