An updated Ford Mondeo range – complete with a new hybrid estate version – will arrive later this year. Here’s everything you need to know.
2019 Ford Mondeo
new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine and hybrid estate
Price and release date
from £22,000; autumn 2019
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2019 Ford Mondeo price and release date
You can expect the updated 2019 Ford Mondeo to cost around the same price as the outgoing model, which starts from £22,000. Meanwhile, the estate version will likely have a price tag closer to £24,000.
The 2019 Ford Mondeo is expected to be released this autumn.
2019 Ford Mondeo styling
When carwow obtained early spy pictures of the 2019 Ford Mondeo estate before its official unveiling, only half of the front and a sliver of the rear were covered in camouflage wrapping. This suggested that very little of the new car’s styling was going to differ from the current model’s.
Once Ford actually revealed its updated 2019 Mondeo range, that proved to be the case. The primary exterior changes are the reshaped grille and overhauled foglights. Some sleek chrome trim has also been placed along the width of the Mondeo’s boot.
2019 Ford Mondeo specs
The 2019 Ford Mondeo will have three different trim levels: Zetec, Titanium and ST Line, all of which are carried over from the current car. There will also be a more upmarket Vignale version. This is worth avoiding if you don’t like the idea of losing thousands of pounds in depreciation the minute you leave the forecourt.
No matter which of these models you go for, the 2019 Ford Mondeo will have an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These will let you connect your smartphone to the car’s large, dashboard-mounted display when using apps for functions like music playback and navigation.
The 2019 Ford Mondeo will have improved safety kit over the current range. You will now be able to get the car with road-sign-reading technology, which will display details like the speed limit on the infotainment screen. There will also be a stop-and-go function, which brakes and accelerates the car for you on the motorway.
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. An EcoBlue variant of Ford’s 2.0-litre diesel engine will be introduced to the Mondeo estate line, lowering the car’s CO2 emissions when compared to the current model. The inclusion of an eight-speed automatic gearbox (exclusive to the EcoBlue 2.0-litre diesel engine) will ensure smooth progress on the road, while increasing fuel efficiency.
2019 Ford Mondeo Hybrid estate
The 2019 Ford Mondeo range will provide your first opportunity to get the estate model as a hybrid. Combining an electric motor – capable of powering the car on its own for short distances – with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a CVT automatic gearbox, the Hybrid will produce 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 has been 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 percent of the energy lost while coming to a stop.
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 will also get ‘decorative spears’ (whatever they are) on the Titanium trim and above. The infotainment has been overhauled, too, with buttons neatly orbiting one central dial. Hopefully it’s an improvement over the fiddly system in the current Mondeo.
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