Station wagon among Ford’s new generation of Mondeo Hybrid models.
Station wagon among Ford’s new generation of Mondeo Hybrid models.

Ford to Offer Mondeo Hybrid Station Wagon

Ford says the new station wagon will allow customers requiring a greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency of an electric powertrain while maintaining the driving range of a traditional combustion engine.

Ford Europe is adding a station wagon as it launches a new generation of its Mondeo hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle range.

The new station wagon will allow customers requiring a greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency of an electric powertrain while maintaining the driving range of a traditional combustion engine.

Ford says it will release full specifications and pricing closer to its 2019 release date.

The Mondeo Hybrid is offered in a 4-door body style, featuring a sports coupe-inspired profile with a low roofline, and also as an upscale Mondeo Vignale variant. A station wagon will strengthen the body style’s 30% mix of total Mondeo sales in the U.K.

Roelant de Waard, Ford vice president-European Marketing, Sales and Service, says the practicality offered by a station wagon is an absolute must for many customers.

Electrified powertrains are playing a key role in Ford’s European product lineup. The automaker

is spending $11 billion and plans to deliver 16 fully electric vehicles within a global portfolio of 40 electrified vehicles by 2022.

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid powertrain uses an electric motor to support a 2.0L Atkinson cycle gasoline engine to drive the wheels, and a generator to allow regenerative charging of the 1.4-kWh air-cooled, recyclable lithium-ion battery. Regenerative braking technology captures up to 90% of the energy normally lost during braking to replenish the battery.

The hybrid powertrain delivers 187 hp, supported by a Ford-developed continuously variable automatic transmission.

The Mondeo Hybrid is assembled alongside the gasoline- and diesel-engine Mondeo range at Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain.

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