Ford has introduced a hybrid version of its popular Mondeo for the European market as there is no non-hybrid petrol version available anymore. Actually, the hybrid version of the Ford Mondeo is already a very popular car in Europe and especially in the U.K. right now 25 percent of total Mondeo sale in Europe is dominated by the Hybrid version. The situation in the U.K. is even better for the hybrid variant as more than 75 percent of its sale is for the hybrid variant.
Under the hood, Ford Mondeo Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine alongside an electric motor and 1.4-kWh battery pack. The combined output of the hybrid system is 184 hp and this power is sent to the wheels via CVT transmission.
The hybrid Mondeo also supports the regenerative braking system and can capture up to 90 percent of the energy normally lost during braking. While ford hasn't released the fuel economy and emission figures for the hybrid Mondeo but it said that its CO2 emission and fuel consumption is optimized.
While the Ford Mondeo hybrid is the only petrol-powered version of this car available in Europe, buyers who are interested in diesel cars still can go for the diesel version with 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine. This model is available with two outputs 118 hp and 148 hp.
Ford Mondeo Hybrid is available in Europe in both sedan and station wagon body.