Ford Begins Hybrid Vehicle Production in Europe, First Mondeo Hybrids Roll Off Assembly Line
Ford has started production of its all-new Mondeo Hybrid – the first hybrid electric car built and sold by Ford in Europe.
The Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery to deliver a claimed 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle and 99 g/km CO2 emissions.
First launched in 1993, Mondeo has since found homes with more than 1.4 million customers across the UK. The all-new model is produced at Ford’s manufacturing plant in Valencia, Spain.
The widest-ever range of powertrains for Mondeo includes Ford’s new 1.5‑litre EcoBoost petrol and enhanced 2.0-litre TDCi diesel.
In the U.S., Ford is the second largest manufacturer of hybrids, having already produced a total of 400,000 vehicles since their introduction.
The all-new Mondeo Hybrid will be available in the UK from December, with the four-door saloon being priced the same as its 2.0-litre diesel Mondeo Titanium Powershift five-door equivalent.