Self-charging hybrid system
Advanced computing power controls the hybrid system in the Ford Mondeo, switching between electric and petrol power depending on loads, speeds, driving styles and more. Having the back up of that petrol engine ensures you’ll have ample range to reach your destination, what’s more, the battery pack doesn’t even need plugging in – the car will capture energy from braking and use that to recharge the batteries, as well as taking excess energy from the engine, such as on long motorway drives.
Powerful and economical
Combining two power sources helps economy, with an official figure of 58.9mpg provided. In urban driving, battery power will ensure that fuel use is kept to a minimum, while noise and vibrations are eliminated almost entirely. However, there’s also 187hp available to play with, should you want to make time, and that translates to a peppy 0-62mph time of 9.2 seconds.
Safe and secure
Scoring a full five-stars in EuroNCAP’s crash testing, the Mondeo is built strong. However, it’s always better to avoid the accident in the first place, which is why the Hybrid comes fitted with automatic emergency braking that brings the car to a complete stop at city speeds, should an accident be imminent. Traffic sign recognition, a lane keeping aid, and cruise control with a speed limiter add to the safety technology, while the car can even keep an eye on the driver and sound an alert if concentration starts to slip.
Luxury car refinement
Ambient lighting, in customisable colours, surround the 10-way electrically adjustable heated seats, all of it leather clad. Step up to the Vignale model and there’s premium leather in Cashmere or black, including a leather-trimmed armrest and the option of heated rear seats, too. Impressive, there’s also active noise cancellation that takes readings from three hidden microphones and processes that to effectively mute the outside world.
Cutting edge technology
Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system comes fitted to both Titanium and Vignale, with an eight-inch colour touchscreen housing access to music, digital DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to mirror your smartphone with. Satellite navigation is included too, with SYNC 3’s voice controls coming into their own and allowing for natural language instructions. Feeling peckish? Just tell the car you’re feeling hungry and it’ll find local restaurants and fast-food outlets that are open, and direct you straight to them. Say “I need to park” and local car parks will pop up on screen. The voice controls work across all parts of the system, so you’ll never need to take your eyes from the road again.
Mondeo HEV Key features:
- Self-charging hybrid system, no need to plug in to re-charge
- 2.0 petrol with automatic transmission (EU Stage 6.2 engine)
- Regenerative charging system captures over 80% of brake energy
- Combined power output of 187PS
- CO2 – 108g/km (NEDCo2mpas)
- Competitive ‘Manufacturers Recommended On the Road Price’ of £26,395 for Titanium Edition and £29,345 for Vignale. Both very competitive prices for the level of specification on the vehicles.
- Technology/Specification (Titanium Edition)
- SYNC 3 infotainment system with 8” colour touchscreen & Emergency Assistance
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Active City Stop
- Cruise Control with speed limiter
- Smart gauge display to help efficient driving
- Heated front seats as standard
- 10-way driver and front passenger power seats as standard
- Optional heated rear seats