This happens to be the Blue Oval’s first hybrid-wagon offering

Ford has unveiled the refreshed Mondeo at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show in Belgium. The Mondeo was looking stale for quite some time now and needed a refresh desperately. However, it did not come alone. It brought along the company’s first-ever hybrid wagon and, from our initial impressions, we would call this hybrid-wagon a masterstroke!

Wagons Will Get The Attention They Deserve

The 2019 Ford Mondeo Has Arrived In Belgium and it Brought Along a New First For the Blue Oval
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Station wagons or Estates have always been popular in Europe.

To think of it, they provide you the ride quality of a low-slung sedan with the practicality of a crossover.

The only fly in the ointment was the way these wagons look; but now, automakers have started paying heed to the aesthetics as well, thus making these elongated hatches a complete package. Even if you consider the U.S. market, station wagons are slowly making a comeback. Although they constitute a fraction of manufacturer sales figures, wagons are seeing a rise in demand here in the States. Automakers who are planning to stop selling wagons here now, cough... BMW... cough, will surely bring them back in the very near future.

Improved Aesthetics

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Talking about the refreshed model, the facelifted Mondeo now comes with several new features and improvements over its predecessor. On the outside, the Mondeo comes with a few changes that don’t change the looks drastically, but it still feels refreshed. The front comes with a reshaped grille and new inserts on the bumper.

At the rear, the car gains new C-shaped profile intersected by a full-width chrome bar. With that said, the Mondeo still looks like a Mondeo.

Step inside the car, and you will find the gear lever to be missing. This has been replaced by a new rotary shift dial for the automatic transmission. The Mondeo also receives new upholstery and a revised center console that, according to Ford, will give the cabin an even more premium feel. New trim details can be found in the Titanium, ST-Line, and Vignale trims.

Multitude Of Options Under The Hood

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Now, this is where our interest lies – the hybrid wagon Mondeo is powered by a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine and an electric motor that produce a combined power output of 187 horses.

Thanks to the 1.4-kWh, lithium-ion battery, the automaker estimates the wagon to deliver approximately 55 miles per gallon.

The wagon will have a cargo space of 14.23 cubic-feet that can be increased to 53.25 cubic-feet with the rear seats flipped down.

If you’re looking for an oil-burner, then you will be delighted. The new 2.0-liter mill is set to come in different state of tunes to cater to the sedate as well as enthusiast drivers. The new range of EcoBlue diesel engines come with power ratings of 120 horses, 150 horses, and 190 horses. These new units meet Europe’s latest Euro 6d Temp emissions standards thanks to a standard SCR emissions after-treatment system. Although the engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, you can opt for the company’s new eight-speed automatic that replaces the six-speed dual-clutch PowerShift. This transmission is expected to optimize efficiency and provide smooth, swift gearshifts. The same 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine that produces 165 horses continues as the only gasoline option. The car will be offered with an optional all-wheel-drive system for certain powertrain configurations.

Tech-heads Will Be Happy

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On the tech front, the facelift Mondeo is offered with an optimized adaptive cruise technology with added start-go functionality.

It can bring the vehicle to a complete halt in stop-start traffic, and automatically pull away if the stopping duration is less than three seconds. Not just this, the Mondeo also receives a new speed limiter in combination with sing recognition system which ensures the vehicle’s maximum speed is automatically adjusted to remain within changing speed limits.

Conclusion

The 2019 Ford Mondeo Has Arrived In Belgium and it Brought Along a New First For the Blue Oval
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The refreshed Mondeo will reach showrooms in March this year and is expected to carry a starting price tag of £21,995 ($28,500). The new Mondeo Hybrid Wagon will be available from £28,000 ($36,200). Do you think Ford should consider bringing this to the U.S. as well? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Further reading

The 2019 Ford Mondeo Has Arrived In Belgium and it Brought Along a New First For the Blue Oval
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Read our full review on the 2020 Ford Mondeo.

2013 Ford Mondeo High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the previous generation Ford Mondeo.

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