The 2015 Ford Mondeo Hybrid is the gasoline-electric hybrid model of the previous mid-sized hatchback Sedan Ford Mondeo. The first Mondeo made its debut as a cameo in the “James Bond-Casino Royale” movie and was sold a year later after its appearance. The current hybrid sedan will make up the fourth generation of Mondeos sold in the United Kingdom. Ford Mondeo is called Ford Fusion in the US and was introduced there in 2012.
The exterior for the new hybrid is said to be 10% stronger and lighter than its predecessor. Hydro-form high strength steel is used in making the A pillars, B pillars and the roof rails. The tailgate is made of a magnesium alloy. The roof is made of baked steel, which reduces the weight by 0.5 kg. The total weight reduction by the body kit is around 115 kg which is then used to further strengthen the front shock absorbers, to add other safety features and improve the fuel economy of the engines. Mondeo will also feature Ford’s all new integral rear-link suspension for better dynamics. The car is also equipped with anti-blinding LED headlamps. The exterior also has better NVH cancelling capabilities. The wheelbase, length, width and height are 112.2, 191.8, 72.9 and 58.2 inches respectively.
2015 Ford Mondeo Hybrid Interior
The exterior has been redesigned for better safety; the same can be said about the insides. The interior is equipped with tons of safety features like nine different airbags and inflated seat belts which keep the passenger stuck to their seats even after a collision. New Ford Mondeo Hybrid 2015 also features the all new pedestrian-detection brake system, which can detect nearby pedestrians or those who are about to enter the car’s path with the help of cameras. The event will set of an alarm. If the alarm is ignored by the driver, the car will apply automatic brakes. Other safety features are Active city stop, adaptive cruise control and lane assistance. The interior seats are made of premium plastic materials with heated steering wheel and seats. The instrument panel is equipped with a better air cooling system and an 8 inch touchscreen with voice command features.
2015 Ford Mondeo Hybrid Engine
The Mondeo Hybrid will be featured with a 2.0 litre petroleum powered engine equipped with 1.4 kWh lithium-ion batteries and two electric motors. The engine and motors will be synchronized with the help of CVT Auto Gear-box. The 2015 Mondeo is also said to be in the list of “the top 10 green cars”. Why? Well, because the CO2 emissions and fuel economy is recorded to be around only 99 g/km or 4.2 l/100 km/67.3 mpg fuel efficiency and 99 g/km CO2 emission. With emissions this low it can safely be exempted from road taxes. Other features added to the model are Auto start-stop system and Active front grille shutter which will help the car pass through air with more ease and is said to cut down at least 10% of drag force from the air.
Release Date and Price
The 2015 Ford Mondeo Hybrid will be available for sale later this year. The price has not yet been announced but it is said to be higher than the previous model’s price of $36,630. The Hybrid is the safest car ever made by Ford Motors making it a great car to drive your family around in it.
2015 Ford Mondeo Hybrid pictures