THE enhanced 2019 Ford Mondeo – introducing elegant new exterior and interior design details and a new Hybrid Wagon variant for the first time – was revealed at the Brussels Motor Show last week.

The new Mondeo Hybrid is a unique offering in its segment and further significant Mondeo upgrades include an even more refined petrol-electric driving experience for the fuel-efficient Hybrid; Ford’s advanced 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine introduced for long-distance cruising; Ford’s new intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission, which adapts shift patterns to driving style for improved refinement, and is controlled using a stylish and ergonomic rotary gear shift dial; with Adaptive Cruise Control enhanced with the addition of Stop & Go technologies.

For customers who require greater load-carrying capability, the new Mondeo Hybrid wagon body style provides a 403-litre load capacity with the rear seats in place, and up to 1,508 litres with the rear seats folded, while an innovative flat floor over the battery pack makes loading and unloading of large or bulky items easier.

In both wagon and coupe-inspired four-door body styles, the self-charging Mondeo Hybrid is capable of pure electric driving and offers silent key start capability for refinement particularly in city and stop-start driving scenarios.

The hybrid powertrain delivers 187PS, and combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine; electric motor; generator; 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery; and a Ford-developed power-split automatic transmission that emulates the performance of a continuously-variable transmission.

Regenerative braking technology captures up to 90 per cent of the energy normally lost during braking to replenish the battery, contributing to anticipated CO2 emissions from a targeted 98g/km for the existing hybrid four-door, and anticipated CO2 emissions of 103g/km for the newly launched wagon.

Pricing will be announced before the March launch.