Ford has revealed the new Mondeo range will cost from £20,795 – and it’s on sale now, with deliveries at last promised by the end of 2014.
The long overdue new Mondeo range will compromise the familiar line-up of Style, Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X versions, offered in five-door hatchback and a petrol-electric hybrid saloon, plus a bespoke-for-Europe estate version.
The single Titanium Hybrid, costing £24,995, means the Mondeo will be offered in petrol, diesel and hybrid for the first time in its 20-year history – and every single engine in the line-up is turbocharged too.
The hybrid will average 67.3mpg and emit 99g/km CO2, but the 1.6-litre TDCi 115 diesel is even better; it’s capable of up to 78.5mpg and emits as little as 94g/km CO2. It is, however, the only diesel to dip under the 100g/km CO2 barrier; only one engine from the 2.0-litre diesel range of 150hp and 180hp motors dips under the 110g/km mark.
Petrol alternatives compromise 1.5 Ecoboost SCTi 160 and 2.0 Ecoboost SCTi 240 – the much-anticipated 1.0-litre Ecoboost, the smallest engine ever fitted to the Mondeo by some margin, arrives in early 2015. An all-wheel-drive version also comes in 2015.
Generous spec for new Mondeo
Built in Spain, all versions of the new Ford Mondeo offer climate control, DAB radio, Emergency Assistance telematics, cruise control and SYNC2 infotainment with 8-inch colour touchscreen. The Zetec adds details such as speed limiter, front fog lamps, more body-coloured exterior panels and Quickclear heated windscreen. It can also be fitted with sat nav for £300.
The combination of SYNC2 and sat nav means the new Mondeo’s smart voice command system can seek out restaurants simply by the driver saying ‘I’m hungry’.
Titanium X has bigger alloys, sports seats, standard sat nav and a fully electronic instrument pack, with Titanium X boasting full LED headlights, electric leather seats and rear privacy glass.
Ford has pinpointed several key models it expects will become best-sellers, including the 2.0-litre TDCi 150 ECO Zetec, costing £22,545, and the £23,495 2.0-litre TDCi 150 Titanium.
2015 Ford Mondeo prices
Mondeo Style: prices from £20,795
Mondeo Zetec: prices from £21,045
Mondeo Titanium: prices from £22,245
Mondeo Titanium X: prices from £24,245
2015 Ford Mondeo engines
1.0 Ecoboost (early 2015)
1.5 Ecoboost SCTi 160
2.0 Ecoboost SCTi 240
2.0 iVCT 187 Hybrid
1.6 Duratorq TDCi 1150 Econetic
2.0 Duratorq TDCi 150 Econetic
2.0 Duratorq TDCi 150
2.0 Duratorq TDCi 180