Ford has started production of its new, green Mondeo Hybrid, the first hybrid-electric car built and sold by the Blue Oval in Europe.
According to the firm, the Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery for a combined cycle 67.3mpg and reaching 100.9mpg for urban driving plus a tax-friendly 99g/km CO2 emissions rating.
First launched in 1993, the Mondeo has since found homes with more than 1.4million customers across the UK. The new model is produced at Ford’s state-of-the-art plant in Valencia, Spain.
The all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid is available in the UK in four-door saloon guise from £24,995 – the same as its 2.0-litre diesel Mondeo Titanium five-door equivalent.