Ford is not going to leave Europe without MondeoOctober 23, 2020
The information that the American automaker is going to withdraw from production Ford Mondeo turned out to be grossly exaggerated. The company announced that the 4th generation model will remain in Europe, albeit with one “but”.
The manufacturer had to cut the Ford Mondeo engine range. So, the 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline turbo engine could not stand the tougher eco-standards. The 2.0 EcoBoost engine was discontinued last year after the Ford model was updated. A hybrid Mondeo (sedan or station wagon) will be available for purchase.
The company itself noted that sales of the electrified Mondeo for seven months of 2020 increased by 25%. The power plant here includes a naturally aspirated gas engine with a two-liter Atkinson cycle, an electric motor and a 1.4 kWh battery. The power of this hybrid is 186 hp.
The only surviving alternative to the hybrid Mondeo is a two-liter 4-cylinder EcoBlue turbo diesel with 150 or 190 horses. Together with them, 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission work.
The appearance of the new Mondeo should not be expected until the end of 2021.
The project, codenamed CD542, will receive global status. It will be a raised plug-in hybrid van in the spirit of the Subaru Outback.
Earlier it became known that the production of the new Ford Escape had to be postponed. Initially, the production of the car was planned to begin before the end of this year, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, it was postponed to 2021.
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