New Ford Mondeo 2014 release date, price & specs
The new Ford Mondeo hatchback will go on sale in late 2014
The new Ford Mondeo has been in the pipeline for two years but we now know that the car will finally be launched on a release date in the last quarter of 2014, with the price yet to be officially confirmed.
The styling of the new car brings it into line with the look of the latest Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus models, with the Mondeo getting the same wide front grille, plus other updates, both cosmetic and mechanical, to boost its popularity.
Keep reading for all you need to know about the brand-new Ford Mondeo 2014.
New Ford Mondeo 2014 release date & price
The new Ford Mondeo is expected to arrive by the end of 2014 – two years after the new model was first announced at the Detroit Motor Show in 2012. The price is unlikely to change a great deal, but could rise slightly by a couple of thousand pounds. The current model benefitted from a price cut last year, but expect prices for the new Ford Mondeo to start from around £18,000.
New Ford Mondeo engines
Customers will get a choice of petrol or diesel engines in the 2014 Ford Mondeo, but those after impressively low fuel and tax bills should keep an eye out for the two new hybrid models. The first is a conventional petrol-electric hybrid (like the Toyota Prius), which combines a petrol engine with an electric motor and uses the latter to drive the car at low speeds. The Ford Mondeo Hybrid will do up to 65mpg and emit road tax-busting CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km.
Next is the Ford Mondeo hybrid, powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine and 35kW lithium-ion battery. Fuel economy should be good on this model, and it's expected to emit less than 100g/km of CO2. Customers in the US already get the option of a plug-in hybrid version but, as of yet, the UK hasn't shown sufficient demand. That's not to say that Ford UK won't decide to sell the car here at a later date, but for now we'll have to make do with the conventional hybrid model.
The new Ford Mondeo will also get a small 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which despite its size should be powerful enough for such a large car. A 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine could also be a possibility.
More engines should be revealed closer to launch date, but expect 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engines, plus 2.0 and 1.5-litre TDCi diesels too.
New Ford Mondeo specs and equipment
Each car will get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while six-speed automatic gearboxes will be optional. The new Ford Mondeo diesel will also be available with an automatic gearbox, and there's a possibility buyers will be able to opt for four-wheel drive.
Ford SYNC should also be thrown in – this is an entertainment system developed with Microsoft and features smartphone and Wi-Fi connectivity.
New safety technology should also make the Ford Mondeo a very safe car. Gadgets include a system that detects tiredness, cruise control that maintains a safe distance to the car in front, and a warning system that alerts the driver if they switch lanes without noticing a car in their blind spot.
Ford Mondeo Vignale
The top-spec Ford Mondeo Vignale will also be released to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4. In order to do this, Ford has equipped it with plenty of upmarket features including big alloy wheels, chrome door handles, a new grille, a redesigned front bumper and new fog lights.
Ford has given the interior a premium makeover, so there are quilted leather seats, luxury floor mats and soft-touch leather on the dashboard and steering wheel. The Ford SYNC system and LED headlights are also included as standard.
Prices for this model haven’t yet been announced – but as it will sit at the top of the Ford Mondeo range, we expect it to cost upwards of £30,000.
A Ford Mondeo estate will join the line-up later, but this isn’t expected until 2015.
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