Unlike his American brother (Fusion), the European Ford Mondeo will not be stopped – at least not in the foreseeable future. The first spy photos of the wagon facelift confirm this. We expect the model to debut at the beginning of next year on the European market. As you can see, there are not many noticeable changes in the appearance of this prototype shot during winter tests.
Only the front and rear are covered with camouflage, suggesting that these zones will be changed. The car features with a new bumper in the front, as well as slight changes on the trunk and rear lights.
The interior does not look so different, although there are some changes. For example, the center console has a new air conditioning control just below the standard Sync 3 touchscreen and the speed selector.
It looks very similar to that used in the latest Ford Focus, which makes us believe that the Mondeo prototype will use the same 8-speed automatic transmission as the compact model. Since Ford announced in October that the upgraded Mondeo Hybrid family will get a wagon option in 2019, it may be just that.
Ford Mondeo Hybrid Wagon will use the same 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a 184 hp electric motor. However, the model is expected to be equipped with a 9.0 kWh lithium-ion battery that debuted in the Fusion Hybrid 2019. The larger battery of the updated Ford Mondeo Hybrid should provide a clean electric range of about 40 kilometers.
Together with the upgraded hybrid system, Ford Mondeo facelift will receive new EcoBlue 2.0-liter turbo diesel and EcoBoost 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine coming from Focus.
Ford Mondeo will also receive the Co-Pilot360 package, which includes adaptive cruise control, active parking assistance, active steering assistance, belt assistance, and an pedestrian emergency brake.