ALL-NEW FORD MONDEO HYBRID IS NEXT GREEN CAR’S LARGE FAMILY CAR WINNER







Published by Rudi Snyders Date: November 24, 2014
Categories: Ford, Ford Awards, Ford Mondeo

  • Ford Mondeo Hybrid wins Next Green Car Large Family Car Award
  • All-new Ford Transit Courier Kombi was also commended in LCV category

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Ford’s first hybrid to be built and sold in Europe has been awarded a Next Green Car Award.

Next Green Car praised the all-new Mondeo Hybrid, stating: “Well done to Ford for bringing its hybrid know-how to the UK market. The Mondeo Hybrid delivers emissions under the 100g CO2/km threshold.”

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Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe said, “With our first hybrid to be built in Europe, we’ve improved fuel efficiency and CO2 without sacrificing the power and driving experience Mondeo customers have come to expect.”

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid now on sale uses two electric motors in the hybrid system – one to support the petrol engine in driving the wheels and another to enable regenerative charging to the 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery, located behind the rear seats.

It is capable of speeds up to 85mph in electric mode, and the combination of the specially-developed 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine and electric drivetrain delivers 187PS with 67.3mpg and 99g/km CO2.*

The all-new Ford Transit Courier was also highly commended by Next Green Car in the LCV category.

The smallest van in the new Transit line-up is a first for Ford in the compact van segment, offering unrivalled fuel economy across its diesel and petrol engine range with class-leading load space of 2.3m3 (SAE) behind the bulkhead.

The 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi, Dagenham-built engine achieves 76.3mpg and 97g/km CO2 emissions*, and the multi-award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost offers 54.3mpg and 119g/km CO2 ** – 15 per cent better than the closest rival.

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* The declared fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car. The applied standard test procedure enables comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. In addition to the fuel efficiency of a car, driving behaviour as well as other non-technical factors play a role in determining a car's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Results in MPG also correspond to this European drive cycle and are stated in imperial gallons. The results may differ from fuel economy figures in other regions of the world due to the different drive cycles and regulations used in those markets.

** 1.6-litre diesel equipped with Auto-Start-Stop and 100 km/h speed limiter (achieves 100g/km CO2 and 74.3 mpg with Auto-Start-Stop only); 1.0-litre EcoBoost equipped with Auto-Start-Stop.