Ford has revamped its Mondeo Hybrid saloon and estate range with the addition of two new trim levels, dropping the entry price down by £1800.
The entry-level range addition is the Mondeo Zetec Edition hybrid, which is available to order now from £26,460 for the saloon and £37,960 for the estate. It still includes kit such as Ford’s Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment and sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and pre-collision assist.
Also now part of the range is a Mondeo Hybrid ST-Line Edition - the first time the petrol-electric model has been made available with Ford’s sportier trim levels. It starts from £29,360 for the saloon and £30,780 for the estate, and brings a bodykit, 19in alloy wheels, sports-style part leather seats and interior details, and ‘sport tuned suspension’.
The Mondeo Hybrid is still powered by the same 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a 35kW electric motor for a combined 184bhp. Claimed CO2 emissions drop to 94g/km for the Zetec Edition, likely due to its smaller wheel size.
Further changes to Ford’s line-up include the removal of the automatic gearbox option from the recently launched Focus ST across Europe. A spokesman told Autocar that it has been pushed back to the middle of 2020 due to “homologation improvements” needed to reach WLTP standards.