Ford has just had its global launch of the Mondeo (also called Fusion in the States) at its ‘Go Further’ brand event in Amsterdam. We’ve already seen what the new Mondeo looks like and also know at least one of the engines the car will have.

The list of engines does not stop there. Mondeo is powered by a range of petrol, diesel, hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric powertrains. Besides the 1.0 litre EcoBoost (we’ve already covered it here), there are two other powertrain highlights that you should know of.

The first is the Mondeo HEV, or hybrid electric vehicle. This variant comes with a specially developed 2.0 litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine paired with a 35 kW lithium-ion battery. Lastly, while Ford has featured diesel engines before, this will be the first time that the Blue Oval will offer an all-wheel drive diesel variant to deliver more traction, performance and handling.


There are four kinds of drivetrains that will end up in the Mondeo. On offer are the six-speed manual, six-speed automatic FWD, six-speed automatic AWD and an electronic CVT hybrid.

There are no specifics as yet to what other engines will come with the car. Different markets will receive different engines, transmissions and specifications. Example, the Fusion will be getting the 1.6 and 2.0 litre EcoBoost, the 2.5 iVCT, hybrid and PHEV powertrains. As for our market, it is highly likely the same 2.0 litre 240 PS engine will come with the new car. But, we’ll just have to wait till Ford Malaysia releases the new Mondeo here to know for sure.

The Mondeo is built on a CD-segment platform and will come in three body styles – four-door sedan, five-door hatchback and five-door station wagon. The Mondeo in its sedan style is 4,869.2 mm long, 1,851.7 mm wide, 1,475.7 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,849.9 mm long.

As you can see, the Mondeo features Ford’s new global design language. Highlights of the design are the low roofline for a sports coupe silhouette, ‘visual lightness’ on the side-profile, the new grille, power-dome bonnet and adaptive, full LED headlamps.

The Blue Oval says that the Mondeo is the first of the Ford cars to have headlamps with LED high beam, low beam and signal lighting. The headlamps also turn with the steering and adapt beam projection to vehicle speed – so a longer throw at high speeds and a wider field of vision at slower speeds.

Soft-touch materials, premium finishes and equipment increases the levels of luxury in the Mondeo. The mid-sized car will feature the SYNC with MyFord Touch, which is a system that includes of an eight-inch colour touchscreen and can be a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices.

The SYNC system will not require drivers to take their hands off the wheel. Phone, media player, climate control, radio, CD-player and navigation can be activated by voice.

For the first time in Europe, the Mondeo comes with rear inflatable seatbelts that are designed to reduce head, neck and chest injuries. In an accident, the belt rapidly expands to disperse crash forces five times greater than that achieved by conventional seatbelt.