Conhecido como Mondeo, Fusion europeu continuará sendo vendido, ao contrário do irmão americano

Agora que o futuro do Mondeo, o irmão europeu do Ford Fusion, está confirmado, é o momento de ver o que a fabricante prepara para o modelo no Velho Continente. Sabemos que ela trabalha em uma reestilização, que trará uma série de melhorias, e que desenvolvia uma nova versão: uma perua híbrida. Agora é oficial. A Ford diz que o veículo foi desenvolvido exclusivamente para a Europa e permitirá que os clientes "carreguem muita coisa no porta-malas enquanto aproveitam a motorização elétrica sem se preocupar com autonomia." A Ford já vende o Fusion híbrido na carroceria sedã.

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“Para muitos clientes, a praticidade oferecida pelas peruas é obrigatória, então estamos animados em anunciar que, no ano que vem, estes motoristas também poderão reduzir seus gastos com combustível usando uma motorização sofisticada em nossa nova perua Mondeo Hybrid," confirma Roelant de Waard, vice-presidente de Marketing, Vendas e Serviços da Ford Europa.

Ford Mondeo Wagon facelift spy photo
Ford Mondeo Wagon facelift spy photo

É seguro afirmar que o novo modelo receberá o mesmo motor usado pelo Fusion Hybrid. Isto significa que terá um motor 2.0 a gasolina trabalhando em ciclo Atkinson e movendo as rodas dianteiras, com a ajuda de um motor elétrico capaz de recuperar até 90% da energia perdida nas frenagens. Esta energia é armazenada em uma bateria de 1.4 kWh.

A nova perua Mondeo Hybrid será parte da linha renovada do Mondeo na Europa. que deve ser lançada no ano que vem. Até onde sabemos, terá câmbio automático de 8 marchas e uma nova geração de motores diesel, com potência entre 120 cv e 240 cv. No Brasil, o esperado é que o Fusion receba uma última reestilização, apresentada no começo do ano nos Estados Unidos. Depois disso, teremos que esperar a Ford decidir se irá importar o sedã da Europa ou da China, ou se seguirá o caminho dos EUA e irá retirar o modelo de linha.

Fonte: Ford

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  • Enhanced range of Ford Mondeo Hybrid petrol-electric vehicles will launch in Europe next year, including a new elegant and practical wagon variant
  • Developed exclusively for Europe, wagon body style will enable Mondeo Hybrid customers to carry larger loads while still benefitting from electric powertrain without range anxiety
  • Mondeo Hybrid four-door on sale now with 2.0-litre petrol engine, electric motor and generator, and 1.4 kWh battery for ultimate refinement in pure electric driving mode

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 1, 2018 – Ford will enhance the fuel-efficient Mondeo Hybrid petrol-electric vehicle range – including the introduction of the first practical and spacious Mondeo Hybrid wagon variant – from 2019, the company today announced.

The new Mondeo Hybrid wagon will enable customers who require greater load-carrying capability to benefit from the efficiency and refinement of an electric powertrain in many driving scenarios, while maintaining the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine. The elegant Mondeo wagon body style was developed exclusively for customers in Europe.

Ford will release full specification and pricing for the enhanced Mondeo Hybrid range – which will deliver attractive fuel efficiency and CO2 emission performance, and a compelling alternative to diesel powertrains for fleet and private customers – closer to the model’s on-sale date.

The Mondeo Hybrid is currently offered in sleek four-door body style, featuring a sports coupe-inspired profile with low roofline, and also as an upscale Mondeo Hybrid Vignale variant.

“For many customers the practicality offered by a wagon body style is an absolute must, so we’re excited to announce that from next year those drivers will also be able to reduce their fuel bills using the sophisticated petrol-electric powertrain of our new Mondeo Hybrid wagon,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “Electrified powertrains will continue to play a key role in our European product line-up. Ford is investing $11 billion and plans to deliver 16 fully electric vehicles within a global portfolio of 40 electrified vehicles through 2022.”

The Ford Mondeo Hybrid powertrain uses an electric motor to support the specially-developed 2.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine in driving the wheels, and a generator to enable regenerative charging of the 1.4 kWh lithium-ion, air-cooled, recyclable battery located behind the rear seats. Regenerative braking technology captures up to 90 per cent of the energy normally lost during braking to replenish the battery.

The Mondeo Hybrid is capable of driving in pure electric mode, delivering ultimate refinement and efficiency particularly in city and stop-start driving scenarios. The hybrid powertrain delivers 187 PS, supported by a Ford-developed continuously variable automatic transmission for further enhanced fuel efficiency. *

Further technologies designed to help drivers optimise efficiency include Ford’s Smartgauge interface for monitoring fuel and energy consumption; Electric Power Assisted Steering; and electrically-powered air-conditioning, powertrain cooling and vacuum systems that significantly reduce drag on the engine.

Available comfort, convenience and safety technologies include Active City Stop, Active Park Assist, rear inflatable seatbelts, SYNC 3 voice-controlled connectivity with 8-inch touchscreen, and Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System with dynamic LED headlights.

The first hybrid electric vehicle manufactured by Ford in Europe, the Mondeo Hybrid is assembled alongside the petrol- and diesel-engine Mondeo range at Ford’s state-of-the-art facility in Valencia, Spain.