The Ford Mondeo has long been one of Britain’s favourite family cars, but if you think estate equals boring, check out the latest iteration with its sleek and elegant exterior and sharp styling. Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show, the new Mondeo is packed with performance and technology upgrades alongside the brand new Hybrid Wagon.

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Upgrading the Mondeo

Ford has introduced three new significant upgrades for the Mondeo, including a new 2.0-litre diesel engine. This EcoBlue technology makes the Mondeo perfect for long-distance performance and exceeds new Euro 6d Temp standards for emissions.

The innovative eight-speed automatic transmission is controlled by a stylish rotary dial, while the improved suite of driver assistance technologies now includes Adaptive Cruise Control for better performance in stop-start traffic.

Going hybrid

The new Hybrid is self-charging and is offered in both wagon and four-door coupe styles. Silent key start and pure electric driving is handy for stop-and-go traffic situations, while the hybrid engine develops 187PS from the combination of 1.4kWh Li-on battery and 2.0-litre petrol engine.

Ford has built in its regenerative braking technology to capture 90 per cent of energy lost for battery recharging on the go. Emissions are expected to be as low as 98g/km for the four-door hybrid coupe. Energy consumption and fuel will be monitored using the innovative SmartGauge. This includes Brake Coach, an interface that encourages gentle braking and optimal return of energy to the hybrid battery.

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Practicality and aesthetics

The fourth-generation Mondeo isn’t all about technological innovation. The sleek aesthetics hide a family car that is all about the kind of comfort and enjoyment levels that make every trip a breeze. If you fancy getting your hands on the new model, you’ll need low-cost motor trade insurance from a comparison site like

The new SYNC 3 interface uses familiar smartphone and tablet gestures like swipe and pinch to make everything from route planning to accessing your playlist a snap. Then there’s the effortless power steering for superb handling and air conditioning for optimum levels of comfort whenever you travel. Clever features like Quickclear that clears your windscreen in seconds and powered folding wing mirrors that protect the integrated indicators from damage are standard features on the new Mondeo, which offers sophisticated levels of craftsmanship and great performance without breaking a sweat.