It's already official: Ford Mondeo hybrid will be sold in Argentina. The olive label has been confirmed by an official statement stating that it will arrive in the country during the first quarter this year.
It is the first electrified vehicle to offer Ford on the market, although Pacheco's company claims it is part of an "ambitious global electrification strategy," so that in the future a "green" line could be added. The goal is they consume less fuel and thus lower emissions carbon dioxide.
The Mondeo is a hybrid car because combines a 2.0-liter 140 hp diesel engine (It is a four cylinder Atkinson cycle) with an output of 120 CV (88 kW). The overall performance is 187 hp at 6000 rpm and 300 Nm of maximum torque.
According to official numbers, a product combination of these two engines, hybrid Mondeo consumes only 4.2 liters of diesel per 100 km in a mixed cycle, The city consumption drops to 2.8 l / 100 km and on the highway rises to 5 l / 100 km.
With this mechanics, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 187 km / hIt has a new electrically controlled steering, a variable automatic gearbox and a heat recovery system for the exhaust gases that heat the interior.
It contains an energy recovery system that includes: rechargeable high-voltage lithium-ion batteriesIt does not need to be plugged into the mains to charge. It achieves this in braking and deceleration as well as from a second electric machine powered by a gasoline engine and acting as a generator.
The lower details are that since they can no longer be connected to the mains, the batteries are located behind the rear seats. This reduces the capacity of the trunk from 525 to 383 liters, It's a rather limited figure for a family car that is 4.87 meters long.
The equipment and the price will be confirmed at the time of commissioningAnd what is the fact that the reduction of the tax that the government has issued for electrified cars will be "barely" a 5% tax. If this standard did not exist, it would have to pay 35 percent for its "extrazone" origin.
In this manner, there will be three hybrid cars for sale in ArgentinaThe other two are Toyota Prius and Mercedes-Benz GLC. The 100% electric supply will continue to include one model: Renault Kangoo Z.E.