Just last week, Ford began producing the 2015 Mondeo Hybrid at its plant in Valencia, Spain. Known as the Fusion Hybrid in other markets such as North America, the Mondeo Hybrid is Ford’s first hybrid vehicle for the European market. But Ford is no stranger to hybrid powertrains.
In fact, The Blue Oval has been the second-largest manufacturer of hybrid vehicles in the United States. Since initially introducing hybrid vehicles in the U.S., the automaker has already produced over 400,000 units.
Ford’s first hybrid cars were the Escape Hybrid (second-generation) and Fusion Hybrid (first-generation). Today, Ford sells three hybrid models in the United States: the new C-Max Hybrid, the third- and current-generation Fusion Hybrid — which is practically the same vehicle as the Euro-market Mondeo — and the second-generation Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
So, if you reside in Europe and happen to be in the market for a hybrid vehicle, rest assured that the Mondeo Hybrid isn’t The Blue Oval’s first rodeo.