Mondeo Man Set For Exit

Thu 25th Mar 2021

Ford motor group have announced that they will be phasing out their iconic Mondeo model as they look forward to producing more electric and hybrid alternatives.

The company announced that it is evolving its passenger vehicle range in an announcement which also confirmed that Ford would be developing a new hybrid engine and looking to increase battery pack assembly at their plant in Valencia, Spain.

Launched in 1993, the Mondeo has proven to be one of the most popular saloons ever, with five million units sold globally, the vehicle was popular with both executives and families. In recent years the popularity has waned as trends and tastes steered towards SUVs and lower emission vehicles.

Despite the Mondeo’s popularity, the company gave little fanfare to its departure, choosing instead to focus on a future which will see Ford’s entire range be hybrid or fully-electric by 2030.

“Today is another step on Ford’s electrification journey, providing a bridge to an all-electric passenger vehicle future, and demonstrating our continuing commitment to our manufacturing operations in Valencia where we have invested around $3 billion since 2011,” said Kieran Cahill, vice president of manufacturing of Ford Europe.

The company is expected to phase out production of the Mondeo from early 2022, however there was good news in that the Galaxy and Ford S-Max will remain in the line-up.