Ford claims the new Mondeo, which is the first Ford model to use the new global CD-segment platform of theirs, delivers class-leading driving dynamics, innovative technology, greater refinement and craftsmanship and sophisticated design.

It is available in the UK in the expected five-door and estate guises but also adds a four-door hybrid version.

Petrol versions include a 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost and also the fuel-efficient 1.0-litre EcoBoost, while the diesel versions, of which some are available with ECOnetic technology, include 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre variants. Separate all-wheel drive variants join the line-up early next year.

The new four-door Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery to provide optimised fuel economy and low CO2 emissions (99g/km).

A new pedestrian detection system is available, which processes information collected from a windshield-mounted camera, and radar located in the bumper, the car then warns the driver and applies the brakes to reduce the impact of a collision. Along with this, there is a new version of Active Park Assist which enables drivers to detect suitable parking spaces and then the vehicle will reverse into the space, hands-free.

The Hybrid version is obviously a very attractive offer for company car drivers, thanks to it's low CO2 value - it falls into the 12% company car tax band. Bear in mind though, there are also other very appealing versions of the new Mondeo in both petrol and diesel versions.

You can now configure and compare one here on any comprehensive Comcar tax tool.

A link to Hatch versions is at the top of this article. If you're more of an Estate person or fancy the Hybrid, you can find them here: Mondeo Estate and here:Mondeo Hybrid