Subtle update includes eight-speed auto, new diesel engines, and hybrid wagon variant.
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The facelifted Ford Mondeo have been unveiled at the 2019 Brussels motor show in Belgium.

Subtle is probably the best way of describing this update. Up front all models gain a new front bumper, which visually joins together the lower air intake and fog light pods for a slightly sportier design.

Depending on the trim and model there's also new grille inserts and alloy wheel designs to marvel at.

Out the back, the sedan, hatch and wagon models now feature a chrome bar linking and bisecting the two sets of tail-lights, like the one we spotted on the MY2018.75 wagon.

Unlike the related Fusion sedan sold in North America, the European Mondeo sticks with the same headlight shape as the pre-facelift model.

The changes beneath the skin are more substantial, with the Mondeo now available with the company's eight-speed automatic transmission.

Other new features include adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, and an intelligent speed limiter tied into the traffic sign recognition system.

An 8.0-inch touchscreen for the latest Sync 3 infotainment system, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, is also available.

In Europe the Mondeo wagon will now be available with a hybrid drivetrain. The hybrid drivetrain makes a total of 138kW of power, and features a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine, an electric motor, and a 1.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The company expects hybrid models to account for half of all Mondeo sales.

Ford's latest 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine replaces the current car's 2.0-litre TDCi mill, and will be available in 110kW and 140kW versions.

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The updated Mondeo will go on sale throughout Europe from March 2019, and is scheduled to come here during the second quarter of year.