Ford Kuga in Porthmadog & Dolgellau Gwynedd
Family adventures are all about fun, but we all know getting to our destination can be a slog. The All-New Ford Kuga breaks the mould with its dynamic drive and class-leading technologies. A powerful plug-in hybrid or self-charging hybrid are available, or alternatively, you can have an EcoBoost petrol or EcoBlue diesel engine. Whichever you choose, the Kuga is designed to move with selectable drive modes and a suite of assistance systems that make life that little bit easier. Choose from five trim levels - Zetec, Titanium, ST-Line, ST-Line X and Vignale - to make your Kuga as sporty or luxurious as you like. Lane-Keeping System with Blind Spot Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring are available for the first time in the Kuga. The infotainment is next level too, with a stunning 8-inch touchscreen with SYNC 3 and a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster.
The plug-in hybrid seamlessly combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine, electric motor and 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery to produce 225PS (221bhp). It will return up to 235mpg combined (WLTP) with an electric range of around 30-miles.
The Kuga is also available as a diesel EcoBlue diesel hybrid or as an EcoBoost petrol hybrid. The former is a mild hybrid for enhanced efficiency; the latter is a full hybrid, enabling pure-electric driving for a short time. Available 2020.
The Kuga is available with a suite of systems, including Lane-Keeping System with Blind Spot Assist, Cross Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist Intersection, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition, Lane-Centring and more.
Living with it
The 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system is standard across the range, boasting complete smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 10-speaker B&O Sound System is also available for music lovers.
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FORD KUGA PLUG-IN & MILD HYBRID
The best of both worlds
Wherever the destination, the Kuga Plug-in Hybrid uses two sources of power to get you there more efficiently. An advanced electric powertrain lets you make shorter trips of up to 35miles on zero emissions and can recharge anywhere you have access to mains power. For longer journeys, the conventional combustion engine ensures you can go as far as you need to, using powersplit technology to help recharge the Hybrid battery as you drive.
A seamless blend of petrol and electric power
Kuga’s advanced Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) technology combines a battery-powered electric motor with a 2.5-litre Duratec petrol engine. The hybrid battery can be recharged at home or public charging stations. Energy recaptured while braking also helps charge the battery as you drive. Fully charged, the Kuga PHEV can drive up to 35miles†† on electric power alone, and a total hybrid driving range of up to 465miles.
Extra support for your engine
The Kuga’s EcoBlue Hybrid uses a mild hybrid system that includes an electric motor with a self-charging 48-volt battery. Regenerative braking recaptures energy usually wasted when you apply the brakes. The hybrid SUV uses that energy to assist the 2.0-litre diesel engine, reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.
Available from late 2020, the self-charging Kuga Hybrid combines a highly efficient 2.5-litre Duratec engine with a battery-powered electric motor and optional AWD. As with the EcoBlue Hybrid, the system, recaptures energy usually lost while decelerating. But the larger battery can store more power to further improve fuel economy and even drive short distances on electric power alone.