Featuring a beautiful interior and sleek exterior design, cutting-edge technology, and now powered by ultra-efficient Hybrid engines, the Ford Kuga is a modern SUV tailored for the modern motorist. The Ford Kuga line-up includes the first passenger Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle to be introduced by the acclaimed manufacturer .
Eye-catching design with effortless charm are the hallmarks of the Ford Kuga, with the carefully sculpted exterior design both elegant and contemporary. Available in a selection of trim levels - Zetec, Titanium, ST-Line, ST-Line X, and Vignale - the Ford Kuga steadily increases the sense of luxury in its appearance the further up the range you go. With big and bold alloy wheels, chrome accents, a distinctive front grille, and even a panoramic glass roof available, the model has myriad measures that will help you dominate the road in style.
Inside, meanwhile, the cabin of the Ford Kuga has been carefully crafted to give you a driving experience that you won’t forget. The ample dimensions, including best in class rear legroom and rear storage, and quality materials used throughout are tailored for comfort. Features such as a 12.3” LCD digital instrument cluster, heated seats, Quickclear windscreen, active noise cancellation and a hands-free tailgate provide you with added quality and convenience for every journey. You’ll notice the distinctive 8” floating touchscreen navigation system as soon as you get into the car and with the benefit of a premium B&O sound system which can be incorporated, you’ll be kept entertained throughout your travels.
Everyone aboard is guaranteed a comfy journey thanks to the supportive seats upholstered in the finest fabrics, coupled with best in class rear legroom. As the driver, you’ll benefit from a clean, intuitive dash design with an impressive 12.3” LCD digital instrument clusterand controls that make navigating through communication, audio and climate functions easy.
The Ford Kuga comes with a choice of powertrain: Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), Full Hybrid Electric Vehicle (FHEV), Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (mHEV), EcoBoost Petrol and EcoBlue diesel.
The Ford Kuga is the first Ford passenger car to be available as a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle. It offers all of the freedom of a traditional combustion engine, with a pure electric driving range of 35 miles, with the efficiency of an electric powertrain. The Plug-In Hybrid models achieve up to 201 MPG combined with CO2 emissions of just 26g/km. The Plug-In Hybrid is powered by two sources – a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and 14.4kWh lithium-ion battery – which work seamlessly to provide efficient, energetic performance with an output of 225PS.
As a driver, you’re in control of how and when the battery power is deployed through four modes: EV Auto, EV Now, EV Later and EV Charge. The battery can be charged from the charging point located on the vehicle front wing, but it also replenishes “on the move” using regenerative charging technology that captures kinetic energy which would normally be lost during braking. To charge the battery fully, an external 240-volt electricity supply will take approximately six hours. A 7.4Kw Home Wall Box would charge the vehicle in approx. 3.5 hours.
There’s also an EcoBlue hybrid (Mild Hybrid) option, which pairs a 2.0-litre diesel engine with the electric motor to return up to 56mpg and CO2 emissions of 132g/km. If that wasn’t enough, the Ford Kuga can travel for up to 31 miles on electric power alone, making it emissions-free in urban environments and delivering the ultimate in quiet, refined motoring.
Of course, you can still select standard petrol or diesel options should you so prefer, but the Hybrid models are certain to deliver an added sense of fun complemented by lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy.
Technology & safety
No motoring experience is complete without the latest in driver assistance and in-car technology. Step into the Ford Kuga and you’ll be supported by features such as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control – which maintains your speed and adapts to remain a set distance from the vehicle in front when necessary – and Lane Keeping System to keep you centred as you cruise. Other features are available such as Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Control providing added peace of mind, with an overall five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP demonstrating the overall quality on offer.
The optional FordPass Connect modem, meanwhile, brings a whole new level of connectivity to your world, turning your vehicle into a WiFi hotspot for up to ten devices and delivering real-time traffic updates directly to your navigation system. Using the FordPass app, you’ll also be able to check on your Kuga remotely and even pre-heat the interior before setting out on cold days.
What’s more, keep your smart phone connected on the go with the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system. You’ll never need to worry about running out of charge either with wireless charging available on the Ford Kuga. And if you want to be accompanied by music on your journey, the premium Bang & Olufsen Audio system – with no less than 10-speakers providing the ultimate in surround sound- is available on this brand new model
The best way to experience what the exciting Ford Kuga has to offer is to get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive. Simply contact your local Gates dealership today in Essex, Hertfordshire and London to arrange a date and time that is convenient for you.