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Motability car of the month - Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)

The Ford Kuga PHEV is available on the Motability Scheme at Gates from £3,995 Advance Payment

Hybrid and Electric vehicles are becoming more and more common in the UK, but often customers are put off by the technical jargon or common misconceptions about owning an Electric Vehicle.

What is a PHEV?

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is a Hybrid with a battery of large capacity - they can travel in pure electric mode, but need to be plugged in to recharge the battery. For those covering shorter distances and charging at night, it is likely that you'll purely use electric mode but the engine is there for when longer distances are required meaning that you don't have to worry about electric range. For electric-only driving, the Ford Kuga can achieve up to 28-41 miles*.

The Ford Kuga has always been a popular choice on the Motability Scheme - the Plug-In Hybrid variant combines a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with a 14.4kWh lithium-ion battery. The result is an overall power output of 225PS.

The real benefit of owning a Ford Kuga PHEV is that it will achieve low CO2 emissions and increased fuel economy. Plus you'll be doing your bit for the environment, especially whilst driving in electric only!

But of course, it isn't just about performance. Comfort, safety and practicality are also at the forefront of a customers mind when choosing their next car. And they really don’t come more suitable than the Ford Kuga PHEV as it really ticks all of the right boxes. Whether you’re in need of adaptations for the vehicle or not, you will be able to benefit from ample head and legroom and best-in-class storage space. The Ford Kuga has also been awarded with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating giving you further peace of mind whether you are a driver or passenger.

In addition, there’s also an abundance of technology to help make journeys engaging, informed and safe. Dominating the dashboard, for example, is the eight-inch floating touchscreen. This colour system is the vehicle’s hub of activity, providing satellite navigation services and connecting seamlessly to your smartphone thanks to the innovative SYNC 3 technology. As a result, you will be able to access apps, multimedia, and manage communications with a minimum of fuss. There are also a number of driver assistance technologies available - like Ford CoPilot 360 for example - to make your journeys as stress-free as possible whilst maneuvering is a breeze thanks to available features such as Enhanced Active Park Assist.

All-New Kuga charging point

If you like the sound of the Ford Kuga PHEV and you are considering it as your next vehicle on the Motability Scheme, then why not get in touch with your local Gates dealership? At all of our locations across Essex, Hertfordshire and Greater London, our dedicated Motability specialists are always on-site to provide you with all the support and advice you need. We would be delighted to introduce you to the Ford Kuga PHEV so that you can view the vehicle for yourself and we'll also arrange for you to take a test drive so you can get a good feel for this stunning Ford SUV available on the Motability Scheme.

*Based on full charge of Kuga PHEV ST-Line. Estimated range using Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown are for comparability purposes and should only be compared with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements like temperature, driving behaviours, route profile, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age and condition. 41-mile WLTP Overall Range reflects a combined driving cycle and 28-mile WLTP Extra High range reflects motorway driving – both tests are conducted in controlled conditions with an ambient temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and no climate or electrical load.