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. Read on to find out more and to be introduced to the latest addition to Ford's popular Kuga model range.
Put simply, a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (or PHEV as it is often referred to) is a Hybrid with a battery of large capacity - they can travel in pure electric mode, often with a range of over 30 miles or more, 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.
The Ford Kuga has always been a popular choice on the Motability Scheme and so it stands to reason that with the introduction of the All-New Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), this trend looks set to continue! In its Plug-In Hybrid guise - the first of its kind from Ford on the Motability Scheme- the vehicle 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. But that’s not even the best bit. With fuel economy of up to 201mpg, CO2 emissions as low as 26g/km, and an all-electric range of 35 miles, this exceptional model is capable of clean and efficient performance that is second-to-none.
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 All-New Kuga PHEV as it really ticks all of the right boxes. Starting with the cavernous dimensions on offer, the All-New Kuga PHEV is as practical and comfortable as they come. 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 volume. With a dominant stance and plenty of tough elements throughout, this head-turning model also provides plenty of hard-wearing durability. Should you be loading and unloading wheelchairs, for example, it’s only natural that the odd bump of scratch should occur. But this being a rugged and determined SUV, you can rest assured that there will be no lasting damage - just reliable, quality motoring for many miles to come. The Ford Kuga has also been awarded with a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.
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.
If the All-New Ford Kuga PHEV is a consideration for you as your next vehicle on the Motability Scheme, you'll be pleased to hear that this is both easy and affordable. At all of our dealerships across Essex, Hertfordshire and London, our friendly, experienced Motability specialists are always on-site to help provide you with all the support and advice you need. We would be delighted to welcome you to your nearest dealership so that you can view the vehicle for yourself. We also understand that getting a feel for the vehicle is very important and so we provide unaccompanied test drives too (terms and conditions apply).
With Advance Payments starting at £3,245, getting behind the wheel of this exceptional model will prove easier than you might expect. Why not get in touch with the Gates Ford Motability team today and make the first step towards your next adventure!