Ford unveils its new Kuga, an SUV that will be proposed with three hybrid engines.It will be possible to choose between the versions "mild-hybrid" – or hybrid light (Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid), hybrid (Kuga Hybrid) and finally plug-in Hybrid hybrid (Kuga Plug-In Hybrid).
A Ford Kuga Plug-In Hybrid of 225 hp
The Ford Kuga PHVE features a 2.5-liter gasoline four-cylinder Atkinson engine, combined with an electric motor, plus a 14.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, for a total output of 225 hp.
The "EV Now" mode allows the driver to choose to ride in " full electric ". For this 100 electric driving, Ford promises a range greater than 50 km.Recall that the technology PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid) combines a heat engine, a motor / generator and a battery. If the battery is automatically charged while driving, it can also be recharged (in just over four hours) via a dedicated charging socket.
" Like the new Kuga, every new Ford model will now be electrified – mild-hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid or 100% electric – but also smart with Co-Pilot360 and connected to its smartphone via the FordPass app Says Louis-Carl Vignon, president of Ford France
Full of technologies on board
In addition to its PHEV side, the new Ford Kuga is also full of technology, with many driving assistance (parking assistance, cruise control, pedestrian detection ….).
Added to this is the eCall function, an 8 "touch screen and the option to opt for a 100% digital cockpit (via a 12.3" LCD screen in 1920 x 720 pixels).
Also remember that Ford recently unveiled its home wall charging stations. By partnering with a supplier, the manufacturer intends to offer energy rates that will make recharging faster and more affordable for customers.
The new Ford Kuga will be offered, in PHEV version, from 38,600 euros in high-end finish "Titanium".
Source: Press release