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FORD KUGA ESTATE

2.5 FHEV ST-Line Edition 5dr CVT

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions125.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed122mph

Driver Convenience

  • Ford easy fuel
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hands free power tailgate
  • Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning
  • Mobile phone wireless charging pad
  • Power assist steering
  • Selectable drive modes

Exterior Features

  • Auto headlamps with high and low beam
  • Black roof rails
  • Day/night rear view mirror
  • Front LED fog lamps
  • Halogen Projector Headlamps
  • Large rear spoiler
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear lights
  • Power front/rear windows with global close
  • Privacy glass
  • Quickclear heated windscreen
  • ST Line body styling kit with unique front and rear fascia and bumper, rear painted diffuser, front painted skid plates, dark mesh upper grille
  • ST Line front scuff plates
  • Twin exhausts

Interior Features

  • 10 way power adjustable drivers seat
  • 2nd row sliding seats with 60:40 split
  • Alloy pedals
  • Centre console with electronic parking brake
  • Dark headlining and pillars
  • Dual electronic automatic temperature control
  • Flat bottomed leather steering wheel in sensico with red stitching
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Rear charging point
  • Sensico partial premium leather upholstery
  • Sports seats
  • ST Line front and rear floor mats
  • ST Line gear knob

Packs

  • B&O with large instrument cluster pack - Kuga

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Airbags - front driver/passenger, front and rear curtain
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) and ABS
  • Ford MyKey Gen 2 safety system
  • Manual child proof rear door locks
  • Post collision braking
  • Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking
  • Red brake calipers
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Engine immobiliser
  • Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote powered central double locking doors
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    1.1
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    133
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    125

Engine and Drive Train

  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2496
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    51.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.5
  • Badge Power
    190
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    FHEV
  • Coin Series
    ST-Line Edition
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    20E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    92
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    86
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    82
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    73
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    190
  • Engine Power - KW
    140
  • Top Speed
    122

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    10 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1666
  • Length
    4620
  • Wheelbase
    2710
  • Width
    1883
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2178

Weight and Capacities

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1534
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    612
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.7

Ford's electric revolution gains pace with this Kuga Hybrid. Jonathan Crouch takes a look

Background

Now in its third generation, the Kuga first saw the roads in 2008 and was an immediate hit with keen drivers looking for the practicality of an SUV. The current third generation model, launched in late 2019, initially expanded its remit to include not only petrol and diesel engines, but also mild-hybrid tech. More recently, the diesel and mild hybrid units have disappeared from the range, but we still have full-Hybrid technology in both self-charging and Plug-in hybrid forms. It's the self-charging Hybrid Kuga we look at here, which, as with other Prius-like full-Hybrid models, brings the benefits of a part-electric drivetrain without having to worry about external chargers. This, Ford thinks, will be a more palatable step towards EV motoring for many SUV drivers, people not quite ready for the hassle of plugging in with either a PHEV model or a full-EV.

Driving Experience

This self-charging full-Hybrid Kuga model is only available with the combination of a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine assisted by an electric motor, this confection delivering a combined output of 190PS. The motor is powered by a tiny 1.1kWh liquid cooled battery, which is replenished by both the engine and the energy recovered under braking. The car will sprint to 62mph from rest in an acceptable 9.1 seconds in what Ford describes as a "smooth and linear response to acceleration", partly in thanks to its power-split auto gearbox. Simulating gear-shift functions, this transmission is designed to adjust the ratios for optimum performance and fuel efficiency and will adjust the engine's rpm as the speed changes to reduce the "rubber band" effect commonly associated with CVT transmissions. This simulated gearshift function is available in 'Normal' and 'Sport' driving modes, and, according to the car's chief programme engineer, Glen Goold, gives a "more engaging drive with the familiarity of traditional 'cog swaps', plus the added benefit of limiting engine noise." On the subject of noise, the car also features a 'Silent Key Start' feature, enabling it to pull away from standstill in pure electric mode, which is ideal for those early morning starts, or in the cut and thrust of stop-start driving. This Kuga Hybrid is only available with front-wheel drive; Ford offers its 'Intelligent All-Wheel Drive' set-up in other markets.

Design and Build

There are few visual clues to this Ford's Hybrid powerplant, so the look is as with any other Kuga variant. This MK3 Kuga design follows the brand's current design language with the familiar style of grille opening at the front, flanked by swept back LED headlamps. The Hybrid is only available in sportier 'ST Line Edition', 'ST Line X Edition' and luxurious 'Vignale' trim levels, so the wheel arch extensions are finished in body-colour, giving a slightly more cohesive look. Neatly integrated roof rails add an extra layer of practicality to the outside, and the two sportier trim levels give a flash of red paint on the brake calipers shrouded behind their respective alloy wheels. The 'Vignale' counters with some exterior chrome embellishment lending a whiff of luxury. The interior continues a family theme with Ford's 8-inch 'SYNC3' infotainment screen mounted centrally to the upper dashboard, complementing the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. A nice addition is the neatly integrated premium B&O sound system. The 'ST Line Edition' and 'ST Line X Edition' both feature a more sporting style inside with contrasting materials and stitching to the seats, whilst the 'Vignale' gets the addition of a head-up display on the top of the dashboard, and full leather seats as befits the range-topping model. The liquid cooling system for the batteries allows them to be packaged much closer together, and therefore they don't intrude into the capacious interior that still allows seating for five. Luggage space in the rear is ample at 526-litres, but can be extended to 1,481-litres with the rear seats folded.

Market and Model

Depending on trim level, prices start from around £35,000 and rise towards £38,000, but as is often the case with Ford, the equipment level is high allowing good value for money in the sector. There are three trim levels, 'ST-Line Edition', 'ST-Line X Edition' and 'Vignale'. Even the 'ST Line Edition' for instance, comes with equipment such as 'SYNC3' infotainment, a B&O audio system and a digital instrument display as standard. There is also the kind of glut of safety systems one would expect to find, such as the optional 'Lane-Keeping System with Blind Spot Assist' which makes its debut on the Kuga, as does the option of 'Intersection Assist' which can monitor for potential collisions with on-coming vehicles in parallel lanes. The Hybrid variant is competing in a hotly contested market and even though the Kuga is a well-established player, the alternatives can't be overlooked. The two most obvious self-charging similarly sized Hybrid rivals are the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. Other contenders with 'hybrid' badging tend to be rather different; either 'mild hybrids' (like versions of Kia's Sportage and Hyundai's Tucson). Or PHEV plug-ins (like Hybrid versions of the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Peugeot 3008, the Citroen C5 Aircross and the Vauxhall Grandland). Ford has both mild hybrid and PHEV options elsewhere in the Kuga range to combat competitors like these. In short, make sure you know what you're buying.

Cost of Ownership

Ford are suggesting that a total range of nearly 600 miles could be possible before needing to refuel in this Kuga Hybrid. This is based upon a WLTP figure of 51.4mpg combined, and of course, the batteries don't require you to plug in anywhere to recharge. This front wheel drive model is rated at up to 125g/km for CO2 emissions. Disappointingly, Ford only offer a 3 year/60,000 mile warranty as standard, which seems a little way short considering the offerings from Kia and Hyundai. Of course, the counter to that is the reach of Ford and its dealer network, and the fact that they offer strong finance packages, affordable servicing plans and also own brand insurance. All of this helps with maintaining the whole-life costs of the car, although the populist Ford badge does take its toll on residuals.

Summary

Ford has always been about choice, so the Kuga range well and truly provides it. Economical EcoBoost power, full-Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid - you might find it all rather confusing. But the need for greater motoring efficiency lies in all our automotive futures and we're going to have to get used to it. Basically, full-battery vehicles and PHEV powertrains suit customers with larger budgets ready to take that step into the EV unknown. But this full-Hybrid self-charging Kuga model's middle-ground approach might yet prove to be the most palatable solution, at present anyway, for a lot of SUV folk. Should that be the case, this electrified Ford crossover's well placed to capitalise.

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