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Performance and Efficiency

With a number of all-new Hybrid versions available, the All-New Ford Kuga offers newer, cleaner, and more economical ways to enjoy SUV driving.

Red All New Ford Kuga PHEV close crop on recharging point

Clean. Quiet. Capable

Equally suited to congested city streets and winding country roads. Ford Kuga’s advanced Plug-in Hybrid technology combines a battery powered electric motor with its 2.5-litre Duratec petrol engine – delivering a combined Hybrid power output of 225 PS, together with outstanding fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures of just 32g CO2/km (WLTP)/26g CO2/km (NEDC).

A choice of four electric vehicle (EV) modes means you can decide whether to run on power from the electric motor (EV Now), the petrol engine (EV Later), via a combination of both (EV Auto), or use the engine to recharge the Hybrid battery while you drive (EV Charge). So, you can make easy work of any journey, while keeping your city driving clean, quiet and refined.

Extra support for your engine

The All-New Kuga’s Ford EcoBlue Hybrid diesel option incorporates a small electric motor with a 48-volt battery to help improve engine efficiency.

This is a Mild-Hybrid Electric powertrain, which cannot be driven solely on electric power. Instead the electric motor provides additional support to the combustion engine when needed, helping both to increase your vehicle mileage, and reduce emission figures.

There is no need to connect the vehicle to an external power source, as the separate 48-volt battery pack which powers the electric motor is recharged while you drive. Regenerative braking works by redirecting energy from the brakes and back into the mild hybrid battery.

Ford Kuga mHEV engine diagram
1.5L & 2.0L EcoBlue engines detail

The smarter diesel option

Prefer diesel? Ford Kuga offers a choice of 1.5 and 2.0 litre EcoBlue engines, incorporating the latest diesel technology to improve power, torque and economy, whilst reducing emissions. Delivering an impressive 120 PS or 190 PS of power respectively, whichever diesel engine you choose, you'll also have the option of a manual or advanced automatic transmission.

Swift, manual gear changes

Kuga’s 6-speed manual gearbox has a high torque capacity and delivers smooth, swift and accurate gear-changes. To help optimise fuel efficiency, the shift indicator light within the instrument panel tells you when to change gear.

Ford 6-speed manual gearbox detail
All new Ford Kuga interior with control panel

Seamless gear selection

For models with automatic transmission, Kuga’s Rotary Gear Shift Dial gives you complete control of the advanced 8-speed gearbox – allowing you to seamlessly select gears with the simple twist of the dial. While replacing the conventional gear leaver frees up additional space for a cleaner, more refined interior design.

Tame every terrain

Smooth city streets, or rocky off-road terrain: wherever you’re driving, Kuga is built to maximise control. Choose from five available drive modes, which fine-tune vehicle performance to perfectly suit the conditions. The system alters acceleration, steering and suspension sensitivity, while also working with traction, stability, and Hill Decent Control systems, to provide optimum control in any setting.

Select between: Normal, Sport, Wet/Slippery, Trail, or for maximum efficiency, the Eco mode. Key information is displayed via Kuga’s 12.3” digital instrument cluster, which changes between unique colour themes according to which drive mode you have selected.

All New Ford Kuga selectable drive modes close up
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