New 2020 Ford Kuga hybrid: prices, details and specs

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    Brydo
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    Prices and efficiency figures have been announced for the Ford Kuga, with mild-hybrid, full-hybrid and plug-in-hybrid technology all offered

    Ford has announced full pricing and specification details of the non-plug-in, full-hybrid version of its Kuga family SUV, which will start from £33,600 in the UK. This completes the three-strong line-up of electrified Kugas on sale here, alongside the mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the car.

    The Kuga Hybrid – in similar fashion to Toyota and Lexus hybrids – uses a 2.5-litre engine working in conjunction with an electric motor, fed by a small 1.1kWh battery, so pure-electric running is limited to short distances at lower speeds. It has a power output of 187bhp and returns close to 50mpg, with CO2 emissions of 130g/km.

    Ford says the Hybrid’s total driving range is 30% greater than that of the Plug-In Hybrid version (detailed below), making it a better option for those who regularly cover long distances and may previously have favoured diesel power. It also has a 0-62mph time of 9.1 seconds, a towing capacity of 1,600kg and 1,481 litres of boot space when the rear seats are folded down.

    Kuga Plug-In Hybrid

    The Kuga Plug-In Hybrid combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 222bhp, while its 14.4kWh battery should return up to 35 miles of electric range. The charging port is mounted at the front, with Ford claiming a four-hour charge time.

    Official fuel economy stands at 202mpg and CO2 emissions are 32g/km. Drivers have the choice of four modes – EV Auto, EV Now, EV Later and EV Charge – giving them control of how and when the battery power is used.

    Kuga EcoBlue mild hybrid

    The Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid (Ford’s name for the mild-hybrid version) combines a 2.0-litre, 148bhp diesel engine with a starter-generator, allowing energy to be recovered and stored in a small battery pack. It also provides assistance to the engine – aiding acceleration – and helps run the car’s electrical components. The EcoBlue Hybrid achieves 55mpg and emits 135g/km of CO2.

    Specifications
    The Kuga is offered in entry-level Titanium, sporty ST-Line and luxury Vignale trims. The former features a front skid plate and rear diffuser, with LED running lights and 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. A set of 19-inch alloys is available as an option.

    The ST-Line trim adds body-coloured bumpers and side skirts, with the grille, front skid plate and rear diffuser finished in black. A large spoiler, twin exhausts and 18-inch alloys (a 19-inch upgrade is available) complete the exterior look, while the interior gains exclusive ST-Line seats and floor mats, contrasting red stitching, alloy pedals and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.

    Elsewhere, the Vignale trim adds ‘satin aluminium finishes’ on the roof rails and bumpers, with the grille and twin tailpipes finished in chrome. Alloy wheel size is 18 inches as standard, with 19 or 20-inch wheels available as an option. Windsor leather seats feature inside, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and premium velour floor mats included, too.

    Infotainment and connectivity
    The Kuga benefits from a suite of technology: drivers get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a head-up display, with Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system running on an eight-inch central touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are included as standard across the range, with wireless charging and a premium B&O Sound System available as well.

    The FordPass Connect acts as an on-board wi-fi hotspot, giving connectivity to as many as 10 devices at a time, in addition to live traffic updates. Meanwhile, the FordPass app allows drivers to locate their vehicle, check fuel levels, unlock doors and start their car remotely.

    Automatic safety aids include lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring and pre-collision assistance, along with adaptive cruise control, traffic-sign recognition and stop-go functionality. Ford’s Active Park Assist 2 provides fully automated parking at the push of a button.

     

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    Matthew

    Do like the look of the new kuga .. but the 190 bhp st line x auto seems to be of the mobility list . Any idea if it’s coming back ?

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    Brydo

    Mathew Ford serve motability really well so I would expect it to return.

    We had a go in the plug in hybrid I liked it but the wife wasn’t keen unfortunately.

    #129678 Reply
    Matthew

    I hope So ,not quite do to change yet but do like the look of it . Outside looks really sporty , inside I’m not quite as sure , but over all looks a very nice car , I have a BMW X1 at the min which Is a lovely car ,,, but will have a good look when it’s time to change

     

     

     

     

    #129679 Reply
    Brydo

    I don’t think there is much to compare when considering a Ford against a BMW Mathew the BMW is a better car IMHO. However I did like the Kuga and apart from the odd bit of cheap plastic I liked the inside too.

    #129680 Reply
    Matthew

    Yeah it is the inside of the bmw that is a different class to the ford , but do like the extras you get in the kuga . Would cost a lot for a X1 with the same spec .

    #129681 Reply
    Brydo

    That’s where the BMW falls down the cost of extras, many of which are standard in other makes, is a disgrace. I rember paying £100 for mats for our series 3, many years ago, and that was including an AP of £4000.

    #129682 Reply
    Matthew

    Totally agree with you , as I said the outside of the kuga looks great but the inside does look like a focus ( nothing wrong with the focus ) . And yes bmw packs are expensive . I like the tech pack on the X1 with elec seats ,heated steering wheel and comfort access but at £1000 is expensive,

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    Speedy James

    <p style=”text-align: center;”>I have a new Kuga Hybrid ST Line X on order from Q3 but not expecting delivery in the new future. Dealer would not be surprised by late Q1 2021.
    Has anyone else ordered a Kuga Hybrid? I would guess it will come back on the scheme when recall and production issues are solved.</p>

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    HoneyMonster
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    Just to keep informed, if like me you have a Kuga on order. The factory is shutting down from 17 Dec till January 11th. My salesman on furlough till lockdown ends, then he is going to see if mine already made. As was ordered 12th October and will be a 2021 spec car. So may be finished before they close, but way 2020 has gone i will not hold my breath. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/11/20/ford-factory-to-close-due-to-drop-in-demand/

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    Speedy James

    Hi HoneyMonster. I ordered my car towards the end of August. Last spoken to the dealer about 3 weeks ago. No build date yet. He suggested realistically to expect it for a March regards. I have ordered a hybrid ST LIne x.

    I assume my car will be a 2021 model. Do you know if the spec will have changed at all?

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    HoneyMonster
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    Hi James, It will be ST line X Edition so from what i can find online you will gain the Winter pack. So Heated rear seats and steering wheel. As ST line X already had the heated front seats. Just keeping fingers crossed for a bit sooner. As at moment no car at all which isn’t a problem at moment.  I had to return 6 month old Seat Tarraco, as was to complicated for them to swap to my War pension mobility from my wives PIP on her passing.

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    Speedy James

    Thank  you  for the further information I will call the dealer in the next few days and find out if my car is now going to be the edition version.

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    Bandit
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    Based on the three years I had with the previous Kuga (Titanium X AWD diesel auto) I would definitely consider another.

    35 mile range would probably cover 80-85% of our day to day stuff and no range anxiety on the odd occasion you want to blat 200m cross country.

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    HoneyMonster
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    Just had update from my dealer. Hopefully not to much longer now. According to this it’s at Valencia Port

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    #130846 Reply
    Oscarmax
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    What colour have you gone for


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    #130852 Reply
    HoneyMonster
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    Lucid Red ST Line X 190 ps AWD

    #130854 Reply
    Oscarmax
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    Lucid Red ST Line X 190 ps AWD

    Very nice


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    Speedy James

    Just to confirm  I spoke I spoke to the dealer. My Kuga ST Line X still doesn’t have a build slot so will almost certainly be a 2021 build car but they didn’t think it would have the extra goodies mentioned. Time will tell.

     

    Has anyone actually got one of the Hybrid Kuga’s yet?

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