Finally, the most anticipated variant of this all road is revealed. And is that the Ford Kuga Hybrid is willing to compete at the highest level with rivals such as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
The third generation of the Ford Kuga represents the firm commitment to the electrification of the oval brand. Consumers can opt for a light hybridization system – on the 150 hp EcoBlue Hybrid diesel – or even a 225 hp PHEV plug-in hybrid version. As if that were not enough, today we present the version most awaited by the public: the conventional hybrid variant, which is proposed as an extremely interesting alternative to models such as the Toyota RAV4 or the Honda CR-V and even for future Nissan X- Trail and Renault Kadjar.
Although it has not yet been put on sale in the Spanish market, Argentine buyers can now purchase the new Ford Kuga Hybrid 2021. This SUV is equipped with a 2.5 Atkinson cycle gasoline engine with 165 HP -210 Nm of maximum torque-, another electric 130 hp, a generator, a lithium-ion battery, and an eCVT automatic transmission.
This hybrid version develops a total power of 203 hp and is marketed with front-wheel drive, although later the intelligent all-wheel drive will be added. Regarding consumption, the firm has declared expenditure of 5.6 liters / 100 km, a very attractive figure € for a variant that will have the ECO label of the DGT.
The standard equipment of the Ford Kuga Hybrid in USA is very interesting. It incorporates seven airbags -including a knee one for the driver-, ESP with Hill Holder and RSC anti-roll system, ISOFIX anchors, keyless opening and starts, heated seats -with electrical adjustment for the driver-, rear camera, dashboard. Digital Instruments, Cruise Control, Chrome Dual Exhaust Outlets, Electric Parking Brake, 17 “Alloy Wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, Android / Apple Compatible SYNC3 8” Touchscreen, Heated Windshield, Active Grille, Heated Power Mirrors, driving mode selector, regenerative braking system, Torque Vectoring Control, and multifunction steering wheel.
In the safety section, this model adds cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assistant with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot control, fatigue detector, and a lane-keeping system.