Ford has announced the expansion of its Kuga range, adding a number of new hybrid powertrain options to the popular model.
Full specifications for the Kuga have now been released, with the model featuring a distinctive design overhaul for 2019.
Unprecedented options for buyers
In total, five powertrain options are now available for buyers to choose from. These are:
- Kuga Plug-In Hybrid: 2.5-litre, four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle petrol engine, electric motor and generator, and 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery to produce 225PS
- Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid: 2.0‑litre EcoBlue diesel and ‘mild-hybrid’ technology delivering 150PS
- Kuga Hybrid: 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine, electric motor, generator, lithium-ion battery and Ford-developed power-split automatic transmission – self-charging full-hybrid powertrain
- Kuga EcoBlue: 190PS 2.0‑litre EcoBlue engine
- Kuga EcoBoost: 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine offering a choice between 120PS and 150PS
A range of features will also come as standard for any Kuga in the latest range, including driver aids like Evasive Steering Assist, Lane-Keeping Aid, front and rear wide-view cameras, and Wrong Way Alert.
Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane-Centring technologies are also included, as well as a premium B&O Sound System and a 12.3-inch LCD instrument cluster.
Stuart Rowley, president at Ford of Europe, stated: “The all-new Kuga is our best example yet of Ford’s human-centric design approach; developed in close collaboration with SUV customers to deliver distinctive style, unprecedented powertrain choice, premium comfort and advanced technologies that make life easier for owners.”
Jess Wort, marketing manager at the Green Journey, adds: “The expanded choice offered to buyers of the new Ford Kuga makes it easier than ever for owners to invest in comfort and aesthetically pleasing design, without sacrificing their commitment to greener driving.”