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Ford has opened UK adjustment books for the all-new Kuga SUV. The third bearing of Ford’s biggest-selling SUV is priced from £23,995, ambience its architect on rivals like the Skoda Karoq and the Nissan Qashqai.
It’s the aboriginal archetypal from the cast to be launched with a leash of amalgam powertrains, including the 201.8mpg-rated constituent amalgam variant. This archetypal is priced from amid £33,095 and £36,495 depending on whether you go for the Titanium, ST-Line or ST-Line X variants.
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Power comes from a mix of a 2.5-litre petrol agent and an electric motor, apprenticed by a 10.3kWh lithium-ion battery. Ford says it develops 223bhp and should afford aloof 26g/km of CO2.
The Kuga will eventually be offered with bristles powertrains: three hybrids, additional petrol and agent units. The 1.5-litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine, agitated over from the Focus, is accessible in two states of tune: 119bhp or 148bhp – the aboriginal of which comes with that £23,995 admission price; the closing costing £1,650 more. Agent choices are fabricated up of a 119bhp 1.5-litre EcoBlue (starting from £26,395 in Zetec trim) and 148bhp 2.0-litre EcoBlue, which costs £27,445.
The 2.0-litre assemblage mates the agent agent to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. It appearance a belt-driven starter/generator that replaces a accepted alternator, so the car can antithesis and abundance activity during braking to addition its acceleration. But it does not acquiesce the car to run on electric ability only. Ford claims this EcoBlue Amalgam powertrain can acknowledgment abridgement of 56.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 132g/km.
Above that sits the all-wheel-drive Kuga Hybrid, which uses a 2.5-litre petrol agent and an electric motor powered by a baby lithium-ion battery. This allows the Kuga to biking in full-electric approach for abbreviate bursts, and Ford claims ammunition abridgement of 50.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 130g/km. However, it won’t be in dealers until 2020.
The new SUV is the best thoroughly redesigned adaptation of the car aback it was launched aback in 2008. It’s based on a absolutely new belvedere alleged C2 that has not alone brought cogent assets in practicality, but additionally accustomed Ford to fit the latest ancestors of amalgam powertrains.
Now 89mm best and 44mm added than before, and with a wheelbase that has been continued by 20mm, the Kuga can bear “class-leading” amplitude for cartage in the rear seats, according to Ford.
There are no official abstracts for its cossack capacity, but the aggregate is accepted to be decidedly beyond than the 406 litres in the approachable version. A new affection is a rear bank that can be confused backwards to addition commuter amplitude or assiduously to add a added 67 litres to the boot’s capacity.
The changes in admeasurement accept additionally brought a new attending for the Kuga. George Saridakis, Ford of Europe exoteric architectonics director, told Auto Express: “The added amplitude has accustomed us to get added alternation in the wheelarches. This is abundant softer and added automated than the antecedent model, which was a bit added angular and masculine.
“The best applied appearance is a box, so you accept to antithesis the applied aspect with the affecting connection. And we’ve done that; we’ve begin a acceptable antithesis that delivers added than the antecedent in agreement of amplitude in a amalgamation that looks appealing.”
Four blueprint will be offered on the Kuga: Zetec, Titanium, ST-Line and Vignale. All affection a advanced drift plate, rear diffuser, body-coloured mirrors, LED daytime active lights and admixture wheels. A gloss-black advanced grille and diffuser, roof-mounted spoiler, twin-exhaust arrangement and beyond 18-inch alloys analyze ST-Line models, while top-spec Kuga Vignales affection a glassy chrome accomplishment to the advanced grille, bumpers and roof rails, additional Windsor covering seats inside.
The new berth architectonics has abundantly been agitated over from the Focus hatch, but the third-generation Kuga is Ford’s aboriginal SUV to be accessible with a 12.3-inch agenda apparatus cluster. However, alternation dials will affection on entry-level models.
An eight-inch touchscreen on the birr gives admission to Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, which is accordant with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Additionally new is FordPass Connect, which turns the SUV into a adaptable hotspot, with connectivity for up to 10 accessories at once.
Active Babble Control has been adapted to Vignale models and the constituent amalgam as well; the arrangement monitors agent babble in the berth via three microphones and directs opposing complete after-effects through the speakers to abolish the noise.
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