Kuga has lost none of its dynamic flair, yet it’s more refined and practical than ever. It’s comfortable, too, Ford’s suspension engineers creating a ride that’s plusher and quieter than most. Perhaps the only real niggle is that the interior fails to achieve that premium feel Ford has been striving for. We also suspect the cheaper petrols will be the pick of the line-up.
But slightly lacklustre straight-line pace and grabby brakes aside, the Kuga PHEV makes a strong case against its less entertaining rivals from Vauxhall, Peugeot and Mitsubishi.
The Mach-E, Ford’s first modern mainstream pure EV, is a large, high-performance SUV for which prices will start at around £42,000, in contrast to the new electric entry points from rivals such as Vauxhall, Peugeot and Honda, which are launching far more modest, and therefore cheaper, superminis.
While saying that the Mach-E’s size, performance and range capability mean its price still represents good value for money when compared with rivals, Hoare also insisted that this ambitious entry into the EV market is the right way for Ford to go.
He said: “We want to put the best foot forward for electrification, we want to demonstrate the great strengths of electrification, and make it aspirational, so the products that will come beneath it will start with credibility, and our customers will understand what is coming from Ford.
The 18 electrified vehicles Ford has announced for customers in Europe before the end of 2021 includes:
Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid, Puma EcoBoost Hybrid, Focus EcoBoost Hybrid, Kuga EcoBlue Hybrid, Transit Custom EcoBlue Hybrid, Tourneo Custom EcoBlue Hybrid and Transit EcoBlue Hybrid – featuring 48-volt mild hybrid technology for reduced CO2 emissions, optimised fuel efficiency, and a more responsive and rewarding driving experience
Mondeo Hybrid, Kuga Hybrid, S-MAX Hybrid and Galaxy Hybrid – featuring self-charging, full hybrid, petrol-electric powertrain technology that offers a compelling alternative to diesel and is capable of pure-electric driving for refinement particularly in city and stop-start driving scenarios
Explorer Plug-In Hybrid, Kuga Plug-In Hybrid, Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid and Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid – offering pure-electric driving capability alongside the driving range and freedom offered by a traditional combustion engine.
Mustang Mach-E and an all-electric Transit van – delivering pure-electric, zero-emission driving
Ford says » The all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E’s available all-wheel drive is designed to help instill driver confidence in extreme conditions. Experts take the Mustang Mach-E for a test drive at the Smithers Winter Test Center to show you how.
Ford‘s electric pony, the upcoming Mustang Mach-E, proves electric cars aren’t a regional love affair. The automaker shared on Tuesday that buyers have placed orders for the electric SUV in every single US state.
The Blue Oval still won’t discuss how many reservations it’s actually received, but the first full year of production will likely hover around 50,000 vehicles for the globe. Though we likely won’t know solid numbers until closer to the Mustang Mach-E’s official production start date, we do know Rapid Red is, so far, the most popular color choice by state.
The 480-kilometre-range crossover, offered in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions, is Ford’s answer to Tesla, General Motors and others that beat it to market with a long-range EV. It will be built in Mexico, at the automaker’s Cuautitlan assembly plant that used to manufacture the Fiesta sedan.
The Mustang Mach-E’s all-wheel-drive system is proving popular with customers in Canada, where the automaker says close to 90 per cent of reservations include the option.
Some cars look great – until you actually buy them, and then, suddenly, you discover any number of reasons why you want to trade them in in a hurry.
For a variety of reasons, about 3% of the vehicles American motorists buy new will be sold or traded in during their first year of ownership. But a new study by iSeeCars found that the figure runs substantially higher for some products.
The top 10 cars you are likely to trade-in or sell the soonest included eight German and British luxury cars, two Nissans, but no traditional American brands »
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Nissan Versa Note
Here are the 10 cars you are most likely to keep the longest »
Toyota Land Cruiser
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