In the wide selection of the Ford Kuga SUV, you could find quite a few variations corresponding to the one we examined this time –the so-called FHEV-, which is distinguished by combining hybrid know-how and 4×4 traction.
June 13, 2021 (08:00 CET)
Shock the in depth and diverse mechanical vary that Ford has developed for the new Kuga. No matter occurs in the brief time period with the limitations or prohibitions relying on what kind of engines, the Kuga may have variations tailored to the environmental obligations that ultimately all automobiles should comply. As well as to two engines of gasolina (120 and 150 hp) and two standard diesel (120 and 190 hp), the Kuga has a 48V micro-hybrid diesel ECO label (150 HP), a plug-in gasoline hybrid label ZERO (225 HP) and lastly, this unpublished standard hybrid FHEV petrol ECO label (190 CV) that we examined on this article.
The all-wheel drive is simply accessible on the 190 hp diesel and on this FHEV model, however solely the hybrid has the advantages of its ECO label. Subsequently, the want for each traits leads us to focus our consideration solely on this new hybrid… “made in Almussafes”. By the means, the value of the 190 CV AWD diesel begins at € 35,101, and the FHEV AWD at € 33,937. And one final word: the diesel homologates a median consumption of 5.9 l / 100 km, by 5.4 the gasoline hybrid.
Ford Kuga 2.5 FHEV 190 CV
Ford Kuga FHEV: hybrid refinement
Now we have not verified the consumptions of diesel, however sure these of the FHEV who crave superb routine conditions, particularly in the metropolis, the place its driving is just not solely very environment friendly (even higher than diesel), but additionally very nice. The propellant group is made up of a 2.5 engine 152 hp Atkinson cycle gasoline and an electrical one which, with its excessive energy of 125 hp, appears to be key in the effectivity of the entire. The 1.1 kWh capability battery and cooled by water that feeds the electrical motor, recharges itself in deceleration and braking phases and retains the electrical motor very lively. Usually, the electrical motor is sufficient to transfer the Kuga at low pace for not a number of meters as the march begins easily, additionally on relaunching at medium speeds, and it reliably assists the warmth engine at greater pace or beneath acceleration. The set, which provides a 190 hp mixed energyIt is vitally nice, additionally due to the nice efficiency of the gearbox, CVT kind, a lot better resolved than that of the Toyota hybrids. The slip impact may be very mitigated, a lot in order that it appears generally it really works like a gear change. At medium acceleration intensities, the engine pace and the pace obtained appear to accompany one another and beneath a linear thrust with out jumps. If we go a little bit additional and the engine pace tends to rise above the pace gained, it simulates gear adjustments that recreate the sound atmosphere of any regular automotive, a really nicely achieved digital impact.
Ford Kuga FHEV 190 CV 4×4Accel. 0-100 km / h 9.57 seconds Accel. 0-400 m 16.97 seconds Accel. 0-1,00Zero m 30.eight seconds Overtaking 80-120 km / h in D 6.13 seconds Braking 140-Zero km / h 67.72 m
Solely when you set the pedal to the metallic, the change rebels for what it’s, and the engine shoots at full pace, however with out the hysteria of some Toyota, maybe due to the good insulation of the engine in the Kuga. As well as, all the work sequences of the engines, alternating or combining, happen in a really pure means, with out jerks or noises that miss their refined dealing with. Additionally regenerative braking doesn’t distort pedal really feel. The gearbox has a “discount” mode (L) that enables you to drive virtually with out urgent the brake beneath regular circumstances due to its excessive retention (very snug in some conditions). To this pleasure and good efficiency, the Kuga FHEV provides some advantages that make it agile and decisive in any atmosphere, particularly if we worth the dynamic capabilities supplied by the all-wheel drive.
Ford Kuga 2.5 FHEV 190 CV
Ford Kuga FHEV: 4X4 ECO and SPORT
Eliminate totally different driving modes: Eco, Regular, Sport, Slippery and Deep Snow / Sand, which modify the legal guidelines of motion of various parameters. In the Slippery and Snow / Sand modes the all-wheel drive works virtually constantly. The AWD system The Kuga incorporates a rear axle drive shaft that options an electronically managed multi-plate clutch that distributes torque between the rear wheels. In Eco and Regular modes, it virtually all the time advances with front-wheel drive, and solely at startup, beneath robust acceleration or lack of traction it transmits torque to the rear axle. In Sport mode, front-wheel drive additionally prevails, however the rear axle comes into play extra usually. On this means, in much less demanding circumstances, larger consumption economic system is sought and solely beneath excessive dynamic calls for does AWD traction clear up traction or stability issues.
Ford Kuga FHEV 190 CV 4×4In metropolis 5.6 l / 100 km On freeway 6.5 l / 100 km Medium 6.1 l / 100 km
By himself, the Kuga has a agency footprint and a nimble cornering angle that conveys good dynamism. It doesn’t have the normal finesse of a C5 Aircross, an exponent of trip consolation in the phase, it isn’t even so excessive, even with sports activities suspension relying on the finishes, corresponding to a BMW X1 relying on its many chassis choices, however general it’s a balanced, snug, environment friendly and dynamic automotive, not a sports activities automotive. Additionally it is a automotive that transmits high quality, though the inside design doesn’t undertaking a lot modernity, apart from its peculiar gear lever as a rotary knob. For what is common, it preserves, and in lots of instances for the higher, not a number of bodily buttons, with out lacking a contact display that homes the infotainment system. The digital clock chart adjustments colour relying on the driving mode, however it isn’t configurable as we perceive it, though this model tasks particular data concerning its operation as a hybrid.
Ford Kuga FHEV 190 CV 4×4Entrance width 146 cm Rear width 138 cm Entrance peak 91/100 cm Rear peak 93 cm Rear legroom 64/79 cm Baggage compartment 411/581 liters