FORD KUGA PLUG-IN HYBRID IS EUROPE’S BEST-SELLING PHEV FOR A SECOND YEAR IN SUCCESSION

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16/02/2023

A 20 per cent increase in Kuga Plug-In Hybrid 1 deliveries year-on-year helped the electrified Ford SUV become the best-selling plug-in hybrid (PHEV) of any brand across all European markets for the second year in a row in 2022. 2,3

Kuga Plug-In Hybrid’s intelligent powertrain is designed to provide flexibility for customers, with an all-electric overall range of 57-67 km WLTP 1 and energy consumption from 14.4-15.9 kWh/100 km WLTP allowing frequent journeys using electric power.

The Kuga range was last year enhanced with the Kuga ST-Line X Black Package, giving customers the option to add unique exterior design elements including a black-painted roof, black-finished mirror caps, front fascia vents and rear spoiler, as well as standard black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels.

Kuga models across the range can since last year also be specified with an 18-way adjustable comfort seat option for driver and front passenger, approved by leading spinal health organisation Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. (AGR), the Campaign for Healthier Backs.


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“Kuga Plug-in Hybrid’s growing success shows the role flexible powertrains can play in helping customers make the transition to electric power.”

Jon Williams, general manager, Ford Blue Europe


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1 Kuga Plug-In Hybrid homologated CO2 emissions 21-30 g/km WLTP, homologated fuel efficiency 0.9-1.3 l/100 km WLTP and pure electric driving range 57-67 km WLTP. CO2 emission and fuel efficiency ranges may vary according to vehicle variants offered by individual markets.

The declared WLTP fuel/energy consumptions, CO2-emissions and electric range are determined according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended. The applied standard test procedures enable comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers.

2 Ford of Europe reports sales for its 20 European traditional markets: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.

3 Data provided by JATO Dynamics and IHS Markit.


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