Ford Kuga Hybrid Wins Best Plug-In Hybrid For Long Distances 2021
The Ford Kuga is named Best Plug-In Hybrid For Long Distances at the 2021 WhatCar? Car of the Year awards.
Feb 02, 2021
The Blue Oval manufacturer has had a very successful start to the year rounding up awards at the 2021 WhatCar? Car of the Year event. Not only did the Ford Puma win Small SUV of the Year but the
- Puma ST won Sports SUV of the Year
- Ford Fiesta ST won Best Hot Hatch for Value
- Ford Focus won Best Family Car to Drive
- Ford Ranger won Best Pickup of the Year
- and the Ford Kuga won Best Plug-In Hybrid for Long Distances.
In particular, it was the Kuga PHEV 2.5 Vignale edition that etched its name into WhatCar? history for its "smooth, quiet ride...that doesn’t cost a fortune for every mile you cover."
One of the best thing about the Kuga PHEV range is that is offers up to up to 35 all-electric miles to explore the city with completely emissions-free - "that’s almost 50% farther than its Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Volvo XC40 T5 rivals managed."
Travelling further than 35 miles? No problem, your petrol engine is on standby whenever you need it. What's more, when your petrol engine takes over, the Kuga returns up to 52 miles per gallon - way above the Volvo XC40's 34.5mpg and the Mitsubishi Outlander's 32.4mpg.
Thanks to the Kuga's raised ride height, you get a nice clear veiw of the road ahead ideal for longer journeys and WhatCar? recognised the Kuga PHEV soft suspension that "gives it the edge over most competitors for comfort, both at speed on the motorway and when trundling around town."
Inside the Kuga PHEV Vignale, you are surrounded by premium leather upholstery, a panoramic roof and "a restful ambience" making it the ultimate plug-in hybrid choice for longer distances.