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#1 gregs24


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Posted 03 September 2020 - 06:15 PM

I've just tested (and ordered) a Kuga PHEV. Very impressed by the driving experience which is seamless. Compared to the 190PS diesel it is significantly quicker and quieter. Feels well built and comfortable with a good ride / handling balance on the 19" wheels and ST Line X sport suspension.


Electric only is perfect for around town and even in normal mode with a charged battery it stays in battery only around town. Engine joins in seamlessly and provides a pseudo gear shift even though it is a CVT. Little of the normal CVT elastic band type feeling with the engine revving.


The car had only done 500 miles and had averaged 75mpg over it's life so far. 


We have solar panels so will charge the car during the day pretty much for free (the panels paid for themselves years ago) 35 mile electric range seems entirely possible. We used 12 miles of electric range on a 19 mile trip and the engine wasn't on very much.

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 06:05 PM

Good to hear, especially about the lack of CVT whine. I test drove the Mondeo Hybrid, wasn't impressed. Waiting for a test drive of the Kuga now, not sure if I'd drive a Kuga (although there is a black ST-Line X in the dealer that looks mean) but I am interested in the power train, it will presumably appear on other Ford's. I'm currently waiting for Ford to fix whatever recall is on them before taking one.

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 12:55 AM

Folks, regards the battery problem with the PHEV model and the recall notice I am finding it difficult to get any definite timeline from Ford as to when the problem will be fixed.In the meantime the vehicle can not be charged and can only be driven in the standard mode. This is unsatisfactory, affects the economy of the vehicle, seems no end in site. I wonder does anyone else know any more or have any definite information. The recall affects 35,000 vehicles Europe wide as I understand.



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Posted 24 October 2020 - 11:51 AM

Are you staying in touch with the dealer and did you get your fuel card?


Outcome is likely to be a lot of refunds or an update that may reduce the electric range

and/or limit the charge of batteries that have depleted.


Proper fixes are going to take time, cooling to the batteries or more batteries or a quick

fix of reduce the performance/distance for electric only.


I don't know what actually caused the fires though, high charge of a battery thats run very

low or driving whilst the battery is very low or that changeover where someone got every

last inch of the battery and then charged at a high rate?



Have you heard if the fires occured whilst driving or whilst charging?

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Adding your location may find someone local who could offer assistance.

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 08:46 PM


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