Ford Presents Its New Hybrid Lineup For Europe
At the event in Amsterdam “Go Futher”, Ford has been presenting its new lineup for Europe, which is a part of the company’s electrification strategy.
Several popular Ford models received mild, full and plug-in hybrid powertrains with lower fuel consumption. The new vehicles are being showcased these days at the special event in the capital of the Netherlands. What are they?
The new Ford Kuga midsize SUV is the first model in the history of the brand with the highest level of electrification. The maker offers it with three types of hybrid architectures: mild, full, plug-in.
The Kuga Plug-In Hybrid SUV with 225hp and over 31 miles (50km) of electric range will be launched later this year.
The new Ford Explorer Plug-In Hybrid 7-seater develops 450hp and 620lb-ft (840Nm) of torque, its electric driving range is more than 25 miles (40km).
Ford is also presenting the 8-seat Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid midsize van, whose zero-emission range is 31 miles (50km).
The new Fiesta EcoBoost Hybrid and Focus EcoBoost Hybrid models use improved mild-hybrid architecture to lower CO2 emissions, optimize fuel consumption and make handling more responsive and pleasant.
By 2020, Ford plant to launch a powerful Mustang-inspired off-road vehicle with a fully electric drive. It will be able to run 373 miles (600km) on a single charge (according to WLTP test*).
Ford has also announced a new all-electric Transit that joins the lineup of electrified commercial vehicles in 2022.
One more interesting debut is the Ford Transit Smart Energy Concept. 4 hours of its battery charging are enough to provide a 93-mile (150km) range.
The vehicle uses the same electric drive technology as the StreetScooter WORK XL model, by refined to better energy efficiency and power generation.
*The average ratio WLTP (EU) / EPA (US) is 1.121.
Source: Ford of Europe