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The Kuga is a decent large SUV in any guise but really makes sense if you opt for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model. It's one of the best plug-in hybrid large SUVs there is, providing a decent electric-only range, good fuel economy, tidy enough handling, and all for a sensible price. Shortfalls include the iffy interior quality and the relatively small boot.get the best price
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The luxury-themed, top-spec Vignale is lavishly equipped, with a head-up display, 19in alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, hands-free boot opening, active noise cancellation, a 12.3in digital instrument display and automatic parking assistance. There are also electrically adjustable and heated front seats, trimmed in full leather that extends to the dashboard. It's very pricey, though, compared to other large SUVs that have more to offer.
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The plug-in hybrid model pairs a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor for a total of 222bhp and 0-60mph in 8.6sec in our testing. You can drive in full-electric mode, full petrol mode, or a mix between the two as the car sees fit. Electric mode gives instant punch and, in the hybrid setting, the change between petrol and electric is almost seamless. You’ll only really notice the engine has kicked in when you hear it start to murmur away up inclines and when overtaking because of the CVT gearbox. A good official electric-only range of 35 miles help keep company car tax low, and it should do up to 50mpg in the real world even when the battery has run out.
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