Ford is currently working on an all-new fully electric SUV. This upcoming model will deliver an estimated range of at least 480km which is enough to drive from London to Paris.
SUV sales are rising faster than any other type of vehicles in Europe and eco-conscious younger buyers are a driving force behind the growing SUV demand. Among Ford’s most efficient engines is the new 120bhp 1.5-litre TDCi diesel that meets the latest Euro 6 emissions requirements. This engine powers the Kuga while the 1-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is featured in the EcoSport.
Sales of Ford’s SUV models in the UK (including the compact EcoSport, medium-size Kuga and full-size Edge) are up 320 per cent in three years and grew 31 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015 in Europe. Ford introduced three new SUVs in Europe last year, and the new zero-emission model will be one of five arriving by 2020. The other highlight is the hybrid version of the Mustang which is also under development.