Most impressive of this new Kuga's engine options is the 2.5-litre petrol hybrid.
Taking on Ford's latest corporate design - as seen on the most recent Focus and Fiestas - the Kuga boasts three electrified variants at launch, ushering in the next era of hybrids for the brand.
"It will be our very first electrified model for Australia", he said.
Of the 16 electrified models announced this week at the Go Electric event in Amsterdam, Netherlands, of particular interest to Australia were the EcoBoost Hybrid versions of the Fiesta light vehicle - soon to be discontinued locally in non-ST form - and Focus small auto.
The final hybrid model - a so-called mild hybrid, which also doesn't need to be plugged in - uses 48V electric technology to lightly boost the efficiency of the car's 2.0-litre diesel engine to deliver 56.5mpg and 132g/km of CO2.
In addition to the hybrids, there is also a regular EcoBlue model that packs a 190 PS version of the 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine, as well as a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine that offers between 120 PS and 150 PS depending on the state of tune.
As a result, the Fiesta's claimed fuel consumption is 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres and carbon dioxide emissions are 112 grams per kilometre, while the Focus manages 4.7L/100km and 106g/km respectively.
The mild hybrid system uses a fuel-saving Atkinson-cycle engine - similar to the Toyota Prius - in conjunction with a small electric motor working to fill in the gaps in the performance curve left by the petrol engine. Two distinct variants available on 2020 Ford Explorer PHEV are ST-Line and Platinum.
The 1.5L EcoBoost engine, which is also new, will be Ford's first engine offering a cylinder deactivation system to be available in North America.
A second hybrid version, which offers no plug-in range, will follow next year with Carbon dioxide emissions from 130g/km and either two or four-wheel drive - rivalling the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 hybrids. Featuring an integrated electric motor/generator system and 14.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Kuga plug-in hybrid's total system output is 168kW.
It also unveiled a Transit Smart Energy Concept, a 10-seater minibus, developed by engineers at Ford's Merkenich Technical Center in Germany.
"If you want a vehicle that can turn heads on Friday night, and swallow your flat-pack furniture easily on Saturday afternoon, then you've found it". That would require a vehicle that might have a mid-200-mile range.
"This new vehicle performs like no other Escape before".
Both moves delighted Israel, infuriated Palestinian and Arab leaders, and were opposed by most USA allies. President Trump said the United States' relationship with Israel is at its highest point in history.
Continuing, the Duke of Sussex said, "A game like Fortnite , for instance, may not be so good for children ". Because of its huge popularity and appeal to young people , Fortnite has become a social phenomenon.
But none of the Plan B options they've put forward has won a majority. "If there is no deal, there is no transition", he added. Talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock have been called "constructive".
It is imperative for the English game that we have a title race. "I didn't think he was good enough defensively". That is massive in this insane league, with these unbelievably strong opponents, and everyone is waiting for us.
Qatari firm Ooredoo says it offers 5G services in and around Doha - but does not have devices available to use them. A spokesperson for the world's Smartphone market leader said there are no sales forecasts for the new phone yet.
Axios also earlier reported Trump has made a decision to choose Cain to fill one of two vacancies on the seven-member Fed board. Cain served in various positions in the Kansas City Federal Reserve in the 1990s and as CEO of the Godfather's Pizza chain.
As the resolution headed to the White House, supporters in both parties made a final plea for Trump to sign it. He said the measure could "disrupt U.S. security co-operation agreements with more than 100 countries".
Huawei P30 & Huawei P30 Pro Phones Launched: Price, Features, Specifications, Pre-orders - All You Need To Know . Making sure everything ticks, the P30 Pro gets a 4,200mAh battery with support for 40W fast charging technology.
Here are some individuals, teams, managers or factions who have yet to be, but should be, in the WWE Hall of Fame . When the broadcast resumed, numerous WWE superstars and employees had surrounded Bret and Natalya in the ring.
Zayn Malik's continued his furious Twitter messages and has struck out at the "dumb" people who think he's talking about GiGi Hadid .
Prince Harry and Meghan move into their new home
Meghan is believed to have opted for a natural hypnobirth, which can help boost positive pregnancy hormones like oxytocin. She and husband Prince Harry are expecting their first child soon but have kept mum on the sex of the baby .
Jonas Brothers Take Over Penn State Bar for Surprise Show!
Now, global diva and Nick's wife Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram story to share a twisted version of her hubby's new song. Kevin , Joe and Nick Jonas can be heard crooning about their good fortune in life and love in this one.
Japan Space Probe Drops Explosive on Asteroid to Make Crater
The SCI is a 2 kilogram (4.41 pound) copper lump which was sacked toward the asteroid at a speed of 2 km per second (4,473 mph). Hayabusa 2 will wait a bit before it heads back to the impact site, but JAXA hopes it will find a crater several meters across.
IDF soldier Zachary Baumel laid to rest in Jerusalem
Israel announced on Wednesday the return of a body of a soldier that had been missing since the 1982 Lebanon war. Baumel, along with soldiers Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz , were never found and deemed "missing in action".
Jimenez finally delivering on promise at Wolves
The club will be hoping to play in the Europa League next season, where many of their fantastic talents belong. Jimenez has been a revelation not just in terms of his goal output but his overall contribution to the side.
Mark Walton Arrested Again
Upon a search of Walton's auto , police say they found 14 grams of marijuana, a 9mm carbine rifle and several fully loaded clips. The Bengals running back was arrested again, his third arrest of the offseason, according to David Ovalle of The Miami Herald .
Gordon Ramsay & wife welcome fifth child!
He later told the Daily Mail that the heartbreak had brought the family much closer. "It's made the family unit even tighter". Their children - Megan , Matilda and twins Jack and Holly - all sent their well wishes, before Tana did the same.
India claims space debris poses minimal threat
With the test done last month, India has mastered the capability to kill satellites at 300 km above the earth, Reddy said. The danger from "space junk" is not that it falls to Earth but that it collides with orbiting satellites.