Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.
At the manufacturer’s service intervals, the car will need a service, which you are responsible for. Of course, as it’s a brand-new car, tyres/brakes etc will probably last out the contract so you’ll only have a basic oil and filter service to pay for.
I have researched this environmental subject widely. I have corresponded with the Department for Transport, have been in discussions with the VCA (the VCA is the designated UK approval authority which compiles the UK vehicle environmental data) and the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Sir Nicholas Stern would not return my calls 🙂
Having got all the info for the Ford Kuga Estate Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 145g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.
My Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £265.10 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).
This price on my Ford Kuga Estate includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £265.10 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.
One of my best awards was the 2008 best non-franchise environmentalist, awarded by Automotive Management. The web is fickle, I have noticed LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards.
Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.
A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest:
Hey, what can I say? Fantastic site!
D M Smith, Wellingborough, NN8 2ND
Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.