Ford Kuga ST-Line will be available in Europe starting this autumn
ST family is richer by a member. After Ford Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo, it was Kuga compact SUV’s turn to receive a little attention.
Just like the other models who received the ST-Line from Ford, Kuga adopted a more aggressive exterior and a slightly more sporty approach.
To emphasize those features more, engineers installed a grille painted in Ebony Black, the thresholds were painted in the same colour of the car body, as well as the door handles and rear spoilers.
The sporty exterior of Ford Kuga is complemented by privacy windows, tinted headlights and taillights and a set of black wheels of 18 or 19 inches.
The interior offers passengers sports seats partially covered in leather and emphasized by the contrasting stitching that can also be seen in the gearshift, while the steering wheel and the center console are put into value by the Deep Space shade.
Ford Kuga ST-Line
The sporty approach is primarily supported by suspension bushes which are now stiffer, by the shock absorbers that have been adjusted to provide a balance between performance and comfort and last but not least by the steering wheel which has been calibrated so as to offer a more enjoyable feedback to the driver.
Regarding the engines, Ford Kuga ST-Line customers will have what to choose from. The engine range includes aggregate diesel 1.5-liter TDCi engine and 118 horsepower diesel engine, 2.0-liter TDCi engine capable of 148 horsepower available both with front-wheel drive and with the all-wheel drive and the top of the line of the diesel engine is represented by the same 2.0-liter engine with 179 horsepower, available only with all-wheel drive.
Ford Kuga ST-Line
For those who prefer petrol engines, Ford proposes the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, available both in the configuration of 118 horsepower, but also with more powerful variants, of 148 respectively 179 horsepower, the latter being available only with a four-wheel drive .
“The Ford ST-Line is designed to provide a fun experience behind the wheel, and we made sure that the first performance oriented SUV in Europe will provide the same features as Fiesta ST-Line, Focus ST-Line or Mondeo ST-Line “, said Frederick Vrancken, the engineer in charge of the new Ford Kuga dynamic ST-Line.
The compact sporty SUV can be purchased on the Old Continent starting this autumn, together with the new and more luxurious version Vignale.