The Ford SUV first arrived in showrooms in 2008 and quickly gained popularity due to the expansion of these types of vehicles driven in Europe. Sales rose to a record 102,000 units in 2015, 19% more than the previous year.
The second generation was launched in 2012 and has recently received several improvements to assure an important position in the segment.
The new Ford Kuga SUV comes to Europe after the introduction of the greater Edge SUV and the EcoSport compact SUV and promises a safer and more enjoyable driving experience for customers on the Old Continent.
Kuga benefits from the latest design language of Ford and proposes a sporty look, characterized by a smaller superior trapezoidal grille and a smaller inferior grille, new headlights that incorporate daytime LED, a new range of alloy wheels of 17.18, or 19 inches, two new exterior colors and a tow bar hidden under the rear bumper when not in use.
Regarding the interior, it has been redesigned to be more ergonomic, more stylish and last but not least, more comfortable.
The steering wheel and the air conditioning system controls are more intuitive, with less buttons and switches that are more easily identified and the driving wheel can be with leather and also heated.
The new Kuga is more technologically advanced than the version it replaces, and it allows drivers to always be connected to the car via the latest SYNC 3 system. It now offers faster performance, simplified controls and supports orders in 5 additional foreign languages.
If we’re discussing technology, you should know that the American model is also equipped with semi-autonomous technology for perpendicular parking, an upgraded version of the system Active City Stop to prevent collisions, adaptive headlamps system, hands-free opening of the trunk and the intelligent all-wheel drive Ford.
The SUV can be ordered now in both a ST-Line, and the version Luxury Vignale, which include, depending on the selected version, unique alloy wheels, sports seats models, improvements to the chassis, a unique exterior color or a unique pattern of Windsor leather with hexagonal pattern.
The engine range includes the latest EcoBoost petrol engines and diesel engines that require better performance, lower CO2 emissions and reduced running costs.
The first category includes the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with 120 and 150 horsepower, 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive and the 1.5-liter engine with 182 horsepower, connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
Diesel aggregates are represented by the motor propeller TDCi diesel of 1.5-liter and 120-horsepower, the 2.0-liter TDCi unit of 150 horsepower and the top of the range represented by the 2.0 liter engine capable of 180 horsepower.
Joe Bakaj, vice president of Product Development, Ford Europe, said that “The new Kuga offers the latest features in order to help drivers to stay in contact, comfortable, safe and without giving up style on the road.
The new design approach for Kuga has provided a sense of new and modern, while SYNC 3 allows drivers to communicate with their vehicle and the connected devices in unitary ways, something which would have seemed impossible only a few years ago. “