According to Craig Gillesen, Dealer Principal at Eagle Ford, “The all-new Kuga has a host of fantastic features that make it the perfect choice for families.”Impressive Fuel Economy The 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is available with a two power output levels. The 110 kW version is available in FWD and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. This equated to impressive fuel consumption figures of just 6.6 l/100 km on a combined cycle run while emitting just 154 g/km CO2. The 134 kW derivatives is available in AWD and is paired with 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. This version uses 7.7 l/100 km of fuel on combined cycle while emitting 179 g/km.CO2.* The all-new Kuga is also available with a 2.0-litre TDCi Duratorq diesel engine producing 120 kW and 340Nm between 2000 and 3250rpm. It features AWD and features Ford’s 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission with SelectShift. It uses 6.2 l/100 km and emits 162 g/km CO2. Dynamic Driving Ability Ford Curve Control acts as a safeguard for drivers who have entered a bend with too much speed. The system makes sure there is no severe understeer by braking in a controlled manner and can, if the driver is still pushing their foot down on the accelerator, reduce engine torque. Engineered For Outstanding Safety The all-new Kuga was awarded a maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP after achieving an overall protection score of 88 per cent, the highest-ever for a mid-sized SUV. All models in the line-up feature seven airbags, ISOFIX child seat attachments, Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Stability Control (ESP). Further driver assistance technologies offered as optional extras with the all-new Kuga include Active Park Assist, Blind Spot Information System, Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, and Lane Departure Warning. Innovation Inside and Out The overall appearance of the all-new Kuga continues to offer a muscular stance thanks to the pronounced wheel arches and raised beltline. The slim upper grille opening emphasizes the vehicles width, while the three-dimensional hood highlights the Ford oval and the three-section trapezoidal grill signifies the new face of Ford.
The interior of the all-new Kuga is sophisticated with soft touch surfaces, contoured seats, and electroplated metal finishes. The centre console has space to hold a 1.5-litre bottle, MP3 player or CDs, while eight cup holders are positioned throughout the cabin. Convenient USB ports are located in the centre console and a 230-volt power converter is located at the back of the floor console for easy plug-in of laptops, cell phone chargers or other electronics. Comprehensive Range Six derivatives make up the all-new Kuga range with three spec levels on offer. The entry level Ambiente is well equipped with features such as power heated side mirrors, front and rear fog lamps, 17” alloy wheels, Auto-Start-Stop (FWD models only) , Ford Keyless push button start, EcoMode, SYNC™ with Bluetooth and Voice Control, steering wheel audio controls and cruise control to name just a few. Over and above those features the Trend models adopt auto folding mirrors with puddle lamps, rear parking sensors, leather sports seats, Sony Audio system with nine speakers, 4.2” TFT (Thin-Film Transitor) screen and Dual Electronic Air Temperature Control. The Titanium models are sumptuously equipped with 18” alloy wheels, BiXenon headlamps, including auto headlamps with auto high beam, auto headlamp levelling, static cornering lights and Daytime Running Lights, rear LED tail lamps, rain sensing wipers, Roll Stability Control with Curve Control and smart keyless entry with handsfree ‘open sesame’ tailgate. The hands-free powered tailgate is a helpful feature for customers who have their hands full when loading or unloading their vehicle. In order to open or close the tailgate, the customer simply needs to wave their foot under the rear bumper of the car with the key in their possession.
A vast array of safety technologies are available with this pack including Active City Stop, Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Park Assist. Other smart safety features offered as part of the Titanium Option Pack are the Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Aid systems. The all-new Kuga comes with a 4-year / 120 000km comprehensive warranty, a 4-year / 80 000km service plan on petrol derivatives and a 4 year /90 000km service plan on diesel derivatives.. Added piece of mind comes in the way of a 3-year /unlimited km roadside assistance plan while service intervals are staggered at 20 000km on petrol derivatives and 15 000km on diesel derivatives.