Ford Kuga Facelift revealed at 2016 Geneva Motor Show; the second generation SUV has had a mild refresh with front end now looking like Ford Edge
Among the three cars that ford launched, we take a look at facelift of its successful model, the Ford Kuga. About 4-in-5 of the 102,000 Kugas sold in 2015 were high-spec Titanium models. Ford marketing Kuga as a intelligent SUV for future, but somehow it’s reason to say that – An Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system adapts to terrain and conditions.
Active City Stop automatically applies the brakes at low speed to prevent a collision and Ford SYNC reads out text messages and gives you hands-free control of your music, calls and much more.
The Kuga’s contemporary cabin has a premium fit and finish, contoured sports seats, a soft touch instrument panel, the unique ‘bull horn’ shape of the console and perfectly detailed switches. The Kuga is available with the 1.5 EcoBoost engine, with 150 PS, 6-Speed Manual and 182 PS with 6-Speed Auto. Both engines deliver plenty of power even in difficult off-road conditions. You’ll use less fuel too, thanks to Ford’s ECOnetic technologies.
The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system guarantees ultra-responsive handling on any terrain. As a result, the Kuga delivers an impressive balance of performance and efficiency. Find out more and get all the important facts and figures below. Ford Kuga is a smart SUV with hill start assistance system that works by maintaining pressure of the braking system for an extra 2.5 seconds, giving you more time to get power.
Good news that Kuga version be available in Europe soon. It’s a Ford, so expect costs to be reasonable. It’s around a grand cheaper than the old model, spec-for-spec. But think carefully about 4WD: it is more expensive to buy, and you’ll pay more in tax and fuel. Ford says it will find 10-12,000 annual buyers here, but while it’s better than before, we’d still look at the excellent Mazda CX-5 before buying the Kuga.