The Ford Kuga range has been expanded with the addition of a 1.5 EcoBoost Ambiente Automatic derivative, increasing the range to a total of eight models.
“There’s a growing preference for automatic transmissions, particularly in the compact SUV segment, and the new Kuga Ambiente Automatic is poised to make a significant impact in its class due to its outstanding value for money, extensive list of smart features and the performance and efficiency offered by the 1.5 EcoBoost engine combined with the six-speed automatic transmission.” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager for Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
Ford Kuga Ambiente DetailsThe Ambiente model sits below the Trend model in terms of spec and price. As with the existing Trend derivative, the front-wheel drive automatic model is powered by the 132 kW version of the 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, which delivers 240 Nm of torque. Combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at 7.0L/100km
As with the rest of the Kuga line-up, the Ford SYNC multimedia system with Bluetooth and Voice Control is standard, along with an auxiliary input and USB port. A multifunction steering wheel with buttons to adjust the multimedia system also stays on the Ambiente model.
Air-conditioning is standard, along with cruise control, heated side mirrors, and power windows all-round, plus the ability to open and close the windows via the key.
On the active safety front, the Kuga boasts ABS with Emergency Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Electronic Stability Programme with Traction Control and Hill Launch Assist.
A 4-year/80 000km service plan, 4-year/120 000km warranty is also included with service intervals at every 20 000km.
Ford Kuga Pricing
|1.5 EcoBoost Ambiente||FWD Manual||110kW||240Nm||R328 900|
|1.5 EcoBoost Ambiente||FWD Automatic||132kW||240Nm||R344 900|
|1.5 EcoBoost Trend||FWD Manual||110kW||240Nm||R365 900|
|1.5 EcoBoost Trend||FWD Automatic||132kW||240Nm||R379 900|
|1.5 EcoBoost Trend||AWD Automatic||132kW||240Nm||R407 900|
|2.0 EcoBoost Titanium||AWD PowerShift||177kW||340Nm||R448 900|
|2.0 TDCi Trend||AWD PowerShift||132kW||400Nm||R433 900|
|2.0 TDCi Titanium||AWD PowerShift||132kW||400Nm||R468 900|