The new Ford Kuga has been launched in South Africa, which for the first time features EcoBoost engine technology. The Kuga's body has been restyled to match Ford’s latest design philosophy and the Kuga range includes six derivatives with three specification levels on offer.
“The all-new Kuga line-up is well-rounded and comprehensive with a host of fantastic features that make it the perfect choice for families. Ford’s smart technologies offer extensive safety and convenience benefits that will be welcomed in this market,” says Ford Marketing Manager Gavin Golightly.
New Ford Kuga brings intelligent style to SUV segmentEngine Capability
The new Ford Kuga introduces two new engines including a turbocharged 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. The 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine comes in two power versions. The 110kW version delivers 240Nm of torque and is available in FWD and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption for this engine is rated at 6.6-litres/100km on the combined cycle while emitting 154 g/km of CO2.
The 134kW version also delivers 240Nm but is available in AWD and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.7-litres/100km on the combined cycle while emitting 179 g/km of CO2.
The new Ford Kuga is also available with a 2.0-litre TDCi Duratorq engine producing 120kW with a maximum torque figure of 340Nm. It features AWD and Ford’s 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission with SelectShift and uses 6.2- litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 162 g/km.
Exterior Styling Features
The angled windshield, dynamic roofline, pronounced wheel arches and raised beltline of the Kuga add to the athletic feel of the car. The slim upper grille opening emphasizes the vehicles width, while the three dimensional hood and three-section trapezoidal grille highlight and signify the Ford oval.
The all-new Kuga is available in Metallic Paint or the Titanium pack.
Interior Styling Features
The new Ford Kuga features sophisticated soft-touch surfaces, contoured seats and electroplated metal finishes. The Kuga also offers ample luggage space with the rear seats able to fold down in one movement. The centre console offers different storage solutions and features USB ports and a 230-volt power converter which is located at the back of the floor console for easy plug-in for laptops, cellphones and other electronics.
Ford Kuga Range Features
The Ambiente version is equipped with power heated side mirrors, front and rear fog lamps, 17-inch 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.
The Titanium models feature 18-inch alloy wheels, BiXenon headlamps, 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 Trend models are styled with auto folding mirrors with puddle lamps, rear parking sensors, leather sports seats, Sony Audio system with nine speakers, 4.2-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transitor) screen and Dual Electronic Air Temperature Control.
New Ford Kuga – Price
|Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost Ambiente FWD||R289 900|
|Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost Trend FWD||R324 900|
|Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost Trend Auto AWD||R364 900|
|Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost Titanium Auto AWD||R398 900|
|Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi Trend Powershift AWD||R384 900|
|Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi Trend Powershift AWD||R418 900|