The Ford Kuga will offer Ford’s SYNC 2 advanced connectivity system for the first time, enabling drivers to operate phone, entertainment, climate and navigation systems using simple conversational language.
SYNC 2 features an 8-inch colour touch screen in the centre console – increased from 5-inches – that can also help drivers when manoeuvring by displaying the live feed from the Rear View Camera system.
The Kuga’s openable panorama roof has been revised to offer improved ventilation for occupants. The panorama roof also can now be operated along with the door windows using the key fob as part of the global opening and closing feature, which enables customers to better cool the inside of the vehicle on hot days before getting in. The stylish interior has been further enhanced with a new air vent design that also reduces reflections on the window. For the exterior, Ginger Ale and Panther Black are replaced by distinctive new Green Instinct and Shadow Black colours – the first in a range of new premium Mica paint colours to be offered by Ford.
The stylish second generation Ford Kuga debuted Ford’s Intelligent AWD technology in Europe when introduced in 2012, and also features Ford’s hands-free tailgate that can be opened or closed using a simple kicking motion beneath the rear bumper.
Driver assistance technologies offered with new Kuga include Active Park Assist,Blind Spot Information System, Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, Lane Departure Warning, Auto High Beam, Driver Alert andTraffic Sign Recognition.
Kuga is available with 6-speed manual and PowerShift automatic transmissions and a range of advanced Ford engines including a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel offering 150PS or 180PS, CO2 emissions from 120g/km and 54mpg. Ford’s 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is also available with 150PS or 182PS, CO2 emissions from 143g/km and up to 45.6mpg.