Ford’s new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system features alongside innovative driver assistance technologies, an ergonomic and comfortable interior and advanced powertrains including a new 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine.
The new Kuga offers Ford’s Perpendicular Parking technology that helps drivers park hands free in spaces alongside other cars; an enhanced version of the Active City Stop collision avoidance system; and Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System for optimised visibility in low light. Further sophisticated technologies include Hands-Free Liftgate and Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive.
The new Kuga features Ford’s latest design language for a bold and sporty look that is shared with the EcoSport compact SUV and new Edge large SUV. A large upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller lower grille are flanked by sleek new headlamps incorporating LED daytime running lights and complemented by stylish fog lamps.
Restyled taillights complete the sporty look, while a new range of 17- 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs also are available in variety of finishes including Luster Nickel. Two new colours, Guard Grey and the vibrant Copper Pulse, are offered throughout the range. A power-operated retractable tow bar automatically stores itself out of sight below the rear bumper when not in use, to retain the new Kuga’s sporty looks.
The new Kuga’s meticulously crafted interior has been refined to offer a more ergonomic, stylish and comfortable experience for occupants.
The new Ford Kuga delivers an even more technologically advanced, refined and affordable sports utility vehicle (SUV), making driving simpler, safer and more enjoyable for growing numbers of SUV customers in Europe.
The new Kuga offers Ford’s sophisticated SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, innovative driver assistance technologies, an ergonomic and comfortable interior, and powerful and efficient engines including Ford’s 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel that returns 4.4 l/100 km (64.2 mpg) and 115 g/km CO2.
The new Kuga also features Ford’s Perpendicular Parking technology that helps drivers park hands‑free in spaces alongside other cars; an enhanced version of the Active City Stop collision avoidance system; and Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System for optimised visibility in low light. Further advanced technologies include Hands-Free Liftgate and Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive (AWD).
Seamlessly connected with SYNC 3
SYNC 3 is our most advanced version to date. It’s faster and easier to use, with enhanced voice commands and even more functionality. The new interface has larger buttons for improved usability, and the 8” Touchscreen now features pinch-and-swipe gestures found on smartphones and tablets for even more intuitive navigation. SYNC 3 also features AppLink, Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto, to display your smartphone’s information on the touchscreen. (Optional on Zetec).
Please note: Full SYNC 3 smartphone integration is only available with iPhone 5/Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. Some SYNC 3 functions require a data connection, so mobile data charges will apply. To check whether Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available in your market, please check official Apple CarPlay and Android Auto websites for the latest information.
Operating System and interface are subject to ongoing updates. Image may not be illustrative of final UK launch specification.
Safer City Driving
Accidents in stop-start or slow moving traffic happen all too frequently (particularly in busy city streets). Active City Stop is designed to help you reduce the impact of them and, in some cases, avoid them completely. If the system detects the car in front slows down unexpectedly, and you’re travelling at a speed of under 30mph, it automatically applies the brakes. (Optional Feature)
Smarter than average All-Wheel Drive
The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system constantly monitors driving conditions. As it does so, it determines how much grip, cornering, balance and responsiveness is needed and fine-tunes itself. Whether wet, dry or icy, the system will send extra power to the front or rear axle as and when needed, ensuring exceptional handling at all times. At low speeds, the system improves traction. For instance, if the front wheels are on ice and the rear ones aren’t, extra torque will be sent to the rear where it’s needed. And because the system only activates when needed, it saves fuel in less challenging conditions.
Paddle-shift gear changes straight from the racetrack
This race-inspired technology puts swift, effortless gear changes at your fingertips. Paddle Shift Controls are standard with both the Kuga’s automatic transmissions, so you can manually change gear for a more engaging drive. And because the paddle controls are mounted on the steering wheel, you can change gear more efficiently when cornering.
Help when reversing out
Cross Traffic Alert is a brand new technology that helps reduce the guesswork and worry when reversing out of a space. It detects oncoming vehicles and, if something’s approaching, it will sound a warning and illuminate a light in the corresponding wing mirror. (Optional Feature)
Since its launch, Ford’s hands-free tailgate has proved a resounding success - especially with those who lead active lives. If your hands are full, but you have your KeyFree fob on you, then you need only wave your foot under the rear bumper and the tailgate will open automatically as it senses your presence. You can also operate the tailgate with buttons inside the Kuga.
The latest Ford technologies and sophisticated body engineering help drivers see more clearly and enhance safety on the road for new Kuga occupants and other road users.
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System is available for the first time on Kuga. The system monitors ambient light conditions and automatically optimises visibility by adjusting the beam angle of the new bi‑xenon headlights to one of seven settings depending on the vehicle’s speed, steering angle and distance to an object in front.
The Adaptive Front Lighting System features a Weather-Dependent Lighting mode that automatically adjusts headlights to help drivers spot roadside hazards in extreme heavy rain. After detecting a downpour, the system shortens and widens the headlight beam to better illuminate the side of the road and reduce glare for other drivers from flooded roads.The new Kuga’s sculpted bonnet features a wider, uninterrupted central dome that not only serves to complement Kuga’s sporty new looks, but also incorporates a structural design that more closely controls deformability and flexibility of the bonnet, improving pedestrian protection in an accident. The bonnet and rear liftgate also have been re-engineered to help mitigate damage to more expensive-to-replace components following a collision.
New Kuga also offers advanced Ford technologies, including:
The ultimate expression of sports inspired design in a Ford, ST-Line enables you to enhance the look of your new Kuga.
So get ready to dial up the energy and excitement with distinctive alloys, a striking body kit, unique badging and more.
Get the ultimate look: upgrade to ST-Line.
From a sports body-styling kit and lowered suspension to front fog lamps. With unique ‘Black’ alloy wheel design to bespoke ST-Line badging: ST-Line creates an unmistakable exterior appearance, giving your new Ford Kuga a powerful road presence.
Machined alloy pedals, special sports steering wheel, branded scuff plates... The ST-Line rewards you everywhere you look, every time you take to the road. With unique sports seats you’ll be able to enjoy the drive from a position of command and comfort.
A specially selected range of advanced diesel and EcoBoost petrol engines deliver performance from 120 PS up to 182 PS as well as outstanding fuel-efficiency. Whilst upgraded sports suspension lowers the chassis for even more precise cornering.
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