|2017 Ford Kuga|
2017 Ford Kuga The new Ford Kuga delivers a good greater technologically advanced, delicate and inexpensive sports activities utility vehicle (SUV), making using less complicated, safer and extra exciting for developing numbers of SUV customers in Europe.
The new Ford Kuga offers Ford's sophisticated SYNC three communications and leisure gadget, revolutionary motive force assistance technology, an ergonomic and comfortable interior, and effective and efficient engines along with Ford's one hundred twenty PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel that returns 4.Four l/100 km (sixty four.2 mpg) and one hundred fifteen g/km CO2.
The new Kuga additionally features Ford's Perpendicular Parking generation that allows drivers park palms loose in spaces alongside different vehicles; an more suitable model of the Active City Stop collision avoidance system; and Ford's Adaptive Front Lighting System for optimised visibility in low light. Further superior technologies include Hands-Free Liftgate and Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive (AWD).
"New Kuga gives present day new features and technologies with a view to assist drivers live linked, comfy, secure and fashionable on the road," said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. "The state-of-the-art redesign has given Kuga a clean and contemporary sense, whilst SYNC 3 allows drivers to communicate with their car and connected gadgets in seamless ways that would have regarded not possible only some years in the past."
Seamlessly related with SYNC 3
The new Ford Kuga allows drivers to govern audio and navigation features plus linked smartphones the usage of simple, more conversational voice commands, with Ford's new SYNC 3 connectivity device. Ford has drawn on more than 22,000 remarks, and insights gained from research clinics and surveys to make sure the new version is the most purchaser centric gadget thus far.
SYNC 3 promises faster performance, simplified instructions, and supports five extra languages. Simply through pushing a button and announcing "I want a coffee," "I want petrol," and "I need to park," drivers can find close by cafés, petrol stations or vehicle parks, and find educate stations, airports, and lodges.
Kuga drivers can function SYNC 3's eight-inch touchscreen inside the equal way that they use their smartphones. A new interface capabilities large, easier to perform buttons and permits pinch and swipe gestures for the first time.
IPhone users can spark off Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer manner to apply your iPhone in the vehicle allowing drivers to make smartphone calls, get right of entry to tune, ship and receive messages, get instructions optimised for visitors situations, and more whilst they live targeted on the road. Android™ customers can spark off Android Auto™. Android Auto makes apps and services that drivers already understand and love, reachable in more secure and seamless methods together with Google Search, Google Maps and Google Play. Software may be up to date over-the-air via Wi-Fi.
SYNC 3 additionally promises SYNC AppLink for clients, enabling voice-activation from the driving force's seat of a number of cellphone apps that consist of Glympse, Aupeo, Spotify, MyBoxMan, HearMeOut, AccuWeather, and Los forty Principales.
"Whether you are craving your morning cappuccino to your daily commute or covering the value of a journey by transporting a package, SYNC three brings to existence modern new ways of staying linked at the pass," said Christof Kellerwessel, leader engineer, Electronic and Electrical Systems Engineering, Ford of Europe. "Designed to supplement contemporary smartphones, with an intuitive eight inch touch screen, SYNC 3 is familiar with greater herbal speech, is quicker, and offers an simpler-to-read graphical interface."
The new Kuga capabilities Ford's present day layout language for a ambitious and sporty look that is shared with the EcoSport compact SUV and new Edge large SUV. A huge upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller lower grille are flanked through sleek new headlamps incorporating LED daylight going for walks lighting fixtures and complemented by using stylish fog lamps.
Restyled taillights complete the sporty look, while a brand new range of 17- 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs also are available in style of finishes which include Luster Nickel. Two new colors, Guard Grey and the colourful Copper Pulse, are presented throughout the variety. A energy-operated retractable tow bar routinely stores itself out of sight below the rear bumper whilst now not in use, to keep the brand new Kuga's sporty seems.
The new Ford Kuga's meticulously crafted interior has been refined to provide a more ergonomic, stylish and comfy enjoy for occupants.
The steerage wheel and air-conditioning controls are even extra intuitive, and characteristic fewer and more without difficulty distinguishable buttons and switches, making the controls less difficult to recognize and navigate. The steering wheel is also presented with heated leather-based to enhance comfort in cold climate, at the same time as all automated new Kuga models will characteristic paddle-shift controls that allow drivers to manually pick gears at the same time as keeping their palms at the wheel.
New comfort functions make Kuga even extra person-friendly; an digital parking brake is handy to perform and frees room for improved garage in a centre console that now additionally features a storage vicinity able to accommodating an expansion of bottles and cups, and a brand new USB connection factor for integrating and charging cellular gadgets. A door lock indicator now tells drivers at a look whether the doors are locked.
The New Ford Kuga also gives Hands-Free Liftgate that may be opened or closed the usage of a kicking motion under the rear bumper. The generation, which changed into particular by way of extra than 1-in-3 Kuga clients in Europe last yr, facilitates parents to without difficulty get admission to the boot when returning to their vehicle with purchasing, pushchairs or toddlers.
The Ford Performance-inspired new Kuga ST-Line and high-priced new Kuga Vignale are also available for the primary time, offering customers greater choice of styling and specification as part of the maximum comprehensive Kuga line-up ever.
Kuga ST-Line offers ambitious outdoors and interior styling such as unique alloy wheels and recreation seat designs, and joins the Fiesta ST-Line, Focus ST-Line and Mondeo ST-Line as a part of Ford's new variety of ST-Line fashions. The new Kuga ST-Line also will provide the sportiest Kuga riding dynamics but, with chassis upgrades inclusive of optimised suspension and steering for reduced body roll and sharper responses.
The upscale Kuga Vignale is obtainable in specific specification together with particular Vignale pearlescent Milano Grigio outdoors shade, with the model's premium person in addition heightened with particular hexagonal-quilted Windsor leather providing outstanding tuxedo-fashion sewing for the seats and door interiors.
Vignale is the best expression of the Ford emblem in Europe; a present day, upscale product and ownership revel in bringing together award-winning design, splendid craftsmanship, superior technology and exclusive specifications. Kuga Vignale follows the Ford Mondeo Vignale, S-MAX Vignale and Edge Vignale in Europe.
Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
Powerful and gasoline-green enginesfeatures Ford's today's TDCi diesel and EcoBoost petrol engines for optimised performance alongside low CO2 emissions for reduced walking costs.
Offering 4.4 l/a hundred km (sixty four.2 mpg) and one hundred fifteen g/km CO2, Ford's 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine with six-pace manual gearbox and front-wheel drive (FWD) delivers a 5 per cent fuel performance development as compared with the outgoing a hundred and twenty PS 2.Zero-litre TDCi.
Further state-of-the-art diesel powertrains include:
- a hundred and twenty PS 1.5-litre TDCi 6-speed PowerShift FWD supplying 4.8 l/a hundred km (58.8 mpg) and 124 g/km CO2
- 150 PS 2.Zero-litre TDCi 6-speed manual FWD providing 4.7 l/a hundred km (60.1 mpg) and 122 g/km CO2, 6-pace manual AWD providing 5.2 l/a hundred km (fifty four.Three mpg) and one hundred thirty five g/km CO2, or 6-speed PowerShift AWD imparting 5.2 l/a hundred km (fifty four.Three mpg) and 134 g/km CO2
- one hundred eighty PS 2.Zero-litre TDCi 6-pace guide AWD providing five.2 l/a hundred km (fifty four.Three mpg) and 135 g/km CO2, or 6-speed PowerShift AWD offering five.2 l/100 km (54.Three mpg) and 134 g/km CO2
Ford's 1.5-litre and a couple of.0-litre TDCi engines feature superior new diesel engine technology consisting of a lean NOX lure for cleanser exhaust emissions, components with a unique Diamond Like Coating that reduces friction, and a complicated Variable Nozzle Turbocharger for stronger engine breathing.
Ford's turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engines function advanced technologies such as high-stress direct fuel injection and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing. Kuga EcoBoost powertrain options consist of:
- one hundred twenty PS and a hundred and fifty PS 1.Five-litre EcoBoost 6-pace manual FWD imparting 6.Three l/a hundred km (44.Eight mpg) and 145 g/km CO2
- 182 PS 1.Five-litre EcoBoost 6-pace computerized AWD presenting 7.Five l/one hundred km (37.7 mpg) and 173 g/km CO2
Ford gas-saving technologies provided across the variety encompass Auto-Start-Stop and Smart Regenerative Charging that selectively engages the alternator and charges the battery whilst the automobile is coasting and braking to recapture power that could otherwise be misplaced.