- high of the ground and comfortable to drive
- side mirrors do not fold in automatically when turning off car
The second-generation version of the Ford Kuga SUV is yet another addition to the manufacturer’s revamped range for 2013. Anticipated for a UK-wide release in the spring, the model brings together some of Ford’s tried and tested technologies with fresh new design points.
Angular, bolder lines have been used in the Kuga’s new body shape, giving it a stronger and more confident presence – whether it’s on the road or parked up, the SUV radiates style. To reduce wind noise and air resistance, a revolutionary shape has been created for the door mirrors, unique to the SUV. The new electric tailgate is activated with a sensor under the bumper, so it can be easily opened and closed with a wave of one foot if your hands are full.
On entering the cabin, the changes to the model’s design are striking: Ford has completely rearranged the central console and increased the boot space by around 82 litres with the rear seats up. They fold down at the press of a button, enhancing the load space by up to 200 litres in total. Safety features around the interior have also been vastly increased: Emergency Assistance and the blind spot warning system are now on the SUV’s standard equipment list. EuroNCAP has already awarded the 2013 Ford Kuga a five-star safety rating.
Ford has kept many of the original Kuga’s engines for the second-generation model, including the 2.0-litre diesel version that’s proved most popular with UK drivers. An all-new 1.6-litre Ecoboost joins the range, first introduced in both the C-MAX and Focus. The Kuga also borrows the optional PowerShift automatic gearbox and Torque Vectoring Controls from other Ford cars.
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