Ford Kuga 2017

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Barcelona – Ford revealed its refreshed Kuga SUV sporting enhanced tech, design tweaks and a new diesel engineA rival to the Toyota Rav4, the Kuga benefits from design improvements inside and out.The Kuga will include Ford’s new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system, driver assistance technologies, an ergonomic interior and a new 88kW 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine.

Advanced Ford technologies include:

• Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive, which adjusts the amount of torque sent to each wheel, optimising handling and traction especially in slippery conditions.
• Curve Control, which mitigates against loss of control should a driver enter a bend with too much speed.
• Torque Vectoring Control, which enhances the driving experience by applying a small amount of braking to inside wheels to assist traction and stability when cornering.

Ford South Africa did not confirm when the new Kuga would be launched locally.


The new Kuga shares its design with its EcoSport SUV sibling. The large upper trapezoidal grille and a smaller, lower grille are flanked by new headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights.

Restyled taillights round off a sportier look, while a new range of 17, 18 and 19″ alloy wheel designs are available. Two new colours, grey and copper Pulse, are offered throughout the range. The Kuga gains a a power-operated retractable tow-hitch, that automatically stores itself out of sight below the rear bumper when not in use. 

A new 88kW 1.5-litre TDCi joins the range. Offered with front-wheel drive, Ford claims a fuel consumption figure of 4.4l/100 km.

Also available will be a 2.0-litre TDCi engine with 110kW in front-wheel drive and all wheel drive versions that achieve from 4.7l/100km and a 132kW all-wheel-drive version that delivers 5.2 litres/100km.


Ford’s petrol offerings are a 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, in 88kW or 110kW front-wheel drive form, achieves 6.2 litres/100km and a 133kW all-wheel-drive version delivers 7.4 litres/100km.


Ford says the new Kuga’s steering wheel has heatable leather to improve comfort in cold weather, while all auto versions feature paddle-shift controls that enable drivers to manually select gears.

Expect an an electronic parking brake to free room inside, while a hands-free tailgate, that can be opened or closed using a sliding motion by the owner’s feet beneath the rear bumper, is carried over from the previous generation. 
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