Ford Kuga: Strong update

Cologne, February 22, 2016

Ford sends its Kuga extensively modernized on the trip. The lifted compact SUV will be for the first time at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (22 to 25 February 2016) shown and then at the Geneva car show (3 to 13 March 2016) in the spot light.

Big trapezoidal grille

The lifted Kuga especially on the new face is to recognize: the Cologne now stretches a large trapezoidal grille in the wind. Thus, the Ford SUV family shows a unified face, because even the larger edge, even 2016 come on the market and the smaller EcoSport are equipped with similar anemometers. In addition, the headlights are sleeker and get LED day driving lights on request.

Larger lamps at the rear

Slightly less significantly fail the renovation works at the rear: first and foremost, there are larger lights are now connected to a more prominent beading in the tailgate. Now also an electric tow bar is available on request, which disappears when not in use under the bumper. As an option a sensor-controlled rear flap is also to have, which opens after a foot movement under the bumper.

Buttons and button reduces

The center console shows vigorously cleaned up. Here a frequent point of criticism has been reduced the number of switches and buttons. Thanks to the well electronic parking brake, the large lever also dropped, that creates extra storage space. New in the program comes the brand new Ford Konnektivitätssystem SYNC 3 Smartphone connect AppLink with an eight inch touch screen. Smartphone features, audio, navigation and air conditioning by voice command can be controlled with the SYNC system. Search for Cafés, gas stations, or about parking, the driver must press only one button and say commands such as "I want a cup of coffee", "I need gas" or "I need parking". The system is also the airports, train stations and hotels and leads with the help of the on-board navigation system at the destination.

New 120 HP diesel

New in the engine range is a 1.5-liter TDCi diesel with 120 HP. He replaced the 2.0-liter engine with the same output. With this machine, the newcomer will consume 4.4 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, the CO2 emission is the manufacturer with 115 grams per kilometre. In addition, the Kuga is still available with 2.0-litre TDCi diesel and 150 PS or 180 HP, both variants can be table with front-wheel drive and an intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD). A 1.5 liter-EcoBoost petrol engine with 120, 150 or 182 HP which is strongest to have all-wheel drive is also available.

Improved visibility and safety

In addition to a heated steering wheel, optional for the first time also multifunctional Xenon headlights for the Cologne compact SUV can be ordered. You automatically adjust the driving situation and the course of the road and choose the best lights pattern from seven light settings. Among other things the speed, steering angle and, for example, the distance to the vehicle in front are taken into account. In addition, the keys MyKey system can be booked for the Kuga. Its integral part is a programmable duplicate, the parents can push their offspring in the hand. Namely the speed and the volume of the music system lets the key limit and prevent that disable novice security technologies and assistance systems.

Can be ordered from summer 2016 2017 launch

Expected from summer 2016 the update Kuga is to be found, the first copies will be delivered beginning 2017. At the prices, there is still no information. (hd)