Ford Kuga

MODEL OVERVIEW

The New Kuga is designed to inspire and enable endless possibilities. 

Advanced SYNC 3 technology will encourage your sense of adventure by showing you nearby events and restaurants. 

And wherever your curiosity leads you, the New Kuga will take you in comfort and style. A 1.5L EcoBoost petrol engine matches power and smooth responsiveness with superb fuel efficiency and low emissions. 

Add clever technology such as Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and Active Park Assist, and the New Kuga can fill every journey with unstoppable pleasure.

Enhance the look of your Kuga even further with ST-Line. With a distinctive grille, unique badging, dark alloy wheels and striking body-styling, it’s the ultimate expression of sports inspired design. 

Features
 

Go hands-free 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. 

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.

Endlessly easy parking
Active Park Assist offers enhanced new capabilities. It uses ultrasonic sensors to work out if your Kuga can fit into a parking space. If it can, the system will steer you safely in while you operate the gears and pedals – whether you’re parallel or perpendicular parking. When you’re ready to set off again, it will even steer you out of the space.

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 50 km/h, it automatically applies the brakes.
 
Technology that always serves a purpose
From intuitive voice controlled SYNC 3, to an effortless push-button parking brake. 

From a clever system that can help brake for you, to paddle shift gears you can change with your fingertips.

The New Kuga is packed with a raft of new and upgraded technologies. And all exist to make every drive more sure-footed, more efficient, more fun.
 
Go hands-free 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.

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.
 

Endlessly easy parking
Active Park Assist offers enhanced new capabilities. It uses ultrasonic sensors to work out if your Kuga can fit into a parking space. If it can, the system will steer you safely in while you operate the gears and pedals – whether you’re parallel or perpendicular parking. When you’re ready to set off again, it will even steer you out of the space.
  
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 50 km/h, it automatically applies the brakes.
 
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.

Power with frugality
Powering the new Ford Kuga is a new 1.5L petrol EcoBoost engine. It’s smaller, more powerful and economical than the previous 1.6L engine, resulting in improved fuel use and fewer emissions. Innovative technologies include direct fuel injection, turbocharging and Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing. Together, they help make the engine responsive, smooth and lively which results in a highly engaging drive. 

Hands-free tailgate
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, with the ability to pause the lifting at any point. 

A push-button parking brake
A clever new Electronic Parking Brake makes the traditional handbrake lever a thing of the past. You can now safely apply the parking brake by using a button on the centre console. As well as creating extra cabin space, this feature makes life easier and reduces the need to adjust the brake during service intervals.
 
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.

Retractable tow bar
Unlike the permanently attached tow bars on other vehicles, the new Kuga’s electrically releasable tow bar tucks safely away behind the rear bumper when not needed - saving you a few bruises on your shins while loading or unloading the boot space. 

Headlamps that see around corners
Advanced Bi-Xenon headlamps include Adaptive Lighting with Dynamic Curve Lighting. Not only will they bend as the wheel does to illuminate further into a curving road, they also adjust their beam automatically to match your driving conditions. There are eight kinds of beam, including ones for residential areas, motorways, country roads and city centres. Below the headlamps you’ll find an LED daytime running strip which helps improve visibility in daylight hours.

Paddle-Shift gear changes straight from the racetrack
This race-inspired technology puts swift, effortless gear changes at your fingertips. Paddle Shift Controls are available 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.