Ford Europa named it Kuga which is a play on the word ‘Cougar’. Ford America and Australia took a safer approach by calling it Ford Escape. With the latest generation now, the All-New Ford Kuga now has a total of three generations that first began in 2008.
Ford claims that the exterior design of the Ford Kuga looks more Premium than before. Dimensions Wheelbase and Bonnet now have a longer dimension so it looks more athletic.
Daytime Running Light (DRL) features reinforces its message as an Urban-style SUV. Whereas the front Grille is designed with a very large size shaped like a diamond texture combined with a firm and sporty bumper silhouette.
Turning to the side, the All-New Ford Kuga is equipped with 17-inch rims as a standard choice. Meanwhile, the SUV’s masculine nuance booster is also implied from the Roof Rail embedded in the roof.
Twin Sport Tailpipe Exhaust becomes one of the rear body decoration panels of the Ford Kuga. On the other hand, the minimalist style Rear Spoiler also successfully conveys the masculine scent of crossover on its body.
Compared to the second generation, Ford Kuga’s interior space feels more spacious. It can be observed from specific data where the body is 89 mm longer, 44 mm wider with wheelbase dimensions that is increased by 20 mm.
The most interesting thing about the dashboard is the 12.3-inch Digital Head Unit panel, which supports 24-Bit True Color. Everything that is displayed on the screen is a spoiled moment to the eyes thanks to the support of the High Definition and Full-Color Spectrum features.
The chair also gets an upgrade in terms of relief considering the body dimensions increase in length and width. In fact, the Ford claims that the seats on the Kuga are the Best in Class, considering the legroom at the rear can be increased to 1,035 mm.
For the first time in history, Ford Kuga is packed with a FordPass Connect feature where the car can provide WiFi Hotspots for 10 Gadgets. The upgrade is certainly great to supports urban activities.
All of this can be applied to the 12.3 inch LCD Instrument Cluster. All the information is very clear and easy to read, considering the High Definition feature has been applied to the panel. Interestingly, the audio panel is supported by B&O Sound System that came in 10 high-quality speakers.
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and Lane Keeping System (LKS), is two of the most interesting features that have a function to keep the view of the driver in the blind spot and keep the vehicle moving.
On the other hand, there are also features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition, and Lane Centering.
The new Compact SUV from Ford is offered in three Hybrid engine choices Plug-In Hybrid, EcoBlue (Mild-Hybrid), and Hybrid (Full Hybrid). But the company is marking the release with five models that are being marketed starting from $ 30,425.