2 August 2016

Ford Kuga

Ford introduces ST-Line for Kuga

2 August 2016 - Ford has announced a new Kuga ST-Line version of the mid-size sports utility vehicle (SUV) on sale later this year, offering sporty styling inspired by Ford Performance models, alongside powerful and efficient EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel engines as well as sports-tuned driving dynamics.

The new Kuga ST-Line will feature among Ford's expanded SUV range and the most comprehensive Kuga line-up ever, including the new Kuga and the upscale Ford Kuga Vignale, as well as the compact EcoSport and large all-new Edge. New Kuga prices will start from £20,845 and Kuga ST-Line prices from £25,845 for delivery by the end of this year.

Ford Kuga (2013 - 2019)

Kuga ST-Line delivers bold exterior and interior styling including unique alloy wheels and sport seat designs; powertrains including Ford's 182PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol with Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive (AWD); and a sports chassis with specially tuned suspension and steering.

Kuga ST-Line delivers Ford Performance-inspired styling that includes:

  • Upper grille finished in high-gloss Ebony Black; honeycomb design for the lower front grille in high-gloss Ebony Black with unique, matching sports mesh finish on the fog lamp bezels
  • Front skid plate, side-skirts, mirror caps, door handles, door cladding, rear roof spoiler and wheel arches in body colour; high-gloss Ebony Black rear skid plate; black roof rails; tinted front and rear lights; and privacy glass
  • A black beltline beneath the windows and ST-Line exterior badging on the front fenders
  • A choice of unique new 18in high-gloss black alloys wheels with a bright machined surface or 19in alloy wheels in Ebony Black
  • Unique sport seat design in partial leather; contrasting stitching for the seats, gear lever gaiter and steering wheel; special two-layer metallic-effect Deep Space paint on the centre console; and black headliner

The new Kuga ST-Line will offer the sportiest Kuga driving dynamics yet, with chassis enhancements including thicker anti-roll bars and a 10mm lower ride height for reduced body roll and sharper responses.

Stiffer suspension bushes help to reduce unwanted movement in the suspension system, while spring and damper rates are fine-tuned to deliver comfort and performance. Ford's Electronic Power Assisted Steering system also features a revised calibration to deliver a tighter, more responsive and sporty feel.

The full range of Kuga powertrains will be offered, including Ford's 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine that replaces the outgoing 120 PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel - expected to enhance fuel efficiency to 64.2 mpg and deliver up to 115 g/km CO2. Also available will be a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with 150 PS and either front-wheel drive or FAWD, offering from 60.1 mpg and 122 g/km CO2; and 180 PS with Intelligent AWD homologated to 54.3 mpg and 134 g/km CO2. Ford's 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in 120 PS or 150 PS front-wheel drive form is expected to achieve from 45.6 mpg and 143 g/km CO2; and a 182 PS AWD version from 38.2mpg and 171g/km CO2.