Ford’s SUV range expanded in Europe with new Kuga

The new Ford Kuga has been unveiled for the first time and is set to make driving simpler, safer and a more enjoyable ride for drivers.

The new model, which will be available in Ford van dealers and dealerships in Yeovil and across the rest of Britain, has benefitted from a number of technological advances such as Ford’s new SYNC 3 infotainment system and driver assistance technologies.

Some of these driver assistance technologies include the Perpendicular Parking technology that helps drivers park hands-free, an updated Active City Stop collision avoidance system, an adaptive front lighting system, a hands-free lift gate and an intelligent all-wheel drive. On top of all the new technologies, the new Kuga also boasts a 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine.

Joe Bakaj, vice president of Product Development at Ford of Europe, told Ford Media Center, “The sophisticated redesign has given Kuga a fresh and modern feel, while SYNC 3 enables drivers to communicate with their vehicle and connected devices in seamless ways that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago.”

Ford to bolster SUV range

Ford Motor Company has recently gone on record and announced that it will be bolstering its SUV range and this has been evident with the company set to release the Edge SUV later this year and releasing the Ford EcoSport around a year ago.

Some industry experts are predicting that SUV sales will rise to 27 per cent of all vehicles sold in Europe by 2020 and that this has prompted Ford to increase its SUV line-up.

Joe Bakaj, added, “Demand for SUVs is stronger than ever, and Ford is expanding its range to offer everything from rugged models with true go-anywhere ability to sporty models designed to suit urban lifestyles.”

Customers that head into Ford van dealerships in Taunton and other parts of the country and buy the new Ford Kuga will be able to use the Sync 3 entertainment system and iPhone users can take advantage of Apple CarPlay, whilst Android mobile phone owners can use Android Auto and a number of other apps.

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