The all-new Ford Kuga is set to disprove the myth that an SUV cannot be ‘green’, high-tech and capable all at the same time, something Malaysians will experience first-hand later this year.
Engineered for outstanding safety, the all-new Ford Kuga was awarded a maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP last month after achieving an overall protection score of 88 per cent, the highest-ever for a mid-sized SUV.
Fuel efficiency has also been significantly improved enabling the all-new Kuga to deliver class-leading fuel economy – fuel consumption has been reduced by 25 per cent.
Coming to Malaysia at the end of Q2 this year, the all-new Kuga is the centrepiece of Ford’s strategy to leverage its global leadership in SUVs to deliver a comprehensive line-up of smarter vehicles to the world.
“The all-new Ford Kuga is going to be an exciting addition to our Malaysian line up,” said David Westerman, regional manager, Asia Pacific, Ford Export & Growth Operations. “While retaining the all-new Kuga’s SUV charisma, Ford has evolved the vehicle to incorporate remarkable new technologies, more space, a higher quality feel and improved capabilities.”
Ford engineers designed the all-new Kuga with ultra-high-strength steel beams in the body structure and specially designed reinforcement around the roof to ensure structural rigidity and strength.
Produced at Ford’s assembly plant in Valencia, Spain, the all-new Ford Kuga boasts an impressive array of new technologies and enhanced features. It debuts Ford’s global intelligent all-wheel-drive system that offers best-in-class handling, which combined with other features, ensure improved dynamics, traction and cornering control. Other new highlights include the segment-first hands-free tailgate and one of the quietest cabins in the segment.
From the initial design, the all-new Ford Kuga was engineered to be visually appealing. Its interior craftsmanship emphasises a high-end feel and touch, while the exterior was designed to maximize the SUV’s sleek, sporty silhouette, precise execution and high-performance.
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