Order books are open for the all-new 2019 (2019.25MY) Ford Kuga range. The revised range features a new trim-level structure, with some models ‘renamed’ with new, improved levels of equipment.
The new 2019 Kuga model line-up consists of
- Ford Kuga Zetec
- Ford Kuga Titanium Edition (replaces the Titanium trim-level)
- Ford Kuga Titanium X Edition (replaces the Titanium X trim-level)
- Ford Kuga ST-Line
- Ford Kuga ST-Line Edition (replaces the ST-Line X trim-level)
- Ford Kuga Vignale
Over the last year Ford has made a strategic move with the Kuga, making it a larger vehicle (81mm longer), meaning more space in the cabin, more legroom and a bigger boot. Effectively Ford have moved the Kuga away from being in direct competition with mid-sized Crossovers like the UK’s most popular Crossover, the Nissan Qashqai and similar contenders like the Mazda CX-5 and Skoda’s Kodiaq.
The larger Kuga fits in and competes directly with more traditional/larger SUVs like the popular KIA Sorenta and the Hyundai Sante. Ford have been smart though and still offer some 2-wheel drive options with more economical engines, knowing full-well they are a popular choice for people who want to combine key features of an SUV with mainstream passenger features for less demanding, urban driving.
The re-positioning of the Ford Kuga has also paved the way for Ford’s new breed of Crossovers the Active models which are Ford's versions of their traditional models; the Ka, Fiesta and Focus featuring Crossover features like a higher driving position and more rugged styling. It will be interesting to see how the KA Active and Fiesta Active take-off as they have little to no competition. The Ford Focus Active should be competing in a much more competitive segment with other existing small to medium sized Crossovers.
Ford Kuga Zetec
The entry-level Ford Kuga Zetec stays pretty much the same as the outgoing model in terms of equipment levels, it includes 17-inch allow wheels, intelligent AWD options, halogen headlights, daytime running lights, front fog lights and heated door mirrors.
Inside you get keyless start, front and rear electric windows, air con, leather steering wheel, a 4.2-inch touchscreen, DAB radio, 6 speakers, Ford SYNC/Emergency Assistance, Bluetooth handsfree calling, voice control, USB socket and cruise control with speed limiter.
Standard safety and security features include ABS (anti-lock braking), EBA (emergency brake assist) and hill start assist, EBA (emergency brake assist, quickclear windscreen, tyre pressure warning system, front airbags, drivers knee airbag, rear curtain airbags, rear child locks, immobiliser, Thatcham alarm and Ford MyKey®. The MyKey system is handy technology that allows pre-sets to be programmed into the vehicle for limiting speed, audio volume, extended seat belt reminders and other features safety features.
Ford Kuga Titanium Edition (Replaces The Titanium Model)
The new Kuga Titanium Edition adds a few new bells and whistles over the outgoing Titanium model, including new 18-inch 10 spoke allow wheels with ‘polished aluminium’ finish, rear privacy glass and silver rails.
As well the unique new features to the Titanium Edition trim-level, over the entry-level Zetec it adds automatic headlights, electric power folding door mirrors and automatic windscreen wipers.
Inside in addition to Zetec spec you get part leather seats, rear folding arm-rest, dual zone climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, front scuff plates, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with AppLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation.
Additional safety features over the Zetec trim-level include rear parking sensors, electronic handbrake and keyless entry.
Ford Kuga Titanium X Edition (Replaces The Titanium X Model)
The Titanium X Edition trim gets new 19-inch alloy wheels with ‘Polished Paint’ finish and in addition to the Titanium Edition it adds, adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights with jet wash, dynamic bending, beam shape, LED rear lights, electric panoramic roof, handsfree power tailgate, full leather seats, heated front seats and electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
Ford Kuga ST-Line
The Kuga ST-Line model adds sports styling and handling to the range, in additional to Titanium equipment levels it offers 18-inch ‘Absolute Black, Machined Finish’ alloy wheels, a full body kit, body coloured front, side and rear skirts, door claddings, lower centre silver skid plate, high black gloss rear diffuser and rear mesh and black roof rails.
Inside the ST-Line model you get part leather interior trim, a flat bottom sports steering wheel and ST-Line floor mats all with unique ST-Line red stitching. You also get dark headliner and metal alloy sports foot pedals.
Handling and safety features included sports suspension, enhanced park assist plus front and rear parking sensors.
Ford Kuga ST-Line Edition (Replaces the ST-Line X Model)
The ST-Line Edition model builds on the ST-Line trim-level with the following additional features; 19-inch 5x2-spoke "Rock Metallic" alloy wheels, large spoiler, red brake callipers, black mirror caps and keyless entry.
Ford Kuga Vignale
The Vignale adds a touch of luxury to the range, in additional to the long-list of features of the Titanium it adds; 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with ‘Polished Aluminium’ finish, adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights with jet wash, dynamic bending, rear LED lights, its own unique Vignale body-styling kit, chrome front skid plate and power folding door mirrors with memory function.
Inside the Vignale adds premium leather seats, unique Vignale leather covered instrument panel and steering wheel, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, unique Vignale front scuff plates and premium Vignale floor mats.
Additional safety features include rear view camera, enhanced active park assist, front and rear parking sensors and a handsfree power tailgate.
Order books are open now for new Ford Kuga models ....