2012 Ford Kuga Compact SUV shows style in Milan
In this event the vehicle will showcase the evolution of Ford's Kinetic design on the popular Ford SUV platform. The aim here is to highlight the new spaciousness of the Kuga and the high quality interior that it has.
The people who are going to attend the show will have the chance to see the latest technical advances included in the SUV. For instance, such innovation is the hands-free automatic tailgate, which can be opened and closed simply by kicking a foot under the rear bumper.
In addition, what distinguishes the all-new 2012 Ford Kuga is that it brings more spaciousness to the everyday driving. Additionally, it offers dynamic driving and capability.
This Ford crossover vehicle will also get the voice-activated in-car connectivity system, known as SYNC. It includes Emergency Assistance, which enables SYNC to help occupants place a call to the emergency services in the event of an accident.
But this is not all; a range of driver assistance technologies will also included in the Kuga. Some of which are the parallel parking aid Active Park Assist and the sensor-based Blind Spot Information System. The latter informs the driver with a warning light in the door mirror that a potential hazard is in the driver's blind spot.
2012 Kuga is all about spaciousness. It features boot-space with an enhanced capacity of 82-litres, while the rear seats fold flat at the touch of a button.
Furthermore, the new Kuga was designed to be as visually appealing up close as it is from a distance with spaces between panels no wider than 0.5mm.
There is nothing else but craftsmanship that you can find in the Kuga. The interior emphasizes feel and touch through use of a soft instrument panel and soft door upper roll. A lot of attention was put on deleting exposed fasteners on moving parts like tailgate, sun visors and glove box.
Moreover, some great technologies are also included in the crossover vehicle, such as the Sony branded audio system with premium speakers and surround sound.
In addition, Kuga's all-wheel drive (AWD) system assesses road conditions twenty times faster. It readjusts the AWD power split to the wheels to give the driver the best combination of handling and traction. Improvement in the driving dynamics also took place through the introduction of the Torque Vectoring Control system.
What is important to be mentioned here is that the engines available on 2012 Kuga are 140PS (103 kW) and 163PS (120 kW) versions of Ford's popular 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine. Both can come with Ford PowerShift automatic gearbox as an option. Moreover, there also will be offered the powerful yet fuel efficient 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which we have seen in Ford Focus and C-MAX.