Ford go to bold new place with Kuga

Ford go to bold new place with Kuga

The new Ford Kuga enables drivers to control audio and navigation functions, plus connected smartphones using simple, more conversational voice commands, with Ford’s new SYNC 3 connectivity system. 

Ford has drawn on more than 22,000 comments and insights gained from research clinics and surveys to ensure the new version is the most customer‑centric system to date.

SYNC 3 delivers faster performance, simplified commands, and supports five additional languages.

 Push a button

Simply by pushing a button and saying “I need a coffee,” “I need petrol,” and “I need to park,” drivers can locate nearby cafés, petrol stations or car parks and find train stations, airports and hotels.

Kuga drivers can operate SYNC 3’s 8” touchscreen in the same way that they use their smartphones. 

A new interface features larger, easier to operate buttons and enables pinch and swipe gestures for the first time.

iPhone users can activate Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car allowing drivers to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimised for traffic conditions, and more while they stay focused on the road. 

Android™ users can activate Android Auto™. Android Auto makes apps and services that drivers already know and love, accessible in safer and seamless ways including Google Search, Google Maps and Google Play. Software can be updated over-the-air via Wi-Fi.

Parking simpler

The new Ford Kuga makes driving and parking simpler for customers using sophisticated Ford driver assistance technologies. 

New Perpendicular Parking functionality enhances the semi-autonomous Active Park Assist technology specified by almost half of Kuga customers last year. 

Using additional ultrasonic sensors, Perpendicular Parking at the push of a button enables drivers to locate parking spaces alongside other cars as well as parallel to the road, and steers the vehicle into them while the driver controls the accelerator and brake.

The new Kuga features Ford’s latest TDCi diesel and EcoBoost petrol engines for optimised performance alongside low CO2 emissions for reduced running costs.

Offering 4.4 l/100 km (64.2 mpg) and 115 g/km CO2, Ford’s 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine with 6-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive (FWD) delivers a 5% fuel efficiency improvement compared with the outgoing 120 PS 2.0-litre TDCi.

Ford’s 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre TDCi engines feature advanced new diesel engine technologies.

Emissions

These  include a lean NOX trap for cleaner exhaust emissions, components with a special Diamond Like Coating that reduces friction, and a sophisticated Variable Nozzle Turbocharger for enhanced engine breathing.

Ford’s turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engines feature advanced technologies including high-pressure direct fuel injection and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing.