New Ford Kuga prices

5 Dec, 2012 6:05pm Damion Smy

Ford has revealed prices for the new Kuga, and it's around £1,000 cheaper than the outgoing model

The all-new Ford Kuga will start from £20,895 when it arrives in showrooms in early 2013. This means that the entry-level Kuga Zetec is around £1,000 cheaper than the equivalent outgoing model.

It's available in three trim levels - Zetec, Titanium and Titanium X - and all versions come with 17-inch alloys, daytime running lights, sports seats, cruise control and keyless start. The four-wheel-drive model, which costs around £1,500 more than the equivalent two-wheel-drive model, also comes with a touchscreen.

Mid-level Titanium models add a gloss-black grille surround, automatic headlights, part-leather seats, dual-zone climate control, a DAB radio and Ford SYNC, which includes voice-activated commands for music and phone calls via Bluetooth.

Flagship Titanium X cars are the only ones that comes with 18-inch alloys, Bi-xenon adaptive headlamps and LED taillights, as well as a panoramic roof and full-leather interior.

A ‘hands-free’ tailgate - which can be closed or opened just by waving a foot under the bumper - is available as an option on Titanium and Titanium X cars, along with safety kits such as Park Assist, a blind spot warning system and Ford’s Emergency Assistance system. The latter works using a GPS locator and Bluetooth-paired smartphone to make an emergency call if the airbags are deployed, relaying the car's coordinates.

The engine line-up kicks off with a 148bhp 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. It’s offered across the range and comes with stop-start and a six-speed manual gearbox. A 178bhp version of the same engine is available with a four-wheel-drive system for an extra £1,500.

The most efficient choice is the 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel with front-wheel drive, as it returns 53.3mpg and 139g/km - this is compared to 48mpg and 154g/km for the outgoing car. This engine is also offered with four-wheel drive, plus there’s also a more powerful 161bhp version offered for Titanium and Titanium X cars with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

As to practicality, the new Kuga has a 492-litre boot that expands to 1,615 litres with the rear seats folded, which is 29 and 95 litres more than its rival, the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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£8,995 Dacia Duster will wreck UK Ford Kuga sales in 2013, it already outsells the Kuga 2:1 in Europe before it has even arrived in the UK.

The front grill looks really aggressive!!! Ford designs are getting better

No doubt this will sell. People seem to love Fords for some strange reason. Which third world country will they make this one in?

Just received My new kuga titanium , no day time running lights!.. What happened to the new law?

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