Ford has unveiled its latest Kuga model at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, featuring new technologies, and stylish and spacious design. Building on the huge success of the current model, the Kuga on display boasts of technological improvements that include hands-free automatic tailgate that can be opened and closed by just sweeping a foot under the rear bumper.
The new Kuga model will also be bestowed with advanced voice control, device integration and connectivity interface SYNC. The car on display also features the Emergency Assistance, which deploys the airbag or activates the emergency fuel shut-off. It uses the on board GPS locator and Bluetooth-paired device to set up an emergency call and provide GPS coordinates for the emergency response. Another plus is that the local language may be used in the call.
Ford also bestowed upon the new Kuga a variety of driver assistance technologies that includes the parallel parking aid Active Park Assist, and sensor-based Blind Spot Information System, which gives a warning via a light in the door mirror that a possible danger is in the driver's blind spot. Drivers could also fold flat the rear seats at a touch of a button. The new Kuga offers 82-litres more boot-space than the current one.
The new model also features the smart Kuga AWD system that proactively reassesses conditions 20 times faster than a blink of an eye, then adapting the AWD power split to provide the best handling and traction option.
The new Kuga is also installed with Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) that significantly improves dynamics and cornering control. Buyers could choose from a number of engine options, including the 140PS and 163PS versions of Ford's 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine and the 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine which boasts of strong torque delivery and high fuel efficiency. Buyers could also opt for the Ford Powershift automatic gearbox.