Ford Launch New Ford Kuga ST Line
The Ford ST-Line model style is now available on the Ford Kuga line, joining the Fiesta ST-Line, Focus ST-Line and Mondeo ST-Line by providing sports styling inspired by Ford Performance models along with powerful and efficient EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel engines.
The new Kuga ST-Line will feature among Ford’s expanded SUV range and the most comprehensive Kuga line-up ever, including the sophisticated new Kuga, the upscale Ford Kuga Vignale, the compact EcoSport and large all-new Edge.
And with the Kuga ST-Line comes bold exterior and interior styling including unique alloy wheels and sport seat designs; powertrains including Ford’s 182PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol with Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive (AWD); and a sports chassis with specially tuned suspension and steering.
“With our sporty Kuga ST-Line joining the new Kuga and our upscale Ford Kuga Vignale, Ford will offer a Kuga for every lifestyle,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe.
And the demand for the ST-Line amongst Ford’s expanded range of SUVs in Europe is lead by European car buyers, and mainly the group known as “Modern Mums”, mothers with young kids, with 33% of them considering an SUV for their next car (according to European Commission eurostat data and a Ford-sponsored survey of 5,000 people in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain). Close behind in this demand for SUVs are the Millennials (17- to 34-years-olds) of whom 1 in 4 are considering; and one in five “Quintastics” (active and youthful buyers in their fifties).
The New Kuga ST-Line
“Ford ST-Line models are designed to deliver a fun to drive experience, and we placed a strong focus on ensuring that Ford’s first performance-orientated SUV in Europe offered the same driving characteristics as the Fiesta ST-Line, Focus ST-Line and Mondeo ST-Line models”, says Frederick Vrancken, Kuga ST-Line vehicle dynamics engineer, Ford of Europe.
So, with this in mind, Ford have made sure that the Kuga ST-Line delivers Ford Performance-inspired styling that includes:
- An upper grille finished in high-gloss Ebony Black
- A honeycomb design (again in high-gloss Ebony Black) on the lower front grille
- A unique, grille-matching sports mesh finish on the fog lamp bezels
- A front skid plate, side-skirts, mirror caps, door handles, door cladding, rear roof spoiler and wheel arches in the same colour as the body
- A high-gloss Ebony Black rear skid plate
- Black roof rails
- Tinted front and rear lights
- Privacy glass
- ST-Line exterior badging on the front fenders
- A choice of unique new 18" high-gloss black alloys wheels with a bright machined surface or 19" alloy wheels in Ebony Black
- A unique sport seat design in partial leather, with contrasting stitching for the seats, gear lever gaiter and steering wheel
- Special two-layer metallic-effect Deep Space paint on the centre console
- Black headliner
The drive is the sportiest that Ford offer on a Kuga, with enhancements to the chassis that includes thicker anti-roll bars and a 10mm lower ride height to ensure reduced body roll and sharper responses, stiffer suspension bushes to reduce suspension movement, and retuned springs and dampers to offer greater comfort and performance, along with Ford��s Electronic Power Assisted Steering system.
With the ST-Line, Ford offer the full range of Kuga powertrains, including Ford’s 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine (replacing the outgoing 120PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel) that will increase fuel efficiency to 64.2mpg and deliver up to 115g/km CO2, a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with 150PS and either front-wheel drive or Ford Intelligent AWD that will offer 60.1 mpg and 122g/km CO2; and a 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine with 180PS and Intelligent AWD capable of 54.3mpg and 134g/km CO2.
When it comes to petrol engines, the Ford Kuga ST-Line features Ford’s 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in 120PS or 150PS front-wheel drive form that is capable of 45.6mpg and 143g/km CO2; and a 182PS Intelligent AWD version that can achieve 38.2mpg and 171g/km CO2.
Coming with all the technology that you expect from a Ford Kuga, the ST-Line is now available to order for leasing from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts. Contact one of our Customer Service Representatives today for more details.