Johannesburg – Ford has added its two-sided and aroma to its Kuga SUV with the addition of a new 1.5-liter TDCi turbodiesel engine at the lower end of the range as well as a new ST trim line on the upper end.
You can not have this together, with 1.5 TDCi available only in the Ambiente and Trend classes, in both cases driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
The price between R426 200 and R456 200, a new diesel engine that produces 88kW and 270Nm, indicates a price premium of R41 300 over a one-way petrol model (1.5T).
ST Line Style
With the new ST Line class moving at the top of the range, the 2.0T and 2.0 TDCi models replace Titanium specifications on all wheels.
There is no additional power here, a 2-liter turbocharged engine, which worked with 177kW and 340Nm and a 2-liter turbodiesel that still produces 132kW and 400Nm, but as standard for ST Line products abroad, the styling was rotated inside and outside, and vehicles also receive revised suspension and steering systems. The driving height has dropped by 10 mm and the vehicle has thicker rods against rolling, stronger shrubs and changed speeds of spring and smoke.
Stylish improvements come in the form of a black Ebony black color for the front grille and rear diffuser, satin lower mask, more complete color coding, ST-Line badging and 18-inch black aluminum rims.
You can upgrade them to 19 inches if you opt for the Styling Pack, which also adds a panoramic roof and a larger rear spoiler. High-intensity bi-xenon headlamps (HIDs) can also be built into.
The names of the cabin include partial leather sports seats with contrast stitch, steering wheel and gearbox and a darker metal coating with a center console and friction pedal.
All versions are equipped with a four-year / 120,000 km warranty and a six-year / 90,000 km service plan.
|1.5 EcoBoost Ambiente FWD Manual||R384 900|
|1.5 EcoBoost Ambiente FWD auto||R398 500|
|1.5 TDCi Ambiente FWD Manual||R426 200|
|1.5 EcoBoost Trend FWD auto||R445 900|
|1.5 TDCi Trend FWD Manual||R456 200|
|2.0 EcoBoost ST-Line AWD auto||R548 500|
|2.0 TDCi ST-Line AWD auto||R566 900|