Ford design experts analysed varied and often conflicting worldwide tastes to deliver cross-continental appeal for the company's first global compact SUV.
Posted on 26.04.2012
This included reconciling the popularity of larger vehicles in North America with a European preference for more compact cars, and accomodating the popularity of lighter interior materials in Asia with a European preference for darker shades.
The Ford Kuga will launch with a global colour called Ginger Ale, a subtle green hue that Ford hopes will reflect its active outdoor capabilities, but also fit in to the urban environment.
It also introduces creative technologies, including the hands-free automatic tailgate, which can be opened and closed by kicking a foot under the rear bumper.
Ford's voice-activated in-car connectivity system SYNC also will be available on the Kuga. It features Emergency Assistance, which enables SYNC to help occupants place a call to the emergency services directly in the event of an accident. The SUV also features boot-space with an increased capacity of 82 litres, while the rear seats fold flat at the touch of a button.
The revised Kuga will go on sale in the UK at the end of this year.