Amsterdam - Ford has pulled the covers off its third-generation Kuga, redesigned from the ground up on the company’s C2 architecture that also underpins the new Focus.
Interestingly Ford has chosen a sleeker, more car-like design language for its new SUV that takes much inspiration from that aforementioned Focus, and it also sits 20mm lower to the ground.
The new architecture improves torsional stiffness by 10 percent, and despite being 89mm longer and 44mm wider than its predecessor, with an extra 20mm going into the wheelbase, the new Kuga is actually up to 90kg lighter.
Not only is it more spacious, but Ford has improved versatility too, thanks to a sliding rear seat that can vary the ratio between legroom and boot space.
Ford has packed a whole lot more technology into the new Kuga, including an embedded modem that turns the SUV into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices.