Ford Kuga Vignale Latest Review
Ford is launching a new SUV crossover, the Ford Kuga Vignale, in Europe later this year. Actually, Ford Kuga is a compact crossover SUV that the company released in 2008, and has continued production of the third generation in the form of Vignale. Previously, both 2WD and 4WD were offered, but the 5-door Vignale might come only in two-wheel drive.
The car is an absolute combination of comfort meets practicality. The seats are plush and very comfortable. The Kuga was previously offered in 4 editions – Zetec, Titanium, ST-line, ST-line X, and now the Vignale. The price of the Vignale is set to be about £36,000. Decent boot space is also present for the luggage.
This crossover SUV is jam-packed with a number of features, which include 19-inch nickel alloy wheels, full LED daytime running headlamps, An optional rear spoiler, a digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster along with Ford SYNC 3 Navigation, an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple Car Play & Android Auto, front and rear heated seats, Cruise Control with a Speed Limiter & Lane-Keeping Aid with Lane-Departure Warning as well.
It also has climate control and hands-free parking. Indeed a feature-rich car.
Available in 3 variants, the 1.5-liter, petrol variant with a 6-speed transmission producing 150 PS of power, the 2.5-liter fully hybrid with a CVT automatic transmission with a power output of 190 PS, and the 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid, with the same CVT transmission but producing more power of about 225 PS.
The competitors in the same segment are the Honda CR-V, Peugeot 3008, and Volkswagen Tiguan. All are equipped with FWD. Ford provides 6 color options for this car, namely Chrome Blue, White Platinum, Solar Silver, Magnetic, Agate Black, and Lucid Red. An optional panoramic sunroof is also made available.
The interior is black Vignale leather and the driver’s seat has a 10-way adjustable power mechanism. Rumors also tell us that a beige color for the interior might be introduced in a later stage.
Overall, this car is ready to shake the European crossover SUV market down. It is an affordable, stylish, feature-filled car, which might prove quite the competition to the other cars in this segment.
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