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Ford delivers most powerful diesel Kuga ever

Ford delivers most powerful diesel Kuga ever

Ford has delivered its most powerful diesel Kuga yet with significantly advanced technologies.

The new Kuga diesel and petrol range delivers less CO2 as well as advanced technologies to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions.

Ford's smart utility vehicle SYNC with AppLink features music streaming services such as Spotify, Audioteka, Glympse and Radioplayer, enabling drivers to voice-activate apps while keeping their focus on driving.

Roelant de Waard, Vice-President, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe said: "Ford has updated the Kuga range with models that deliver more power and lower emissions. Tiger Eye Metallic is a bold new colour not previously seen on any Ford vehicle, and SYNC with AppLink will help ensure drivers can be more connected on the move while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel."

Ford has increased peak power of the engine by 16.8 bhp to 177.6 bhp and amplified torque by up to 400Nm. Combining these figures and Ford's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system gives the Kuga the most pulling power ever for this car.

According to Ford's latest figures, the Kuga's driver assistance technologies have been selling well. Roughly a third of vehicles were sold with a rear-view camera and even more customers opted for the Active Park Assist on their cars.

As well as the safety features, the Kuga features Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter and Cruise Control with Adjustable Speed Limiter, which is offered as standard on the Titanium series and above. This model is also available with features that warn drivers if they are travelling too close to the vehicle in front and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, which warns if any of the tyres lose significant pressure during a journey.

Since Kuga's launch in the UK, more than 200,000 vehicles have been sold across Europe.

Kuga will be available in a variety of new colours including Ruby Red Metallic, Magnetic Metallic and, for the first time on any Ford vehicle, Tiger Eye Metallic.