The Graphite Tech Edition introduces the very popular Grey Matter exterior colour to the Kuga for the first time and also includes the most in-demand advanced driver assistance systems as standard.
The distinctive new variant also offers customers a choice from the full range of Kuga powertrains including the Kuga Plug-In Hybrid 1 – the best-selling PHEV in Europe in 2021 and 2022 3 – as well as Kuga Full Hybrid, and EcoBoost petrol variants.
Manufactured in Valencia, Spain, the Kuga Graphite Tech Edition is available to order in markets across Europe with the hopes of seeing the first deliveries in June.
“There’s a host of reasons why Kuga is such an important and successful part of our line-up, including a choice of power options that includes our top-selling Plug-In Hybrid, sporty looks and a state-of-the-art driving experience,” said Jon Williams, general manager, Ford Blue, Europe. “Now we’ve made it an even more attractive choice for SUV buyers, with its most head-turning styling yet and our most popular driving tech as standard.”
Almost 50 per cent of all new Kugas in 2022 were ordered with the Driver Assistance Pack, up from 40 per cent in 2021. The suite of technologies is designed to make driving less demanding with systems that can automatically keep pace with highway traffic, warn of vehicles in the driver’s blind spot, automatically adjust the maximum speed according to posted speed signs, enable hands-free parking manoeuvres and more.
Also standard is the Technology Pack, helping drivers see the road clearly with LED headlamps that can automatically limit glare for other road users, and a fighter jet-style head-up display that helps drivers keep their eyes on the road by placing information such as vehicle speed and navigation instructions in their line of vision.
Kuga Driver Assistance Pack
Front camera; Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Sign Recognition (with Stop & Go for EcoBlue automatics); Blind Spot Information System (BLIS); Intelligent Speed Assist (ISA); driver impairment monitor; Active Park Assist (Active Park Assist 2 for EcoBlue automatics where the vehicle controls accelerator, gearshift and braking); door edge guards
Kuga Technology Pack
Full LED quad projector headlamps with Glare-Free High Beam; head-up display