The Ford Kuga has been given a sporty makeover with the Kuga ST-Line, a model that, on top of the Kuga’s host of technologies, includes a full body styling kit with sports suspension and 18” alloy wheels. The ST-Line details enhance the car with a unique gearshift knob, dark headliner, and headlight and fog light bezels. Additions to the technical specs include Enhanced Active Park Assist, Front parking sensors and a 6-way adjustable front passenger seat for added comfort.
The ST-Line model brings the Kuga into a more premium SUV market that’s suitable for a wide range of customers. “The ‘Mondeo Man’,” Fleet World says, is an “outdated stereotype, because chances are he’d be driving a Kuga instead.”
Read what Fleet World said here:
“Ford’s SUVs are becoming big business; its three-model line-up was completely refreshed last year, getting consistent, styling and top-end trims for European customers. It sold 230,000 SUVs in Europe last year, 150,000 of which were Kugas – outnumbering Mondeos three to one.
“The two ST-Line trims are an important introduction; getting sports styling and cabin upgrades, a high level of standard equipment and firmer suspension, augmented by even bigger wheels, a powered tailgate, keyless entry and a panoramic rood on the £2,000 pricier ST-Line X. It adds even more presence to what’s already one of the segment’s largest cars.
“Both trims take pricing into premium SUV territory, and the Kuga feels like a better fit post-refresh. Soft plastics, silver accents, a thick steering wheel and larger screen all lift the cabin, and there’s plenty of space on board.
“[…] Opt for the 60mpg 148bhp [diesel] unit and front-wheel drive, and the Kuga makes a great alternative for 2018’s would-be Mondeo Man.”
Of course, we still love both the Mondeo and the Kuga and know how they appeal to different audiences, but with the market swinging towards SUV models, the Kuga ST-Line is the perfect choice for those who want practicality with a touch of sporty.
Read the full review in the Fleet World magazine. If you want to get behind the wheel of the new Kuga ST-Line, head to your local TCH dealership, or book a Kuga ST-Line test drive now.