The 2022 Ford Kuga is a 5-door compact crossover SUV developed and manufactured within Europe as part of Ford of Europe GmbH, the American company’s division, Ford of Europe GmbH. It is based upon the C-car Ford Global car platform, also the basis for Ford Focus.
2022 Ford Kuga, the second-generation Ford Kuga, made its debut in Malaysia in 2013 and has undergone several updates and variations. This latest update is the debut of the only 1.5 litres EcoBoost version, which replaces the previous 1.6 model with a litre capacity.
The Ford Kuga is imported entirely out of Romania, and in CBU form, the Ford Kuga was available in 2017. Ford Kuga is priced at RM 164,888 at the time of purchase, which comes with a five-year assurance (3 years manufacturer and 2 years extended through third parties). In the market, there are Ford’s Volkswagen Tiguan, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and the Peugeot 3008.
Design of 2022 Ford Kuga
The 2022 Ford Kuga was always a beautiful car, but the accumulated experience has slowed its appeal. Recent facelifts have helped to combat this by bringing it closer in appearance to its new sibling, the Puma. The ST-Line X edition model uses the Puma ST’s design cues and brings them up to fit into the larger car.
A bigger grille, along with LED headlights, tightens the front of the car while sharper radius curves on the sheet metal assist in improving the overall appearance. The suspension is lowered, and the larger 19-inch alloys from this version enhance the aesthetics by adding Lucid Red paintwork.
What’s the inside like in 2022 Ford Kuga?
The interior of this model is very similar to that of the Focus that it’s built on, and you need to be very careful to discern any differences. That means you get Ford’s fairly easy-to-use Sync3 infotainment system, which is set high on the dashboard, complete with basic climate controls beneath it and, for models that are automatic with a rotary gear selection.
It’s not exactly bursting with aesthetic flair, but it’s quite simple and simple to master.
It’s also very large inside the 2022 Ford Kuga. Ford’s expertise in designing family-friendly vehicles shows through this model, including plenty of cubbies that are usefully sized in the interior and plenty of enough space at the back for adults to relax.
Performance and Handling of 2022 Ford Kuga
The design, as well as the ST-line logo and the 225PS (165 kW), promises plenty of performance. Still, it doesn’t appear to be true for, at the very least, not on straight lines.
The 0-62mph acceleration time is very slow 9.2 seconds, with the maximum speed of a more academic but not much than the renowned at 125mph.
The Kuga can perform much better when it is moving. Still, its 2.5-litre Duratec is a torquey motor that can keep pace with vehicles on double carriageways as well as A-roads. The more twisty trails are surprisingly suitable for an SUV.
But it is a Ford in the end. The lower ride height can translate to a more rounded cornering, well-balanced steering, a direct turn-in and lots of grips. If you do that, it isn’t going to bring you to the advertised 35 miles of battery-only range, nor the official fuel consumption at 201.8mpg with 26g/km in CO 2 emissions.
The Kuga can take anywhere from six to seven hours to fully charge from an ordinary wall outlet, so make sure to charge it every evening, and the majority of people can at least get their work done and return home without bothering the ICE engine at the front.
2022 Ford Kuga Features
The standard feature is keyless entry via push-button starting and automatic dual-zone climate control. The nine-speaker Sony high-end audio system 4.2-inch Multifunction colour display featuring Ford SYNC, Bluetooth connectivity with voice control, and a 10-way power-adjustable seat for the driver.
Exterior features include HID headlamps with bi-xenon that are automatic and side mirrors that fold inwards for electric folding Active grille shutter with a hands-free liftgate, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels that have disc brakes at the rear and front.
For safety in terms of safety, it is safe. Ford Kuga comes equipped with seven airbags. They also have Electronic Stability Program (ESP), ABS with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Torque Vectoring Control (TVC). The SUV is structurally designed with a super-strong safety cell as well as a collision crumple zone, which includes front and side collision safety beams.
|Model:||Ford Kuga Titanium 2.0 EcoBlue mHEV 150PS|
|Engine:||2.0-litre 4cyl diesel MHEV|
|Transmission:||Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive|
The Ford Kuga, like so many blue oval vehicles before it, has been generally the standard family car. This means that it excels at meeting the requirements of the average family, whether it’s a first car, a second car or a primary one.
There are newer and more sharp competitors and the future generation of both PHEVs as well as pure battery-electric family SUVs will quickly surpass it. Still, the Kuga remains an appealing choice both from a practical and visual perspective.
What’s driving 2022 Ford Kuga?
There’s no shortage of engines choices and even the smallest manage to cope with the Kuga’s size. Two patrols, three regular diesels, a mild diesel hybrid, a full petrol hybrid and a petrol plug-in hybrids cover nearly all bases you can hope for. Certain models also have four-wheel drive.
Where earlier Kugas stood apart from the rest of the pack due to their exceptional performance, competitors have caught up to the Mk3 model, and although it’s still at the top of the line, it’s no longer the top choice.
2022 Ford Kuga is priced at PS26,795. Ford Kuga is priced from PS26,795. This is the cost on the road for the Ford Kuga Zetec with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. The range is topped off with Vignale trim. Ford Kuga Vignale, which costs from PS33,230 and a PHEV version with Vignale trim costs more than PS39,000.