The Ford Kuga has raced to the top of the Euro NCAP safety ratings.
28 May 2008

The Ford Kuga has raced to the top of the Euro NCAP safety ratings. The Kuga scored five stars for adult occupant protection, four stars for child occupant protection and three stars for pedestrian impact protection.

This gave it a total of 91 points (33+38+20), placing the Kuga at the top of the Small Off-road 4x4 class. The class-leading position was previously held by the Volkswagen Tiguan on 90 points.

Land Rover's Freelander 2 beats both vehicles for occupant protection but offers little pedestrian impact protection.

The Ford Kuga "scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact and pole tests," reported Euro NCAP. "The bumper also scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs."

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29 May 2008

Chunky and Funky. I like the looks which mix chunkiness with a touch of fun. And the interior lifted from the S-Max is no bad thing either with a nice solidity and splash of aliminium to lift the dash off the usual mundane Ford plastification overload.

Maybe its not as well judged as the Nissan Quashqi as the urban all-rounder as the Kuga has a bit more of that 4x4 jeepy feel going on but feel sure this'll sell. Well done Ford.

29 May 2008

Shame it will be screwed with the new road tax regime!

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