Ford Kuga…look no further than Dulys

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The new Ford Kuga has excellent stowage capacity and boasts the very latest on-demand technology to keep your dream of off-road adventure alive.

FORD’S second-generation Kuga might lack the outright driving precision of its predecessor, but it brings more of what people really want in this marketplace. Specifically, space. The Kuga now has an interior and boot that are competitive with all but the roomiest rivals.

Going against the current trend, the Ford Kuga is more SUV than crossover. This is demonstrated by a range that offers a lot of four-wheel drive choices.

Smart styling, that spacious interior and plenty of standard equipment count in its favour, though the Kuga’s infotainment system isn’t the easiest to operate, with plenty of buttons compared to the easy touchscreen set-ups in rivals. Challenging the Mazda CX-5 for class honours, the Ford Kuga is a well-rounded package and comes competitively priced, too.

The Kuga is one of three SUVs offered by Ford. Occupying the space between the smaller EcoSport and soon-to-be-introduced Edge, the Kuga is based on the same platform as the Focus hatchback and takes on the likes of the popular Nissan Qashqai, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

Front- and four-wheel drive models are offered with the 4×4 cars getting Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which diverts power to the wheels that can best use it.

Ford’s second-generation Kuga might lack the outright driving precision of its predecessor, but it brings more of what people really want in this marketplace. Specifically, space. The Kuga now has an interior and boot that are competitive with all but the roomiest rivals.

Going against the current trend, the Ford Kuga is more SUV than crossover. This is demonstrated by a range that offers a lot of four-wheel drive choices.

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The Kuga takes SUV styling and technology to a whole new level.

Smart styling, that spacious interior and plenty of standard equipment count in its favour, though the Kuga’s infotainment system isn’t the easiest to operate, with plenty of buttons compared to the easy touchscreen set-ups in rivals. Challenging the Mazda CX-5 for class honours, the Ford Kuga is a well-rounded package and comes competitively priced, too.

The Kuga is one of three SUVs offered by Ford. Occupying the space between the smaller EcoSport and soon-to-be-introduced Edge, the Kuga is based on the same platform as the Focus hatchback and takes on the likes of the popular Nissan Qashqai, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

Front- and four-wheel drive models are offered with the 4×4 cars getting Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, which diverts power to the wheels that can best use it.

In the engine bay there’s a choice of Ford’s EcoBoost turbo petrol and Duratorq TDCi turbo diesel engines, the latter making up the majority of UK sales. There’s a choice of a twin-clutch PowerShift automatic or manual transmissions – depending on which engine you choose.

There are four specifications in the Ford Kuga range. Zetec open’s proceedings then there’s Titanium, Titanium X and Titanium X Sport. Technology highlights include a hands-free tailgate, Active City Stop autonomous braking and Ford SYNC, which can read text messages aloud and offers voice control functionality.

When the Kuga was mechanically updated at the back end of 2014, a whopping 95 per cent of sales in the UK were of diesel models. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder TDCi engine on offer is available in two states of tune, 148bhp or 178bhp, with the lower output version offered in either front- and four-wheel drive – the more powerful unit is four-wheel drive only. Both versions are more powerful and more efficient than the equivalent engines they replaced prior to the Kuga’s mid-life facelift.

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Despite diesel engines being the dominant powertrain, Ford also replaced the old 1.6-litre engine with a 1.5-litre EcoBoost option. Front-wheel drive petrol models are offered with 148bhp, while the more powerful all-wheel drive version gets 180bhp.

The power steering system in the Ford Kuga is now fully electric and while it saves on running costs, it has sacrificed feedback and feels very light.- autoexpress.co.uk

Duly’s home of the perfect cars

The Company began trading in 1896, in Bulawayo as a Bicycle Dealer. In 1911 the Company was appointed as a “Dealer” for Ford Motor Product in what was then Northern and Southern Rhodesia. Ford Motor Company established an assembly plant in Salisbury (now Harare) for the supply of vehicles to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Southern Rhodesia ( now Zimbabwe) using the Duly Motors Network in both countries. The assembly plant was taken over by the Industrial Development Corporation when Ford Motor Company withdrew from the Country after the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965. The Plant is the present day Willowvale Mazda Motor Industries.

In 1980, Duly’s re-established ties with the Ford Motor Company, dealing in Motor vehicles, Tractors, Combine Harvesters and other Agricultural equipment. However in the latter part of the 1990’s Ford decided to dispose of its Agricultural operations Worldwide to Fiat of Italy. Locally, Duly’s in turn sold its Agricultural Division to William Bain who represented Fiat.
The Duly Group has established a sound reputation throughout Zimbabwe for good product, excellent customer after-sales service, fair dealing in the industry, integrity and a reputation that has held true since its establishment over 100 years ago.

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